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

There are over 40,000 plugins in the WordPress repository as of this writing… I suppose that will remain true long after, right? Oh well! Look, there’s a lot of plugins. Some of them are pretty highly-rated, some are phenomenal while others are a little lacking. It’s okay. Not every plugin can be a winner. Today, … Read More


06 May 2016

There are over 40,000 plugins in the WordPress repository as of this writing… I suppose that will remain true long after, right? Oh well! Look, there’s a lot of plugins. Some of them are pretty highly-rated, some are phenomenal while others are a little lacking. It’s okay. Not every plugin can be a winner. Today, … Read More


06 May 2016

Hey, everyone! As we put the final touches on April we know something is coming. That something is cool and awesome. What is that something? Well, you know… It’s something quite rad. IT’S GONNA BE MAY!!!  May, as you know, is home to some awesome days like May the 4th be with you. Cinco De … Read More


29 Apr 2016

WordPress is a pretty awesome tool. It’s well developed and has a lot of great features out-of-the-box. But some of the baked in features allow for developers to include bits that, frankly, I find annoying. I’ll tell you about one such annoyance. Admin notices. You know what they are! They are the stack of notices … Read More


27 Apr 2016

WordCamp San Diego, along with WordCamp OC are two of my favorite WordCamps (even though I’ve organized another Camp. Those two hold a special place in my heart.  That said, I’m super excited about what’s coming up this weekend. Here’s my preview of the things I want to catch while I’m there. So, this camp … Read More


21 Apr 2016

WordPress takes only 5 minutes to install and just a single second to then bring your website down if you run an update that goes awry. Any website responsible for anything to do with your business deserves your special attention and care. That is, think about what you do before you go and do it. Especially … Read More


18 Apr 2016

No showers, no flowers, just the hot, hot heat folks! It’s April and it’s time for yet another WordPress meetup! If you’re in Pasadena and you like your meetups full of hot air and rapid-fire discussion have we got the goods for you. No, really, we do! April, we’re having our meetup on the 19th. … Read More


06 Apr 2016

Hey Folks, if you’re in or around the San Gabriel Valley, come on out and join us on January 19th, at 7pm over at CrossCampus, in Old Pasadena. It’s a fast-paced, Q and A style meetup. No question is too advanced nor too beginner either. We’re celebrating our 4th year of running this here meetup. … Read More


18 Jan 2016

If you live in or around the greater Los Angeles area and you have a small business website running WordPress you’re in pretty good shape! Why? Because there’s a nearly endless number of WordPress-based meetups in and around LA. Who are these meetups for? These meetups are for a wide variety of users. Some users … Read More


12 Jan 2016

More and more people and businesses are monetizing their content and websites by offering online courses. I think it’s a really smart idea. LearnDash is one of the leading LMS (Learning Management System) plugins available today, certainly the most complete. By itself, you can sell courses online. However, that’s a little limiting in terms of … Read More


09 Jan 2016