WPSessions: Upgrade your WordPress Skills by Learning from the Experts
WPSessions is an online training resource for WordPress developers that was launched in June 2013. The aim of the project is to help those working in the WordPress ecosystem gain time, skill, and efficiency, while also increasing the demand for their services. The highlight of WPSessions is that its training sessions are delivered by experts from the world of WordPress. This so far has included 34 well-known industry names such as Chris Lema, Corry Miller of iThemes, Tony Perez and Dre Armeda from Sucuri, and plugin expert Pippin Williamson of Pippin’s Plugins.
The learning materials are available in two formats: sessions and courses. While the sessions are single entities, usually lasting around three hours, the courses are multi-part and go into their topics in much more depth. The sessions are delivered live and online, giving attendees the ability to ask questions and interact with the course leaders and fellow community members. The sessions and courses are all archived and made available for access on demand after the initial live broadcast.
Access to the Sessions
While some of the sessions are available for free, for others a one-time fee is charged for access. However the newly launched WPSessions VIP membership option gives access to all the training sessions and courses for one annual fee. VIP membership also includes the added bonuses of being able to download the recordings for offline viewing, join the private discussion area, and gain access to the speaker interviews where the presenters go into more depth about their experiences, plus a whole lot more
Top Content from WPSessions
In the first 12 months since opening its virtual doors, WPSessions added 12 sessions to the line-up, in addition to the announcement of a course on creating your first WordPress plugin, led by Pippin Williamson. Here are some highlights from the full back catalogue:
- Your First WordPress Plugin (course)
- Security for Site Owners
- Building a Membership Site
- Running a WordPress Business
- Building WordPress Plugins (free)
Also, don’t forget to check out the blog which contains interviews with some of the presenters, as well as the insightful WPSessions year in review post.
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While the web is packed with tutorials and advice for WordPress users, WPSessions has done something different by inviting an impressive selection of experts from their respective realms of WordPress proficiency to come and share their knowledge and experience in an interactive online format. With free sessions available there’s no reason not to give WPSessions a try and see if the format appeals to you. With access to the premium sessions available on an individual basis, or as an all-inclusive package through the VIP membership option, whether you just want to upgrade one specific aspect of your WordPress skills, or improve across the board, there is a payment option for you. Start upgrading your WordPress skills and abilities today with WPSessions.