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Session Videos Are Live

Did you miss a WordCamp session because there were too many great options at the same time? We understand — you had to make a decision. You had to choose one over another. So, you went to one, but really ALSO wanted to see another presentation that was happening at the same time. Well, now you can watch that session you missed! We’re excited to announce the session videos are live on!

Now you can relive a session you really enjoyed and see if you gain something new — chances are you will! Or, watch one you missed the first time. And, if you couldn’t make it to WordCamp Asheville, be sure to check out the sessions. It’ll give you a taste of what you missed, and what you can expect from WordCamp 2015!

Thanks to the efforts of our videographers at Digital Fridge and organizer Julien Melissas, the sessions were recorded and are being uploaded to Please note that at the time of this post, not all the presentations have been uploaded, so please check back over the coming weeks for more.

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Many thanks to one of our speakers, Andrew Kinnear, for providing us the snazzy intro animation and music used in each video!

Speaker’s Presentation Links

Here’s a list of all the speaker’s presentations. Some are still coming in and we’ll add to the list as we get them.

Speakers: if you haven’t already, email and we’ll update this page with the link.


Judi Knight — Keynote: How Did We Get Here?


Evan Zimmerman — Blasting off with Jetpack
John Dorner — PHP: The Basics
John Saddington
Jonathan Daggerhart — Introduction to using WordPress
Jonathan Ross
Josh Levinson — WordPress e-commerce… eCommerce… Ecommerce?
Lydia Roberts — Customize your website with CSS for Beginners
Marc Beneteau
Rich Owings — Getting Found on Google
Russell Fair — Getting Help with WordPress — a Beginner’s Guide to Getting Unstuck
Sommer Collier — Blog Monetization: How to turn your Passion into an Online Business
Tony Zeoli — How to Hire a WordPress Designer & Developer


Andrew Kinnear — Create Effective Videos for the Web!
Dan Jaworsky — Responsive Design (kind of) Demystified
David Hickox — Designing for Content
Erick Arbe — WordPress Navigation in Responsive Design
Jess Jacob — Child Themes 101
Julien Melissas — Building Better Websites through Collaboration, Communication, and Consistency
Nancy Thanki — Photos & Colors & Layouts! Oh My!
Sarah Benoit — Designing for Sales and Conversions
Scott Fisk
Steffi Rausch — Theme Selection for Clients


Alisa Herr — “Caching in” with the Transients API
Daryl Learn-Houston — Anatomy of a Code Review
Doug Cone
Evan Volgas — WordPress and Git
Julien Melissas — Building Better Websites through Collaboration, Communication, and Consistency
Kyle Kirkpatrick — CMS Migration to WordPress
Micah Wood — Getting started with Vagrant
Peter Baylies — Debugging and Profiling in WordPress: What is My Site Doing?
Steven Slack — Information Architecture has Everything to do with your Custom Theme
Will Haley — Angling Angular in WordPress
Jonathan Daggerhart — Introduction to WordPress Plugin Development


Adam Sewell — WordPress Business: The Basics
Alicia Murray — Work, Life, Blog Balance
Chip Oglesby — Using Google Analytics with WordPress
Cindy Reed — What’s Your Story? Engaging Your Readers with the Power of Personal Narrative
Diana Brewster — Moving Your WordPress Site
Josh Mallard — WordPress User Experience
Michael G. Calvert — 5 Steps for Building a More Active Online Community
Nick Romanos and Laurel Scherer — Mind Your Media – Effective Image Management
Ray Mitchell — Power Up Your Non-Profit Website
Sarah Benoit and Jennifer Saylor — Social Media Do’s and Dont’s
Sarah Giavedoni and Jim MacKenzie — Your 10th Post: How to Keep Going After the Initial Euphoria Dies Down