Session Tracks

Our goal with this year’s WordCamp Toronto is to provide a logical progression through a variety of important WordPress topics.

Presentations on Saturday, September 29th

Saturday is filled with back-to-back presentations covering all aspects of WordPress.  If you’re interested in sitting down and taking notes, we’ve got you covered!

WordPress 101: WP Out-of-the-Box

New to WordPress? Launching your first website? Jumping into the uncharted waters of blogging? The WordPress 101 track is a crash course that will take you through the basics of WordPress.

This track will start off with an introduction to using WordPress. As the day progresses, attendees will learn more about installing WordPress on their own web hosts and optimizing their WordPress installation.

» View the sessions included in WordPress 101

WordPress 102: Working with

You’re familiar with the basics. You have your own installation, your own domain name, and you’re feeling good about it all. But there’s that nagging feeling – how much do you really know about WordPress?

This track dives into making your WordPress installation more secure, supporting mobile devices, choosing the right plugins, and taking the right steps to prevent loss of data. We’ll also cover the most common use of WordPress: building a kick-butt publishing site. An ideal track for power bloggers!

» View the sessions included in WordPress 102

WordPress 103: Beyond the Basics

You’re familiar with WordPress, you’ve got backups running, and your site is accessible on all kinds of devices. Great! But what else can you do with your website, and how can you tie WordPress into a broader online strategy?

WordPress can be used for so much more than just publishing articles. The WordPress 103 track looks at online marketing, SEO, e-commerce, supporting multiple languages, and the flexibility of user roles in WordPress.

» View the sessions included in WordPress 103

Presentations on Sunday, September 30th

Get Visible on the Web

An afternoon of workshops that’ll help make your WordPress site more visible online. Learn how to make the most of social media tools, and how to write for the web.

» View the sessions included in Get Visible on the Web

Hands-On with WordPress

An introduction to WordPress development.You’ll learn about setting up child themes, customizing those themes to make your WordPress site more unique, and the absolute essentials of plugin development.

» View the sessions included in Hands-On with WordPress

Case Studies

WordPress success stories from the community. A good source of inspiration!

» View the sessions included in Case Studies

2 Responses to Session Tracks

  1. Bette says:

    Hi, I attended with a friend last year and there was 1) a requirement to have a computer to better benefit from the presentations and 2) my computer had great difficulty getting online – (I have the same computer) Question: will it be necessary again to be hooked up in the George Brown auditorium in order to fully benefit from these sessions?

    • Andy says:

      Hi Bette,

      You should be able to follow the presentations without needing a laptop. We’re aware of the wifi issues experience at last year’s conference, and we’re doing what we can to avoid more of the same this year. 🙂