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August 16th, 2010

Case Study: The Pioneer Woman Super Widgets

WordPress is great because it makes it extremely easy for people to tell their story. A big part of what we do on the Voce Platforms Team is enable clients use WordPress to tell their stories their way. This more often than not results in a lot of custom development, but ultimately frees our clients […]

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August 12th, 2010

WordPress Caching from WordCamp Boulder

As mentioned a few weeks ago, two of Voce’s Platforms Services team, Sean O’Shaugnessy and I put on a presentation on WordPress caching at WordCamp Boulder, a talk that’s now online  via WordPress.tv if you weren’t able to attend but want to hear what we had to say. Our talk on improving WordPress performance through […]

Filed in Voce People, Voce Platform Services, WordPress

August 9th, 2010

An Event Apart Recap Day 1

I had the great fortune of attending An Event Apart 2010 in Minneapolis a few days ago. This was my second AEA conference and it was an overwhelming success. If you’ve never had the opportunity to attend and consider yourself a ‘web person’ you should find an opportunity to see this ‘all-star’ show. SPEAKER LINEUP […]

Filed in Events, Usability, Voce Platform Services

August 6th, 2010

4 Things WordPress Should Borrow From Drupal

I made the switch to WordPress from Drupal seven months ago and I don’t ever think I’ll go back. WordPress’ speed of development, template tags and elegant admin user interface would be to hard to give up. But as I have worked more with WordPress I’ve found there are some features from Drupal that would […]

Filed in Development, Usability, Voce Platform Services, WordPress

July 1st, 2010

WordCamp Boulder – We’ll be There!

WordCamp Boulder is coming upon July 10. We’ll be there not only attending the sessions, but Chris and Sean will be giving a talk on caching with WordPress. Here’s a brief description of the session: As a WordPress site owner you want your WordPress site to be fast, use less server resources, and be able […]

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June 23rd, 2010

PlayStation.Blog Share – An Idea Sharing Community with WordPress

So, it’s no secret that the Sony PlayStation Blog is one of our banner WordPress projects here. They’re great partners and have embraced the platform allowing us to do things like contribute plugins developed for the site back to the WordPress developer community. I’m excited to give a few details about one of our newest […]

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June 7th, 2010

WordCamp Chicago Presentation: User Experience Flight Check

If you weren’t able to attend WordCamp Chicago this past weekend you can still view my presentation on what check for before launching or revamping a website. These simple checklists will help you ensure that what you’re doing is in line with what your users – whether they’re customers, readers, conversation participants or anything else […]

Filed in Usability, Voce People, Voce Platform Services, WordPress

June 1st, 2010

Talking User Experience at WordCamp Chicago

Here at Voce I fill the role of user experience design lead, so my presentation at WordCamp Chicago, titled UX Flight Check will be along those lines. Here’s a preview of what you can look forward to: Whether you’re developing your own custom site, customizing an existing theme or simply adding a few final touches […]

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March 19th, 2010

WordPress Happy Hour Works

The math is simple: WordPress Fans & Developers + Beer = Good Times. As promised the first WordPress Happy Hour event was held in Des Moines, Iowa on March 9th and was a big hit. We were able to quench the thirsts of around 40 guests over a three hour span. We gave away two […]

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January 13th, 2010

WordPress Core (canonical) Plugins, An Open Market, and Peace of Mind

An interesting debate has gained some momentum this week regarding WordPress Core (also known as canonical) Plugins, specifically their impact on the current plugin library for WordPress. To help with context, Jane Wells posted some information about Core (originally known as Canonical) plugins on the WordPress Development Blog. Jane says (interestingly, nothing about Sergio): Plugins […]

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