Happy 13th Birthday, WordPress!


Over 13 years ago, on March 27th, WordPress came to be. It was forked from b2 cafelog by Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg. From there, WordPress grew from being just another blog platform, to a full-fledged content management system. For me, I’ve been there through it’s journey. In fact, I see WordPress much like it’s […]

#WordPressWednesday 2016 Volume 5


This week’s #WordPressWednesday includes a few guides like include security and web accessibility, a showcase of themes, BuddyPress news, and more. Before getting into this week’s #WordPressWednesday roundup, I’ve got to explain to new readers what this special post is all about. This post originated out of the need to create a quick summary of […]

8 Tips for Overcoming Self-Doubt as a Blogger


If you’ve been blogging for a while, you’ve encountered self-doubt. It could be because you’re not getting the traffic, or meeting your goals. It could be that you’re having problems coming up with great topics, or you’ve come to the point that blogging is a chore. There’s a lot of reason that you could run […]

Dear WordPress “Helpers” on Facebook


Dear WordPress “Helpers” on Facebook, I say “Helpers” instead of support because this refers to people helping out in forums on Facebook. You’re starting to not be of any real help. I think a lot of people are getting too big for their own britches when it comes to offering WordPress help. There’s just a […]

Ask Nile: How Do You Feel About SEO Plugins for WordPress?


I thought it was strange to come across this question from a reader, but I’ll answer it. They asked, “How do you feel about SEO plugins for WordPress?” The fact that I’ve worked in the past for Yoast, who created the Yoast SEO plugin, which is used by millions of websites around the world, has […]

#WordPressWednesday 2016 Volume 4


This volume of #WordPressWednesday includes quite a few tutorials, some WordCamp announcements, other announcements around the community, and WooConf. #WordPressWednesday is a series dedicated solely to the WordPress world. I gather around a dozen articles that are just enough to keep you up-to-date on some of the ongoings in the WordPress community. It doesn’t give […]