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8 Years of WordPress

I noticed a cool little note in my WordPress.com notifcation feed today (techincally it’s actually from 3 weeks ago). It’s pretty amazing to think it’s been 8 years since I started working with WordPress.  Back then it was just a .com account to create this very travel blog, then titled “World Wide Wanderment”. Get it…  like […]

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Speaking at WordCamp Orange County 2014

I’m speaking at WordCamp Orange County 2014 next weekend on Finding Work/Life Balance as a Remote Worker. I’m super excited. I get to talk about two of my favorite non-WordPress topics at my favorite WordPress conference!

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2013 WP Stats

One of the many cool things that the folks at Automattic do is provide a year end stat report for anyone on WordPress.com as well as anyone running WP Stats (part of JetPack) on self hosted WordPress sites. Well, 2013 wasn’t exactly an “amazing year” for traffic on WanderingJon.com, but suspect 2014 will be different […]

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Breaking changes from Genesis 2.0 Release Candidate 2 to Final

Typically in the software world “Release Candidate” means it’s what will be shipping. At most there may be some bugs discovered that will be fixed, but nothing major will change. Apparently it’s piss off your customers week in the WordPress theme universe because StudioPress just dropped Genesis 2.0 final and it’s got all sorts of […]

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WordPress Local Development Tips

A long time ago I wrote a post on local development tricks for WordPress. Things have evolved over time and rather than update that old post on OCWP here is a new one complete with all sort of new tweaks. I tend to work in two or three enviroments: Local, Staging, Production. Staging is the […]