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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […] 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 […]

New Theme Release at Allure: Daytime

Keeping up with my theme-a-week promise over here and my fingers haven’t fallen off YET!  Check out my latest theme at Allure called Daytime, a pretty, watercolor, feminine WordPress theme.  (demo here)

A theme and a book release – my day is done

Today saw the official release of the 4th Edition of my book: WordPress For Dummies (an entire MONTH early) …  Free themes, bonus content, and all!  Today also saw the release of a brand new theme over at Allure Themes called Varied.  I think I’ve done enough damage for one day – enjoy your weekend!

One new theme every Friday through October

Check out my latest post over at Allure Themes about how I’m celebrating 6 months since opening.  Hint:  1 brand new theme a week between now and the end of October.  I guess THAT will keep me off the streets and out of trouble!

WordPress For Dummies 4th Edition with 5 BONUS Themes

WordPress For Dummies 4th Edition with BONUS Themes

This summer, I finished writing the 4th Edition of my WordPress For Dummies book (John Wiley & Sons) and it covers up to WordPress version 3.2.  This time around my editor, Amy Fandrei and I decided to do something a little different with this release, to offer my readers a bit more value that what […]

Marketing TechBlog Radio Show

I will be appearing on the Marketing TechBlog Radio Show this Friday (June 24th) at 3pm EST to chat about all things WordPress, blogging, design, and social media.  Douglas Karr, author of Corporate Blogging For Dummies, will be my gracious host.  Tune in right here on Friday to listen in.


WordPress Web Design For Dummies is Available

I am excited to announce the release of my latest WordPress book, WordPress Web Design For Dummies, which is now available on, Barnes & Nobel and anywhere books are sold, online or at your local brick and mortar bookstore. This is the fourth title that I have written for Wiley Publishing on the topic of WordPress – its gotten to the point where the folks at Wiley are calling me their Franchise author on all things WordPress (no, really – ask Ellen, she’ll tell you all about it!)

Genesis Child Themes Available at Allure

I’m happy to announce that my themes at Allure Themes are now available as child themes for the Genesis Framework by StudioPress.  I have two Allure Themes ported to Genesis, so far – – by end of May – all of my themes at Allure will also be available for use on Genesis.  After that?  […]

New Allure Theme Release: April

Happy to announce that I released a new theme at Allure today called “April” – – a springtime theme with light colors and linen textures.  Have a look!


Newly Launched Allure Themes – WordPress Themes for Women

Thrilled to announce the launch last week of Allure Themes. I mentioned our intention to launch on this blog back in January, and did a sneak peek webinar, posted on this blog a few weeks ago. Allure officially launched on April 12, 2011 – so why am I just getting around to announcing the launch now? Because launching a brand new theme company is BUSY work, man … a fact, by the way, no one bothered to mention to me … but its cool, I managed :)

WordPress All In One For Dummies

WordPress All In One Book Released

My editor at Wiley Publishing started to hint around at the idea of writing an All In One book for WordPress way back in October 2009. Back then, it was just a hint… a ‘hey, Lisa, what would you think about …”. I was in a race to complete the third edition of my WordPress For Dummies book, and certainly wasn’t in the mood to entertain the idea of jumping into another book project, let alone a 912 page collaborative project that would put me in the position of co-author AND project manager.

E.Webscapes Hiring WordPress Designer/Developer

We are hiring a WordPress designer/developer, or two at E.Webscapes.  Interested –> check it out!


Allure Theme Teasers

Today, I am revealing THREE theme teasers from Allure Themes on our Allure Flickr account- – more teasers to come in the days to follow!  Allure launches end of March 2011 – join Allure on Twitter, Facebook and Flickr!  Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter for launch special pricing …and prizes!

WordPress Twenty Ten Child Themes: WordPress.TV

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