Just back from Bucharest where we attended WordCamp on October 27. Another packed event with more than 200 in attendance, a great venue and an awesome organizing team. They did manage to complete the full 14-speakers event in one single day on time and with a lot of fun
I attended the entire event and did appreciate a lot the mix of technical, marketing and motivational talks. Not to mention the food quality :)
All talks were filmed and will be soon on WordPress.tv but I have recorded my slides and the entire audio of my presentation, including questions. Please feel free to comment or ask details, here in the comments on on YouTube directly.
Thanks again to the other speakers and all the organizing team.
Aside from my talk - ;), there are many speakers on stage for the event. Here is the full schedule which will make it a very busy saturday of talks and meetings of course. As is common, Sunday 28 will be contributor day.
I'll be available on site most of the weekend, so feel free to get in touch at any time!
This weekend was spent in Dublin a crowd of more than 200 WordPress enthusiasts. Although the first WordCamp in Dublin, it definitely looked the wonderful organizing team had been doing this for years! Everything went smoothly in a perfectly picked venue with large rooms, fine equipment and plenty of networking time.
Kudos and may thanks to the entire team, including Rodolfo, Ramit, Mark Colm and all the numerous volunteers that made it possible!
But a WordCamp is not only about good company and good food, the schedule was packed with useful talks for various audiences types. I was lucky to present my "Accelerated Mobile Pages: why and how?" talk in front of a full room, and you will find my slides below. I could not attend all sessions of course, but I really enjoyed those I saw, and amongst them:
Amanda Webb's talk,"Not your usual talk about getting Blog readers" packs useful, real-life, no-nonsense information that should help you get, well, more readers on your blog. She also lists tools such as headlines checkers or content analyzers that will help you write better content.
GDPR was one of the hot topics, with Claude Saulnier and Heather Burns getting into the details of what it means for most of us dealing with European visitors and customers
Juan Felipe Rincón from Google gave a global, yet accurate description of "how Google works", sorting out things that matter more and those that you don't need to worry about too much if you care about SEO.
Another quick note to invite you to WordCamp Dublin this weekend, October 14-15. I was lucky to be selected as one of the speakers, and unsurprisingly I'll be speaking about Accelerated Mobile Pages: why and how?
My session is saturday morning, but I'll be around the entire weekend, so feel free to ask any question, any time :) In case you can't, slides will be available here shortly after the talk as usual.
If you care for much more than AMP, there's a full line up of speakers from all horizons making up a very busy schedule with a two-tracks, two-days event.
Just a quick note to let you know we have been lucky to have WPEngine select weeblrAMP as their Preferred plugin for AMP implementation.
WPEngine just opened their Solution center, which gathers a list of carefully selected WordPress solutions of various types: mostly plugins, but also services such as CDN, email marketing, etc They are classified in categories: site setup, development, speed, security, marketing, design, e-commerce, site enhancements, and content.
Included solutions were tested and selected by the WEngine team. To quote the initial blog post: " ...we pick solutions that are optimized for site speed, are supported by the company that offers the solution, and offer solutions for WP Engine’s customers in innovative ways."
Very happy to be there alongside famous other members of the WordPress family! We do have more innovative features coming and will do our best to match WPEngine and community expectations in the coming months!
I haven't posted here in a while but that's because we've been busy cooking up big new things for weeblrAMP: just a few days ago, weeblrAMP community was accepted and published on the WordPress plugins directory! Already a big news in itself, but in line with what we discussed with other community members at the last WordCamp Europe, we have also completed support of Easy Digital Downloads and Mailchimp 4 WordPress.
There is still much to do, but I now feel we have made progress on the way to offering automated and high quality AMP pages creation for a wide range of WordPress sites:
For content sites: already well covered, but we can now share a large part of that with the community through the free of charge weeblrAMP Community edition
E-Commerce: WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads allow for AMPlifying both physical and digital goods offering
Marketing: automatic conversion and operation of Contact Form 7, Gravity Forms and Mailchimp 4 WordPress means many visitors intercation can now take place on AMP pages