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Matthew Pritchett

Christian, husband, father, business owner, developer.

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Should I?

My eldest had her third birthday this weekend. We had a very fun, present-filled celebration with family and even FaceTimed with those that couldn’t be there. It was a truly merry time. One of the things that I learning as a father is to enjoy those little moments as they fly by and are so […]

Growing Outside the WordPress Box

Growing Outside the WordPress Box

Sometimes I get too focused. I stop growing. I’ve been “head down” for the past several months. After joining Crowd Favorite, I jumped right into several projects. I also moved 800 miles from Texas to Georgia. Moving is both expensive and complex. There are licenses to update, crazy amounts of bills and lots of records […]

July Is WordPress NonProfit Month

July Is WordPress NonProfit Month

Let’s face it, there are a lot of really bad nonprofit websites out there. I mean really, really bad. But there are also some great examples of building a platform, a brand and an audience online in order to fulfil a mission and support a cause. That’s why I’m dedicating July as WordPress nonprofit month. […]

How To Build A Simple Fundraising Site – Part 3

Building a fundraising site for your organization to take donations or raise funds doesn’t have to be a huge pain. While there are many solutions for this and other web services, this is just one approach that can get you online and ready to take donations. Take this simple approach and have something up quickly. […]

How To Build A Simple Fundraising Site – Part 2

Previously, we chose a domain and setup hosting for our site. Now, we’re going to focus on doing some basic setup for our WordPress site and choosing a theme to create the layout and look of our site. WordPress comes pretty well setup out of the box, but there are a few settings that can […]

How To Build a Simple Fundraising Site – Part 1

Building a fundraising site for your organization to take donations or raise funds doesn’t have to be a huge pain. While there are many solutions for this and other web services, this is just one approach that can get you online and ready to take donations. Take this simple approach and have something up quickly. […]

A WordPress "Forced" Update

A WordPress “Forced” Update

***Update – So several members of the Core dev team and Core security team have responded on Twitter and pointed out that the updates were always this way and that the Codex was incorrect.  It has been updated to reflect reality.  While this still causes some frustration on my part, I appreciate their quickness to both […]

Getting Started With Easy Digital Downloads

Getting Started With Easy Digital Downloads

I’ve used several WordPress eCommerce plugins.  From WP Gold Cart to JigoShop to WooCommerce, I’ve used most of what was out there for the past 7 years.  The one I hadn’t used was Easy Digital Downloads, by Pippin Williamson and crew, due to its relatively newness in the industry. Man, I was missing out. I’ve […]

It's WordCamp Planning Season

It’s WordCamp Planning Season

This is one of my favorite clips from my childhood. It is, in all actuality, WordCamp planning season. 🙂 One of my favorite experiences of 2014, outside of the birth of my second daughter, was the planning process for WordCamp DFW 2014.  It was incredibly rewarding on both a personal and professional level.  It was […]

It's (Not) Time For WordPress To Automatically Update Themes, Plugins, And Core By Default

It’s (Not) Time For WordPress To Automatically Update Themes, Plugins, And Core By Default

Monday, Jeff Chandler published a post on WP Tavern called, “It’s Time For WordPress to Automatically Update Themes, Plugins, and Core by Default.” I have a huge amount of respect for Jeff and the WP Tavern team.  I think they have a great handle on what is going on in the WordPress space and they are part of my daily rounds to keep up to date on WordPress as a product and community.  But I think there is a huge component missing from the article on Monday that is a major argument against the idea of automatic updates to themes and plugins. Continue Reading

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