Full Circle: KitchensinkWP Podcast highlights meaningful relationships and race

KitchensinkWP Podcast with Adam Silver

The world has been turned on its head first, with the coronavirus pandemic, but a perfect storm of stay-at-home orders and the murder of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked discussions and changes felt all around the world. This appearance on the KitchensinkWP podcast was a result of a desire to discuss feelings and meaningful relationships.

What a (WordPress) Weekend!

WordCamp Santa Clarita Online

The story of how we took WordCamp Santa Clarita from postponed to online in nineteen days. On with the show, this is it We had a very big decision to make. Upon receiving word that we had the green light to go to a live stream format for our postponed WordCamp Santa Clarita event. Go […]


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5 Tips on Applying to Speak at WordCamp

Joe Simpson speaking at a WordCamp, gesturing.

So you’re thinking of submitting a topic at an upcoming WordCamp? I’m often encouraging our Meetup members or other dynamic speakers to speak and share their gifts with the WordPress Community. As we approach the opening of our Call for Speakers at WordCamp Santa Clarita, I wanted to share tips on applying for consideration that […]

Hands-On: Building a Brand New WordPress Community

Elementor Santa Clarita Valley Meetup

I realized it when stuck in late-night traffic on one of the mega-interchanges in the farthest reaches of Southern California fresh coffee spilled on my lap. “Joe, start a WordPress Community closer to home and you’d be in bed by 10:30 pm” instead of making a decision on which off-ramp to take at the El […]

WordPress Deals: Black Friday and CyberMonday

WordPress Black Friday and Cyber Monday image showing shoppers at busy mall

If you’re new to WordPress or have been using it a while today begins a weekend that may be valuable to you (although I dread it). Black Friday is underway — a four day weekend culminating with CyberMonday that offers a number of deals on the tools and products that site owners should leverage.


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Save 50% off products site-wide through December 2, 2019.