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

WP Engine Sponsors the WP Boot Camp BBQ Lunch

Happy Joe is absolutely thrilled to announce that our lunches for WP BootCamp Austin will be catered by none other than POK-E-JOs Smokehouse. POK-E-JO’s will offer a Mesquite smoked barbecue buffet that will make your mouth water. In addition to the smoked Texas brisket and other carnivore treats, POK-E-JO’s also offers a tasty vegetarian option for those not inclined to enjoy ribs and brisket. Meat choices will be mesquite-smoked beef brisket, all beef sausage, lemon pepper glazed chicken, St. […]

2015 WP Kids Camp

This year Taylor Christensen will lead Austin’s third WP Kids Camp as part of our WP BootCamp Austin on October 17th. The day includes workshop-style classes, learning sessions and time to work on their new WordPress site. Please go to: http://wpbootcamp.com/austin/ to register for this event  AGES: WP Kids Camp is geared toward kids aged 12-17 DESCRIPTION: WP […]

2015 WP Boot Camp

You Are Invited to Attend The 2015 WP Boot Camp The 2015 WP Boot Camp will be held Oct 17th at the For The City Center, 500 E St Johns Ave, Austin, TX 78752. This facility has been designed to host events like ours. It features a state-of-the-art auditorium for our plenary sessions and comfortable, […]

Understanding Search Engine Optimization

From the time you start building your first WordPress site, beginners hear about the importance of “SEO” In the past two WP Beginners classes Rich Plakas has discussed how WordPress site design effect SEO, and how to track inbound traffic with Google Analytics. Based on your requests at last month’s class, Rich agreeded to discuss […]

There Is A CheckList For That!

Sandi Batik lead this month’s Deep Dive Discussion examining the importance of checklists in the design and development  of successful WordPress sites.  Most WP Devs has checklists they use at various stages of a site’s life cycle. Checklists can help make you more productive and lower stress levels during critical aspects of a site launch […]

The Ultimate WordPress Workflow to Create Web sites of the Future.

The Ultimate WordPress Workflow: Using Browser Sync, Vagrant, and Gulp to create Web sites of the future. Eli McMakin demonstrated how to automate the install of your WordPress site with a custom Bash script. The bash script will include code that syncs that site to mobile devices and an IE9 Virtual Machine with Browser Sync, […]

WordPress Classes at HubAustin CoWorking

Nick and Sandi Batik have at last been able to reschedule their Hands-On Word Press classes that were canceled when Posh Co-Working Lounge closed. We have a new training venue for 2015 training schedule.  All classes will be taught at HubAustin Co-Working, 706 W Ben White Blvd, Building B, Suite 230B, Austin, Texas 78704. We are […]

The WordPress Beginner’s Guide To Google Analytics

This month Rich Plakas continued his WordPress Beginner’s By Request classes.  In previous sessions Rich has discussed how the best way to understand your audience is by understanding your traffic stats. Rich will share why Google Analytics is an important tool to master . Rich demonstrated how Google analytics helps you track: • Who visits your site […]

Revisiting WordPress Security

These last few months have been relatively scary for WordPress Community. WP Security issues have become an almost daily news items.  WPATX Members have asked, “What the heck is going on?”  Nick Batik lead the June WordPress Security Deep Dive Discussion. Nick reviewed the recent security exploits and what WordPress site owners need to know, and […]

Multisite Network Do’s and Don’ts – Experience from Some Enterprise Solutions

We’ve all built a ton of WordPress sites. We’ve also managed them all too. You’ve probably heard about WordPress Multisite Networks, and all the awesome things it can (and can’t) allow you to do. With great power, comes great responsibility. During this talk, Taylor steped through the do’s and don’ts of Multisite Networks. He shared […]