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What Does WordPress 5.3 Mean for the Average User?

Kirk has arrived! (I know it’s not named after this Kirk, but I can’t help myself.) WordPress 5.3 just dropped and while listening to all the buzz on Twitter, it was apparent to me that this release is special. Not just for the WordPress community, but the people on the ground using WordPress every day. […]

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My WordCamp US St. Louis Recap

I have attended quite a few WordCamps in the last year. At each one, I’ve been integrated more and more into the wider community of WordPress. I’ve gone from imposter syndrome, to doe-eyed wonder, to critical evaluation, to leadership. WordCamp US 2019 let me look back on all that and forced me to acknowledge the […]

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WCUS 2019

“Creating a Welcoming and Diverse Space Workshop” View the Talk Slides Download the Workbook Watch Part 1 on WordPress.tv Watch Part 2 on WordPress.tv Read my recap of the entire conference I was incredibly honored to have been invited to co-organize this workshop. I was asked to do so after writing my How to Be […]

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Community News WordPress

Live on Branding Without the BS

My good friend Megan Vaughn has a Facebook group called Branding Without the BS. She’s a total branding guru (sorry if you hate that word, but it’s true!) I’d been talking her ears off about WordCamps for the past few months. We started chatting about how WordCamps and WordPress meetups are great for any type […]

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The End in the Beginning

If we’ve met within the last 3 months, you probably know that I recently started working part-time at GiveWP as a support tech. What you may not know is that this job marks the end of my own business, Pixel Glow Web Design, which I’ve working on since 2015. I spent 4 years building that […]

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Blogging Business DIY Website WordPress

Why You Need Targeted Marketing – No Matter What

Targeting in marketing is extremely important – probably the most important thing about marketing. If you are trying to talk to and please everyone, you won’t actually make a connection with anyone. And making a connection is the most important part of marketing. A message that is vague or generic will most likely be ignored. […]

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Elevating My Multi-Site Management Experience to GoDaddy Pro

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m guilty of being transfixed and enchanted by shiny new tools, especially if they help me be either more organized or help me provide more value. Consequently, I often find myself weighing two different tools against each other, unsure if one will provide more value than the other. […]

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5 Reasons WordCamp Miami 2019 Was the Best Conference I’ve Attended

    (All photo credit to @chrisedwardsce) Granted, this is only the 4th conference of any sort that I’ve ever attended. But it was by far my favorite, for a myriad of reasons. We achieved a 50/50 balance of male-identifying/female-identifying speakers. I’m at a point in my business where I was able to pick the […]