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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.

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

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Design & Debug WordPress Themes Using Free Tools

by eric on September 27th, 2008 in: Web DesignWordPress

Following are excerpts, notes, and links for my presentation at WordCamp Portland 2008 titled ‘Design & Debug Themes Using Free Tools.’

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