Ycademy Seminar June 2013

Ycademy Seminar June 2013

Promptly on 29th and 30th June 2013, we held our monthly online YCADEMY Seminar.

The main topics were: How to setup and manage a WordPress multisite (not a multi-user site :) – and the reasons for considering this important step and/or change . Secondly, we went through mainly the new features of Lightroom 5 – a practical if not essential tool for professional photographers -, which has added some sexy features – like a spiffy lens correction tool, radial filter, spot removal, cloning and healing tool…-  all of which I would have expected in Photoshop CS6! And yes: now it’s even better to create BLURB photobooks with Lightroom 5! Although, personally, I will most probably stick to ADOBE InDesign; it just offers more freedom to the creative mind.

Who knows what ADOBE has in mind for our future in the Cloud? Perhaps Photoshop should remain the preferred tool for graphic designers and Lightroom the must-have for any photographer? No more need for both?

 

Ycademy Seminar June 2013

 

Ycademy Seminar June 2013

As we are web developers and web designers with a number of websites and blogs – all of which take a lot of time to control, maintain and monitor, never mind to feed with regular original content – , the focus at the YCADEMY Seminar June 2013 was heavily on understanding and developing a WordPress Multisite Network. Not that we didn’t have quite some practice from the past, but with WordPress moving forward rapidly all the time, with one update following the next, and this with many excellent new features and changes, this was just the right thing to do! Besides, we are all a bit tired of being hacked, too. Here we have more security, well – let’s hope!

For structural or SEO reasons many publisher manage multiple WordPress based websites on different installations. In order to streamline site management and to optimize the administrative workflow, we explored the WordPress Multisite features. We added the multisite function to our main website and added on additional sites for targeted niches or purposes. Domain Mapping allows to use custom domains for each site; something we will still complete over the week.

Spending hours on code and complex issues, is exhaustive for the eyes and the mind; therefore the next Ycademy Training Calls will be dedicated to further exploration and tying up of lose ends.

And the learning continues… :)