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Carl Alexander – WordPress Community Interview

In this edition of our WordPress Community Interview series, we spoke with Carl Alexander while attending WordCamp Toronto. Carl is known in the community for his writings and teaching of advanced coding topics. He started coding when he was 8 years old and hasn’t stopped since.

In the video below, we learn how he got started, what brought him to WordPress and get his opinion on what the future holds for the platform and community.

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WordCamp Toronto 2016 – Strength in Diversity

This past weekend I had the pleasure of representing SiteLock at WordCamp Toronto. I was also chosen as a speaker and presented a session named Contact Forms are Boring – 5 Creative Ways to Use Forms in WordPress.

It was a well-organized event attended by people from many parts of the world and of course, many from Canada.

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Structuring Your Blog Posts for Better Readability by People and Machines

Writing content to be read on a computer screen, mobile device or even a screen reader requires a different approach from traditional pen and ink. Readers interact with content differently than they would when reading a novel. They want the information as fast as possible.

Here are a few best practices to keep in mind when writing content to be read online.

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Travis Totz (Modern Tribe) – WordPress Agency Interview

We recently caught up with Travis Totz at WordCamp Boston. He’s a Senior Web Strategist at Modern Tribe. In this interview, Travis gives us insight into the inner workings of daily life at a thriving digital agency.

He also shares how WordPress has been an integral part of building his career and several successful businesses.

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WordCamps: What I’ve Learned So Far

Earlier this year I took on the role of Product Evangelist — WordPress for SiteLock and became an ambassador of sorts to the WordPress community. Being a product evangelist means taking on a wide scope of activities, most visibly attending and speaking at WordCamps. Prior to stepping into this role, I had attended other conferences, but mostly related specifically to the hosting and cyber security industries. Starting out with a bang, my first event was WordCamp Miami.

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Josepha Haden (Automattic) – WordPress Community Wrangler

We recently caught up with Josepha Haden at WordCamp Boston. She’s a digital literacy advocate and WordPress Community Wrangler for Automattic. In this interview, Josepha discusses how she found WordPress, the importance of contributing to the project, and how it’s easy to get involved even if you don’t know how to write code.

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The Open Source Community: WordPress’ Key to Success

WordPress is one of the largest website platforms available and currently powers over 26 percent of the internet. It is also the largest open-source software in the market, with over 60 million websites currently running the software. WordPress has used open-source to set itself apart and provide a long lasting impact on the online community. Continue reading as we dive in deeper and explore why open-source makes WordPress so successful.

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Shane Pearlman [Modern Tribe] – WordPress Community Interview

We recently caught up with Shane Pearlman at WPCampus. Shane has been in the open source space for many years. He co-founded Modern Tribe and both he and his team have years of experience with the benefits of utilizing WordPress to solve complex website builds at scale.

In the video below, Shane shares his knowledge and opinions on a few WordPress and community-related questions.

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Ask a Security Professional: Malware Analysis Series — Part Four: Detection vs Removal

If you’ve ever seen me at a WordCamp, you’ve probably heard me answer this question, and likely more than once. When it comes to malware scanning on a WordPress website, what makes the SiteLock® malware scanners different from the competition? Well, scanners simply are not created equal. My go-to short answer is typically explaining one of our scanners’ “killer features,” like its ability to automatically remove malware.

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WordCamp Boston 2016 – Where Everybody Knows Your Name

This past weekend we sponsored and attended WordCamp Boston 2016. It was an excellent event with almost 500 in attendance.

Traveling from the airport to the hotel afforded some excellent sightseeing opportunities. There were so many beautifully constructed buildings. If you haven’t visited Boston, it’s highly recommended.

A nice drive through Boston

A nice drive through Boston

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