State of the Word 2014

For the past 11 years, the WordPress community has eagerly awaited the “State of the Word” address from WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg. It’s great to review the recent milestones and hear about the future direction of WordPress. State of the Word 2014 happened in October, but many people who use WordPress for their website vs developing for WordPress don’t know about it. So I’ve … Read More

Slides from WordCamp Raleigh 2014: 5 Things You Shouldn’t Do With A WordPress Plugin

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I had a great time at WordCamp Raleigh this weekend and even got to present a workshop! If you’ve never been to a WordCamp, I highly recommend you look for one in your area. It’s a great place to network with other WordPress enthusiasts and learn about some pretty cool WordPress topics. Below is a copy of my slide deck. Enjoy! PS. I saw … Read More

WordPress Plugin Review: Page Builder

If you’ve ever found yourself frustrated by the page design limitations in a WordPress theme, the Page Builder plugin by SiteOrigin might be the answer you’re looking for. Page Builder adds an additional tab to the Visual and Text editor on your WordPress pages and posts. It allows you to section the page into rows, and divide each row into multiple widgetized areas. You … Read More

WordPress Plugin Review: WordPress SEO by Yoast

WordPress SEO by Yoast is by far my preferred SEO Plugin. The Wikipedia definition of Search Engine Optimization (aka SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine’s “natural” or un-paid (“organic”) search results. However, now that SEO is becoming a common term used by those outside of the industry, many people also use … Read More

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