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WordCamp Montreal Presentation

WordCamp Montreal Presentation

Here are my slides from the presentation I gave yesterday at WordCamp Montreal. It was a new session for me and seemed to be generally well received. It will now officially be in the library of presentations I have, as one never knows when one needs to go into the library for an impromptu set of slides….I’ll be doing [...]

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WordCamp Ottawa and Canton- After the Install

WordCamp Ottawa and Canton- After the Install

Here are my slides from this mornings session at WordCamp Ottawa. I had a ton of fun presenting and am looking forward to coming back next year!!

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Creating New User Roles in WordPress with Members Plugin

Creating New User Roles in WordPress with Members Plugin

WordPress offers a number of user roles out of the box that enables you to grant or limit access to the back-end of your site as needed.And while the default user roles will do the job most of the time, there may be occasion where you need what would be seen as a custom user [...]

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WordPress Jetpack now includes comments

WordPress Jetpack now includes comments

Released this past Friday, Jetpack (an Automattic plugin) now features Jetpack Comments. This is a very positive step up from the default comment system that comes with WordPress as this allows site visitors who wish to leave a comment using one of their social networks as a registration, eliminating the need to create  yet another [...]

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Facebook launches WordPress Widget

Facebook launches WordPress Widget

Your WordPress site just got a little more social with the release of the official Facebook for WordPress widget. The widget was released earlier today and includes the following functionality: Like button Recommendation Bar Comment box Post to an Author’s Facebook Timeline whenever they publish a new Page or Post Mention Friends and Facebook Pages. [...]

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WordPress releases JetPack 1.3- now includes Contact forms!

WordPress releases JetPack 1.3- now includes Contact forms!

The Jetpack plugin got an important feature addition this week with the release of contact forms into the suite of plugins provided by WordPress.com. While it’a a pretty basic form, it’s a great addition to those who need just that, a pretty basic form. In addition to the standard text fields you can also add [...]

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WordCamp Toronto- PSD to WP workshop

Here are the files for my PSD to WP session for Sunday’s session at WordCamp Toronto… Final.zip

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#WCSF WordPress State of the Word-2013

#WCSF WordPress State of the Word-2013

As I write this, WordCamp San Francisco 2013 is happening, and I am a virtual attendee–watching the sessions over the livestream. One important session held at #WCSF every year–a definite highlight–is Matt Mullenweg’s annual address, known as the State of the Word. The points he makes in his speech are the same as you would [...]

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Best of WordPress.tv – Vol. 1

Best of WordPress.tv – Vol. 1

I think it’s high time I launched a new feature here on WPTeach. In addition to being one of the organizers of WordCamp Toronto and  WordCamp Developers Toronto, I’ve had the opportunity this year alone to speak at WordCamps in Victoria BC, Atlanta Ga and in a couple of week the inaugural Buffalo NY WordCamp, [...]

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WordCamp Columbus – Template Hierarchy Slides

I’m currently in Columbus Ohio at WordCamp Columbus…Just finished my presentation on Template Hierarchy, and the slides from that presentation can be found below.     Template hierarchy -WordCamp Columbus View more PowerPoint from Al Davis

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Add a pricing table to your WordPress site

Add a pricing table to your WordPress site

We’ve all seen those websites that have that good looking pricing tables on them and wondered how much work it would take to get one like that on our sites. The good news is, it doesn’t take much work at all thanks to the aptly named plugin, WordPress Pricing Table Plugin.If you run a service-based [...]

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Install WordPress locally on a Mac

Install WordPress locally on a Mac

Ever want to be able to play with WordPress and not worry about breaking your live site? Want to have an environment where you can try different things like plugins, themes, or that cool tutorial you found and want to work through? Well, then this is the post for you, (especially if you’re a Mac user). I’m [...]

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Interviews

Matthew Jones from Storefront Themes

Matthew Jones from Storefront Themes

One night, while surfing around WordPress.tv, I found a video from a fellow named Matt Jones on e-commerce and WordPress. Matt is the guy behind Storefront Themes, a niche theme store–’niche’ because their themes all work in conjunction with a plugin they have nothing to do with: WP e-Commerce (WPEC). This struck me as both very interesting [...]

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Dropping the Digibomb! An interview with Brendan Sera-Shriar

Dropping the Digibomb! An interview with Brendan Sera-Shriar

If you have spent anytime talking to people in either the Montreal or Toronto WordPress communities, chances are that at some point you have heard the name Brendan Sera-Shriar, or as he is more likely referred to, Digibomb. Brendan has been instrumental in making the  communities in both aforementioned cities into vibrant and living entities. [...]

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The Rennicks: WP Multi-site Royalty

The Rennicks: WP Multi-site Royalty

Chances are, if you have ever done any work with WordPress Multi-site or even just asked a question about it in the Multi-site forum, you have come across one of the Rennicks, a husband and wife team from New Brunswick, Canada, who are, without question, the go-to authority on Multi-site. If you have ever had [...]

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Gallery of inspiration

Gallery of Inspiration – Week 2, 2012

Gallery of Inspiration – Week 2, 2012

Welcome to the second instalment of our gallery of inspiration, this time featuring fun sites to help lift the post-holiday spirits! Blick.com I really liked the use of a background image to give the site a light, fresh feel. And, really, how can you not like a site that sells Muppets decals? Mah-na Mah-na   [...]

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Gallery of Inspiration – Week 1, 2012

Gallery of Inspiration – Week 1, 2012

Every week , we will try to put together a list of WordPress-built websites we like. Here are this week’s sites: GrayStone A fixed photo background and bright colours caught our attention the first time we saw this site.               Barleypop A blog about beer would be enough to grab [...]

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WordCamp Toronto- PSD to WP workshop

| October 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here are the files for my PSD to WP session for Sunday’s session at WordCamp Toronto… Final.zip

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WordCamp Buffalo Slides

WordCamp Buffalo Slides

| September 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’m at WordCamp Buffalo today doing two sessions on WordPRess today . The first session this morning was ‘ The New User Guide to WordPress’ . I was blown away by the number of people who attended, never had the room totally full and spilling out into the hallway…very cool… It was a great session, [...]

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Intro to WordPress Workshop (Toronto) — Nov 2

Intro to WordPress Workshop (Toronto) — Nov 2

| August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

WPTeach is now offering a number of workshops designed to make you a confident and competent WordPress user in a single day. Our Introduction to WordPress workshop is a 6-hour one-day class that will teach you the following: Introduction to WordPress Course Content Introduction to domain names and hosting How to install WordPress Getting familiar [...]

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Intro to WordPress Workshop (Montreal) — October 19

Intro to WordPress Workshop (Montreal) — October 19

| August 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

WPTeach is now offering a number of workshops designed to make you a confident and competent WordPress user in a single day. Our Introduction to WordPress workshop is a 6-hour one-day class that will teach you the following: Introduction to WordPress Course Content Introduction to domain names and hosting How to install WordPress Getting familiar [...]

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WPTeach Fall WordPress Tour!!

WPTeach Fall WordPress Tour!!

| August 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’ve been working on this for quite a while, and now I’m happy to finally be able to announce. . . (Cue the fanfare!). . . the WPTeach Fall Tour 2013! I know you’re asking yourself, “What is the 2013 WPTeach Fall Tour? And why should I care?” I’m glad you asked. The Fall Tour [...]

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