Featured Speaker: Ruth Maude

Ruth Maude of Dandelion Web Design has been designing and building websites since the late 1990’s. Now Ruth works primarily in WordPress. She loves WordPress because it’s open source, user-friendly and so good for SEO. You can connect with her on Twitter @dandelionweb.

Presentation: Moving from WordPress.com to .org

Which WordPress is right for you? We’ll compare the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org to help you understand if you should stick with WordPress.com or move to a self-hosted WordPress.org installation.

Bloggers who start out on WordPress.com may later decide that a self-hosted WordPress.org site is a better choice for them. If you’re in that position, this session will help you to make the move.

What do you want people to learn from your talk?

How to move to a self-hosted .org installation if that’s what’s best for them.

What attracted you to WordPress in the first place?

WordPress is open source, user-friendly and so good for SEO. What’s not to love?

What are you most looking forward to at WordCamp Toronto?

Toronto’s WordPress community is growing strong. WordCamp is a great opportunity to get together to share ideas and celebrate all that WordPress is.

Why did you decide to speak at WordCamp Toronto?

There is a spirit of generosity and collaboration in the open source WordPress community. It is about people working together for the common good in a non-competitive way. Building upon each others ideas to create a better platform.  Speaking at WordCamp is an opportunity for me to give back to the WordPress community.

What is your favourite WordPress theme or plugin, and why?

Backup Buddy is a fabulous premium plugin. Not only can you backup your website on a regular basis but this plugin makes it so easy to migrate a WordPress site to another domain or server.

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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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