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How to optimize—and personalize—your brand’s social impact through unique sharing capabilities. By Michelle Oznowicz | July 3, 2013 Over the course of a day, most people spend more time interacting through social media on their phones, tablets and computers than they spend making calls, emailing, or texting. With Facebook’s one billion active users to Twitter’s four million daily tweets, these networks are dominating the public sphere. Social media is where all the action is. Establishing a presence on the social networks that are popular with your demographic is the key factor in building brand awareness. Interacting with your customers within […]
Samuel Sidler, brand new “Ninja Wrangler” for Audrey Captial, released a Digestable WordPress.org Project List. Let’s break his priorities down to the barebones for the sake of conversation: Ongoing Open Source Stats General Design Improvements Immediate Increasing WordPress and WordPress.org participation Improving make.wordpress.org Short Term Support and documentation hubs Profile improvements Medium Term Themes Directory Redesign Improvements for the i18n Community Improve WordPress.org Home Page Support Forum Improvements Long Term Plugin/Themes Directory Workshops (i.e. learn.wordpress.org) jobs.wordpress.net “Ideas” Improvements Mailing List Page Redesign Thoughts? Reactions? Do you think he left anything out?
Show Notes Host Jonathan Dingman is the founder of WP Force and WP Vibe. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and child. Currently works at swagbucks.com. How the Jonathan got started in WordPress. Jonathan has been involved in WordPress for 10 years. He got started with WordPress when he was running a news site for his university. They were using a php flat application. He checked out WP and got hooked. What they are sipping? Dre – water Brad – cabernet sauvignon Jonathan – Firestone Union Jack IPA Pressing Topics WP Daily abruptly shuts down. They have provided […]
Show Notes Host 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 Pressing topics 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 […]
Show Notes Host Suzette Franck is a WordPress evangelist from MediaTemple. She can be found on Twitter at MT_suzette and at suzettefranck.com. How the Suzette got started in WordPress Suzette started doing web dev for 8 years. 5 years ago she discovered WordPress. She setup a client on WordPress. She started developing custom themes on WordPress. When the theme shop folded, she applied for a WordPress evangelism position where she now attends WordPress events in the community. What they are sipping? Dre: San Diego Stone Pale Ale Brad: Blub soda. Blueberry Vodka Club Soda Suzette: Mike’s harder lemonade Pressing topics […]
Show Notes Host Jeff Chandler writer for WPTavern.com. Chandler can be found at wptavern.com and on Twitter at @WPTavern. How the host got started in WordPress Jeff was into gaming and was helping create a clan base site. He was introduced into a CMS, Postnook. From there, he learned about PHP Nuke. Over the years he got involved with Mombo. In 2007, he started up a website to review all the web 2.0 sites and services. I started jeffro2pt0.com. When he was looking to power it, he ended up choosing WordPress. What they are sipping? Dre: San Diego’s Stone Pale […]
Show Notes Host This week’s host is Doug Stewart. Doug can be found on Twitter at @zamoose and online literalbarrage.org. How the Doug got started in WordPress Doug got started on Blogger. When he began looking around, he wanted to find something that would allow him to install something at home and use it. WordPress hit 1.0, and he installed it on my home machine in 2004. He then got involved in the Philly Meetup in early 2005. What they are sipping? Dre: San Diego Stone Pale Ale Brad: MacPhail’s Scotch Doug: Yuengling Lager Pressing topics WordCamp OC featured a […]
Show Notes Host Patrick O’Keefe can be found online at managingcommunities.com and on Twitter at @iFroggy. How the Patrick got started in WordPress Patrick started developing websites in 1998. He started working for other people. He found that he didn’t like creating things and then them ending. In 2000, he started and registered my first domain name and developing my own sites. What they are sipping? Dre- Corona Brad – Water Patrick – Coca-Cola vanilla Pressing topics Ghost, the new blogging platform that will attempt to rival other blogging platforms, including WordPress in many ways, has more than reached its […]
Show Notes Host Joshua Strebel of Pagely. How the Joshua got started in WordPress In 2003, Joshua started building sites for companies in Phoenix. His wife, Sally, thought sites should be easier. They started building sites on WordPress, version 1.2. Then they started Pagely doing automated WordPress installs. In 2009, they launched the idea of managed WordPress hosting and Pagely came about. What they are sipping? Brad: Gin and club soda Dre: Corona Joshua: Water Pressing topics WordPress 10th Anniversary is next Monday! Look for your local event. Matt Mullenweg discloses he bought WLTC and WP Tavern. Yahoo purchases Tumblr. […]