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Website Optin Form

Decided to update my email subscription feature and in the process set out to find a more effective solution. I had been rocking the Jetpack  plugin and using their subscription module, but it left a lot to be desired. Mainly the lack of control, or appeared lack of control over my own data (my emails). For the…

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The Value a Blog Brings To Your Brand

Chris Lema Blogging WordCamp San Francisco

While in San Francisco this past weekend I had the opportunity to attend a conference, WordCamp San Francisco. I didn’t sit in on that many sessions, for a variety of reasons, but there was one that I attended, mostly because I know the speaker and he delivers a good and impactful talk – Chris Lema.…

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WordPress: The Vision of Five And What it Means

Matt Mullenweg Vision For WordPress Future

I was in Europe this past week for WordCamp Europe. I was accepted to speak about security, go figure… :) Of the several talks I sat in on, the one I found most fascinating was the interview with Matt Mullenwegg ( WordPress Co-Founder, Head of the WordPress Foundation, CEO / Founder of Automattic). I am…

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WordCamp Minneapolis 2014: Commercial WordPress Products

WordCamp Minneapolis 2014 WordPress Products Panel with Tony Perez

Recently I spoke at WordCamp Minneapolis 2014 on The Basics Of WordPress Security. At the event, I pulled double duty and also participated in a panel discussion on Commercial WordPress Products moderated by Kiko Doran with: Reid Peifer of Modern Tribe and Events Calendar Pro Marc Benzakein of ServerPress and Desktop Server Carl Hancock of…

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WordPress GPL

Have you noticed anything new on lately? I have. Right smack on the front page there is a new ad for a MarketPlace that is 100% GPL compliant, well, at least what I like to call WordPress GPL Compliant. And yes, there is a distinction, but that’s a story for another day.

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WordCamp San Diego 2013: PressNomics For All

WordCamp San Diego

This was an interesting year for me when it comes to WordCamp San Diego. It was the third one being held in the city and the first in which I was not involved. I have to admit, it was odd but pleasant. I remember a conversation in which someone told me that WordCamp organizers are…

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