WordCamp Canada 2024 speaker schedule now available!  #WCEH

Our speaker schedule is now available, please see: https://canada.wordcamp.org/2024/schedule/

Regular tickets for WordCamp Canada 2024 are only $75 for 3 days of unforgettable learning, networking, and fun.  https://canada.wordcamp.org/2024/tickets/
Connect with a community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for all things WordPress – July 11 to 13, 2024, in Ottawa.

Call for Sponsors:
To make WordCamp Canada a success, we are relying on the generous support of sponsors to cover a major part of the costs. By becoming a sponsor you will gain exposure to a highly targeted audience and demonstrate your commitment to the WordPress community. We have an outstanding lineup of speakers that has just been announced that is sure to attract a full crowd. Now we need the support of sponsors to make this exciting and ground-breaking event happen!  With sponsorship levels from Butter Tart and Poutine to Maple Syrup, we have tried to be imaginative in providing a range of opportunities and cost levels. Please see https://canada.wordcamp.org/2024/sponsorship-prospectus/ for details.

Call for Volunteers:
There is an endless list of tasks to do to make a WordCamp happen.  We’re looking for volunteers, both before and during the event. To volunteer to help out please see https://canada.wordcamp.org/2024/call-for-volunteers/

We are also looking for translators for the website content. If you can help translate, or know someone who might be able to help us, please let us know.

Thank you,
WordCamp Canada 2024 Organizers

WordCamp Coming to Halifax, Nova Scotia!

offical wapuu of WordCamp Halifax
Meet ‘Wabster’, WordCamp Halifax’s official wapuu!

This May marks a very special month for people in Atlantic Canada. Not only will the first signs of spring appear in the area (finally), but a new conference will be popping up as well.

WordCamp Halifax is happening on May 27th at Marion McCain Building at Dalhousie University. This will be the first WordCamp in Canada East of Montreal, making it the web-related event of the season for Maritimers.

 

Get To Know Halifax

Halifax is best known for its friendly community and beautiful harbour. Take in cafes, beer gardens, the Citadel Hill, a farmers market and more pubs than you can count! May is a lovely time of year on the peninsula with lots of sunshine and occasional shower. Be sure to check out the newly built Central Library downtown – a spectacular architectural feat. Spend the whole week in Halifax to take road trips to other beautiful parts of the province: wine tours, U-picks and quaint fishing villages can all be found within a few hours drive away from the capital.

WordCamp has affordable accommodations if you want to stay close to the venue. More information can be found here.

 

What To Expect At WordCamp Halifax

With a mere $25 price tag, attendees can expect to enjoy:

  • Catered lunch
  • Swag bag with lots of goodies
  • Happiness Bar where attendees can get one-on-one help with their website
  • Lots of networking with people from a multitude of industries and skill levels
  • 25 local, national and international speakers
  • 21 informative sessions in three tracks
  • An After Party five minutes from the venue, with affordable bevvy’s & snacks (you know how Haligonians love a good kitchen party!)

The team has worked hard to bring diverse programming to this inaugural WordCamp with three tracks of learning:

  • Content Creators: Easiest sessions. Little prior WordPress experience expected
  • Site Creators: Some WordPress experience would be beneficial for these sessions, but is not required. Small amounts of HTML, CSS, PHP and Javascript might be presented in some talks
  • Code Creators: Advanced WordPress concepts, HTML, CSS, PHP and Javascript will be presented.

 

We can’t wait to see everyone this May, so nab a ticket. With a limited seating of 185, you’ll have to grab one before they’re gone!

Canadian English Theme Translations

The core WordPress project have now opened supported themes for translation into local languages. This has opened thousands of new text strings to translate from US English to Canadian English.

If you would like to assist, then you can head on over to https://translate.wordpress.org/locale/en-ca/default/wp-themes and start translating.

We will then review all submitted stings for accuracy. You can post a comment to this post of the themes you have contributed to.

WordPress 4.0 “Benny”

The Canadian English version of WordPress 4.0 is now released!

Official Notice from the Core team:

Version 4.0 of WordPress, named “Benny” in honor of jazz clarinetist and bandleaderBenny Goodman, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. While 4.0 is just another number for us after 3.9 and before 4.1, we feel we’ve put a little extra polish into it. This release brings you a smoother writing and management experience we think you’ll enjoy.

WordPress 3.7 “Basie” in Canadian English, Eh!

It is that time that we get to release a brand new major release of WordPress. There are a lot of changes in the backend, not that you should notice.

WordPress 3.7 “Basie”

Posted October 24, 2013 by Matt Mullenweg. Filed under Releases.

Version 3.7 of WordPress, named “Basie” in honor of Count Basie, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features some of the most important architectural updates we’ve made to date. Here are the big ones:

  • Updates while you sleep: With WordPress 3.7, you don’t have to lift a finger to apply maintenance and security updates. Most sites are now able to automatically apply these updates in the background. The update process also has been made even more reliable and secure, with dozens of new checks and safeguards.
  • Stronger password recommendations: Your password is your site’s first line of defense. It’s best to create passwords that are complex, long, and unique. To that end, our password meter has been updated in WordPress 3.7 to recognize common mistakes that can weaken your password: dates, names, keyboard patterns (123456789), and even pop culture references.
  • Better global support: Localized versions of WordPress will receive faster and more complete translations. WordPress 3.7 adds support for automatically installing the right language files and keeping them up to date, a boon for the many millions who use WordPress in a language other than English.

For developers there are lots of options around how to control the new updates feature, including allowing it to handle major upgrades as well as minor ones, more sophisticated date query support, and multisite improvements. As always, if you’re hungry for more dive into the Codex or browse the over 400 closed tickets on Trac.

Read full post >> https://wordpress.org/news/2013/10/basie/