Dale, a qualified lawyer (but he asked us not to hold that against him) is joining us from Tasmania to share with us how he’s created an online social community for the disability sector – My Disability Matters, using many of the familiar tools such as BuddyPress, Peepso, WooCommerce, and many others. He’ll cover many of the learnings based around the scaling and performance ability of different plugins and hosting. Discussion of our experience and tips for others building their community on WordPress.

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Peter & Ben are joining us to tell us a story they started back in 2017, when one of Australia’s largest media companies embarked on a high risk technical project – to replace their proprietary CMS with one based on WordPress.

They’ll be covering the technical process to build an enterprise-ready CMS from both the side of the client (Ben) and the Agency (Peter). Together they’ll tell their story of what went right, what went wrong, and where their stories differ – all in the hope that their experience will help you avoid mistakes in your own projects.

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In this talk, Scott draws upon inspiration from his WordPress classes at the local community college and his most asked question: “Which WordPress plugins do you think are essential?” Scott will run through twelve plugins you should install when starting off your new site, how to use them, and why. Scott will also give some good advice for how to find that one plugin needle you need from the 56,000 plugin haystack on the WordPress.org website.

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Phillip works in the music and festival space, and they see the majority of the traffic within the first hour after the lineup announce. 18 months ago we launched a new WordPress site at 8am for the lineup announce only to have it drowned in traffic and crash instantly… for 6 hours.

He’ll talk about the codebase they’ve worked on for all their websites, so that they can be launched instantly without any fear of the site failing. He’ll cover how they have utilised OOP PHP with MVC in their WordPress environment to cope with high server load while maintaining low hosting costs.

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Kate will be talking us through 10 key ways you can create conversational copy that sells with our shouting and persuades without being pushy.

We all know the deal, you’ve built a beautiful WordPress website, but now you need to replace that lorem ipsum with compelling, engaging, highly converting copy.
But if writing isn’t your strong point where do you start? And if the copy you have isn’t cutting it, what changes should you make?

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Andrew, a WooCommerce plugin developer is joining us to talk about how to seamlessly integrate their online presence and their offline business applications to reduce data entry and streamline your business processes for online orders.

WooCommerce is one of the most popular eCommerce platform on the web, and has become the de-facto eCommerce option for WordPress. In this session Andrew will demonstrate how you can use the WordPress and WooCommerce REST APIs to sync WooCommerce Orders to your internal CRM, sync Products and Images from your CRM of choice into WooCommerce, and receive instant notifications of new WooCommerce orders.

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Sally, a published author from the Sunshine Coast is joining us to talk about how WordCamps are a great opportunity to learn, network, and strengthen the WordPress Community. While WordCamps can be a little daunting for first-timers (and introverts!) she’ll touch on the power of networking, how networking is about giving, how supportive the WordPress community is, and some self-care tips for introverts to help them maximise their experience at WordCamp without getting social burnout.

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Leon, the Author of the WP Static Site Generator plugin is joining us to talk about static websites and the myriad of ways in which you can keep using WordPress as a great CMS but reap the rewards of static site hosting.

He’ll be covering a few questions such as What is a static website? and Why would I want a static website? along with covering some of the many different solutions including specialised hosting platforms, plugins, REST API powered websites and the old-fashioned manual methods.

Whether for security reasons, increased page load speeds or saving on hosting costs, you should come out with a better idea of the pros and cons of static website hosting for your WordPress powered site and a taste of the exciting world of static site generators in general.

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Je vous montrerai en 10 points (et quelques bonus) une série de secrets utilisés pour structurer un processus de travail de rédaction qui vous simplifiera la vie. Le tout illustré par différents exemples « prouvant » les résultats obtenus avec la méthode

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In this presentation, a repeatable process for project estimation and pricing will be illustrated. The process manages to harness the black art of project estimation through a methodical approach and scientific tools.

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