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 […]

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

Joe Simpson gesturing during "What is SEO" from his WordPress SEO 101: Key(word)s to Success presentation.

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.


iThemes WordPress Tools logo

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


Yoast WordPress SEO tool logo

30% off everything for Black Friday


WooCommerce WordPress e-Commerce logo

Take 40% off everything with coupon BLACKCYBER2019


Divi WordPress Page Builder logo

25% off on Black Friday through Cyber Monday.