In case you haven’t been around for the past few months, this year is a major year for WordPress and accessibility. Many of the contributing developers are pushing for improvements across the WordPress ecosystem and a few are even doing things about it.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve worked with a church that uses WordPress as their CMS of choice and loves it. Having worked in church tech for several years, I saw this so many times. It’s a great platform with a low barrier of entry and great resources for those without massive marketing […]
One of my goals this year was to contribute back to WordPress in a meaningful way. I decided in December that I would accomplish this by joining the theme review team. As January comes to a close, I’ve started to take stock of what I’ve accomplished in the goal arena and how I can improve […]
I got there early. I’m not talking like 5 minutes early so I could find a good seat. I’m talking like 20 minutes early where the speaker hadn’t even shown up yet and I was the only person in the room for 5-10 minutes.
It was 2011. I had just gotten married to my beautiful bride and was looking for a full time, salaried position to begin our new life together. We had graduated from college a few months before and were starry eyed in love and with hope about the future. As luck would have it, I found […]
Working with eCommerce stores hasn’t always been easy like it is today. The first eCommerce store I ever worked with was a pain. It was slow, clunky and often times making a simple change to a product meant 45 minutes or more work and changing things in several places. But it was the best product […]
I have several ongoing personal projects that are getting closer and closer to launch. These projects are going to need an ecommerce platform very soon. While I’ve watched the various plugins rise and fall over the course of the past 7 years, I wondered recently if there are any that I wasn’t aware of that […]
Losing someone within a community isn’t easy. And the passing of Kim Parsell isn’t any easier. Her life touched so many in the WordPress community and I’m sure in the local community around her that the death leaves a hole that is both painful and shocking. Kim Parsell loved the community. That much was always […]
I have a hard time with plugin reviews.
Carrie Dils, a WordPress developer from Fort Worth, Texas, recently published a wonderful post about surviving a WordCamp for noobs. I really enjoyed her post and it sparked some more thoughts from my first WordCamp experience in Spring 2014 at WCATX. This post is in response to her post as well as in addition to.