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

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 […]

Content, Content, Content!

Our September 9th Meetup at Posh CoWorking Lounge was a Deep Dive discussion that focused on Content, Content Content. It was an open-ended, fast moving discussion about all aspects of content development strategies and management.  Our attendees ranged from writers who produced their own site content, to site managers and owners who had content produced […]

Thanks to Bobbie Wilson We Now Have a Job Board

The Austin WordPress Job Board Forum as Been Added Thanks to Bobby Wilson, one of the Co-Organizers of the Austin WordPress Group, we now have a Job Boards Forum. Our members have asked for a number of features, but having access to a Austin WordPress Community Jobs Board was rated number one. The forum is […]

Sensible Site Navigation —Building an Information Structure

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series WordPress For Beginners

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series WordPress For BeginnersThis 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 […]

WordPress 3.6 “Oscar” and Twenty Thirteen Review

  On August 1st Matt Mellenweg announced that WordPress, version 3.6 known as “Oscar” and the new Twenty Thirteen theme, are now in general release. With 1.5 million downloads in less than a week, Twenty Thirteen broke the records of previous releases. For a complete list of features go to: http://wordpress.org/news/2013/08/oscar/. For one of the […]

Infographic 2013 – A Visual Representation of Matt’s “State of the Word”

The folks from Elegant Themes attended WordCamp San Francisco and have aggregated the stats about how WordPress is used and consumed from Matt’s annual State of WordPress presentation into an infographic. The Elegant Theme designers have generously given WordPress Bloggers permission to repost the infographic. The following infographic gives a visual representation of the state […]

Getting Started – Installing WordPress and Understanding the Dashboard

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series WordPress For Beginners

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series WordPress For BeginnersThe July 2013 meetup session is the first of a series of seven classes that will be presented on the third Monday of every month through January 2014. The session descriptions of ‘The WordPress for Beginners’ series have been posted on the Austin […]

Additional WordPress Plugins for Business Sites

In a lively Q &A at last night’s WordPress for Business some additional plugins were discussed as possible solutions for specific issues raised by attendees. As promised, we have noted the names and urls of those WordPress Plugins below. Really Simple CAPTCHA CAPTCHA | Contact Form 7 Stripe Checkout WordPress Donation Plugin with Goals and […]