5 WordPress User Roles and What They *Really* Mean

5 WordPress User Roles and What They *Really* Mean

Why is it important to know about, pay attention to, and moderate the use of User Roles on your WordPress website? Not everyone needs carte blanc access to all of the administration area of your site. Some of your content managers may only need to write their own...
Dr. Devlove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Plugin

Dr. Devlove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Plugin

Plugins, those powerful little pieces of code that extend the capability of a website (typically a WordPress CMS), have a bit of a reputation problem. One of the rumors going around is that a website can have “too many plugins”. And, as rumors go—there’s a...
Why WordPress Works—A Forward Fest Presentation

Why WordPress Works—A Forward Fest Presentation

I recently had the honor to speak at Foward Fest Madison this year, and it was a real treat! I was able to share my thoughts and knowledge with a captive audience, and almost everyone stayed for the entire event! I shared some reasons that WordPress has been...
WP-CLI—A Panacea for WordPress Developers?

WP-CLI—A Panacea for WordPress Developers?

Developers at Earthling Interactive have a front-row seat at the Madison WordPress Meetup. Not only does Earthling Interactive sponsor the pizza each meeting, but the Meetup group was started by Earthlings! Recently, one of the regular Meetuppers, and Freelance WP...