Development & business workflows are deeply personal opinions we all have when it comes to creating with WordPress. Over the years I’ve become more and more opinionated as I continue creating sites for clients. I’d like to share my current setup in the hopes that a.) I can get some input from folks who are … Read More


17 May 2018

If you develop websites for a living and manage multiple projects at once or you have a multitude of websites that you and/or your team manage then you know how quickly things can get out of hand and disorganized. After spending countless hours thinking about this, I think I have the answer. Managing even just … Read More


23 Oct 2017

There are two schools of thought on the best way to move: Manually pick up everything you own, put it in boxes, rent a truck, load the truck, unload the truck, unpack. Hire movers to do all of the above. For a move to a new house, option 1 can sometimes make sense. Movers cost … Read More


14 Aug 2017

I have a special kind of love for WordCamp Orange County. It’s the very first WordCamp I attended and the one that set the course for what I’m doing for my life now and for the foreseeable future. Many of us who run meetups or WordCamps local to Orange County always look to #WCOC as … Read More


08 Jun 2017
WordPress Pasadena

Howdy folks! We’ve got a couple upcoming WordPress events to tell you about coming soon! For the experienced and brand new users of WordPress, we have a general meetup happening on May 30th. This meetup is open for all attendees and it’s a great resource to learn all about WordPress! It’s also a great place … Read More


09 May 2017

If you did a search on this website “do the thing” is a phrase you’d find that pops up quite a bit. I’ve never been one who is tied to research and analysis just to figure out if I should take action a or action b. There’s value in testing assumptions, no doubt. But if … Read More


19 Jan 2017

Page builders. They’re all over the place and if you build sites for clients then you’ve at least given some “side-eye” at the solutions that are out there. The most polished and refined is clearly Beaver Builder. I’ve used Beaver Builder on a few projects now. I like its ease of use. However, what I … Read More


29 Aug 2016

I saw the tweet that Pressmatic was announced as a Sponsor of the WordCamp in my backyard. I was curious and took a look. I saw an interesting product, one with promise. But it was something I already had a tried and true product for and didn’t need anything else. I handed over my $99 to … Read More


03 Aug 2016

And we are back with our second Advanced WordPress meetup in Pasadena! This month we’ll be throwing it down back at the Apple Store. You’re welcome to come and attend regardless of your skill level. As stated above, anyone is welcome to attend; although it’s important to note what the meetup will be about. This … Read More


12 Jul 2016
wordpress plugin basics

I was honored to be invited to speak at the LAdobe User Group meetup, in Santa Monica. It was a fun and informal event sponsored by Inmotion Hosting and Recruiting Social. Big thanks to the sponsors! Adam Bell runs the LAdobe User Group and has done so for roughly twenty years! That’s older than my … Read More


24 Jun 2016

Software development of any type is opinionated. Many developers draw a line where best practices end and personal preference begin. That’s okay. When it comes to web development, specifically WordPress development, I have a few opinions as to what I ship out with sites I build. Today, I’m going to share some of those opinions … Read More


17 Jun 2016

Man, you would think we were a WordPress Meetup Broker, huh? We’re at it again. Announcing a new WordPress Meetup in Pasadena: the Advanced WordPress Pasadena Meetup. This is an off-shoot of the LA Advanced Meetup hosted by Natalie MacLees and Joe Chellman. What is this event? I think it’s easier to start off with … Read More


17 May 2016