So what happens if you mix WordPress with Eminem lyrics featuring Dre? No, not that Dre, this Dre. This has to be the best WordPress rap ever. By possibly by the best Dre there is.
If you own a WordPress business, the event to go to last year was PressNomics. In case you missed it and were sad about that – I sure was – it’s good to know there will be a second one.
It’s official. Planning is underway for PressNomics 2.0.
The idea of PressNomics is simple: Get the movers and shakers of the WordPress economy in the same physical place and bring in amazing business focused speakers to share their experience, add in some ample social time and see what happens.
Interested? Just drop your email over here.
Our very own Siobhan just released a post on Smashing Magazine offering advise to anyone beginning in the WordPress Community. Or in her own words:
This article is a result of their insight, and I hope that it provides some encouragement and guidance to newbies — whether you’re a user or a developer — as well as some tips for advanced WordPress users who continue to learn throughout their lives. With that in mind: WordPress community, take it away!
“At this point, I have one option that I personally can do; Remove my themes from ThemeForest. Doing so would mean my income would drop to $0 and I would have to lay off my one employee. This is not reasonable. Even if I moved my themes to another marketplace I’d take a hit of thousands of dollars a month.”
Whenever someone writes a paragraph like that and is talking about WordCamps & GPL, you know there will be an interesting debate going on in the comments.
Should this just be between the Foundation / WordCamp and Envato or is the current ruling correct?
The WordPress rewrite system is an area many people struggle with when starting out. People not familiar with rewrite systems don’t necessarily understand what role they play and often developers who are used to using rewrite systems find WordPress’s implementation somewhat clunky.
When working on relatively complex WordPress projects, which have multiple custom taxonomies and combinations of post types, custom rewrite rules are likely to be needed. [Read more…] about WordPress Rewrite Rules, Human Made Core Style!
I have recently had the chance to read through the new Mobile Book by Smashing Magazine. It was thoroughly enjoyable, not only because of the different authors contributing, but also for the diverse topics discussed.
The book is broken down into three categories: the mobile landscape, responsive web design and user experience design. While there are plenty of valuable technical concepts, they are reinforced with a good overview of the mobile ecosystem we find ourselves in. [Read more…] about The Mobile Book by Smashing Magazine (Review)
WordPress is a terrific publishing tool and you probably agree with me if you are reading this blog. But that does not mean there isn’t a learning curve, especially for users that aren’t very tech savvy. When we build websites for our clients, or even perhaps for WordPress verticals, it is important that we put ourselves in the shoes of the users, identify their pain points, and help them along so that they aren’t intimidated by the system.
I will show you how to make the current interface simpler on your websites, with currently available tools. We’ll also look forward to the future of the platform and its level of administrative simplicity in general.