Featured Speaker: Christopher Ross

Christopher has spoken at WordCamp events in Toronto and Montreal in the past, taught community college courses in web design, and run a successful WordPress based consulting business since 2005.

For the past three years, he has been focussed on delivering network based WordPress communities using WordPress multisite and WordPress VIP based solutions for business and government organizations.

Presentation: Building a Newspaper Website with WordPress

A complete overview of creating a newspaper website using WordPress. This presentation will cover common newspaper, and magazine concepts, starter themes, advertising integration, helpful plugins and solutions for newspapers from startups to national publications.

This talk will be focused on bloggers with limited technical knowledge. In 45 minutes, users will be brought though the steps required to implement a fully functional, WordPress powered news website.

What do you want folks to learn from your presentation?

Building a successful newspaper (or magazine) website using WordPress can be both fun and easy.

What attracted you to WordPress?

Using WordPress saves me countless hours by providing a strong, stable platform for building professional websites

What are you looking forward to at WordCamp Toronto?

Meeting fellow developers, designers and bloggers.

Why did you decide to speak at WordCamp Toronto?

It gives me an opportunity to share my experience and learn from others in the community.

What is your favourite theme or plugin, and why?

Hm … not sure really, there are a lot of great ones but JetPack is awesome.

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About Andy McIlwain

Andy is a front-end dev and community guy (GoDaddy, Toronto's WordPress meetups, and WordCamp). Find him on Twitter and his personal blog.
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