Here are some posts that I have done on the site to help you manage WordPress better. [Read more…]
I once wrote a post about the importance of avoiding distractions as a freelancer. It began with a little story about burning a pot of coffee and related that to how distractions can yield a similar result in your work.
Since then, I’ve come to expand on those ideas a little more, finding a structured scheduling process that has become very effective. [Read more…]
One of the greatest things about WordPress that has made it so popular is the incredible API the application has providing an easy way to customize and extend the application. Unfortunately, this can also be one of it’s greatest drawbacks as well. If you want to be successful as a WordPress plugin developer, you need to familiarize yourself with the WordPress API. [Read more…]
In my experience as a WordPress developer and consultant, I have run across many users of WordPress who fall victim to some very bad habits. When consulting client about WordPress site management, I’ve seen a lot, and I’ve fixed a lot.
Here are some of the most common bad habits that I’ve come across when it comes to WordPress site management. I’ll tell you what they are and how to fix them. Some of my comments might seem harsh, but consider it a dose of tough love. I’m trying to help you, not insult you.
If you are blogging for money or maintaining a professional brand image, don’t try to chintz on these. Bad habits will end up costing you more in both money and time. If you don’t know how to do some of these, it is prudent to either learn or to hire someone (even if that is just on a consulting basis). It will save you money in the long run! [Read more…]
WordPress continues to grow in market share. At present, it powers over 20% of all web sites. When you consider sites that are using content management systems, WP’s market share is 58.5%, with the next closest being Joomla at 9.5%. There is no question that WordPress has momentum to grow some more and I’ve staked a big piece of my business on it.
Nick Roach at ElegantThemes has put together a nice infographic to visualize WP’s growth trend.