On January 22, 2021, Big Orange Heart delivered the first-ever WordFest Live.
With almost 2,500 Attendees registered, the event surpassed all expectations. The pages linked here are an archive of that event.
If you’re are looking for the current WordFest Live event, please hit the homepage.
To catch up on every WordFest Live 2021 session from our January 22, 2021 event, use the Schedule below.
|Time||ID||View in your local time||Title||Description||Speaker|
|5:00am||07||https://www.starts-at.com/event/3163480088||Why Progressive Web Apps for WordPress?||Progressive Web App is a hot topic on the web right now. As per recent …||Imran Sayed|
|2:00pm||16||https://www.starts-at.com/event/1654544111||How to Have a Human Connection in a Covid-19 World: 2021 Edition||2020 wasn’t like anything we’ve experienced in modern days. The landscape has changed. How we …||Mike Demo|
|6:00am||08||https://www.starts-at.com/event/2894077071||Self Coach for Success||We need coaches and sometimes we need to self coach. This talk is about the …||Masni Mustafa|
|5:00pm||19||https://www.starts-at.com/event/2062902886||A Note to My Younger Self: What I Wish I Had Known as a Junior Dev||Growing representation in tech means supporting each other in leveling up in our careers. We’ll …||Fatima Sarah Khalid|
|11:00pm||01||https://www.starts-at.com/event/2296123199||Sell By Helping||A website consultants’ framework for running successful sales meetings. Learn how to ethically convert more …||Nick Gulic|
|7:00am||09||https://www.starts-at.com/event/1404650995||Updating WordPress the Hard Way||In this talk, I will be sharing the real grease on updating a WordPress site …||Akshat Choudhary|
|6:00pm||20||https://www.starts-at.com/event/7044513621||Unleash Your Business Building Superpower||How you can overcome that nagging inner voice that wants to hold you back from …||Matt Medeiros|
|12:00am||02||https://www.starts-at.com/event/1433450040||Extending WordPress for a Complete Business Solution||There’s a tool out there for everything. Some provide all-in-one services, some do one thing …||Danielle Zarcaro|
|8:00am||10||https://www.starts-at.com/event/3315014449||How I Started My Business During a Pandemic||In February 2020, I was laid off from my job after almost two years. I …||Shanta R Nathwani|
|1:00am||03||https://www.starts-at.com/event/2869192917||Content Modeling for WordPress||Content is still king. It should always come first. So, before you do the famous …||Larry Swanson|
|10:00am||12||https://www.starts-at.com/event/1871841102||Embracing the Shift from Office to WFH at Strattic||Embracing the Shift from Office to WFH at Strattic https://www.dailymotion.com/video/k28ZDUUB2JUeyCwButn?queue-enable=false Until March 2020 Strattic was …||Miriam Schwab|
|2:00am||04||https://www.starts-at.com/event/9499427689||Extending the WordPress Editor with Block Patterns||The WordPress block editor provides opportunities for creating complex content for WordPress posts and pages. …||Daisy Olsen|
|11:00am||13||https://www.starts-at.com/event/2055364997||We Are All Human. Design Better Experiences with Empathy and Emotions||We are living in extraordinary times, and one thing that’s come out very clearly out …||Piccia Neri|
|3:00am||05||https://www.starts-at.com/event/2512882372||WordPress Sucks!||We all love WordPress, but if we’re honest with ourselves, we know that it’s not …||Cameron Jones|
|12:00pm||14||https://www.starts-at.com/event/3048322716||How to Hire Your First Remote Worker||You know you need to hire someone, you’re drowning in work and need to start …||Mike Killen|
|4:00am||06||https://www.starts-at.com/event/2166183004||Has 2020 Killed Your Spirit Too? Same. Want To Know Why?||“Hey, how ya doin’?” Anyone else cringe when this question was asked in the chaotic …||tracy apps|
|1:00pm||15||https://www.starts-at.com/event/6671206586||Content SEO||WordPress out of the box is really SEO-friendly. Add an awesome SEO plugin (like Yoast …||Marieke van de Rakt|
|7:00pm||21||https://www.starts-at.com/event/1049361558||Welcome to the Community and Your New Career||WordPress is software and a whole community of people. As a community, we have the …||Courtney A. Robertson|
|8:00pm||22||https://www.starts-at.com/event/3237977397||Case Study: Make WordPress Accessible for Everyone||Each fall, Austin-based Knowbility holds a competition for teams from around the world and tasks …||Joe A. Simpson, Jr.|
