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Top Ten: What I learned at WordCamp Raleigh 2014

WordCamp Raleigh was AMAZEBALLS! Check these great presentations and tips. If you couldn't be there or you missed a presentation-here are some great resources! Check back with me @deborahhart on Twitter or leave me a speakpipe at I will be tracking all the presentation links as they come out

5 Things You Shouldn't Do With A WordPress Plugin

This presentation is meant to help you implement some common WordPress functionality in a manual way instead of using plugins. This was Kelly Phillips' presentation at WordCamp. I wholeheartedly agree that you should keep your plugins lean.


Cole Watts is pioneering digital socially conscious networking in the Triangle. This is must-see presentation. I am going to be partnering with Aisha Adams Media in WNC to set up a very similar model. If you are in the WNC area, please be sure to check her out

How To Embed Responsive YouTube Videos Into WordPress

How To Use A Free WordPress Plugin To Embed Responsive YouTube Videos For Any Screen Size This is from my new hero Charlie at Tip: Jetpack will not get your videos displayed on all devices so check out Charlie's tutorial.

More (Mis)adventures in Non-profit Web Design

Pajama Web's presentation on working with non-profits really got me thinking. All non-profits need time, talent, and treasure. My commitment is to give back to local community with time and talent, and I love helping them discover social media tools. Other than what I learned at WordCamp, if you are working with non-profits, you have to check, for sure

A Short To-Do List After Installing WordPress

Actually, I don't think I got this from WordCamp, but for beginners it is a must! It was a share from Nick Kellet, the list guru from I love and BTW they have a WP plugin!

Getting started with WordPress development

This is an intro to coding from Steve Mortiboy, who we love for spearheading WordCamp Raleigh 2014. Some it was over my head, but I am for sure saving it and babystepping my way into coding. If you ready to launch into coding-you are going to need this guide.

Create Your Podcast Platform On WordPress | Small Business Cool

Download Ray Mitchell's WordCamp Raleigh 2014 presentation on how to start a podcast and use WordPress as the platform for sharing your broadcasts.

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Tool & Crawler Software | Screaming Frog

This is a very useful tool recommended in the SEO presentation. I haven't found the link for the full presentation yet. Maybe someone out there can add to the list. The Screaming Frog SEO Spider is a small desktop program (PC or Mac) which crawls websites’ links, images, CSS, script and apps from an SEO perspective.

TechSoup - The Place for Nonprofits and Libraries

If non-profits are a priority for you-check this out! TechSoup connects nonprofits, foundations, and libraries with tech products, services, and learning resources.

Rally the Triangle - Your Bridge to the Triangle Networking Scene.

If you are in Raleigh, you need to be following Cole Watts and this networking site, My mom always said that anything you gave away comes back double. That is for sure the Golden Rule of networking.

Using Composer with WordPress - WP Scholar

Composer is a command line dependency management tool designed for PHP. Come learn how Composer can help you: Simplify new project creation Minimize duplication of code in your project repositories Quickly install and update plugins and themes in bulk

CMB2: The Metabox Strikes Back - story|ftw

“CMB2: The Metabox Strikes Back” - Justin Sternberg's 2014 #wcraleigh presentation, built with Story|FTW.

Links from WordCamp Raleigh 2014

Nancy actually has an awesome list here that catches a lot that I missed. Check out this link to her blog.

Speaker Presentations | WordCamp Raleigh, NC, USA

Here is the official listing from the Word Camp Raleigh site.

Posts about WordCampTV on

Follow this link to find the WordCamp Raleigh videos when they are uploaded. Hint: not yet.