Here at last is the video from my WordCamp Sacramento 2015 talk, “Not Everyone is a WordPress Expert,” posted just a day after I gave a revised version of the talk to the East Bay WordPress Meetup. Continue Reading Watch My WordCamp Sacramento 2015 Presentation on Video
I was the 5:00 p.m. speaker in the advanced track at WordCamp Sacramento 2015–the last presentation of the day. I figured I’d be lucky if five people showed up, based on my own experience of collapsing from brain overload before an event is through. The presentation was actually well-attended and I had a great time. Here are my slides and speaker notes from “Not Everyone Is a WordPress Expert.” Continue Reading WordCamp Sacramento 2015 Slides and Notes
The first ever WordCamp Sacramento takes place on November 7th, and I’m going to be giving a talk called Not Everyone Is a WordPress Expert. (For a preview of some of the content, read my last post, “WordPress is Not Intuitive.”) WordCamp Sacramento sold out almost immediately, but you might still be able to sneak in as a volunteer or a sponsor. Continue Reading I’m Speaking at WordCamp Sacramento-2015
People have described WordPress as “intuitive,” but in fact we’ve known since at least 1994 that no user interface, online or off, is “intuitive.” There are no intuitive interfaces, only familiar interfaces. The admin UI of WordPress is not familiar to new users. They expect it to work like Microsoft Word, and it doesn’t. Here are a few ways to deal with that disconnect. Continue Reading WordPress Is Not Intuitive. There’s No Such Thing as an Intuitive Interface
Everywhere you turn, it seems there’s another WordPress product promising to give you the ability to create visually stunning websites almost instantaneously—without knowing code. The astonishing thing is how few people seem to question the implied semantic equivalence between “without knowing code” and “without knowing anything.” Continue Reading Have We Been Misleading People about WordPress?