Wordcamp this weekend

February 16th, 2011 at 4:35 pm by David Farrar

Final reminder for those interested that Wordcamp, for users of WordPress, is on this weekend at Te Papa. Sessions include:

  • Tweet this book
  • Kidsplay – Monkey Blogs
  • WordPress Security
  • SEO for WordPress
  • Evolving the News
  • BuddyPress – WordPress social networking comes of age
  • The future of blogging etc.
  • Scaling WordPress for Performance

I’m also talking about some of the challenges of running a heavily trafficked blog on WordPress.

WordCamp NZ

January 28th, 2011 at 2:00 pm by David Farrar

This blog runs on WordPress. It started life originally as a Movable Type blog, but a few years ago we migrated it to WordPress, and I have to say it made a huge difference. Not only was the blog heaps faster (as it did not rebuild the whole site after each post), but the functionality was greatly improved. And even better, one had thousands of WordPress plugins one could utilise to add on more features.

So being a big WordPress fan, I’m really looking forward to attending WordCamp NZ on Sat 19 and Sun 20 February. It is being held at Te Papa.

The guest speakers are a mixture of local and international, including John Ford from Automattic – the company behind WordPress. Local speakers include Julie Starr, Lance Wiggs and Richard McManus. I’m also talking for a bit about the challenges of a blog with over 600,000 comments on it. There’s also sessions commercially focused such as Search Engine Optimisation.

You can register to attend on the wordcamp website. Cost is only $85 for the weekend.

I’m hoping I’ll come out of it with some good ideas about ways I can make Kiwiblog better.


July 19th, 2010 at 6:16 pm by David Farrar

I’m a bit gutted to be away when Wordcamp NZ is on. Wordcamp is for users and fans of WordPress, which is what this blog uses.

I would have loved to attend (7 and 8 August in Auckland) as I know I’d pick up heaps of good ideas for plugins and features etc.

There is talk there may be one in Wellington later this year or early next year. I hope so.