JetPack and what it’s all about.

Presented by Beau Lebens, Justin Shreve in Track 1.

A overview of the features of JetPack that are now included with an installtion of WordPress from the Code Wranglers themselves from Automattic. You won’t want to miss this session.

Security and WordPress

Presented by Brian Layman in Track 2.

“WordPress Security: How to keep your blog from being hacked, stolen or otherwise violated.”
When it comes to websites, WordPress is the software of choice, with millions and millions of users.  And that’s great for both content creators and their readers in most respects – it also means WordPress is a large target for malware authors. This means security is something that should not be ignored, especially when an understanding of the basic risks can protect you from most of the attacks out there.  This session will teach you a back to the basics approach to security that will allow you to have a safer, more secure website.

Everyone is allowed in the kitchen. But not everyone is allowed in the liquor cabinet.

Presented by Joe Rozsa in Track 1.

Multi User/Multi Admins and why it’s important to grant the proper access. So, you’ve got a WordPress site that multiple people will be admins for. This session will cover why it’s important to set up varying degrees of access to the back-end of a WordPress site. Who can get to the pots and pans, the knives AND the liquor cabinet.

So you want to be social, media that is.

Presented by Mike Fraser in Track 3.

We will be covering how social media is becoming integrated into search engines, along with engagement strategies using Google+, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Pinterest. Lastly we will discuss Return on Investment vs. Return on Relationship.

You want to stick that where?

Presented by Joe Rozsa in Track 2.

Whoa. In this particular case, size does matter. We’ll go through steps to properly size images and graphics for your WordPress website using Photoshop and Google +s’ image editing feature to optimize upload and download speeds. Because if it’s too big… it just won’t fit.

Advanced SEO

Presented by Charlie Craine in Track 1.

Everyone’s experience with SEO is different and the degrees of knowledge vary greatly.  Because of this we will do a primer, look at examples and discuss things that can help you hit the ground running. We will spend more time on what you can do immediately and less on the theoretical.

We will mix in general and advanced SEO using tools for keyword research and showing you what you should find. Learn about site audits and some tools for you to incorporate it all into WordPress.

Podcasting and WordPress

Presented by Dustin Hartzler in Track 3.

Podcasting can easily be incorporated into a WordPress website or blog and it has all of the benefits of creating blog posts. With the power of an RSS feed, a podcast feed can automatically be picked up by large curators like iTunes and Stitcher radio.

10 Things To Do After the Install

Presented by Al Davis in Track 2.

I am going to walk you through 10 things you should do to improve your WordPress install while it’s still got that new website smell going for it. There will be some security tips to keep you safe, as well as some SEO and productivity suggestions to help you get the most bang for your buck.

There’s a Plugin for That

Presented by Angie Bergmann in Track 1.

Presentation highlighting some of the various plugins users can use to expand the power of their WordPress blog. Apple says “there’s an app for that”, well with WordPress, there’s a plugin for that!” . Plugins highlighted:

-Social Media integration
-Admin tools
-Contact Forms
-Expansion (shops, forums, etc)

Say That Again in Plain English

Presented by Brian Layman in Track 3.

Sometimes even though you are pretty certain what you are hearing is English, once they start talking their special website language, web geeks can be pretty hard to understand. This session will cover the basic terms that you need to know when you want to give them instructions and get them to do what you need to have done on your site.

13 WordPress Mistakes I Made

Presented by Laura Eagin in Track 2.

Going from newbie to intermediate WordPress user has it’s share of hurdles. You don’t know the best practices and you learn a lot the hard way. From simple things such as remembering to put Alt tags on your images, to more complex things like PHP errors. This talk will walk you through some big no-nos when it comes to editing and launching your WordPress self-hosted site. Learn from my mistakes, it’ll save you a few headaches.

SEO: From Creation to Execution

Presented by Nathan Driver in Track 1.

The topic would cover on how to optimize a WP site from using specific plugins to how to integrate analytics and webmaster tools.

Write a Book in 7 Weeks Using WordPress

Presented by Phi Kim in Track 3.

My talk will highlight the 7 steps (and 7 weeks) I took to completing my first book, Big Business Problems: Small Business Solutions. The journey to completing the book was chronicled on my wordpress site. WordPress provided the platform and writing tools that forced me to write at least 15 minutes everyday.

All it takes is one idea to start a great book.

WordPress in Education

Presented by Andreas Johansson in Track 2.

Leveraging the power of WordPress for the educator. How to easily manage your blended classroom, post resources, videos, etc in an easy to edit, easy to access website.

So You’ve Just Started With WordPress

Presented by Angie Bergmann in Track 1.

If you just started with WordPress, Angie will walk you through some basic tips and terminology of WordPress so you can navigate it like a pro.