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 WordPress.org installation, and a walk through of basic features of Multisite. This is followed by several […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 WebDesign.com 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 […]

Book Expo America

Speaking at Book Expo America

I’m was thrilled to be asked to speak at the annual Book Expo America, the leading event in North American publishing, on May 21st, 2011 in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center. I will be presenting as part of the DIY Authors Conference & Marketplace – where aspiring writers get critical information and solutions to help them get published or self-published. My session is from 2:00pm – 3:00pm (Room 1E15) and is titled “Web-based Author Tools: What Works?”.

WordPress Twenty Ten Child Themes: WordPress.TV

My presentation, Twenty Ten in 2011,  given at WordCamp Phoenix in January, 2011 – originally posted at WordPress.tv.

Upcoming Events Spring 2011

Upcoming Events Spring 2011

With several items on my personal and business agenda this year, I’ve been trying to cut down as much as possible on travel where I can.  Last year, I think I took a dozen and a half trips to various WordCamps and other events, and this year, I’m trying to cut that in half.  On […]

Lisa Sabin-Wilson WordPress Corvette WordCamp Phoenix


WordCamp Phoenix, 2011. (Photo credit: Michael Torbert)

Lisa Sabin-Wilson speaking at WordCamp Phoenix January 2011

Attending and Speaking at WordCamp Phoenix Jan. 29

I’m looking forward to attending WordCamp Phoenix this month. This marks my first, ever visit to Phoenix – I’m looking forward to visiting for 5 days. I will be in Phoenix January 27 – 31, most of that time will be spent involved with the festivities involved with WordCamp Phoenix, including speaking on Saturday, January 29th at 2:15 – 2:45 on the topic of customizing the 2010 (Twenty Ten) default WordPress theme by creating your own child theme, using Twenty Ten as the parent frame work. My session is called 2010 in 2011 – if you are attending WordCamp Phoenix, I hope to see you there!

WebDesign.com Premium Web Design and WordPress Training

Free Live Webinar: Tips on Running a Successful Web Studio

Tomorrow (12/15/2010) at 1pm CST, I am doing a free, live webinar for my friends at WebDesign.com – the webinar will be hosted by Cory Miller. In this webinar, I discuss some of the lessons I’ve learned in my 10 years of running an active and successful web design studio on the web and provide the audience with some tips that you can apply to your own ventures on the web today.

This webinar is not specifically focused on WordPress, as you might expect coming from me – rather, the webinar focuses more on the business end of starting and running a web design studio, no matter what your platform of choice!

Lisa Sabin-Wilson WordPress For Dummies Book Signing

WordPress For Dummies Book Signing: Blog World Expo 2010

My appearance and book signing for Wiley Publishing at Blog World Expo 2010. (photo credit: Blalock Photography)


Blog World Expo ’10 – WordPress For Dummies Book Signing

In October, I am flying to Las Vegas for the annual Blog World & New Media Expo, and am pretty excited about it.  Aside from the fact that I love Vegas (read: I adore Blackjack) – I get the opportunity to catch up with some old friends, make new ones and spend some quality time […]


WordCamp Savannah – WordPress Q&A

I am attending and presenting at WordCamp Savannah this weekend and am really looking forward to it. From what I understand, Savannah has a young WordPress community full of true beginners and people just getting started with WordPress. Jane Wells is doing a bang up job in organizing a local WordPress community there, and this is just the beginning. I’m thrilled to help!

Appearance on iThemes.tv

My good friends at iThemes.tv invited me to appear on their internet TV show to talk about WordPress, my books, my work in design and WordPress development and involvement with WordCamps. It was great fun – special thanks to Matt Danner for doing such a fun interview!

BuddyPress 101 Webinar


WordPress For Dummies 3rd Edition available

WordPress For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Lisa Sabin-Wilson (Wiley Pub.) is now available on Amazon.com for pre-order. This edition of the book was, almost, completely re-written and covers all the basics about the WordPress platform – including all the great new features that version 3.0 brings to its users, including how to set up and use the new Multi Site features so you can run more than one blog or web site on ONE installation of the WordPress software, how to use the custom menu feature to build and create your own custom navigation menus, a comprehensive look at the NEW default WordPress theme called Twenty Ten, using custom post types to create new ways to present different types of content – – as well as the rest of the information you’ve come to expect from WordPress For Dummies


My Free BuddyPress Webinar at WebDesign.Com

I’m excited to announce that I am doing a free webinar presentation for my good friends at WebDesign.com on June 23rd at 1pm CST (Central Standard Time). The webinar is on the topic of using BuddyPress to create an online community on your WordPress powered site. I speak on the topic of BuddyPress often, as a matter of fact, I just finished up a presentation at the WordCamp in Raleigh, North Carolina this past weekend and it’s great to see how excited people are about BuddyPress. It also amazes me how many people do not yet know what BuddyPress is – or how they can use it to add that layer of social networking to their WordPress site!

I had the opportunity to share experiences with the iThemes community in Oklahoma City in March, 2010

Builder Bootcamp, PluginBuddy and my iThemes experience

I had a really great time at iThemes Builder Bootcamp weekend in Oklahoma and want to send out a big thanks to Cory Miller, Jen Miller and the rest of the iThemes team for inviting me down to their event. There were roughly 70-75 people in attendence, all of them passionate WordPress users, and all of them part of the iThemes community. Many were from the Oklahoma City general area – but there were a handful that flew in hundreds of miles away to spend the weekend with the iThemes crew to learn more about WordPress and how they can use the iThemes offerings to build their web sites with WordPress. Great stuff!


iThemes Builder Bootcamp April 23-24th

Oklahoma City, anyone? I’ve never been there before – but I will be this month to join the fabulous team from iThemes for their Builder BootCamp. iThemes creates premium WordPress themes, plugins and they host ‘BootCamps’ for their clients, and anyone else who wants to learn about how they can use the iThemes Builder WordPress theme framework to make awesome web sites.

F5Expo Vancouver

WordPress, BuddyPress and Social Media at F5Expo

It has been a LONG LONG time since I have been to Vancouver. I visited once and climbed all the way to the top of Grouse Mountain and had a blast! When the organizers of the F5Expo event contacted me to see if I had any interest in speaking and participating in their conference, I jumped at the chance to visit Vancouver again. Despite the fact that it is an incredible distance away from Wisconsin – I couldn’t bring myself to say no.

I am doing several things at the F5Expo – it’s really exciting! The event is on April 7th 2010 and is being held at the Vancouver Convention Center.

Amazon.com Interview with Wiley Publishing

While at SXSW 2010 in Austin, TX – the folks from Wiley Publishing caught up with me and did a short video interview for Amazon.com on my books, WordPress For Dummies and BuddyPress For Dummies.

Interview with WebDesign.Com

While at SXSW 2010 in Austin, I spent some time with Cory Miller of WebDesign.Com and iThemes.com, who interviewed me about WordPress, my books and design work.


See You in Austin for SXSW Interactive 2010!

I am leaving for Austin for the SXSW Interactive Conference exactly one week from today! I am flying out of Milwaukee on March 11th and am staying in Austin through March 15th. For clients of mine – I will be mainly out of the office during those dates – but will be checking email and, of course, progress on various ongoing projects that are in my current and active queue. Should you need to get in touch with me directly during those dates, please send us an e-mail and my assistant, Lindsey, will be happy to assist you – – or grab my attention in Austin if it is urgent.