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Leadership Lessons from Supporting WordPress Global Events

My friend Andrea Middleton has an incredibly complex job leading a diverse organization of volunteer event organizers located around the globe in her role as Dot Organizer for the WordPress community. A job she does with grace, thoughtfulness and caring since 2011. The events are called WordCamps and there is typically 1-2 going on every […]

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WordPress

Need Quality WordPress Hosting? Check Out Liquid Web

The First-Things-First Disclosures: I fully believe in everything I’m saying here, or else I wouldn’t share it. My company, iThemes, is a partner of theirs (through our iThemes Sync Pro product). My wife, Lindsey Miller, is Liquid Web’s new partner manager, and I’m very good friends with Chris Lema, VP of Product, and A.J. Morris, […]

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Marketing WordPress

The Key Missing Ingredient to Effective WordPress Websites

So many times in my own freelancing web design experience, I’ve found that I’d get a website done for a client, only to wait for content. And wait. And wait. And wait. It’s a sad fact about most websites. They simply don’t have good content (or content at all) to properly market and sell their […]

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Business WordPress

Why BackupBuddy Gold?

In the past I’ve been openly against “unlimited” and “lifetime” options, particularly in WordPress. (Don’t get me started on hosting.) You can check out my previous post on Sustainable Business Models in WordPress here for background. This week though, we launched BackupBuddy Gold … which grants customers lifetime updates to all current and future features of BackupBuddy, […]

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WordPress

What Does the Future Hold for WordPress?

Reflecting on 10 years of having WordPress in the world (anniversary was yesterday), I just published a post titled The Future of WordPress and gave 6 keys and challenges for how this awesome software can stay relevant. Six keys to the future of WordPress: Blogging Mobile Identity Security Freedom You And here are 10 ideas […]