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WordCamp Los Angeles 2010: The Pluggable Plugin

Brandon presents the pluggable plugin platform at WordCamp Los Angeles 2010.
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WordCamp Las Vegas Aftermath

We had a blast a the Las Vegas WordCamp. 9Seeds et al put on a brilliant show and really set the bar for a quality WordCamp. We hooked up with old friends, made new ones and learned more sweet tricks for WordPress.
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WordCamp Las Vegas 2010: Child Themes vs. Theme Frameworks

Brandon speaks at WordCamp Las Vegas 2010 discussing the pros and cons of using child themes versus using theme frameworks.
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Backing Up Your WordPress Site

Backing Up Your WordPress Site for OC WordPress Meetup

I presented a quick talk on backing up a WordPress site at the Orange County WordPress Meetup. This is just a set of links and descriptions for examples I used during the preso. As always, do your due diligence when selecting a back up method. Find something that fits your site and your skill level for best results when disaster strikes!
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Building a Pluggable Plugin

Building plugins is something that’s near and dear to our business. We build and sell our own premium plugins. And just about every project we take on has some sort of custom functionality that we roll into a plugin. Over the years, we’ve evolved our process to make it easier to extend or modify these…
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(PLUGIN) Conversation Manager

It has been said that the majority of readers don’t comment on blog posts because they don’t feel like they have anything specific to add to a conversation. The Conversation Manager plugin allows you to prompt your readers to comment by asking them to answer a question specific to that post. A simple box with…
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Bleary-Eyed Blogworld Expo Experience

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to attend Blogworld Expo as well as WordCamp Las Vegas. Blogworld was pretty huge, but WordCamp Las Vegas was a much smaller conference within the main conference. I had the chance to talk with some really great WordPress users and developers. I really got a good sense of…
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Speed Up WordPress by Deactivating Unused Plugins

Here's another easy tip to help speed up the load time of your WordPress website. Deactivate any unused plugins. Simple, right? This may seem like a "no duh!" tip for WordPress users, but we can all be guilty of missing the obvious and/or being lazy. If you are diligent about keeping your plugins tidy, good for you. If not, read on.
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Avoid Duplicate Pages for SEO Success

Most bloggers and website owners are aware that Google dings site rankings for duplicate content – that is having the same content on multiple pages. But with WordPress, many of us are guilty of creating duplicate pages without even knowing it. The good news is, there’s an easy fix. The Causes of Duplicate Pages The…
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