Getting fired up about WP 3.4

A new version of WP is on the way! WordPress 3.4 has hit the critical Release Candidate stage which means that the somewhat faint of heart can try it with the help of the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (which is how I do it for this site). From the looks of things, Catherine and I will have […]

Teaching WordPress and not installing WordPress


In addition to breaking new ground for myself by presenting my class slides from my iPad, in my Building Websites with WordPress class on Saturday (there might still be space available) I’m also trying something pretty new (for me) in teaching how to use WordPress—I’m going to focus 90% of the class using just […]

Teaching Sans Laptop for the First Time


I’ve been teaching classes through UBC Continuing Ed for a good couple years now. I teach building websites with WordPress (for normal people, e.g. no coding) and Podcasting 101. Both are fun to teach and every time I teach them I get better at presenting the topics. Yeah the first couple were a little rough, […]

WordPress, Thesis, GPL, and premium themes

Almost two years ago I started doing a lot more with WordPress than I had before and I found that buying premium themes would save me time and effort. In short order I bought developers licenses for both Thesis (DIYThemes) and StudioPress. I launched good few sites using themes from both foundries and used Thesis […]

Next big project: WordPress Essentials video tutorials

Just in case you think I’m going to slack off after Teach Yourself Foursquare is done, as soon as that project is finished I’ll be starting my next project: WordPress Essentials. This is a video-based project that will take the videos that I did for Using WordPress and take them to the next level of […]