On The Move: Migration Made Simple

Monday, July 18, 2016 — 7:00-9:00 pm

Location

Dawson College, 4001 de Maisonneuve West, Atwater Metro
Room 2F.20 – 2nd floor, F wing

Tickets

This is a hands-on workshop. A special ticket to this event is required. Space is limited.

Site migrations can be a scary thing with so many things to do and think about. We’re going to briefly talk about the progress of migrating a site from WordPress.com to a self-hosted install of WordPress. After that we’ll discuss the process of moving a self-hosted WordPress website from one host to another host. As part of the workshop’s hands-on portion we’ll experience the migration of a WordPress website from a hosted public server to your private laptop or desktop.

Prerequisites

This intermediate workshop is for anyone already comfortable with WordPress and wants know the process for moving sites from one host to another.  The workshop is also aimed at site builders and maintainers who want to move sites to and from a development environment into production.  You will need to arrive to the workshop with a localhost environment which allows you to run WordPress on your computer, such as MAMP. If you don’t have a laptop or a localhost set up, you will be able to use one of the computer lab’s PCs with WampServer pre-installed.

Language of Instruction

This workshop is in English and there will be bilingual TAs.

Instructor

Jonathan Perlman

Getting Started With WooCommerce

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 — 7:00-9:00 pm

Location

Centre Cloud.ca, 420 Guy St.

Tickets

This is a hands-on workshop. A special ticket to this event is required. Space is limited.

We’ll be covering how to set up and use one of the most popular WordPress ecommerce plugins, WooCommerce. Whether you’re thinking about starting an online store or already have something up and running, we’ll be covering all the bases. Come along and try installing and configuring a basic WooCommerce setup, including making it multilingual, entering taxes, adding products and payment options.

Prerequisites

This intermediate workshop is for anyone already comfortable with WordPress and who’s thinking about or already using WooCommerce to run an online store. You will need to arrive at the workshop with a localhost install of WordPress or serverpress with WordPress already set up, ready to install and configure WooCommerce.

If you have any problems setting this set up, please arrive early so that we can help get you ready to begin the workshop on time.

Language of Instruction

This workshop is in English and there will be bilingual TAs.

Instructor

Alex Ruaux

Comment écrire du code performant

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 — 7:00-9:00 pm

Location

Notman House, 51 Sherbrooke St. West

Tickets

This is a hands-on workshop. A special ticket to this event is required. Space is limited.

C’est bien facile d’écrire du code WordPress, mais comment peut-on faire en sorte que WordPress puisse supporter des millions de visiteurs? On va apprendre les forces et les faiblesses de WordPress et comment se préparer pour plusieurs milles de visites à la seconde.

Prerequisites

Les gens devraient savoir comment programmer en WordPress. Des programmeurs intermédiaires et avancé(e)s.

Language of Instruction

This workshop is in French. The instructor is fully bilingual and can take questions in English or French.

Instructor

Stéphane Boisvert

WordPress for Beginners

Thursday, July 21, 2016 — 7:00-9:00 pm

Location

Centre Cloud.ca, 420 Guy St.

Tickets

This is a hands-on workshop. A special ticket to this event is required. Space is limited.

This workshop is an encouraging experience intended for those who want to get their feet wet with WordPress. It is also a great preparation for newbies who are attending WordCamp for the first time.

We will start with the “musts” through hands-on demos and walkthroughs:

  • The WordPress installation process
  • Best practices before and after installing
  • WordPress semantics, intro to the dashboard and basic features

We will then focus on how to continue your newly found WordPress skills on your own:

  • What to expect at WordCamp and how to make the most of it
  • Learning resources and ways to get help
  • Inspiration for what explore afterwards

Prerequisites

No code knowledge required. Bring a laptop if you want to participate in the hands-on portion.

Language of Instruction

This workshop is in English and there will be bilingual TAs.

Instructor

Alice Phieu