WordCamp Los Angeles is held at Loyola Marymount University because the college and open source software share the common goals of faith and justice. If you want to learn WordPress, network with WordPress developers or find WordPress support resources in Los Angeles, this event is a good place to do it. It was my second…

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At WordCamp L.A. 2012, Ben Metcalfe, co-founder WP Engine, shared his list of the things you need to do to optimize a WordPress site for speed and scale. If you missed it or weren’t there and didn’t take notes, here it is: Obviously, keep WordPress up to date. Right? Use w3-Total-Cache, WPSuperCache or Bat Cache.…

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I just sat through a session on WordPress Themes, which might sound like a dull topic, cause frankly it is. But that didn’t stop Sé Reed from making her session engaging, entertaining and adorable. Maybe it’s because of her riff on famous Shakespearean lines for introducing key concepts. The name of the session was “What’s…

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When it’s done right, online social media training — which involves relaying key concepts, hands-on tutorials and best practices through prerecorded videos — is actually more effective than classroom learning. In a recent survey of 1,021 experts, 60% agreed that by 2020 “there will be mass adoption of teleconferencing and distance learning…” And this will…

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