I’m excited to announce that I’ll be in Seattle on June 8th to speak at WordCamp Seattle, a conference for writers, designers, developers, and others using the WordPress platform.
First, if you’re anywhere in the Pacific Northwest and use WordPress and haven’t yet purchased a ticket for the event, go do that now because it’s on the way to being a sold-out event. Then come back here, and read more about the fact that I’m speaking about
Writing Workflow for WordPress
Having blogged for over 12 years, a majority of that time with WordPress, and having written thousands of articles for a variety of websites, I’ve figured out some tips, tricks, and methods for ensuring a relatively frictionless writing process that produces pleasing results.
This talk will be aimed at intermediate and advanced users who are already familiar with WordPress basics such as posts vs. pages, installing a plugin, adding images, and other fundamentals.
My talk will encompass a look at how I write articles for the online world. From a process standpoint, this flow will include:
- capturing and prioritizing ideas
- drafting articles
- preparing an article for publication (proofing, adding media, etc)
- post-publishing promotion and followup
I also plan to dive into specific tools for the process, including:
- writing in Markdown (why, how to learn, and tools)
- managing scheduled posts (plugins that help)
- a system for ensuring steps in the publishing process aren’t overlooked
- a quick look at article promotion tools that don’t involve spamming or sleaze
Attendees should walk away with several ideas for increasing the efficiency of their writing and publishing process using a WordPress platform.