Workshops and Contributors Day

Workshops and Contibutors Day will be on April 16th (Saturday) on Korkeavuorenkatu 35, Helsinki.

Register to Workshops from here.

On Workshops and Contributors Day we’ll be going through specific topics in small groups. Bring your laptop with you because it might involve coding also.

  • Workshops are more like easy going classes in school.
  • Contributing means contributions to Core and translating Core, Themes and Plugins.


11:00 am – 13:00 pm: Workshop round I, contributions to Core and translating
13:00 pm – 14:00 pm: Lunch break
14:00 pm – 16:00 pm: Workshop round II, contributions to Core and translating

Contributing teams all day at 11:00 am – 16:00 pm

Contributing and translating starts with a ~45 min long “how to” tutorial. If you would like to learn about both, it’s fine to eg. attend the tutorial on contributing to core and spend the rest of the day translating, or the other way around. You can also attend the afternoon workshops if you like.

Nikolay Bachiyski is showing how to contribute to Core. You don’t want to miss this chance! Daniel Koskinen is hosting the Core translation team.

 Workshops at 11:00 am – 13:00 pm

  1. Freelance Workshop: Networking, sharing experiences and ideas. Hosted by Sami Keijonen.
  2. Search engine optimization: How to get both Google and visitors to like your site? SEO Workshop where we go through a couple of your WordPress sites and provide hands-on suggestions for improving your structure, content and code from a search engine optimization perspective. Hosted by Jonathan Björkskog.

13:00 pm – 14:00 pm: Lunch break

Workshops at 14:00 pm – 16:00 pm

  1. Accessibility Workshop: Tips and tricks how to create more accessible themes. Pick a site which we’ll work on. Hosted by Sami Keijonen.
  2. Building a theme from scratch: This beginner-level workshop covers the basics of WordPress theme building and template hierarchy. Bring your laptop and have WordPress running on your machine or server if you want to have a go at building a theme yourself. Hosted by Sonja Jaakkola.
  3. Internationalization (i18n) and Localization (l10n): If you have existing content that you would like to make available for different languages, now’s your chance. We’ll go through the basics of how WordPress handles languages and see how we can implement those methods in existing WordPress themes and plugins. For more experienced users, we can go as far as making your sites multilingual. If you can, please have WordPress running locally on your laptop to save some time. Hosted by Niko Pettersen.

Register to Workshops from here.