WCRDU’s goal is to be a day long event for all things WordPress. We wish for all those in attendance to walk away from WCRDU with a better understanding, (and greater love) for all aspects of WordPress. As a part of our efforts to make sure that WordCampRDU is as inclusive as possible for both the novice WP user and the advanced WP developer, we have decided to break the day’s schedule into two different tracks of information and presentations. At some points during the day, these two tracks will overlap for presentations on information that we fell is a must have for both beginners and advanced users alike. Below we try to give you a better overview of what to expect from each of the presentation tracks so that you can better prepare for the day and what sessions you wish to attend.
Who should attend Beginner Track sessions?
- Anyone can attend sessions on this track, but we specifically designed this group of informational sessions for beginner WordPress users such as first time users, casual bloggers, those transferring or thinking of transferring to WordPress from some other blogging platform such as Blogspot, Moveable Type, TypePad, etc. If you are a user of WordPress for more than a year or so and you know more about the WordPress loop and plugins than you do about who won our recent presidential election, (lol) then you might find most of these sessions of less value to you. You are always welcome to attend and decide on the spot but this is just our two cents on what to expect.
What kind of information can I expect from this track?
- ABSOLUTE beginners information on WordPress (how to get started, setup, configuration, etc.)
- information on what plugins would every WordPress users should always install
Who should attend Advanced Track sessions?
- Anyone can attend sessions on this track, but we specifically designed this group of informational sessions for more advanced WordPress users such as serious daily bloggers, webmasters, community managers, developers, theme designers, plugin creators and those that use WordPress already for an established website such as a business or an organization. First time users or those that are new to WordPress might find that some of the information presented in the advanced sessions is more than what they want or need to know at this stage. But if you think you are ready to jump into WordPress HEAD FIRST and worry about adding the missing pieces later, then we welcome you to sit in on one or two of these sessions. Again, you are always welcome to attend and decide on the spot but this is just our two cents on what to expect.