Taking on WordPress at Software Freedom Day 2011

I’m very happy to announce that I’ll be part of the exceptional lineup of speakers at the Ateneo de Davao University edition of this year’s Software Freedom Day 2011.

Software Freedom Day will happen on a Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the 6th Floor of the Finster Hall, at the Ateneo de Davao University’s Computer Studies Division. SFD is a celebration of free and open source software (foss) which is simultaneously going on all over the world.

It’s nothing new for me to talk during Software Freedom Day, more so, talk about WordPress. This is going to be my 3rd session about my favorite blogging tool in the span of 4 years (I missed SFD 2010)

Anyway, I’m very happy to tell you that I’ll be giving away a decent number of domain names during my talk… add to that 1 year hosting courtesy of my kind hosting provider, too.

One thing that makes me feel a bit tensed and confused though is that I’m not sure what kind of people I’ll have to engage with.. Will it be those geeks who already know most about WordPress? Bloggers who started at BlogSpot? People interested in getting started with WordPress?

It’s really hard to figure that one out before I have them before me. That’s why I broadened the scope of my 1 hour slot to talk not only about the basics of WordPress but to extend beyond the out of the box functions.

WordPress Basics and Beyond – Student Blogger Edition

I have the gut feel that I’m surely not the only one who opted to name his talk like such, but I see no better fit to it. This is what I plan to cover during my talk at the Ateneo de Davao University:

  • WordPress Fundamental
    • Background of WordPress
    • Looking back at 2.x – 3.1
  • Installing WordPress
    • cPanel 1-click Installer
    • Manual Install
  • WordPress Basics
    • The WordPress Dashboard
    • Write Page
    • Posts Area
    • Pages Area
    • Comments Area
    • Settings Run Through
    • Appearance
      • Widget fiddling
  • WordPress for the above average Joe
    • Lucky 7
      • 7 Favorite Free Themes
      • 7 Must Have Plugins
      • 7 Things to Check
    • WordPress as CMS
      • Custom Menus
      • CMS-type Themes
    • Making WordPress Faster
      • The Fast Five Plugins
  • WordPress Beyond
    • WordPress Help
      • Codex
      • WPBeginner
      • WPRecipes
    • WordPress Themes
      • PaddSolutions
      • WordPress.org Theme Repository
      • Elegant Themes
      • Studio Press
      • WooThemes
    • WordPress Communities
      • WPTavern
      • Weblogtoolscollection
      • WordPress.org
      • WPCandy
    • WordPress Hosting
      • Eleven2
      • Dreamhost
      • Bluehost
  • (if time allows) Blogging and the Blogger
    • Why do you blog?
    • Blogging Ethics
    • SEO Basics
  • GIVEAWAY Portion
    • 1 x 1 year domain + hosting
    • 3 x 1 year WordPress hosting
    • 4 x 1 domain
Note: Final presentation flow may be different subject to no prior notice. It looks like a heck long talk for an hour, but most of them are just one slide – one liners. Especially the one in the WordPress beyond section.
I’d  like to thank Eleven2 Web HostingThe Travel Teller, Abdul Hakeem, Scolex PortalTEES.PHAlohagems Online and, Tech at Hand for the domain and hosting giveaways!