Sessions

June 23rd Conference Sessions

Incorporating Video, Photos and other Media

Roundtable #5: Establishing your “WordPress Strategy”

Operations: Support, Maintenance, Disaster Recovery, and Scaling

Things do sometimes go wrong, but you can prepare by having a Disaster Recovery Plan in place.  Regular backups, support and maintenance of your site is mandatory to protect your business.  Security has always been a major issue for internet … Continue reading 

So what is YOUR “WordPress Strategy?”

There are more ways to leverage WordPress than just launching a website hosted on WordPress software. This session discusses the concept of developing a “WordPress Strategy” which can include leveraging the over 13 million self-hosted WordPress websites by offering a plugin, and … Continue reading 

Roundtable #1: Why WordPress and Not Something Else?

Setting up a Membership Site

Using WordPress as a membership site is efficient and cost effective for many associations and businesses.  You can easily manage your membership, control access to areas of your site and content, accept payments and more. There are many options for … Continue reading 

Using WordPress to Close More Real Estate Sales

This workshop will discuss how WordPress is being used to help Realtors streamline their sites and make them easier to personalize.  Through the use of a variety of plugins, Real Estate sites are able to provide specific information to visitors … Continue reading 

Roundtable #3: Common Sense Business Planning for Websites

Integrating eCommerce Solutions into WordPress

WordPress sites can easily be made into e-Commerce sites with a theme and/or plugins.  Customized themes for e-Commerce sites offer a variety of options.  Businesses can choose basic sites with minimal changes to more sophisticated sites using themes developed specifically … Continue reading 

Using WordPress in Your Non-Profit Organization

This session will help non-profit organizations, associations and government agencies learn how to use their websites to help foster interest in their activities; visitors and donors can subscribe to your RSS to keep updated on your news; ability to add … Continue reading 

How to Select a Consultant or Agency

You’re ready to move ahead with your website, and need to make a decision on who will help you. And you find yourself overwhelmed with all of the decisions. Who should you hire? What questions should you ask? What is … Continue reading 

Q&A: Themes, SEO, Social Media, WPMU/Multisite

Using WordPress for Online Content and Media Websites

This workshop will help you understand how to use your WordPress site to help build a community for your business.  It will focus on: Generating Advertising Revenue with Advertising Solutions Engaging with Audiences via Commenting Systems and Feeds Magazine and … Continue reading 

Q&A: Email, Forms, Twitter, Analytics & Testing

Q&A: SEO, Social Media, Twitter, eCommerce

Roundtable #8: Business Concerns for a High Traffic Website

The ABCs of WordPress: Themes, Plugins and More.

WordPress has always focused on ease-of-use and the current version 3.0 is no exception. It’s probably not a coincidence that the world’s most widely used website content management system is also the most user friendly! Still practically every technical solution … Continue reading 

Ratcheting up Revenue for Local Business with WordPress

Every business needs a website.  And WordPress offers an inexpensive option for  a local business to establish an online presence.  Through the use of WordPress, local businesses can communicate who they are and what they have to offer.  Restaurants can … Continue reading 

Servicing Members with a WordPress-based Membership Site

This workshop will show how you easily convert your WordPress site into a membership plugin to monetize your site, control access to information, maintain membership information, and much more. By understanding the options available, you are better able to determine … Continue reading 

Roundtable #6: Prioritizing Features to Optimize Website ROI

Navigating your Choices for Hosting

“Is shared hosting good enough to begin with? How hard is it to run my own server? What are the SEO implications of having a slow website? Should I invest in cloud hosting?” These are just a few of the … Continue reading 

Roundtable #2: Converting Existing Websites to WordPress

Q&A: Themes, SEO, Social Media, Twitter

Drawing Traffic: Search Engine and Social Media Optimization

This session will help you understand how to Search Engine Optimize (SEO) your WordPress website. Panelists will discuss what SEO is and some of the ways you can help drive traffic to your site including: Online tools Plugins Graphic & … Continue reading 

Keynote: The Defacto-Standard Web Platform for Business

Over the past 5 years WordPress has become the leading blogging software worldwide, and to many, that’s what it is.  But its developers have been busy, and over the years they’ve been building a powerhouse. With the release of v3.0 … Continue reading 

Adapting a Visual Design to your Budget

This workshop will cover what WordPress’ “Themes” are and how you can use them to customize your site.  WordPress Themes provide control over the look and presentation of the material on your website but in general are separate from the … Continue reading 

Roundtable #7: Hosting and Staffing Required

Q&A: Membership and Verticals (Real Estate, Local, Non-Profit, Media)

Roundtable #4: Achieving World-Class Web Design

Q&A: Mobile, Risk Management, Hosting/Scaling, Plugins

Closing Panel: What’s your Next Step with WordPress?

As a business professional you understand the importance of a web presence.  But even more than a presence, your site needs to be current. And you can see what’s possible with WordPress. Whether you are in a small-to-medium sized business, … Continue reading 

Interacting with your Audience via Email and Advanced Contact Forms

Websites, email marketing and contact forms go hand-in-hand, and nowhere is that more true than with WordPress. This panel session will introduce you to the options available and the discussion will help you select the best solution for you, including … Continue reading 

June 23rd Roundtables for Boardroom Pass Attendees

Roundtable #3: Common Sense Business Planning for Websites

Roundtable #8: Business Concerns for a High Traffic Website

Roundtable #7: Hosting and Staffing Required

Roundtable #5: Establishing your “WordPress Strategy”

Roundtable #4: Achieving World-Class Web Design

Roundtable #2: Converting Existing Websites to WordPress

Roundtable #6: Prioritizing Features to Optimize Website ROI

Roundtable #1: Why WordPress and Not Something Else?