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If you ask any WordPress enthusiast why they like WordPress, you’re likely to hear “because it’s so easy.” It’s a response I’ve given many times myself. Aside from being easy to use, WordPress is powerful, flexible, and people use it in a myriad of ways. So if we’re being totally honest, WordPress is one complicated…

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Git + MAMP + SiteGround

For too long now I have put off the chore of getting my local development environment set up in a way that would allow me to use Git to push my code directly to SiteGround. I had tried in the past but always ended up hitting a stumbling block somewhere along the way. There is…

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Single use apps

Last month at work, I took on a new project; AppPresser. If you haven’t heard of it, AppPresser is a suite of plugins for WordPress that make it easy for site owners to turn their site into a native iOS or Android app. Making apps is something that I’ve wanted to do for several years, so…

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Plugin-A-Palooza entry: CC: Devs

This year for WordCamp Orange County, the organizers have put together an event called Plugin-A-Palooza. To enter you simply needed to come up with an idea for a plugin, write it and release it to the WordPress plugin repo by a certain date. When I first heard about it I thought to myself, “This is…

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Sometimes we all need a reminder

Well, here we are. It’s a Monday afternoon after a WordCamp weekend. I’m mostly caught up on my emails and it’s the time of day where my mind starts to wonder back to all the great things that took place over the weekend. This time it was WordCamp Orange County. There were some great sessions,…

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WordPress is alive and well in Minneapolis

I just finished spending 6 days in Minneapolis and had a great time. There was soooo much WordPress related content to take in. It was really impressive. Here’s what my week looked like: WordPress Wednesday On Wednesday, Justin and I headed to CoCo, a coworking spot in downtown to work for the day. There they…

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WordPress training in 2013

This year, thanks to the prodding of the #TeachVegas group, I put together a small series of classes through the website skillshare.com. These classes are small (<20 people) and mostly informal and typically run about 3 hours. I covered topics like WordPress for the absolute beginner, Which plugins to use and how to configure them,…

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WordPress Community Summit wrap-up

A few months back I was absolutely humbled when I received an invite to a fairly exclusive event; The WordPress Community Summit. This was to be the first of its kind, invite only meetup/conference with about 100 people from the WordPress community in attendance. People from all over the globe were planning to attend. We…

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Genesis Simple Headers 2.0-beta

[UPDATED: Version 2.0 was released. Go get it!] A while back I wrote a plugin called Genesis Simple Headers and it’s been fairly well received. For a while now it has been in need of some TLC. I’m getting pretty close to releasing an entirely new version and would love love love to have a couple sets…

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The best way to learn a subject is to teach it

One of the many groups I’m involved with is called Shift Vegas. The goal is to shift the outsider’s perception of what Las Vegas is all about. Believe it or not, casinos and strip clubs isn’t all we have going. There are many sub-groups to Shift Vegas and my main area of interest is education.…

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