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WordPress Decoded: The Missing Manual

27 Mar

On Friday March 20th Brian Retterer and myself were able to speak to over 100 individuals about WordPress for WordCamp. It was a thrilling experience walking through WordPress yet with the amount of people there was a disconnect.

So, Brian and myself created WordPress Decoded: The Missing Manual. On April 4th we will have our first workshop limiting it to only 20 people. This full day hands-on training will cover:

Lesson 1: Foundations of a WordPress-based website
Lesson 2: Introduction to WordPress Dashboard
Lesson 3: Working with WordPress Themes
Lesson 4: Creating and Managing Content
Lesson 5: Managing Multimedia with WordPress
Lesson 6: Finding and Using WordPress Plugins
Lesson 7: WordPress Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

It will include lunch as well as an in-depth manual of everything we cover.

I am excited about this WordPress for beginner workshop and looking forward rolling out the next two levels in the near future.

If you have any questions about it let me know.

WordPress Decoded April Workshop

WordCamp Dayton Check

23 Mar

WordCamp Dayton 2015 LogoIt’s official WordCamp Dayton 2015 is in the books.

All the stress.

All the headaches.

All the sleepless nights.


First off I want to thank a few special people that without their support this event would not have happen.

My wife. We have three kids (10 / 4 / 1.5) and taking the time to watch them while I work on logistics, get on Google Hangouts with the WCDayton team, and then there is the actual event. Two days straight where I’m away from my family isn’t easy for either one of us.

Brian Retterer. The main co-organizer of WordCamp Dayton. Who, when I was getting no feedback and delayed responses, took the lead and without him there would not have been a WordCamp at all.

Organizers and Volunteers.

Heather: The event coordinator who ensured everyone was taken care of.

Lesley: Designer for the awesome logos for the event and great helper.

Chris: Rocked out this year on sponsorship reaching quite a bit of small businesses. Not to mention a huge help throughout the camp.

Jeff: A terrific helper getting all the cameras set-up and  ensuring everything ran smoothly.

Dustin: A local Automattician who helped picked speakers and came up with the Automattic Q & A (first of its kind).

There are quite a bit more but if I were to list all those that helped and what they mean to me….

Here are just a few of the highlights from WordCamp Dayton:

Brian - Nathan - Chris - Jeff

Brian – Nathan – Chris – Jeff

Brian - Nathan - Chris at WordCamp Dayton

Brian – Nathan – Chris at WordCamp Dayton

Then there is this:

#WCDayton trending during NCAA

#WCDayton trending during NCAA

Thank you all for the great memories and already looking forward to 2016.

WordCamp Dayton Take 2

07 Mar

WordCamp Dayton 2015 LogoIn less than two weeks the 2nd annual WordCamp Dayton starts. On March 20th and 21st at the Dayton Convention Center.

The schedule is filled with WordPress 101, and a marketing panel on Friday. Then Saturday has four tracks:

  • Publisher/User: Those just getting into WordPress these sessions are for you.
  • Power User: You know WordPress but want to learn more – these sessions will be right up your alley.
  • Developer: Get to know the code behind WordPress.
  • Marketing: Interested in building your WordPress site then you’ll want to attend these.

This year we are trying a few new things from a great panel Saturday morning entitled “Fight Impostor Syndrome” as well as a Q&A Panel with some of the Automatticians that work for WordPress.

Last but certainly not least we are privileged to have a great keynote speaker John James Jacoby or better know on the Internets as JJJ.

You can check out the full schedule here:

If you are interested there are still tickets available. $40 for two days both with lunch included and surrounded by a great community.

Hope to see you there.

I will giving out hugs and high fives there as well.