In-person classes have returned to the impermanentmedia world!
The first class is WordPress 101, a day-long ramp up into installing and using WordPress. Join me October 21, from 9am – 4pm at Works Progress in Greenwood. There are only 6 spaces for the class, and the registration deadline is October 14, so snag your spot soon!
When I originally created the course, it was meant to help you get under the hood of WordPress, and build a simple theme. You can still do that, of course, but I’ve been updating the course to include building an HTML5 theme. Will I also add lessons on how to make that HTML5 theme responsive? Probably. You should enroll now. Right now! If you use the link below, you’ll get the normally $100 course, for $75. https://www.udemy.com/build-your-own-wordpress-theme/
This is a post that’s completely different than any I’ve ever done, but it’s relevant to some of the consulting I’ve been doing lately.
A fairly new acquaintance of mine recently launched a crowdfunding campaign. I’m at the point that whenever someone I know lets me know they have a crowdfunding campaign, I cringe and sigh a bit inside. It’s horrible, I know, especially given how many crowdfunding campaigns I’ve backed in the last 3.5 years, but someone with an active crowdfunding campaign means constant tweets, emails, and other social media posts about it. Thankfully I’m not on Facebook, so there’s one less place I have to endure the constant reminders about the campaign, but I sincerely hope they reach their goal.
Constant reminders of your crowdfunding campaign in social media is a necessary evil. You have to approach it that way if you have any hope of meeting your goal. If you can walk that fine line between keeping your campaign in front of people so they’ll back you and/or help spread the word, while not being overbearing and completely annoying about it, you are exceptionally skilled, and should teach other people how to do that. Seriously, you should.
In case you haven’t heard, WordPress 3.6, codename Oscar, has been released. While you may want to rush to upgrade immediately, I typically recommend waiting about a month, until the inevitable bugs that found their way through beta testing are found and fixed. Basically, wait until 3.6.1 is released.
What’s new in 3.6? The folks at WP Beginner have a great breakdown of features.
If you’re going to jump in and upgrade, make sure to back up your database, theme(s), and plugins before you do.