10 – 11:15am
OPTION 1 “How to Properly Setup your WooCommerce Shop”
For Shop Owners
Matty Cohen & Bob Dunne
The secrets of this workshop are all in the title, learn how to properly setup your WooCommerce shop from two people who really know what they’re talking about.
“I’m a web developer & WordPress enthusiast. While training as a graphic designer, I fell in love with making things work and the world of code. I take care of product and look after TeamDev at WooThemes. I’m all about pushing boundaries & making the “impossible” possible. Lover of punk rock, guitars and old cartoons.” – Matty
Bob Dunn is a WordPress coach and trainer with a knack for turning ‘geek talk’ into a language the average user or beginner can understand. His online membership site is perfect for do-it-yourselfers and he gives in-person workshops in the Seattle, WA area. Bob has presented at the BlogWorld and New Media Expo in Los Angeles, New York, and Las Vegas, at various WordCamps, and at other regional conferences and events and shares useful tips on WordPress at bobwp.com.
OPTION 2 “WooCommerce Extension Development”
Max & Justin from SkyVerge and Brent Shepherd from Prospress
Justin Stern is co-founder of SkyVerge, the largest WooCommerce developer with over 55 premium extensions and 150,000 downloads across 8 free plugins. He has been developing within WordPress since 2011, and working on WooCommerce related projects almost as long. In addition, Justin writes tutorials and articles about WooCommerce on SkyVerge.com and SellWithWP.com.
Max Rice is co-founder of SkyVerge, the largest WooCommerce developer with over 55 premium extensions and 150,000 downloads across 8 free plugins. Max is also a core contributor to WooCommerce, with 195 commits and over 18,000 lines of code added. In addition, Max writes tutorials and articles about WooCommerce on SkyVerge.com and SellWithWP.com.
“WooCommerce is my hobby and my profession. I work day-and-night on WooCommerce Subscriptions – the largest extension in WooThemes’ extension marketplace and have founded my own company, Prospress. I help organize a WooCommerce Meetup group in San Francisco and am providing technical review for the first ever WooCommerce book. Prior to falling in love with WooCommerce, I worked as a WordPress freelancer.” – Brent
11:30 – 12:45pm
OPTION 1 “Grow your WooCommerce Business by Growing your Clients Businesses”
For Shop Owners
This workshop will involve working through ways you can help your WooCommerce customers build their businesses online, and how this can translate to more revenue for your business. We’ll talk through how to approach your customers about value-add services, low-hanging fruit in most eCommerce setups, and how you as a developer can assist your customers from the perspective of growth marketing.
OPTION 2 “Do more with WooCommerce”
In this workshop we’ll explore how simple it can be for developers to create a tailored WooCommerce experience that can support a myriad of needs. Specifically we’ll review a number of customizations I created for WPSessions.com which allow me to run an access-controlled site that sells both individual products and annual memberships. We’ll look at some of the simpler modifications, like custom templating, all the way through to advanced (but still simple!) custom extensions for restricting site access to varying levels of paying customers.
For the clever sales and marketing people in attendance, we’ll also look at how I track prospect movement throughout the site prior to purchase in order to optimize the site to improve sales. There will be ample time for questions, too, so that you can figure out the best way to bend WooCommerce to your own (or your client) needs.
See y’all next week!