SolidWP: Our Journey to Rebranding a Long-Established WordPress Brand

SolidWP: Our Journey to Rebranding a Long-Established WordPress Brand

Rebranding a large software project is a bit like turning a speedboat versus a cruise ship – it takes much longer to turn the latter, and there’s a lot more at stake. Everything requires a lot of planning and effort, and it can be challenging from multiple angles, including development, design, marketing, support – I…

Released! Two new blocks to display business info and reviews from Google and Yelp

Released! Two new blocks to display business info and reviews from Google and Yelp

One of the first WordPress plugins I developed more than 10+ years ago was a widget to pull in reviews from Yelp. I called it Yelp Widget Pro. After seeing some moderate success with that plugin, I then developed a very similar plugin called Google Places Reviews. These went untouched for a number of years……

Catch me at WordCamp Europe 2022 speaking about WordPress acquisitions

Catch me at WordCamp Europe 2022 speaking about WordPress acquisitions

It’s finally that time again. In-person WordCamp’s are back! I’m proud to announce that this June I’ll be speaking on a panel at WCEU in Porto, Portugal about WordPress acquisitions. About WordCamp Europe 2022 This is the first in-person WCEU since the pandemic began. Last year’s organizers attempted to have the conference in-person but had…

Creating my first WordPress Block Directory plugin: Donation Form Block for Stripe

Creating my first WordPress Block Directory plugin: Donation Form Block for Stripe

Did you know that WordPress has a subsection of the plugin directory called the “Block Directory” that allows you to install single-block plugins? It’s still very new and in order to have your plugin listed on the directory you have to adhere to some semi-strict requirements. So I figured, let’s build something cool and learn…

Is the Analytify Google Analytics WordPress Plugin Better than Monster Insights?

Is the Analytify Google Analytics WordPress Plugin Better than Monster Insights?

WordPress site owners know it’s important to have your Google Analytics tightly integrated into all aspects of your website. While there are a number of plugins that do this well, today I’ll be looking at the Analytify plugin compared to the market leader, Monster Insights. Ease of Integration You never want to muscle a plugin…

Returning to in-person conferences with a bang: CaboPress 2021

Returning to in-person conferences with a bang: CaboPress 2021

Let’s face it, virtual conferences suck. Don’t get me wrong, I think they’re great for our current climate, but they’ll never fill the shoes of a real in-person conference. Queue CaboPress: the most unique conference you’ll ever go to. Rethink what you know about a conference After more than a year-and-a-half of Zoom, this past…

Recent Photos from My Talk at WordCamp Las Vegas 2015

I had the please to speak at WordCamp Las Vegas 2015 about building valuable WordPress products and services. While I was giving the talk the very talented Kari Leigh Marucchi of Found Art Photography¬†snapped these beautiful shots: Kari truly is a very talented photographer. Her work speaks for itself. If you ever have an event…