Today I did something different and participated in my first WordPress-oriented podcast the WP Watercooler. (I have a leaky toilet to thank for that, otherwise I’m usually at the office when this one records.)
It was a lot of fun and was on a topic that I’m really interested in at the moment – business-oriented themes for WordPress. The best thing about WP Watercooler is that it is quick and punctual and only 30 minutes. Have a listen!
It was probably a month ago when I first heard the advice to “think like a publisher” when it comes to blogs. I’ve been trying to implement that advice on this website. One of the things editors do is have a publishing schedule – you know, stories planned out in advance. Who’da thunk, huh?
Well, with that backdrop, I just happened to stumble across a tweet that led me to an article on the Tripwire Magazine site. They were featuring plugins that improved the admin functions of WordPress sites. Having seen some of these mods at WordCamp Phoenix, it piqued my interest.
And that’s when I first heard of the Editorial Calendar plugin. It’s like someone had been following me around and said “you need this.” Read more
This review is a bit different. Instead of an iOS or Mac app, this one is for a WordPress plugin. I recently discovered Duplicator and put it to the test. In my experience, its a powerful, simple, reliable, thorough way to backup and/or move a WordPress website.
I’ve gone and done it. I said I would.
At WordCamp Phoenix I talked with several people regarding their local WordPress groups and pined for one in my area. So, true to my nature, I’ve gone and created one myself. So today is the birth of the WordPress Fargo group. We’ll see how this goes.
So I’ve fallen a bit behind in my posts. I’d apologize, but I learned so much while I was away I’ll probably have a dozen posts coming because of it. I’ll catchup as quick as I can!
WordCamp Phoenix is a casual conference that focuses on the WordPress platform for creating websites. Three days chock full of new information, new people, and balmy weather. It was fantastic to meet so many new people, and reconnect with a few others that I’ve met before.
I have been studying to learn web development including taking online courses and even enrolling in college. I swear I learned more over the weekend than I have in the past year. Looking forward to sifting through everything and posting some of the information here. Stay tuned!