That one time I dressed up like a cat….

There was this time in 2012 that I dressed up like the Cat in The Hat and gave a presentation about WordPress Themes, and did it in Dr. Seuss rhyme! It was for WordCamp Philly 2012. It was close to Halloween so the organizers decided to have a speaker costume contest (‘lest you think I […]


My latest female vocalist crush – Sara Bareilles

Having grandchildren makes you look FORWARD to growing old

Having grandchildren makes you look forward to growing old

This little gal was born on July 7, 2012 – she shares a birthday with my Dad. She has completely and utterly changed the way I view the world, for the better.


Neil Diamond makes me smile.

Heart of the Matter

…the more I know, the less I understand..

WordPress Multisite – Is This Thing On???

Where I pelt my unsuspecting audience with candy treats …. My presentation at Wordcamp LasVegas 2012: An introduction to the Multisite feature of WordPress that will help you understand what Multisite is, how to activate the features on you installation, and a walk through of basic features of Multisite. This is followed by several […]

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.

Oprah Winfrey


New Chapter: WebDevStudios

TL;DR: I’ve become a full partner at WebDevStudios, alongside Brad Williams and Brian Messenlehner

How to save a life

Monday morning quarterbacking is so easy, isn’t it? It doesn’t ever change the game, though – – no matter how very badly you want it to. Your task this holiday season is to reach out to that person you know – – and we all know one – – the one who needs help…or struggles…or […]

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.

Milton Berle


WordPress Dashboard Theme Documentation

I was just finishing up the chapters for the 5th Edition of my WordPress For Dummies book (shameless plug, it’ll be released later this year) and as I was making my gazzilionth screenshot (yes, at LEAST a GAZILLION) that little drop down menu underneath the Theme Editor caught my eye and I thought to myself […]

WordCamp Central


The time between now and November has me traveling a great deal for WordCamps and other events.  If you are attending any of these events, I hope you find me there and say HI! WordCamp Grand Rapids – August 18-19th:  Because who doesn’t want to travel to Grand Rapids, Michigan??  It’s always been a dream […]

Launch a Blog In a Day For Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Launch a Blog In A Day (For Dummies)

Happy to announce the release of my latest project for Wiley Publishing. The For Dummies division is launching a new series called “…In A Day For Dummies” which are short e-books geared toward helping you learn a new skill “in a day”.   Wiley Publishing decided to pilot this new series with books on WordPress […]

Vivid Yoga Studio Menomonee Falls, WI

Vivid Yoga Studio in Menomonee Falls, WI

I’ve become the owner of a business that is completely unrelated to WordPress – do you believe it? As a matter of fact – it’s completely unrelated to internet publishing or any type of web development or design work at all! Months back, I posted about how I found yoga (or maybe how yoga found […]

You made a difference in my life. I love you.

On July 12 of 2011, my father died. He was the most important person in my life – I now (and will forevermore) define my life as “Before” and “After“. We had his service 5 days after his death, but we never buried him. He was cremated, per his wishes. His family burial plot is […]

WordCamp Milwaukee 2012

Speaking at WordCamp Milwaukee on WordPress Multisite

I am excited to say that I will be speaking at WordCamp Milwaukee on June 2-3, 2012.  A WordCamp in my hometown – that’s something new!  All WordCamps I’ve ever attended have included flights (except Chicago – I drove), hotels, room service and sometimes car rentals.  THIS time, however, WordCamp Milwaukee is in my backyard […]

Ben Quayle for Congress Web Site

Quayle For Congress on WordPress

Thrilled to see a site that I worked pretty hard on finally launched and live:  Quayle For Congress.    Ben Quayle is the son of former Vice-President, Dan Quayle; and he is running for Congress in the state of Arizona.  I completed this project in partnership with Red Yawp Digital – – they provided the PSDs […]

Stop American Censorship

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead

WordPress Developers Course Multisite Workshop

WordPress Developers Course: Multisite Workshop

This week I’m leaving on a jet plane.  Destination: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  On Thursday, January 12th, I am kicking off a 4-day WordPress Developers Course for at TheDIV in OKC by providing a FULL day workshop on WordPress Multisite.  This workshop is scheduled for 6 full hours of Multisite goodness  – – really, who […]

WordCamp Atlanta 2012

Speaking at WordCamp Atlanta on WordPress Theme Basics

I’m excited to be presenting at WordCamp Atlanta on February 4th, 2012!  Atlanta holds a special place for me because I was supposed to be living there by now – -but life intervened and I ended up staying here in Wisconsin.  During my ‘moving to Atlanta’ moving phase, however; quite a few members of the […]

I had a little helper with me as I created my Yoga room

Yoga talked me off the ledge

My 2011 has been like no other year. Good, in most ways – – but also one of my worst years, at the same time. It started out pretty decent and strong with the launch of my new theme shop at Allure Themes and the release of a whopping three books in April, June and […]

The Economy of WordPress (speaking of that … need work in 2012??)

First, big thanks to WordPress for keeping me busy and in business.  I recently completed a video interview (publish date T.B.A.) where I was asked about the WordPress economy and the commercial ecosystem that has evolved around the WordPress platform.  One of the points I made in my answer was that if it were not […]

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss – Don’t Cry on WordPress

Excited to see the sites I recently developed for the London-based Cheapflights (US) and Cheapflights (UK) finally up and live, running WordPress Multisite with custom post types (see  here), custom taxonomies and more custom goodies of the sort.  I’ll need to do a write up on this one, eventually .  I developed this site in […]

Allure Themes: New Theme Releases and an Upgrade

Been busy, busy over at Allure Themes.  Since I last update here, I’ve released 4 new themes: Khaki, Hallowed, Bella and So Pink!  Today, I also released version 1.2 of the Allure Foundation, which brings several new features and enhancements.  Oh, and since I updated here last – I’ve switched from being a PC user […]