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The new WordPress editor is here. The new block-based editor is the first step toward an exciting new future with a streamlined editing experience across your site. Come learn what is possible now and in the future with the new concept of block-based editing in WordPress. And, if you're not a fan yet, we'll show you how to get back the classic editing experience that we all know and love.
Presented by Maddy Osman Do you ever feel like you’re missing something important when you press “publish” on a new blog post? Most good content writers know that there’s so much more to it than just the copy, itself — especially if you work with multiple different clients (and different style guides). Create a process around your publishing efforts that includes considerations for formatting, editing, onpage SEO, and ideas for promoting your shiny new piece of content. Maddy works with WordPress brands like Automattic, Kinsta, and WPMU DEV. What you’ll learn in this session: * Easy onpage SEO best practices to keep in mind when formatting content on WordPress. * What you must do before hitting “publish” on a new blog post. * Various considerations for where to promote your content, including several ideas you may not have considered before. * How to incorporate a blog post publishing/promotional checklist into your editorial calendar. About Maddy Maddy Osman is an SEO Content Strategist who works with clients like AAA, Automattic, Kinsta, and Sprout Social. Her background in WordPress web design contributes to a well-rounded understanding of SEO and how to connect brands to relevant search prospects. Learn more about her process and experience on her website, www.The-Blogsmith.com, and read her latest articles on Twitter.
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Expanding Your Universe: A Professional’s Guide to Strategy Development for Designers, WP Developers & Entrepreneurs What do NASA* space photos, avoiding asteroids, and a rocket design have to do with you? Our April meetup, of course. Plan to attend on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, from 6-8 pm at the Digital Workshop in Fort Collins. Strategic planning is rapidly becoming a core competency for all professionals, yet there are few opportunities to learn or practice a successful approach. Be more productive in 2019 with a session designed to provide an in-depth look at strategic planning to guide your efforts. Is this session right for you? Whether you are building your business as an entrepreneur, working as a contract designer/developer, or creating WP support tools as part of a team, this session is relevant for your work. You can apply the practices immediately afterwards. Session Basics: Using a space-inspired theme, Mary Kay Malovich will lead the session based on practices employed by top Learning & Development professionals. You’ll get a chance to “try out” a few techniques to see which ones might work best for you. Topics include • Successful strategic plan components • Getting a balanced perspective • Benchmarking & performance indicators • Building your plan step-by-step • Recommended reading to learn more Included: Participant activity booklet, take home job aid, time for questions. Early Register Bonus: Please register before noon on Thursday, April 25th so we can print your free guides and have them available for you at the session. All early registrations qualify for the Amazon gift card drawing. All you need to bring is a desire to achieve positive results and willingness to have some fun learning. We hope you’ll join us for your ongoing professional development! It’s a great way to chart your course for 2019. *Images courtesy of the hard-working employees and contractors at NASA