At WordCamp Orange County, I had a chance to talk with Bridget Willard. Bridget expressed her hatred towards me every time I give her an answer of "GOOGLE IT". Every day since that WordCamp, I've thought about why I tell people to "GOOGLE IT". I say this all the time at the Vegas WordPress Meetup group as well. After many months and thoughts, I've come to an answer. I say "GOOGLE IT". I realized Google Built My Website.What does that meanGoogle Built My Website means I've spent countless … [Read more...] about Google Built My Website
Halloween is my favorite holiday. It's close to my Birthday and a free day off work in Nevada. My second favorite holiday? Cinco de Mayo. The locals call it the 5th of May. It's also the day I was offered an actual WordPress position at WebDevStudios.com. If you have read any of my post on becoming a better role model, you know this was the missing piece of the puzzle. Working for a widely known WordPress Dev Shop opens doors for you. It also teaches you about life. I had no idea it was going to … [Read more...] about WEBDEVSTUDIOS Camp (WDSCAMP) 2016
Godaddy sponsored a WordCamp you have attended. They're a Global Community Sponsor of all U.S. WordCamp Events. Plus some others. Not just for the 2016 season. They have been a sponsor for a very long time. Do you like only paying $40 for a weekend of WordPress? Yeah, they help with that. So do a lot of other companies.https://make.wordpress.org/community/handbook/wordcamp-organizer/planning-details/fundraising/global-community-sponsorship-for-event-organizers/Let me get this … [Read more...] about I love you GoDaddy. I’m behind you 100%
In a previous post about becoming a better role model, I mention the ways that I've taken to become the best role model I can be for the Vegas WordPress Meetup Group. Trying to better yourself is the first thing I encourage everyone to do. Worse thing to happen? You become better at something new. Where's the harm in that? I don't see one.Stepping up my game in more ways Since my previous post, I've been super busy in the WordPress community. I've built two amazing WordPress Plugins to … [Read more...] about Becoming the best role model part two.
There is a difference between sales marketing and marketing a product because it's based on a content management system. WordPress Theme Demonstrations are a primary example of what I'm talking about here. Yes, this is another post about my problems with WordPress Theme Demos.My first WordPress theme problem comes from the demonstration itself. Sure it looks pretty, but how is it built. Am I going to install 400 plugins to make the homepage work? Do I have to buy a plugin, that the developer … [Read more...] about Your WordPress theme demonstration lacks many selling points.
"To be the best, you have to practice with the best". I truly believe that statement. A friend of mine told me that once. This was the same friend that got me interested in hockey. When you strive to become a better role model, that's advice to follow.I am trying to become a better role model. Specifically for the Vegas WordPress Meetup Group. I'm lead organizer of the group and one day I realized something....Once a month, I speak in front of a group of WordPressers and they ask me … [Read more...] about How to become a better role model quickly
A WordPress theme demonstration can be useful in a number of ways. You can view the source to: see how a developer is storing an image file, copy some html that you will put into a widget area to get the look you're trying to go for, or simply viewing the theme and how it's laid out. It's not a bad idea to have a demonstration of a WordPress theme up, it's just that there is more than 30% of information lacking. I'll explain this later.For now, let's focus on a different topic that any … [Read more...] about My Problem With WordPress Theme Demonstrations