WordPress has emerged as one of the most popular, powerful, and flexible open source web publishing frameworks today. Learn tools and best practices for building, customizing, and maintaining self-hosted WordPress-based websites. Topics include social network integration, performance tuning, backup & disaster preparedness, search engine optimization, custom theme development, and custom plugin development. Discover premium plugins and configurations to address complex business use cases such as running an online store, managing paid memberships and supporting multiple languages.
Prerequisite: Familiarity with the WordPress dashboard, an understanding of self-hosted WordPress architecture, and the fundamentals of web publishing.
John LeBlanc is an independent WordPress specialist and web developer. He’s been developing websites and web content management solutions professionally
since 1997, serving as the first staff webmaster at CBS in Boston. In 2005, he launched his own consultancy and currently works with a wide range of clients in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Manila.
Rob Bertholf has a #1 Google ranking for “Search Engine Optimization Expert” demonstrating how his effective techniques provide results even in saturated environments. A seasoned digital pioneer, @Rob sent the first “tweet” from Hawai‘i. With 15 years of programming experience, Rob has written applications used at the Pentagon, invented/patented a content management system used by clients such as Dominos Pizza and Jamba Juice, and developed over a dozen WordPress plugins. Rob regularly shares his knowledge as a keynote speaker/lecturer for corporate and academic audiences. Rob is the chief strategist for ClearlyM, a search and social marketing company based in Honolulu.
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