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WordCamp Seattle

Hey Seattle folks, I’ll be co-hosting the There Are No Dumb Questions: Q&A With the WordPress Help Twins workshop with Kelli Wise of Pint Sized Sites at WordCamp Seattle, the Beginner Edition October 24.

If you’re new to the WordPress world, WordCamp is a great place to learn new things, meet some dope folks, and get answers. A full day of WordPress information and connections is only $20, and lunch is included. What are you waiting for? Grab a ticket!

In addition to our Q&A workhop, Kelli and I will also be holding court at the Help Desk/Happiness Bar (no booze, sorry). Ask us about the WordPress Help Twins podcast we’re creating.

Responsive images can be a pain in the butt

So you’ve jumped into the responsive design waters, and after some headbanging (with or without metal playing), swearing, confusion, and whatever else you’ve experienced, you’ve gotten your site to display correctly on multiple resolutions and devices. Your images are doing what you want them to do at smaller resolutions/devices… mostly.

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When bots know your username

Note – 05/01/2014: This post refers to the Better WordPress Security plugin which is now called iThemes Security.

I often get asked how I troubleshoot certain problems with websites. I’m never sure how to answer that question because it depends on the situation. As a result, I don’t write many blogs on the topic. Every so often, I troubleshoot a problem that could easily happen to others, and write about it. This is one of those times.

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Completing NaNoWriMo

My previous blog post was about participating in NaNoWriMo, and how that relates to learning new things. I got some questions about the NaNo process. I’m happy to say I won for the first time (Woot!), so a follow-up post to answer those questions made sense.

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Zen and the art of NaNoWriMo

It’s November, which means for some people who write, it’s NaNoWriMo time. NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to write a novel during the month of November. At least 50,000 words in 30 days. Accomplish that, and you win!

What do you win? The satisfaction of knowing you did it. And a novel to edit and rewrite December 1.

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