By Rick: April 4th, 2013
In addition to organizing, I’m going to be speaking at WordCamp Ottawa, twice!
For the sessions on Saturday, I’ll be presenting a talk on multilingual sites in WordPress:
WordPress is available in 77 languages or variants, but how do you get it to show something other than English? This session will show you how to create sites in a language other than English, and sites with multiple languages.
We will set up a WordPress site that is not English and learn what to look for in themes and plugins to be able to use them with other languages. We will review the different strategies and options for creating multilingual sites, from simple sites with custom themes, to multilingual plugins and multi-site installs, and the issues related to each approach.
Prerequisites: To get the most from the talk, some experience with changing settings, installing plugins, FTP/uploading files to your WordPress install, and editing configuration files would be an asset, but it is not required.
I’m also going to be presenting the introduction to WordPress pre-camp session on Thursday before the main day of WordCamp:
This session is an introduction to WordPress intended to help those who are beginners/new to WordPress become acquainted with WordPress, it’s concepts and vocabulary before the main sessions.
We will: learn about what WordPress is, see who uses it, get acquainted with the WordPress dashboard, and learn about the different content types and how to add content, including images and video. We will also see how to add and manage menus, sidebar widgets, themes and plugins.
Level: Beginner user
Hope to see you there.