|9:00pm||23||https://www.starts-at.com/event/2081842122||Case Study: A #Nocode Contributor Journey on the WordPress Gutenberg Github Repo||Ways a non-developer can contribute via the GitHub repository. Example: WordPress Gutenberg. Learn some lingo, …||Birgit Pauli-Haack|
|10:00pm||24||https://www.starts-at.com/event/2391955874||Selling Access to Content – a Review of Your Options||It’s not just a course. It’s not just a membership site. What WordPress gives you …||Chris Lema|
|4:00pm||18||https://www.starts-at.com/event/2077128259||How to Internationalize Your eCommerce Store||Learn how to overcome your ecommerce store internationalization challenges. We’ll review the best practices to …||Thomas Fanchin|
What is WordFest Live
WordFest Live is a celebration of YOU, the WordPress community, with talks about WordPress, remote working, and mental health, too.
We’re also excited to add virtual stage, tents and groups for networking and fun conversation.
As well as some special “extras” thrown in for a truly festive time!
Frequently Asked Questions
January 22, 2021. But if you want to get technical about it; we start January 21, 2021, from 23:00 UTC. You see, it depends where you are in the world. WordFest Live is a 24-hour event, which will move between timezones:
- We start in Oceania at 10 AM - 4 PM AEDT, January 22, 2021.
- Then onto Asia arriving 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM IST.
- Next up it's EMEA at 11 AM through 5 PM UTC.
- Finally arriving in the Americas 12 PM until 6 PM EST.
Of course, the event is virtual, so you can join us at any time and in any location. How fun is that!
All over the world, all at the same time. WordFest is omnipresent! This just gets better.
So to join the festival, you’ll need to register, we’ll then send you a magical link that will let you jump on board our global festival via the interwebs.
On a slightly more practical note; WordFest is an online festival and will take place right here, at WordFest.Live!
About 6-24 hours of your life. You won’t have to hand over any of your hard-earned cash though. Tickets are free!
There is an optional $10 donation that can be made when registering. We’d be over the moon if you selected this option, it will help us continue to provide free well-being and mental health support in remote work communities. But it isn't necessary to do so to claim your ticket.
Nope, because there’s nothing to refund. Tickets are 100% free.
An optional donation can be made to Big Orange Heart when you select your ticket but the tickets themselves are free, zero, nothing, not-a-one! Cha-ching!
Yes, 100% without a doubt, please do!
If you have something to share with the community, we want to know about it. You can apply right here on the website. Although we won't be able to accept all applications (due to a limited number of sessions) we want to hear your ideas! You can apply under the Open Calls tab at the top of this page.
We want to ensure there is representation from each of the continents we’ll be delivering WordFest from, so please hit that speaker registration now.
You know how this goes…
hand your marketing budget, we’ll throw up a logo.
No, no, no, no. We can not stand this model. We recognise times are different and so we’ve developed a truly social experience for our attendees. We want to see how we can partner with you to keep building on this best experience, for all involved.
If you want to join us as a partner of WordFest, we’re very open to ideas and discussions. We have to ensure this is mutually beneficial for you, the attendees and us the charity.
We love WordCamp! We’re a team of WordCamp organisers. We wholeheartedly support and encourage WordCamp. But we’re delivering this event, in part, to raise awareness as well as funds for Big Orange Heart. BOH is a registered charity with a mission to support and promote positive well-being and mental health within remote working communities.
WordCamps do not permit fundraising for specific charitable organisations and as such we are delivering this event independently.
100% of your donations will go directly to Big Orange Heart. This will enable the continued growth of free well-being and mental health support for the remote working community. If you’re interested to know more about how funds are used, please see https://big.ht/open.