Website & Blog

Social Media Geek: Adding Community Features to Your Blog Liveblog from BlogHer 11

The liveblog of my panel at BlogHer ’11: Social Media Geek | Adding Community Features to Your Blog is now online. I talked about BuddyPress and bbPress as ways to extend your WordPress site into a community and I definitely recommend checking it out. The liveblog is about 90% accurate, which is amazing since we were talking so fast, so if you see particular sentences with a few words missing you should know that the point being made was brilliant and we were coherent […]

Plugin Advice for WordPress Newbies

It’s a question I often get asked: What plugins do I need on my WordPress site? My answer is always the same: it depends. Sophia at Fiction Vixen put it more eloquently than I could and listed a bunch of considerations that I suggest anyone read when deciding if they should add plugins to their self-hosted WordPress site (spoiler: you might not need every plugin under the sun). One of my favorite points from her post which I totally agree with: When […]

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