About Me.

During business hours, I am the Chief Operating Officer and partner at WebDevStudios, a full service website development and design agency.

I am also the author of WordPress For Dummies, and several other books in the For Dummies™ series around web design, development and WordPress. I've enjoyed a fulfilling career in the WordPress industry for the past 18-years.

Outside of business hours, I am a casual baker, gardener, Alice in Wonderland fan, and a not-so-casual Green Bay Packers football fan.


Public Speaking.

I love the opportunity to speak at conferences and events on topics I am passionate about: WordPress, Web Design and Business.  I have presented at various events, nation-wide and am currently available for upcoming events.

WordPress For Dummies - Lisa Sabin-Wilson


Since 2006, I have been writing books on the WordPress platform for the For Dummies™ series from Wiley Publishing.  My books are distributed world-wide in multiple languages - that is mostly due to the overwhelming popularity of the WordPress platform, which currently powers 30/% of all websites you view on the web today!

The Latest Editions

Lisa is one of my favorite authors to work with. She was finishing up the first edition of WordPress For Dummies when I joined Wiley. 8 editions and 3 additional books later, Lisa has really turned an idea into a successful line of titles for our brand. I can't wait to tackle new projects and new editions of all of her books with her!

Amy Fanderi

Acquisitions Editor - John Wiley & Sons Publishing

Lisa is a visionary. Her contributions are felt in so many different facets of the business everyday. She controls everything WordPress and continually exceeds clients expectations. With the massive shift in the market towards WordPress, we are thrilled to have Lisa as our development leader. Go Pack!

Chris Pollara

CEO - Convertiv

Lisa is one of my favorite "For Dummies" authors. She wrote a book that I was personally in need of, and that filled a huge void in the marketplace. She's easy to work with, has great ideas, and is always willing to try something new. Plus, her book is great...what more could a marketer ask for!

Ellen Gerstein

Director of Marketing - John Wiley & Sons Publishing

Lisa Sabin-Wilson is an undisputed master of WordPress, her research is thorough and her writing style makes the knowledge she conveys very accessible.

The author does indeed do a good job of explaining what you need to know.

Jerry Saperstein

Amazon 5-Star Reviewer

Web Design.

Design is really my passion, over anything else that fills the hours in my day. I'm a self-taught designer & frontend developer who turned dabbling into a 15-year long career! Below are some of my favorite works our team at WebDevStudios has done in the past several years.

Microsoft Skype in WordPress

Transforming the way we communicate!


MTV News
I want my MTV!

Campbell Soup Company: What's In My Food?

What's In My Food?
Campbell's Soup answers that question.


Pepperidge Farm - Tim Tam
it's a biscuit, not a cookie!

web development


I have been involved in several business ventures in my career. I founded a yoga studio and ran that for a couple of years. I founded a WordPress Design Agency back in 2003, when WordPress first started to become popular. I also ran a WordPress Theme company for a few years.

In 2012, when my WordPress Design Agency became so busy that I couldn't do it on my own any longer, I got in touch with a colleague, Brad Williams, who was running a WordPress Development Agency. I thought our two talents would really compliment one another: Design + Development.

That was 11 years ago, and today I am still a co-owner and Chief Operating Officer at WebDevStudios. I joined in 2012, and liked it so much I decided to stay!

Words I Live By.

"You're mad. Bonkers. Off your head.
But I'll tell you a secret ... all of the best people are."

~ Alice - Alice In Wonderland

WordPress All-In-One by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Deadlines Don’t Care

I have been writing books since 2006 – that’s a LONG time! The thing I’ve learned about book deadlines is that deadlines don’t care about your life. They don’t care about when you have the flu, or when you have 100 other things piling up in your To Do list, or even when you just flat out don’t feel like writing. Deadlines are unforgiving.

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Lisa Sabin-Wilson piano

If They Don’t Play This Song At My Funeral – I’m Not Going

I find the song so beautiful in its simplicity. It’s delicate, like a breeze or butterfly wings. Written in a minor key, it feels immediately like it wants to be sad, but it’s not sad. It’s hopeful and optimistic and, for me, reminiscent of things that are good in this world.

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Free pile of open books

2023 Book Challenge

I joined the 2023 Reading Challenge at GoodReads and set a goal for 23 books in 2023.

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