Lesson Learned – Malware Attack On My WordPress Site

It’s been 3 weeks since my last post because there’s been a lot going on! Three weeks ago, I went to log in and wasn’t able to. I got an error message. Going to my site brought the dreaded white screen of death along with some odd characters in the upper left of the screen. Initially, I thought it was because I was looking around…

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WordCamp DFW 2014

Last Saturday, October 4th, was the long-awaited DFW WordCamp #wcdfw. Long-awaited because the last one was in 2009. WordCamps are a gathering of folks interested/obsessed with WordPress. It’s a 1 to 3 day event that focuses on the sharing of information related to all things WordPress. Most WordCamps have tracks that hopefully have appeal to anyone attending. Here are common tracks at a WordCamp: Beginner…

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BackupBuddy–The Must-Have Plugin

Using BackupBuddy from iThemes to backup my site is a lot like using Carbonite to back up my hard drive. Once my settings are in place, I know I’m protected and can easily recover everything. BackupBuddy is a premium WordPress Plugin that backs up your website or blog– not just your posts, but your theme, widgets, plugins and SQL database. This is superior to any…

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Interview With Lisa Sabin-Wilson

If you’ve used WordPress, you’ve probably heard of Lisa Sabin-Wilson, WordPress rock star and author of the popular WordPress for Dummies (the 3rd edition is coming out in June). She also wrote BuddyPress for Dummies, a book about delving into the social side of WordPress by creating your own on-line community from within WordPress. This book came out just this month (April, 2010). Lisa was…

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What I Learned at the ithemes Builder Bootcamp

Last Friday and Saturday (April 23-24), were spent in tech bliss (and overload), at the first ever ithemes Oklahoma City Builder Bootcamp. Here are a few things I learned… 1.  Builder is even better than I originally thought. I purchased Builder the minute it was available (sign up for their email newsletters, you could probably snag a discount coupon on product releases {sorry @jamesdalman, I…

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