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…)

WordPress as an Application Framework

I wrote a comment over on Justin Tallant’s blog post titled WordPress is not an application framework. My comment got pretty long, so I figured I would also post it here. You should read Justin’s post first. He ends by asking “What do you think? Is WordPress heading in the right direction with the goal (more…)

WordCamp Philly 2012 Scholarship

I’ll be speaking at WordCamp Philly coming up October 20th and 21st this year. Would you like to join me? Do you want to mingle with the smartest folks working on WordPress in the Philly area and beyond? Are you a little strapped for cash and balking at the $20-$25 tickets? Well have no fear. (more…)

Don’t Call Your Customer a Dick

Yesterday Adriaan Pienaar, a.k.a. “Adii Rockstar” of Woo Themes posted on his blog about a tough client asking, Am I being irrational? He later followed up on Twitter, calling this customer a “dick client”. http://twitter.com/#!/adii/status/95897185144676352 Now I’ve definitely had similar conversations among friendly company in private, but I would never post something like this to my blog or Twitter. (more…)

WordCamp Columbus Slides: Licensing and Business Models for Premium Plugins

Here are the slides from my talk: Licensing and Business Models for Premium Plugins (ppt). And FYI, slides from my similar talk at WordCamp Philly (pretty similar, but more stuff on GPL in the beginning) What You Need to Know About the GPL, Download: ppt, pptx  

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I’m Speaking at WordCamp Columbus, June 18th at 11:30am

I’m excited to say that I’ve been accepted as a speaker at WordCamp Columbus this coming Saturday. I was a last minute addition… so thanks to the WCC folks for working that out. (Shout out to Angie Meeker: @angiemeeker / blog) My talk is on “Licensing and Business Models for Premium Plugins”, which is a (more…)

Fix for WP Page Tree Plugin in WP 3+

The WP Page Tree plugin is a nice plugin. It shows a tree view of pages in your WP site… but it’s been broken since about version 3 or so. I’m sure there are other tree view plugins that work well, but I liked that one. And it is actually an easy fix to get (more…)