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Blondish.net is run by Nile Flores, a WordPress Designer and Developer from the St. Louis metro east, that is dedicated to building WordPress websites that convert. That means that Nile makes sure she delivers a website that works in gaining that subscriber, commentator, or buyer. Aside from being a business, Blondish.net covers topics like blogging, WordPress, SEO, social media, and web design in order to help you rock your website out like a rockstar!
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Nile Flores will be presenting Creating A WordPress Website That Works From the Start. Nile lives in Centralia, Illinois, but is from Belleville, Illinois.
Here’s Nile’s interview. ( Note from Jen Swisher (lead organizer): Please note that every speaker got the same questions, and Nile has done them all, but since it’s strange for Nile to interview herself, I have stepped in.)
My fondest memory is WordCamp Nashville 2015. I was invited as a backup speaker because they weren’t sure if they’d have someone back out. Somehow they kept having speakers back out, due to conflicting schedules. It happens! They invited me back to speak in 2016, on the same topic I submitted the previous year.
- Yoast SEO – If you don’t have it, you should. This plugin has a lot of great tools to help any WordPress website owner.
- Gravity Forms – I love it. I know that it’s a premium plugin, but with the developer license, I’ve really enjoyed being able to create forms easily and even customize them.
- W3 Total Cache – I admit that this is a beast of a plugin, but after using it for so long, I’ve mastered it quite well. It’s helped optimize my site.
WordCamp’s over, now what do you do? CELEBRATE!! Come to the Regional Arts Commission building (6128 Delmar Blvd.) for an evening with your fellow attendees.
The afterparty will start at 6p.m. and go until 9p.m. There will be opportunities to chat with fellow attendees, snacks, drinks, and more!
Bring Your Brews!
We’ll have soda, water, and beer, but if you are a brewer and want to share, feel free to bring some along!
WordCamp St. Louis is happening March 18th!
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