Reflections from WordCamp Minneapolis 2013

I’m somewhere over Utah right now on a flight to San Francisco, so I figured this would be a good time to type up a few thoughts on my experience at WordCamp Minneapolis last weekend. Originally I wasn’t planning on attending this year’s event just because of all the weekend traveling we’re doing in May. […]

A Closer Look At The New Features Coming in WordPress 3.4

My friend Shawn Hesketh from WP101* recently put together this excellent video walk-through of the top new features coming soon in WordPress version 3.4.

The theme preview and customization features looks especially useful for me as a lot of times I’m helping clients who are already on WordPress get set up on a new WordPress theme (Genesis-powered, of course). This will allow me to preview and easily interact with the existing site content in the new theme without having to push it live right away.

Offer Email Subscriptions To Your WordPress Blog Posts Using Jetpack

Are you using Jetpack?

Jetpack is a free WordPress plugin created by Automattic, the company run by WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg. It doesn’t have a specific function but rather a wide assortment of functionality including built-in stats for your site, easy sharing options, shortlinks, instant sharing to search engines, and more. I’ve had it hooked up on this site ever since its release last year, but with my recent re-launch I utilized one feature I hadn’t before: Email subscriptions to my blog posts.

Ten Ways To Build Your Business With WordPress

As many of you know, Lift DevelopmentĀ specializes in developing for the WordPress platform. That being said, this is a completely biased post. I use WordPress for much of what I do and shifting to this ever-improving platform as my primary line of work about a year ago was a move I have never regretted. Here […]

The Top Five Mixergy Interviews Related To WordPress

Andrew Warner’s Mixergy, “Home of the ambitious upstart,” is a site absolutely filled with great interviews of successful entrepreneurs. He digs deep to find out what made them succeed, how they’ve failed, how much money they’ve generated, etc. Andrew’s guests include many well-known and successful individuals such as Gary Vaynerchuk, Tim Ferriss, Jason Fried, Guy […]