Category: WordPress

  • State of the Word 2021: Allie Edition

    State of the Word 2021: Allie Edition

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    So, State of the Word happened last week. Just in case you don’t know, State of the Word is the annual address given by WordPress Co-Founder Matt Mullenweg. It’s where he prepares a bunch of statistics and demos that provide a high-level review of the past year for WordPress and a sneak peek at what’s […]

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  • My Experience on the WordPress 5.6 Release Team

    My Experience on the WordPress 5.6 Release Team

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    I strongly wanted, to contribute to WordPress since attending WordCamp US in 2019. That was the first contributor day I’d ever attended; I was usually to exhausted and burned out at the end of the weekend to attend others. Unfortunately and fortunately, I ended up spending that contributor day doing other things. I spent about […]

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  • Why I’m Not Appearing on 70% of WordPress Podcasts

    Why I’m Not Appearing on 70% of WordPress Podcasts

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    A few months ago, I decided I would not appear on podcasts or other interview-style mediums unless: A) It was a work obligation where I was directly representing my company. B) The podcast/interview was hosted/co-hosted/produced by a person from an underrepresented group. In my “How to Be a WordPress Ally” blog post, one of the […]

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  • What Does WordPress 5.3 Mean for the Average User?

    What Does WordPress 5.3 Mean for the Average User?

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    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

    My WordCamp US St. Louis Recap

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    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

    WCUS 2019

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    “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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  • Live on Branding Without the BS

    Live on Branding Without the BS

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    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

    The End in the Beginning

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    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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  • Why You Need Targeted Marketing – No Matter What

    Why You Need Targeted Marketing – No Matter What

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    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

    Elevating My Multi-Site Management Experience to GoDaddy Pro

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    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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