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WordPress Vancouver Social Meetup Sunday, Nov 16

The next WordPress Social Meetup in Vancouver, Washington, is this Sunday, November 16 at 4-7PM. Reserve your spot now on the WordPress PDX Meetup page. We will be getting our social WordPress on in the the Parkway Plaza Building near the Vancouver Mall, a quick hop for those crossing I-205 from Portland or up I-5 […]

Research on the WordPress, Web Development, and Web Design Job Market

In 2012 and 2013, I did extensive research for the grant program to develop and rewrite the Web Developer degree program at Clark College. This research included an analysis of current and future job opportunities for students graduating with that degree with a solid understanding of WordPress. Now that the program has completed its first […]

What Does WordPress, iThemes, Goodwill, Home Depot, and Target Have in Common? Your Identity and Security.

We received a new credit card in the mail today to replace our old one AGAIN. An “unsuccessful attempt” to access our secure security data happened and this is a precaution the bank is taking to protect us. I have no other information so I’m left wondering. Yesterday I received an email supposedly from Home […]

Blog Exercises: How Many Posts Can Your Audience Handle?

In “Blog Exercises: How Many Posts? the exercise asked you to consider how many posts you should publish within a specific time period on your site, such as by day, week, month, or year. The goal was to set self-deadlines and monitor how many posts you felt were appropriate to publish within that time period. […]

DuckDuckGo: The Search Engine You Need to Meet

Recently, DuckDuckGo has been turning up in my referrers list. Curious about the name, and thinking it was a spam site, DuckDuckGo needed investigation. Seems I’ve been missing out on what could be the major competition to Google as a search engine. Here is a quick summary of what I learned about DuckDuckGo. It is […]

WordPress News and Announcements on WordPress 2.7 and More

I’ve just released the latest Blog Herald WordPress Wednesday News on WordPress Wednesday News: WordPress 2.7 Final Features, WTC Plugin Contest Winners, WordCamps, Surveys, and More, and there are some WordPress news tidbits I’d like to call your attention to. WordPress 2.7 Feature List Set Ryan Boren has announced the final WordPress 2.7 features to […]

WordPress Plugins for Comments

There are so many WordPress Plugins that deal with blog comments, I’ve been working on this post since a month before this month long series on WordPress Plugins began. I’ve not covered all of them, so please include your favorites and why in the comments below. There are so many things you can do with […]

Feed Fatigue

Seth Godin writes about RSS Fatigue the loss of interest blog fans are suffering as their favorite blogs work overtime posting multiple posts daily, making the task of keeping up with the bloggers a full-time job. Blogs are different than most other forms of media in one key respect: they stretch. TV and radio confront […]

One Year Anniversary Review: Designing WordPress Themes

WordPress Theme design is fairly unique in web design techniques as a WordPress Theme isn’t just about the design of the website, it is about web design based upon generated and controllable content. Programming code helps to create each page on a WordPress blog, influencing the look and feel of every element of a WordPress […]

You Got To Earn Your Reputation

In a beautiful comment on his announcements of his move from Microsoft to Podtech, Robert Scoble said: So, don’t subscribe to PodTech.net just cause I’m going. Make us earn your subscription! I’d read Scoble’s post the night before I attended my first Marysville, Washington, City Council Meeting to participate in an open hearing on the […]

Fortune Cookie Blogging

It took two things to come together in a coincidence to motivate writing this article. An odd batch of fortune cookies and researching the many blogs and bloggers on WordPress.com. Here are the fortune cookie sayings I found over several days of too much Chinese food while working long hours. All the effort you are […]

Extreme Site Optimization For Speed Loading

While I don’t agree with everything said, Brave New Word’s article, “Web Developers, Speed Up Your Web Pages”, does offer some excellent tips on optimizing for web pages for speed. Excellent points for everyone to follow include cleaning out unnecessary spaces, tabs, and code; using medium to high compression and small file sizes on images; […]

Comment on Blogs Anonymously and Surf Invisibly

Virtual Browser is an interesting way to blog secretly and anonymously, posting comments on blogs, and staying invisible to web statistics and information collectors as you surf. I’m sure there are many other methods, but this one was particularly intriguing. All you have to do is visit their website and enter in the URL you […]

What Website Owners and Bloggers Know About Their Visitors

I’ve written a lot about how Google ranks websites and uses domain age in their page rankings, and how the future may include profiling in generating your search engine results, and a lot of other articles and resources about search engines and page ranking, so I was fascinated by an article in PC Magazine by […]

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