#wpswfl October Meeting: Resources

Adam Gilardi and I went to WordCamp Tamp in October. Here are a few example slidedeck of sessions we found particularly compelling, interesting or just very, very helpful.

WordPress Meetup October Topic:

30 Things You Must Do Before Launch

Slidedeck by Drew Barton
WordCamp Tampa 2014 from Southern Web

David Bisset: Customizing BuddyPress And Impressing Your Friends

Customizing BuddyPress And Impressing Your Friends (WordCamp Tampa 2014) from dimensionmedia

For Themes Developers/Designer: 
Dave Clements: Putting things where they belong: child themes and functionality plugins (PDF)


Interesting in other topics? Check out WordCamp Tampa website:


WP plugin for Presentation Slides – SEOslides

SEOslides Logo http://seoslide.esJeffrey Abbott, presenter at the upcoming WordPress Meetup in Fort Myers, mentioned he will use the plugin “seoslides” to create slides for his discussion on  GravityForms. As I do quite a bit of slideshow producing, I am very interested in keeping the search engine discovery performance of my presentation slides on my own website and not give it all to

Recently I started publishing on Google Drive, and their SEO is virtually non-existent. Yeah I was surprised about that, too.  It’ll be worth investing into seoslides, having it all slideshows embedded on our company site.
I didn’t use the slideshow builder that comes with the plugin for this test post. The import feature of the plugin allows me to upload an already available presentation, held in January 2014. I needed to export the slides as PDF from Google Drive then upload via the plugin and then press the import button. It all worked rather smoothly. Take a look! Be aware, the plugin is still in beta, and as always, feedback is definitely welcome!

NonProfit Technology Trends 2014 from WordPress Meetup Southwest Florida

Let us know what you think in the comments below.


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WordCamp Tampa – October 4 + 5, 2014

The inaugural WordCamp Tampa will take place at the Kaiser University on  October 4th and 5th, 2014. The Call for Speakers went out in July and we hear the selection has been made for this event. Tickets went on sale couple of weeks ago,  and only a few are still available.

The price is $ 30 per person for the 2-Day WordPress conference with multiple tracks for all skill levels, lunch for Saturday and Sunday, t-shirt, lots of swag, and a fantastic networking after party.

The groups of speakers promises a great array of presentations. Saturday schedule holds the two tracks:

  • Design & Development
  • Publishing & Marketing

And on Sunday it’s about  “Business & other”

Of course, the party on Saturday night will be epic

Here is the list of speakers and I started a Twitter list with the speakers so you can follow them before and after WordCamp

Wordcamps are casual, locally-organized conferences about All-Things WordPress, the free and open-source publishing software powering millions of sites on the Internet. They are attended by people ranging from blogging newbies to professional WordPress devlopers, designers and consultants.

Hope to see you in Tampa. Leave a comment if you’ll attend, so we can connect during WordCamp, too.



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WordPress Meetup Southwest Florida part of official WordPress Community

On Wednesday, August 27th, I coordinated efforts with Chase Livingston via Skype to make WordPress Meetup Southwest Florida an official member of the WordPress community. “With great power comes great responsibility” in this case with a few good-faith rules for WordPress meetup, created by a group of volunteer meetup organizers:(quoted directly from the meetup up chapter program)

  1. WordPress Meetups are for the benefit of the WordPress community as a whole, not specific businesses or individuals. All actions taken as an event organizer are with the best interest of the community in mind.
  2. Membership in the local meetup group is open to all who wish to join, regardless of ability, skill, financial status or any other criteria.
  3. Meetups are volunteer-run with volunteer speakers. In cases where a modest attendance fee might be necessary, this fee should only cover the costs of the meetup and shouldn’t be used to pay speakers or organizers.
  4. Meetup groups allow events to be organized by any reliable/trusted member of the community.
  5. Meetups are welcoming places where everyone works to foster an accepting environment which is free of discrimination, incitement to violence, promotion of hate, and general jerk-like behavior.

So far the good faith rules…

Read up more about it here


WordPress: What's New?

Marketshare of WordPress among other Content Management Systems

For our business website, I took a closer look at the distribution of various CMS among the most popular website. We learned from the data that WordPress covers 60.1% of the Market as of today, July 1st, 2014. This market share is up from 51% in January 2010.

A more in-depth analysis is published here: Content Management Systems: an essential tool for online success



Great Group and Discussion at our July Meeting

Thank you all for coming to the July WordPress Meetup Southwest Florida

Next Meeting: August 28, 2014 – 6pm to 8pm
Sign-up via Meetup

Meeting Information Presentations

Setting up a WordPress site Slide Show

This is tonight’s slideshow about setting up your hosting account and the links to plugins. Feel free to comment here or on the Google Drive.
Meeting sponsored by Relevanza and Digital Backflip