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WordPress Conferences Are On The Rise, Why You Should Attend (www.elegantthemes.com) Conferences of any type can be an eye-opening experience, especially to someone looking to make gains in their prospective field. Whether you need new work, knowledge, partners or just want to gain experience, the up and coming abundance of WordPress conferences can be a great asset. Today we’ll touch on why you should be attending WordPress conferences and how valuable the experience really can be.
Interview With Siobhan McKeown On The Future Of The WordPress Codex (wptavern.com) If you use WordPress, chances are that you’ve run into the WordPress Codex. The Codex is a community maintained collection of documentation, hooks, filters, best practices, and other information related to WordPress. With various handbook projects underway, we’ve been wondering what the future of the Codex is. To find out, we got in touch with Siobhan McKeown, who is a member of the documentation team.
How Crowd Favorite Utilizes Multiple Offices and a Distributed Work Force (wptavern.com) Crowd Favorite takes an entirely different approach to having an office. Instead of one or two locations, they have small, satellite offices spread across the world. This approach allows the company to merge the benefits of a distributed work force with having physical locations. Each office is staffed by a group of people who excel at a specific skill. In this article you will see great insights on this matter.
WP Site Care Acquires Audit WP (wptavern.com) Audit WP has been acquired by WP Site Care. According to the announcement, Audit WP will operate under WP Site Care while continuing to offer specialized SEO services. Rob Neu, who owned and operated Audit WP, will become WP Site Care’s Director of Digital Strategy.
Responsive Design Essentials For WordPress (www.elegantthemes.com) Responsive design has taken the world wide web by storm. Not having a mobile-friendly version of your website can hurt your website’s readability depending on the amount of mobile traffic your website receives (which varies by industry). This post will discuss the topic of responsive design as it applies to WordPress.
Exploring WordPress Custom Fields and Why They're Important (code.tutsplus.com) Since WordPress began as a blogging platform the default set of fields that make up a post are designed to fill the needs of a blog. While WordPress has evolved into a full-featured content management system, making it work as one requires adding more fields to each post than exist by default. In this series, we will be focusing on getting data into custom fields.
Episode #45 Rob Walling from GetDrip (www.wpelevation.com) Rob Walling has hit two home runs launching software apps in very crowded marketplaces, namely SEO and e-mail marketing. His most recent success, Get Drip Email Marketing was launched without writing any code. Even after his successes, Rob still battles the voice of doubt but manages to push through to run 2 products, write a book, host a podcast and run an annual conference. Check the podcast to find out more!
Episode 55: Data Will Set Free (dradcast.com) Chuck is known for being a technical on-site SEO and conversion optimization specialist, with expertise in UX and usability psychology honing content architecture and choreography strategy. Experienced in WordPress development; he was there when WordPress was born, was responsible for the first two WordCamps in Arizona, and continues to work with WP today.