Last weekend I had the pleasure of speaking on beginner’s WordPress for the folks at the San Antonio WordCamp. It was their first ever WordCamp even though you would not have known. They put together a great day with great food, better sessions, and the best people you could talk to. With it being their first WordCamp they got a lot of people new to the WordPress community. It was great to see all the eager to learn faces and to hear the chatter of what they were wanting to do and learn.
When doing a beginners talk there is such a broad range of beginners. There are the ones who know how to do basic things on WordPress but do not know how to code or edit more outside of simple theme edits. Then there are the ones who have heard of the CMS but do not know the difference between a page and a post or what widgets do. These are the type of beginners I love to teach. This beginners talk was a mix of both types of beginner’s and it was really a fun talk. I wish I could have went longer to have been able to answer all of the questions.
With my takeaways from WordCamp San Antonio I have decided to start uploading my slide decks from previous talks to Can’t Speak Geek. I have also decided to do some tutorials on WordPress to help out the beginners. We were all beginners once upon a time. At the bottom you will find my “From Zero to WordPress” talk that I did in San Antonio. If it ends up at WordPress.tv I will add the link in the future.