Jason Talks 15 Years of Business in his Mixergy Interview

Mixergy Startup Stories

Hi there, freedom fighters. I was interviewed by Andrew Warner of Mixergy. It has been a goal of mine to go on this show since I started watching Andrew’s interviews back in 2011.

Watch the interview here or find the podcast in your favorite podcast app.

Black Friday Performance Survey

We are gearing up for what some believe will be the biggest Black Friday shopping season ever.

Many of the business owners I talk to, who are considering running a BFCM promotion for the first time, wonder just how much money can they make? That is what we aim to capture in this survey.

Jason was on WPwatercooler again. Summary.

The WPwatercooler is a great show, and I was on it again this past Monday with my BWAwWP co-author Brian Messenlehner. I may make it a habit to get on that show. And I may make it a habit to follow up each show with a summary of what went down. The show topic was (more…)

Thoughts on GPL WordPress Plugins and Themes

This was originally posted as a comment on a Reddit thread of all things, but kind of too good to stay there. WordPress is distributed under the GPLv2 license. The basic gist of that license is that you can do whatever you want with the code, but if you distribute any altered code, that code must be (more…)

Continuing the WPWatercooler Discussion on Rapid WP Core Development

In his 2013 State of the Word Speech, Matt Mullenweg shared his plans to release two major versions of WordPress later this year in addition to 3.6 coming out this week and to generally increase the rate of WordPress updates. We discussed this a bit on the WPWatercooler today, but there wasn’t really time to (more…)

Why We Changed The Domain of Our Book’s Site to BWAwWP.com

(Originally posted to my Google+ account.) Just a quick post here RE why we decided (without hearing explicitly from the WordPress foundation) to change the domain of our book’s site frombuildingwebappswithwordpress.com to bwawwp.com. So first, the original domain we chose is the full book title. It’s a pain in the butt to type all that, but we liked that (more…)

Mistake #3: Starting with Design

I’ll focus on WordPress sites and themes here, but this advice applies to any website built using an existing theme as a framework or just for inspiration. I’m a big fan of using existing premium themes for WordPress sites. There are so many quality themes available now that you should be able to find something (more…)

Mistake #2: Playing Designer

Unless your business is website design or something else in the arts, you don’t need a beautiful website. A nice looking website is a bonus, but make sure you’re working towards a functioning website instead of something that will look great printed out and framed on your wall. Oftentimes when going over design mockups or (more…)