tl;dr: I loved Pressnomics

Last week was dominated by my plans to attend Pressnomics 2. A conference centered around the business side of WordPress. What does that mean? Well, it’s less about using WordPress and more about building a business around it. I spent the first part of the week preparing to be gone for 5 days. I then…

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WordCamp Portland – Round 3

One of my favorite WordCamp events each year is always the one up in Portland. No, not just because they had kegs of beer just inside the front door. Although that certainly didn’t suck. Their local WordPress community is awesome and invited in us outsiders with open arms. By the end of the first weekend…

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Adding conditional headers in WordPress

While working on a project recently, the client wanted to display a custom header graphic for a specific ection of their site. This was complicated by the fact that there were a few places where the header needed to be changed; a static page that’s used as a landing page for the content, the category…

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How to get started as a WordPress developer for hire

A friend of mine sent me the following message on Facebook today: I have a buddy of mine that is an aspiring WordPress dev. I was curious if you had any linkage or inside info on perhaps ways for my buddy to find work. While I don’t have any inside information, I can tell you…

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When it clicks

I’ve been web developer for quite a while and still get a kick out of that moment when you hit save, refresh the browser window and see your code come to life. A minute ago, this functionality wasn’t there. Click, there it is. I love that! I’ve been messing around with the WordPress 3.0 beta…

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Back on the WordCamp party bus

Last year I had such a great time hosting, attending and presenting at WordCamp events all over the country. I think I ended up at 9 events last year. It looks like this year isn’t going to be all that different. I’ve already booked travel for several WordCamp events, and have mapped out several others…

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WordPress and the need for canonical plugins

A few weeks back I attended WordCamp New York. While there I was asked to take part in a discussion on canonical plugins for WordPress. I had heard of the concept but not the terminology. In case you are in the same boat, to make a plugin canonical would be to mark it as the…

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WordCamp Portland – A Love Story

I have lived in Las Vegas for the past 7 years and I have said on many occasions since then that I don’t think I could live anywhere else after living there. One weekend trip to Portland later and I believe I may have to amend that statement. In a word, Portland is awesome! This…

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Preparing to attend your first WordCamp event

I’ve done a bunch of writing about WordCamp events over the past few months. Likely due to the fact that I’ve organized one (Las Vegas), attended one (Denver), spoke at one (Reno-Tahoe) and am currently sitting on a plane heading to San Francisco to attend yet another. As if that’s not enough WordCamp for one…

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WordCamp Reno-Tahoe Wrap-up

This morning I woke up early and hopped on a plane from Vegas and landed in Reno around 8:30. We quickly made our way to our hotel to drop of some bags and have a quick bite to eat before heading over to the Reynolds School of Journalism on the UNR campus to attend WordCamp…

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