Back in January I presented a session on installing WordPress at WordCamp Phoenix and it’s on wordpress.tv! I cover the basics of what WordPress fundamental hosting setup and go over three different ways to install WordPress. Then I do a step-by-step install using QuickInstall. You can see the video here: And my slides are here!
Today we filmed a lively watercooler episode about learning, and teaching, WordPress, featuring Morten Rand-Hendriksen from lynda.com and Cards Against Humanity. We talk about a lot of resources, the WordPress admin interface, the future of WordPress, and evil web developers, and I share my teaching philosophy about explaining how WordPress works before jumping into the [...]
Today I presented a talk at WordCamp Reno-Tahoe called “Make It Work: Building an Awesome WordPress Website for your Small Business”. I thought I had 35 minutes, but only had 30 … and finished in 29:30! Gotta make it work! There was a lot of great Twitter feedback from attendees (thank you!), but my favorite [...]
Woot, I’m speaking at WordCamp Reno-Tahoe next weekend! My talk is called “Make It Work: Developing an Awesome WordPress Website for Your Small Business.” From my description: Make It Work: Creating an Awesome WordPress Website for Your Small Businesswill provide an overview of how small business owners can easily create an effective and efficient WordPress [...]
I was delighted to be a part of the second Craftcation Indie Business and DIY Conference a two weeks ago! Over four days, I presented three sessions, participated in two panels, held open office hours, and helped live-stream one of the panel sessions. I also participated in two sessions where I learned all about kombucha [...]
Most of the Watercooler crew headed to WordCamp Miami this week. Chris Lema, Suzette Franck and Steve Zenghut were all speaking, and Jason Tucker tagged along for fun. Having just gotten back from two weeks of Craftcation and music video shooting, I opted out, but was still able to patch in to chat via good [...]
Sure the watercooler just *happened* to fall on April Fools’ Day this year … but that has nothing to do with why this episode is all about Drupal! We discuss most everything we know about Drupal (read: not much!) for a full 30 minutes. In the words of the estimable Steve Zenghut: “I’ve been bullshitting [...]
We talk about the upcoming WordCamp San Diego, including the brand new Business Development Day on Sunday. The brainchild of Chris Lema, the Business Development Day is being held on Sunday in lieu of the informal Dev Day that is usually help the day after WordCamp.
There are many ways to customize WordPress themes and, as with all web development, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Like I say about most website development … it depends! The best approach is affected by a lot of factors, including the site’s scope, the development budget and the site’s overall objectives. When I build custom [...]
Tonight I was up late, working with my sister, Alicia Murphy, on plans for her summer tour (I manage her band and sing backup vocals). We’re not signed and don’t have a booking agent, so any touring we do is all DIY. Planning a indie music tour is a daunting task. Transportation and lodging logistics [...]