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Bob WP Presentation at WordCamp Portland 2013
 

Bob WP Presentation at WordCamp Portland 2013

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This slidedeck is from my presentation: Making WordPress Knowledge Stick. I talked about the frustrations people face when first learning WordPress, resources to consider and ways to make what you ...

This slidedeck is from my presentation: Making WordPress Knowledge Stick. I talked about the frustrations people face when first learning WordPress, resources to consider and ways to make what you learn stick. To get a better understanding of my talk, visit this post on my blog where I have added comments to each slide: http://www.bobwp.com/making-wordpress-knowledge-stick/

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    Bob WP Presentation at WordCamp Portland 2013 Bob WP Presentation at WordCamp Portland 2013 Presentation Transcript

    • Making Your WordPress Knowledge Stick WordCamp Portland 2013
    • someone made it stick and did the WordPress happy dance
    • bob dunn | aka bobwp WordPress trainer bobwp.com bobwponline.com @bobwp
    • “Bob, I have been staring at this dashboard for hours...”
    • clarify your goals for your website and/or blog whoa! what the hell was I thinking?
    • understand the difference between WordPress.com & WordPress.org & a self-hosted site how many times do I have to tell you that your site will not be on WordPress.org
    • think about your theme oooooo, I want them all
    • choosing your learning resources
    • books & manuals
    • WordPress.org codex learn.WordPress.org WordPress.tv
    • random tips and tutorials
    • video tutorials
    • online classes
    • one-on-one training
    • in-person workshops and classes
    • asking questions
    • so how do we magically make what we learn from these resources stick?
    • what is your learning style?
    • what are your limitations?
    • what else can you add to your brain that is already filled with so much more important information... like your first date, that poem you recited in the pageant in 3rd grade, the lines from the move Airplane, and the name of that weird, smelly kid that sat behind you in 5th grade
    • tune in tune out syndrome
    • I found. I learned. Now how in the world do I keep it all organized so I can find it?
    • plus find other creative ways to make it stick
    • so, yeah baby, bring on the WordPress