Here’s the presentation I gave at WordCamp San Francisco – the official annual WordPress conference. This year there were more than 1,000 […]
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 […]
I’ve been fortunate to do a lot of speaking lately, and I’ll be slowly getting those presentations online, but I wanted to […]
There are still people out there afraid of bloggers. I explore why there’s nothing to be afraid of a new democratized form of communication and publishing.
I showcase some of the websites I’ve seen on WordPress.com that have made their sites beautiful using one of the default themes as a base and customizing the site with just the Custom CSS upgrade
The presentation I gave at WordCamp NYC about using WordPress Featured Images for users: the evolution of featured images, popular magazine themes to try, and plugins to incorporate featured images in your existing theme!
You’re ready to start creating that website you’ve been dreaming about, and you need to get web hosting: a place where you can store and modify your website’s content and make it accessible. Here’s how to choose your web hosting provider.
A handy guide to get you up and running with WordPress in no time.
I explain the basics of how Google Alerts work and give you 5 quick ways to get started on Google Alerts to get news about you and your blog.
If you’ve never used WordPress or even the free / hosted version on WordPress.com, you might have no idea what it really means to “be on WordPress” – how the interface works, what you’ll need to do with your server, and if you’re really going to like it. Luckily, there’s a way you can play with WordPress on your own computer, without having to buy or commit to anything!