Check out this cool app: WordPress.com for Windows 8

Have you tried out the WordPress.com app for Windows 8?  In the first version, you can like a post, follow a blog, or share a post on your own WordPress blog.  The experience is pretty seamless and really showcases the Metro design concepts of Windows 8. To get started, enter the Store (shown here on…

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Microsoft WebMatrix and WP Site Performance (at the Southern California WordPress Meetup on Tuesday, March 20th)

Want to learn more about WordPress and WebMatrix, or WordPress performance?  Come out to the next SoCal WordPress meetup hosted by Microsoft! From http://www.meetup.com/The-Southern-California-WordPress-Meetup-Group/events/52952262/: C’mon out and join us for two great speakers covering two useful topics: WebMatrix and WP Performance! This meetup is FREE, thanks to our sponsor, Microsoft. First up, Alice Pang of…

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Code Camp slides from “Build a WordPress Blog and Photo Gallery Site in 60 Minutes!” posted

Thanks to all who attended my session earlier today.  I enjoyed presenting at such a large Code Camp and I’m definitely looking forward to day 2 of Silicon Valley Code Camp (http://www.siliconvalley-codecamp.com/).  As always, feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions.  For those of you who couldn’t make this one,…

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Get your WordPress Blog up and running in 25 minutes (PHP customization included)

Getting your WordPress blog up and running has never been easier.  Here I’m going to show you how to get started with WebMatrix, a free tool from Microsoft that you can download here.  I’m using WebMatrix rather than going directly through WordPress because I want to easily customize and publish to my own domain. Suppose…

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Coming October 8 and 9…Silicon Valley Code Camp!

Silicon Valley Code Camp is coming to the SF Bay area Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9, 2011.  If you are at all remotely nearby or if you simply want to be a part of the excitement of learning anything and everything code-related, sign up at http://www.siliconvalley-codecamp.com.  Code camp is a free event where…

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BarCamp San Diego and slides from my talk (Create, Customize, and Publish Your WordPress Blog in 25 Minutes! with WebMatrix)

This past weekend I drove two hours south to spend the weekend at BarCamp San Diego (http://www.barcampsd.org/) following HTML5 WebCamp LA.  If I’ve learned anything about BarCamps from attending two (my first one was in Los Angeles earlier this year), a BarCamp completely embraces the unconference style in every aspect.  With an unconference, the agenda…

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