All you wants to know about WordCamp Baroda

WodCamp Baroda

Do you love WordPress and want to know more about WordPress coding or Blogging or any other aspects ? Want to meet WordPress loving people and gain/share knowledge about WordPress ?

If you agree on all / any points then WordCamp Baroda is the event for you and if you are reading this now that means you missed the chance. Never mind WordCamp Mumbai is coming up soon.

What is WordCamp ?

WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. It’s way to meet and greet WordPress lovers. It may be Blogger, Programmer, Digital Marketing, SEO, Author, Consultant, Corporate person, Geek or anyone but the common things between all is WordPress.

Just to update you that first ever WordCamp was held at San Francisco, USA in 2006 and then it started across the globe very soon.

I am one person who missed first WordCamp which was happened at Delhi after Delhi, I was part of every WordCamp across the India and of course feeling proud for that.

What I learn from WordCamp Baroda ?

 There are many awesome speakers were part of WordCamp Baroda. Check the following list of speakers. [Alphabetically shorted]

 Annkur Agrawal

Talk of Annkur was really great and it was more about Mobile generation is coming or already came for few verticals and that too in India. He shares some insight about how his journey started with Blogging / WordPress and so on.

As per Annkur, the top search engine for India is YouTube, which is little surprise to me as well. One more notable thing was in mobile devices “Opera Mini” is one of the leading browser.

Harsh Agrawal

Harsh Agrawal is one of know Indian blogger and Founder of ShoutMeLoud

Harsh’s talk was about WordPress SEO . He share list of some wonderful plugins. Check the following list.

1. Author Link : For Google Authorship

2. Digg Digg : For adding Social icons

3. Google XML Sitemaps : For creating XML Sitemaps

4. SEO Friendly Images : For image optimization

5. WP Robots Txt : For writing robots.txt

6. Date Exclusion SEO : To exclude dates showing on SERPS for better CTR

7. SEO Smart Links : For internal linking

8. WP Total Cache : For increasing server performance

I must pass credit to Gaganpreet Singh who posted this list on his Facebook wall.

Jaydip Parikh

The surprise part was for me that one of participant came to me ask me about my recent blog post about Do relationship link building, I was so surprise that people are reading this in so details.

Do not feel surprise if anyone says that WooCommerce is part of The Top 5 Most Popular eCommerce Platforms

Anyways you can check my PPT as follows,

King Sidharth

King Sidharth is one more speaker who is one of regular speaker during few WordCamps. He talk about Typography during his WordCamp talk, as per this blog post he is going to post slides soon.

Some quick notes take by Gaganpreet

  • Web is made up of 90% of text
  • Use font size between 16px to 18px
  • Recommended letter spacing – 1px
  • Recommended line height : 1.6em
  • Use Font Face. Recommended : Open Sans, Ubuntu, Roboto
  • Use Responsive Typography

Recommended Tool to create perfect typography “Golden Ratio Typography Calculator”

M Nagarajan

He is an IAS officer with Gujarat Government. His presentation was really engaging and best part of his presentation was he wants to develop WordPress community which can help to solve Government problems with WordPress.

Prasath Nadarajah

Prasath is part of Automatic team and he specially travel from Srilanka for WordCamp Baroda. He talked about Extending WP with Filters and Actions. I am not that much geeky so can ‘t explain more about the session.

Samuel Sidler

Samuel is one more Geek from team Automatic. His discussion about how we should contribute to WordPress. This session was like how people are contributing for WordPress community. I feel more and more Indian should start doing this.

Saurabh Shukla

He is the man, how simply he explains about Hooks is really creative. Saurabh tried to make it the simplest version of Hooks.

Siobhan McKeown

Siobhan discussed about Creating Reality: How Free Software empowers us to control our World. And I also do believe that WordPress really empower many individuals and that’s why now close to 20% of Websites are on WordPress.

Sathish Nagarajan

Sathish was co-speaker with me at WordCamp Jabalpur too and his session was one of the engaging session at WordCamp Jabalpur and the same thing repeat at WordCamp Baroda too, he discussed about Creating Large Scale Web Apps using WordPress.

Checkout his PPT as follows.

Over all it was really great experience at WordCamp Baroda. BTW what was your experience ?

5 Best WordPress Community theme with BuddyPress and bbPress

Salutation-WP-Community-theme

We all know that WordPress is not limited to blogging platform but now WordPress is best choice for CMS. You can use WordPress for Blogging platform, Corporate Site, Job Site and various other purposes.

You might be thinking Can we use WordPress for Community site ? And If yes we can then How we should use WordPress as Community Platform. The answer is of course we can use WordPress as Community Platform there are themes available which can help you to build a community site which Forum, Members, Groups and many more things along with your Blog or Multi Author blog too. BuddyPress and bbPress are products by Automatic Inc.

BuddyPress is an awesome product for making Social Network for your niche and you can use bbPress for Forum software again by the creator of WordPress.

Themes for WordPress Social / Community site with bbPress and BuddyPress

Check some awesome themes which you can use for making Social Networking site or Community site.

OneCommunity – BuddyPress Theme

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OneCommunity is an awesome time with awesome integration with bbPress as well as BuddyPress. This theme is having 40+ different page layout for various internal pages. You can choose 9 color various for your community site while using this theme.  You can have Forums, Friends, Activity List, Blog, Community etc. in this theme. Check out OneCommunity – BuddyPress Theme Demo.

Salutation Responsive WordPress + BuddyPress Theme

Salutation-WP-Community-theme

As the title suggested this is a responsive theme with Community integration. This theme is having really good homepage layout which gives a clear call to action for all visitors. Using this theme you can have fully functional community site/portal along with your regular blog. Check Salutation Demo

Cinematix – BuddyPress Theme

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While you were having 9 color options with OneCommunity theme you can enjoy 10 color options with Cinematrix theme. This theme is having fully integrated with bbPress and also with BuddyPress too. If you are planning to have a community site for Film Lovers or School/Collage Group or for a matter your sports team, this theme is the best option for you. Check Cinematrix theme demo

PowerMag: The Most Muscular Magazine/Reviews Theme

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Looking for Magazine style community theme for your upcoming project? You must choose PowerMag theme for it. You also use this theme as Review site too. This community theme is retina ready responsive with SEO features. This theme also comes with some inbuilt premium plugin. You can use flexible layout for your social networking community site and your site will be different from others. PowerMag Theme Demo

Xphoria – BuddyPress Theme

Xphoria-Community-Theme

One more theme for community site is Xphoria. This is having very unique layout which make your site pretty interesting. This site is responsive with BuddyPress and bbPress integration. You can use various BuddyPress exertion with the theme. Having 40+ various inner page makes this interesting theme. Check Xphoria Theme Demo

Following Table will help you quick check about mentioning them.

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