2011 Speaker: Application Architect & Developer

James has over 13 years experience building web applications, and more recently mobile apps. In 2008 he founded the Boston WordPress Meetup, a monthly event bringing users together to network and share ideas, and with sponsorship from corporations such as Microsoft. Continually immersing himself in the latest web technologies and trends, James helps today’s growing businesses leverage software to overcome challenges and improve overall efficiency.

Session Title: Two presentations: WordPress: It's More Than a Blog and 2. WordPress: Tips & Tricks (Intermediate) (Getting Started) and

1. WordPress: It's More Than a Blog (Getting Started) (Beginner)

Heard of WordPress? Looking to develop more manageable websites, and faster? We'll introduce you to WordPress, its features, and show you how it can help you launch better websites. We'll do a quick install of WordPress and tour the dashboard. Then we'll demonstrate content publishing and installing themes to change the look of your site.
2. WordPress: Tips & Tricks (Intermediate)

Already a WordPress user and looking to expand your knowledge? We'll discuss how to cleanly extend themes using child themes, improve your website's performance using the popular W3 Total Cache plugin, and review security, backup, and other tips to help keep your website running smoothly.