Designing in WordPress (Meeting Review)

“WordPress runs 30% of the web and has never been more approachable than it is today.”

That statement comes from promotional material concerning the Cleveland Digital Publishing User’s Group meeting held June 28.

Featured at that meeting that did not disappoint was a panel of local WordPress experts. See https://cdpug.org/ for more information about the group sponsoring the meeting held at the LeanDog location near the U.S.S. Cod. 

The target audience for the meeting included designers, developers, copywriters, and social media marketers wanting to learn more about WordPress. Let’s remember that NEO STC uses WordPress for our web site and newsletter.

The  panel had a focus, in part, on ways to customize and develop the visual side of WordPress called themes.

We also learned more at this meeting about Cleveland GiveCamp, a weekend event where in the past, according to https://cdpug.org/  200 volunteers assisted 20 local non-profits with their technical and design projects. Members of NEO STC have reported in past years of helping with the event.

Members of the WordPress panel included these impressive folks with bios coming from material provided by the Cleveland Digital Publishing User’s Group.

Heidi Cool. Heidi Adam Cool • Web Design & Strategy, has 25 years experience in web development with a background in marketing that includes advertising, direct mail, copywriting, design, photography, product marketing and Internet marketing. As a marketer and web strategist, Heidi develops web sites and social media plans that are meant to serve the needs of both clients and their target audiences. Useful content, whether delivered via web site, blog or other channels attracts visitors. She has been building custom WordPress sites since 2007.

Remington Philips. CDPUG Past President and current Director of Digital at radio broadcaster Connoisseur Media; Remington Philips creates digital strategies that help brands reach their audience. As a project leader, he has created WordPress, Drupal and custom developed solutions for organizations ranging in scope from small business to enterprise level. He has taught WordPress to students, and is currently working on a project of migrating 30+ data intensive websites to WordPress from other platforms.

By Jeanette Evans