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Video Blogging at WordCamp Toronto

Posted by on Oct 5, 2008 in Events | 0 comments

Video Blogging at WordCamp Toronto

The afternoon at WordCamp Toronto, started off with Mark McKay talking about video blogging. He showed us some examples of videos on You Tube. Happy Hour is his own show. Dear Toronto has their own style of videos. He will be on MTV on Thursday at 6pm with his view on the election. How to make a better video blog? Think before you speak Plan out what you want to do or say Video about 2 minutes Compress video before uploading Saw the 61second video posted on Michael Geist, Boing boing Learnt about video microblogging, 12 seconds Lot’s of...

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Running your Blog like a Pro

Posted by on Oct 5, 2008 in Events | 0 comments

Running your Blog like a Pro

David Peralty was the second presenter at WordCamp Toronto and he went into details about Running your Blog like a pro. Here are some great tips. Create quality content constantly and consistently post every day research your topic prove your passion or expertise, research goes a long way Stop copying- be unique when a big news story happens, come up wth a unique angle Stop following the crowd Generic posts and comments are worthless What stories Wow you? proof of expertise interview of interesting people breaking news dissection of something...

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WordPress Security – WordCamp Toronto

Posted by on Oct 5, 2008 in Events | 0 comments

WordPress Security – WordCamp Toronto

Mark Jaquith came all the way from Florida to share his view of WordPress Security. Tips for better security with WordPress Update to new release Use popular plugin Add this code to wp config Good password – has to be criptic, use shift key, different password for different sites, no personal info.. Check out Passwordone. Wytopia Use Subversion wp_specialchars() CSRF wp_nonce_field() Great news, WordPress is getting more secure with each new release. Disclaimer: These are notes taken during the event therefore excuse the spelling,...

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The Good, The Bad and The Audible with Charles Hodgson

Posted by on Oct 4, 2008 in Events | 0 comments

A little twist on the whole wordpress theme, Podcasting. Thsi was interesting as it is after all WordCamp Toronto!!! Podcasting how to? Easy, easy, easy … Create audio file Podango is a service that Charles uses. Now wordpress comes in … Plugins are key …. PodPress PowerPress Blubrry WP_Boxca Odiogo Additional costs other than preparation. Low cost options for downloads at hosted sites. Free sites have...

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Here’s what people had to say about WordCamp Toronto 2008

Posted by on Oct 4, 2008 in Events | 1 comment

Here’s what people had to say about WordCamp Toronto 2008

Being a social media event everyone at WordCamp had laptops, iphones, video cameras, cameras etc….. There was live Blogging, tweeting, photos and much more Here’s a snapshot for Day 1 follow the tweets #wcto08 Live Blogging Joan Vinall Cox More than just WordPress blogTO Rannie’s photos wpCandy Fuzzz Gaulin Michael Gorman   Some trivia …. Oldest person here is 63 years old….. more updates...

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WordPress beyond a blog

Posted by on Oct 4, 2008 in Events | 0 comments

It’s mid afternoon at WordCamp Toronto and Jamie Oastler is the next speaker. He is a web designer who has used WordPress beyond a blog. He went into details of the Anatomy of a theme of where to get them and how to make them. Comics, comics that’s what you can do Gengo a billingual option Classifieds too e-Commerce similar to gallery, product portfolio for example. For small to mid size type e-commerce Mailing lists Basic CRM Flutter Role Scoper WordPress cannot be Chuck Norris but the Chuck Norris can cure cancer but help people...

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Photo Blog by Rannie Turingan @ #wcto08

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Photo Blog by Rannie Turingan @ #wcto08

Rannie Turingan has an amazing photo blog all designed with …..Wordpress. This was great for all the budding photographers at WordCamp Toronto. Advanced Options – things to setup before you setup your gallery. Settings/Miscellaneous Image sizes the main picture per post is defaulted as medium 300. Can change to whatever size you like. Medium size – 600×900 Nice thing about gallery, upload a picture that is greater than the 600 width. It will keep this pic. in the data base and the thumbnail size. Navigation codes for...

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The State of the Word

Posted by on Oct 4, 2008 in Events | 0 comments

Matt Mullenweg at WordCamp Toronto!!! He started with “The State of the Word is strong”. Matt is the founding developer of WordPress. WordCamps this year, 18 so far and 9 more to go this year. The most interesting setting was Wordcamp in the Philippines. Matt was on a karaoke system, there was a pool directly in front of him. The audience was behind the pool in the shelter, staying away from the rain. The buffet was to Matt’s right. In Greece Word Camp is from noon till 4pm with a large focus on the dinner. 6,006,512...

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#WCTO08 Joe Thornley gets us engaged

Posted by on Oct 4, 2008 in Events | 0 comments

Word Camp Toronto 2008? just got underway, yeah. I am looking forward to this weekend, a lot of great presentations and discussions. A tonne of great people to meet. Follow the tweets, #WPTO08. Engaging presentation by Joe Thornley. Just found out about 10Downing Street blog, tweets. WordPress Plugin by #WPTO08 attendees. open ID extended the authentication wpopenid praized local search directory,yelp for a blog first admin plugin for the iphone comment analysis plugin wpi – management of multiple blogs wp idealian category enhancements...

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Reputation 2.0, Social Media Breakfast Ottawa 3

Posted by on Sep 15, 2008 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Ryan Anderson says “You only get one, and it’s yours to ruin”. He will lead us in an exploration of social media-enabled world where companies and individuals can use the Social Web to build their reputation and insulate themselves against attacks that woudl have previously remained a private matter. For further details check out Social Media Breakfast Ottawa 3 – Reputation...

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