Want to know how to move from Blogger to WordPress? Want to know the difference between WordPress.com and an actual WordPress-powered site? What’s the deal with plugins and which will make my life as easy as pie?
These are just some of the things we’ve encountered and have done our best to educate folks about this PHP-based blogging platform and content management system.
This year at Northern Voice there was a mini version of a WordCamp, which ended up being a giant scrum of folks asking questions, and those answering them. Now, there’s nothing wrong with that but as was quite evident from the turn out that there are a lot of people out there who are looking for information about WordPress.
On April 30th I’ll be stepping up to the plate as a sponsor and speaker at Vancouver’s first ever WordPress Camp.
On Wed. April the 30th from 5:30 to 8:30pm we are getting together at the Network Hub to share and exchange tips and how-tos on WordPress and blogging in general. We will also learn how to reach a larger audience by using a WordPress blog in conjunction with other web services and Social Networking websites. [Tazzu Blog][Facebook Event]
My session will be about composing blog posts, more specifically adding Flickr photos: From Creative Commons licensing usage to quick tags that help align images on the fly.
Other presenters include:
Bruce Byfield: The Joys of Amateur Blogging.
John Chow: How to make money using a WordPress Blog.
Monica Hamburg: Blogging and Social Media.
Jeff Kee: WordPress for total website development.
Greg Andrews: Good Typography in WordPress.
Kulpreet Singh: Using WordPress to create a custom library, catalog, or other mashup-type site.
Duane Storey: WordPress and mobile blogging – i.e. how to read and write from an iPhone
As a media sponsor I will be providing a live blog along with notes from my session. There is no charge to attend this event thanks to the other sponsors, Culinary Copik Multimedia, BlueFur, RMDStudio, The Network Hub, PeerGlobe, and Tazzu.
**Hat tip to the good folks at Automattic who make WordPress possible (and free) for all of us to love.