H.Sandra Chevalier-Batik

Places you can find H.Sandra

Sandra is a partner in Pleiades Publishing Services and Pleiades WebCenter. She is a WordPress Evangelist, Consultant and Trainer. She is co-organizer of the Austin WordPress MeetUp, and has served as a member of the organizing team for the WordCamp Austin 2010, WordUp Austin 2012, WordCamp Austin 2012, and is a lead trainer for the Hands-On WordPress classes. Sandra has earned a reputation for taking highly complex subjects and presenting them in easily understood modules. Her informal approach helps put class attendees at ease and ready to tackle unfamiliar material.

Posts by H.Sandra Chevalier-Batik

eCommerce for Your WordPress Site

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Meetup Meeting Notes

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Meetup Meeting NotesThis month’s Austin WordPress sessions for beginners — An  Introduction to eCommerce — understanding the basics of adding eCommerce to your WordPress site. WordPress Developer and Trainer, Nick Batik will reviewed the eCommerce process — SSLs, shopping carts, merchant accounts, and what else […]

Setting up a Development Environment for a New, First-Time Developer

Chris Wiegman lead this month’s WordPress Intermediate session. “Setting up a development environment for a new, first-time developer.” This presentation is the next installment in our “Putting Your Code Pants On” series — design to help those ready to take that next step in their WordPress journey. This is your chance to learn from one […]

Effective Content Creation: Austin WordPress 09.15.14 Meet-up Notes

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series WordPress For Beginners

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series WordPress For BeginnersBest Practices for Effective Content Creation This WordPress for Beginners presentation focused on the tools and processes available to help those new to WordPress develop and implement a winning content creation strategy. After making all the hard choices to design and develop a […]

How to Choose and Install a WordPress Theme

Meetup notes from August 18, 2014 Meetup Session. To access the slide deck (that includes the various check lists and site tester) for “How to Choose and Install a WordPress Theme” please go to: http://presentations.handsonwp.com/category/how-to-choose-and-install-a-wordpress-theme.  For the complete notes for “How to Choose and Install a WordPress Theme” go to: http://handsonwp.com/series/how-to-choose-and-install-a-wordpress-theme/  Additional information requested in last […]

WordPress Security For The Non-Programmer

The past few months have been a series of “Rock your WordPress World” events for our community. The rapid growth in the popularity of WordPress has made our sites tempting targets for hackers. The attackers have become more ingenious — sniffing out vulnerabilities in WordPress themes, plugins and even core code. Fitting to the disturbing […]

Building an Information Structure for your WordPress Site

This is part two, of a seven-part presentation series, structured to support those new to WordPress. The goal is to provide a contiguous set of WordPress Meetups designed to help attendees gain the skills to build and use a WordPress website. This series was developed in cooperation with the Four Points Chamber of Commerce. This […]

An Introduction to the Genesis Framework

The slides and additional meeting notes for “An Introduction to the Genesis Framework” are posted at: http://handsonwp.com/knowledge-base/tips-tricks/introduction-genesis-framework/

A Beginner’s Guide to WordPress Plugins

If you are just getting started with WordPress there is a good chance you are trying to figure out just what plugins are, how they add functionality to your WordPress site and some suggestions about the must have plugins for your site. To access the meeting notes, all of the links, and the presentation slide […]

Sane Approach to SEO

WordPress Beginners Series — December 16, 2013 Presenters: Nick Batik, H. Sandra Chevalier Batik Sane Approach to SEO was the sixth in our WordPress Beginners series sponsored by the Four Corners Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the Austin Baptist Church. This final meeting of 2013 had a great turn out and attendees contributed to […]

How to Choose and Install a WordPress Theme

MeetUp Notes for 09.16.13 There are thousands of free themes available on the WordPress Theme Directory and that doesn’t even include premium themes and the option of creating a custom theme. With all those options in mind, choosing between all of these themes can be bewildering. At our September 16th WordPress Beginners meeetup we discussed […]