September 5, 2012
After reviewing Adobe Technical Communication Suite 4, the TechWhirl team will be interviewing the product management team live on Google+. You’re invited to the latest free live webcast of the TechWhirl “Fast 5″ series.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 11AM Central (US) Time
Register at Google+ or at TechWhirl.
What’s “Fast 5?” We’re working on five questions to ask the Adobe team to help you learn more about the suite and where it sits in the technical communication landscape.
Adobe will also be taking questions from you, via Twitter! Any time between now and Wednesday, September 5, tweet your question using the #TWFast5 hashtag. We’ll try to squeeze it in to our hourlong conversation. If you don’t use Twitter, or feel constrained by the character limits, feel free to comment here.
I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, but if you can’t make it, the interview will be recorded and posted to YouTube. I’ll let you know when that happens.
July 17, 2012
“Build Your Own or Use an Existing Framework?” is the topic for our monthly WordPress Meetup Tuesday, July 17 at Bucketworks.
Food and beverages courtesy of PageLines.
Because this was such a popular presentation at WordCamp Milwaukee, we want to revisit the topic in July.
This event will be most palatable to the aspiring or professional WordPress designer or developer.
We will discuss best practices, basic functionality, security solutions, and advanced development with WordPress frameworks.
Details at http://www.wpmke.com/events/52884232
June 2, 2012 – June 3, 2012
May 19, 2012
WriteCamp Milwaukee 4 is coming up again in a month. This BarCamp-style “unconference” is for writers of all types and genres. No matter what your level of experience, chances are excellent you’ll learn something. You’ll definitely meet some cool people, even if my presence brings the coolness factor down a bit.
I’m planning to lead a pair of sessions: “Writing with WordPress” is about the tools to make WordPress work the best for you as a professional writer (whatever stage your career is in). “Helping People Master Their Tools” is an introduction to the technical communication profession.
Stop by WriteCamp anytime on Saturday, May 19. I’ll have a few copies of WordPress in Depth with me, and would be happy to sign your copy.
April 17, 2012
According to the WordPress Codex, Post Types refers to the various structured data that is maintained in the WordPress posts table. Native (or built-in) post types include: post, page, attachment, revision, and nav-menu-item.
Custom Post Types are also supported in WordPress. Custom Post Types allow you to create different types of content in WordPress.
Brian Artka will share about some nifty projects he’s been working on recently that show the power of custom post types.
There is also a pretty crazy plugin for creating and managing Custom Post Types that we will be discussing. It is called the Custom Post Type UI plugin that acts as a user interface to make it really easy to use Custom Post Types on your website.
February 21, 2012
We will be discussing WordPress security… ways to make your website safe from hackers. There are many useful plugins and a few best practices you should follow to help secure your WordPress site. We even found some interesting paid services made just for WordPress that help to scan and secure your website on a continual basis.
December 7, 2011
Modify the Default WordPress Theme (Twentyeleven) or Build From Scratch?
We will discuss two ways to get your WordPress website looking different than the standard default theme that comes with WordPress.
Scott Offord will be showing how to change the TwentyEleven theme that comes with a fresh installation of WordPress.
Tracy Apps will be presenting the second half of the evening. She will be demonstrating how to build a custom theme from scratch.
June 4, 2011
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It’s time again for WriteCamp Milwaukee. This free full day Unconference of inspiration and practical advice for writers of all genres and experience levels returns to the Hide House in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood for the third year on Saturday, June 4.
If you’d like to learn more about how I built this very site on my own, come to my session on “Building a Professional Writer’s Website with WordPress”. There are plenty of other options listed on the proposed sessions page; and there’s still time for you to prepare your own session.
Hope to see you there!
- Conference Season 2011 (metaverse.wordpress.com)
March 28, 2011
Scott Offord has taken management of the Milwaukee WordPress Meetup, and our first meeting is coming Monday, March 28 at 7PM at Packy’s Pub down by the airport. Topic is (what else?) What’s New in WordPress 3.1?
Unfortunately, I can’t make this inaugural meetup, but I expect to be at almost all the rest. If you have any interest in WordPress, you’ll want to be here. All skill levels and interests are welcome! Find out more, and RSVP for Monday’s meetup at The Milwaukee WordPress Meetup site.
Feel free to leave a comment here if you go, or are otherwise interested in building the Milwaukee area WordPress community.