Entrepreneur, WordPress integrator, SEO strategist, and a not-so-horrible writer

Matt Mullenweg at WordCamp San Diego

The inaugural WordCamp San Diego was held July 16 and who should attend but Mr. WordPress himself, Matt Mullenweg. I was on the edge of my seat, like a fanboy at Comicon (okay, not that bad), listening to his responses during the townhall-style Q&A session at the end of the WordCamp. I have to say, Mr. Mullenweg projects a easy-going vibe that makes him seem approachable. Here's my favorite photo from the session:

Matt Mullenweg at WordCamp, San Diego, July 16, 2011

There was one funny quote from the Q&A I wanted to pass along:

You can't meet the leader of the Free World with that hair.

Matt's Mom on hearing her son was to meet President Obama

How To Choose A Hosting Provider (In 6 Easy Steps)

I read an article today of all the factors to consider when selecting a hosting provider. They asked readers to consider 19 dimensions when making their decision. Yikes! Who would weigh that many considerations, especially when hosting is relatively commoditized? In response, I’ve put together my own easy six steps to use when selecting a… Continue Reading

WordPress is Missing an Obvious Revenue Stream

Talking with a friend the other day, a simple idea hit me like a lightning bolt: WordPress (Automattic) has completely missed the boat on an obvious revenue stream. Why doesn’t have a ThemeForest/CodeCanyon-style marketplace? Apple has the App Store, Android has the Marketplace. Why doesn’t WordPress have the Last Word? The Word? The SolutionPress?… Continue Reading

Custom Layouts for WordPress Themes

Have you ever wanted a homepage that looked different than your blog page? Or have you ever installed a theme that had different page templates for the homepage, gallery pages, contact form and blog post? I sure have. For months I wondered how I could do it for my own themes. Well, the answer turns… Continue Reading