Syed Balkhi is the owner of WPBeginner.com.
How the Syed got started in WordPress
In 2002, Syed started getting into domaining and building proxies. From there, he moved into blogging and found WordPress. He was doing client work and started building sites on WordPress.
What they are sipping?
- Dre: Unknown pink glass
- Brad: Rum and Captain Ginger
- Syed: Sweet Tea
- WPBeginner is raising money to build a school with Pencils of Promise. The goal is to raise $25,000 to build a school in a developing country.
- 8Bit shuts down WP Daily abruptly and takes the content offline.
- WordPress 3.6 release update. Post format has been removed and there is an emphasis on revisions.
- Don’t forget to take the 2013 WordPress survey. Go take it today! This goes into the State of the Word address at WordCamp San Francisco.
- iThemes launches e-Commerce Plugin exchange. Exchange allows you to setup a shopping cart in a matter of minutes.
- Dre: With SpritePad you can create your CSS sprites within seconds. Simply drag & drop your images and have them immediately available as one PNG sprite + CSS code. No fiddling in Photoshop, no manual assignment of CSS styles.
- Brad: WP Bacon is a new WordPress podcast. First show on July 23rd at 10am EST with John O’Nolan of Ghost
- Syed: SteadyStrength.com for information on getting fit and strong.