Practical WordPress: Beyond the Basics

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Nov 9, 2011
6:00 pm until 9:00 pm



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 the WordPress dashboard and an understanding of self-hosted WordPress architecture and the fundamentals of web publishing


Rob Bertholf is the Chief Search Architect for Chapter Three, a San Francisco-based consulting firm specializing in Drupal web development, strategy and training. In the crowded marketplace of SEO experts and Social Media Marketing mavens, Rob is literally a cut above the rest with a top 10 Google ranking for “Search Engine Optimization Expert.”  A pioneer in Social Media Marketing @Rob sent the first “tweet” from Hawaii and oversaw the creation of over 700 websites as inventor of ZeppOS Content Management Application. He also shares his SEO and web marketing insights as a regular keynote speaker/lecturer for corporate and academic audiences.


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.


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