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Summer of WordCamps

by eric on July 11th, 2013 in: WordPress

It’s the Summer of WordCamps!

After an amazing WordCamp Seattle last month, I’ll be attending three more WordCamps in rapid succession:

In fact, my company, IvyCat is a sponsor of WordCamps Seattle, Portland and Vancouver.  We’re doing what we can to give love to the WordPress Community in the Pacific Northwest. :)

Hear Me Roar

I’ll be giving a talk at WordCamp Vancouver entitled 10 Tips for Better WP, Plugin & Theme Support, so if you’d like to see me sweat and stammer in public, or simply cheer me on, show up. :)

There are plenty of tickets still available for WordCamp Vancouver so I hope to see you there.

WordPress Seattle Meetup

Finally, the WordPress Seattle Meetup, which is over 1000 members strong and growing, has a new venue and format.

This new venue is terrific and will afford us the opportunity to have a mini-WordCamp every month with three separate tracks for Users/Bloggers, Designers/Themers, and Developers.

Hope to see you there.

WordCamp Seattle 2013 Tickets on Sale Today

by eric on April 24th, 2013 in: WordPress

WordCamp Seattle 2013 is on June 8th this year, and tickets go on sale this morning at 10am.  Pick up your tickets at:

http://2013.seattle.wordcamp.org/tickets/

If you’re into WordPress, it’s an outrageous deal for just $20.

WordPress 2.9 is Out!

by eric on December 18th, 2009 in: WordPress

WordPress 2.9 has just been released and it’s another great step in the right direction.

I’ve already upgraded two sites using the automatic update from within the WordPress Dashboard and everything went off without a hitch. :)

There are a slew of new features and under-the-hood optimizations making WordPress even more pleasurable to develop with and use.

Check out the new WordPress 2.9!

5 Free Ways to Bulletproof Your WordPress Site

by eric on October 21st, 2009 in: WordPress

These notes correspond with my WordCamp Seattle 2009 presentation of the same name. You can also view video of this presentation at WordPress.tv.

What Does “Bulletproof” Mean to me?

A bulletproof site is:

  • Usable
  • Accessible
  • Secure

Most importantly, a bulletproof site provides both your users and you with a satisfying experience, regardless of browser type, network speed, physical abilities, or preferences.

I’m going to highlight some easy tools to help you:

  1. Keep on top of backup and maintenance
  2. Tighten up security
  3. Speed up performance
  4. Identify usability & accessibility issues
  5. Increase usability by improving search

Read more…

WordCamp Seattle Looking for Ignite Speakers

by eric on September 4th, 2009 in: WordPress

WordCamp Seattle has put out a call for Ignite session ideas and speakers.

They’ll be filling an hour with some focused, five-minute presentations that zero in on a WordPress-specific topic.

More info at:
http://www.wordcampseattle.com/2009/09/ignite-wordcamp-seattle-speakers-needed/