This morning, I had the honor to talk with Pippin Williamson about WordPress plugins, code, and the WordPress plugin ecosystem for WordSesh, an online WordPress conference. We had a great chat, and Pippin brought a ton of knowledge from his perspective as a professional WordPress plugin developer. I brought the perspective of a client centric […]
Almost all sliders I’ve seen suck. Let’s discuss why sliders tend to suck, and also I’ll give my advice on when sliders can be appropriate, and some tips for doing it right.
Pricing is a strange game in the consulting market. As consultants, we want to make as much as we can, and simultaneously we tend to charge for our time, and not for our value. Why do we do this? And how can we change?
I saw this evening that WordPress.com has released an in-between service called Enterprise. At $500 per month, it’s a lot cheaper than their VIP service, which starts at $3,750 per month. It’s a big move for the hosted platform, and I’m sure one they’ve planned for a long time. They seem to want to fill a gap. But I’m not sure it really does.
As long as you know how to respect it, working directly in the WordPress database can be quicker and easier than other methods. Let’s walk through an example to update comment status with SQL.
WordPress is exploding in popularity. This is an obvious statement if you look at statistics for sites that use WordPress, but have you thought of what that means to you if you know how to work with the platform? It means you are valuable. And people want to hire you.
Blogging is difficult. Blogging technical content for a technical community, while maintaining quality, is extremely difficult. I think some blogs are getting more criticism than they deserve.
Ben Balter, Daniel Bachhuber, and Aaron Jorbin have released Post Forking, a tool that brings Github-esque collaboration to WordPress post publishing. The game of WordPress post publishing for teams is officially changed forever.
Your RSS subscribers are special. They’ve taken the time to add your site to their feed, because they want to read your content. But not only do they want to read it, they want to be notified whenever you have new posts. You should be thanking them, not limiting what they can view in RSS.
I am using Jetpack on this site. I really love some of its features. I’m not trying to rail against all things Jetpack. I’m just trying to make some notes, and express some frustrations.