Pink Redesign

A bit of a redesign

July 18, 2010 * 45 Comments

I have finally re-designed my site after 2 long years of my old black and pink one! Not that I didn’t like the old design . . . but it was time for something new, springy, fun, light – before summertime ran out! This time around, I tried something different and used a theme framework called Builder from my good friends over at iThemes. I’ve been wanting to dig into frameworks for some time now, and figured the best place to do that is on my own personal site where I can dig in, get my hands dirty and see what all the fuss was about! Welcome to my redesign – – don’t forget to notice the pink!

BuddyPress 101 Webinar - Lisa Sabin-Wilson and Cory Miller

BuddyPress 101 Webinar

June 25, 2010 * 0 Comments
WordPress All In One - First Edition

WordPress All In One Desk Reference

June 19, 2010 * 38 Comments

A few months back, I was having a talk with my editor at Wiley Publishing, Amy Fandrei – mostly talking about what it would take for me to finish up writing the 3rd Edition of WordPress For Dummies and what was happening with the 3.0 development of WordPress, etc.  That lead us into a talk about some more advanced topics surrounding WordPress – – more advanced than what my Dummies book covers.  Let’s face it – a For Dummies book is meant to be for beginners and intermediate users, right?  But what about a book that covers the WHOLE gammut?

WordPress For Dummies - Lisa Sabin-Wilson

WordPress For Dummies 3rd Edition available

June 18, 2010 * 22 Comments

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 Multisite features, 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, and more.

My Free BuddyPress Webinar at WebDesign.Com

May 25, 2010 * 13 Comments

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.

Lisa Sabin-Wilson iThemes Oklahoma

Builder Bootcamp, PluginBuddy and my iThemes experience

May 8, 2010 * 9 Comments

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

iThemes Builder Bootcamp April 23-24th

April 2, 2010 * 15 Comments

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.

SXSW 2010 - I Heart Geeks

We Heart Geeks

March 20, 2010 * 0 Comments

South By SouthWest Interactive Conference, Austin, TX – March 2010 (ServerBeach Geek Party)

F5 Expo Vancouver

WordPress, BuddyPress and Social Media at F5Expo

March 19, 2010 * 14 Comments

I am speaking at F5 Expo on a panel called “the Metrics of Social Media” with Alfredo Tan, Sr. Director of Sales at Facebook and Kris Krug, President at Bryght. I am also running two workshops on WordPress and BuddyPress.

WordPress For Dummies - Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Amazon.com Interview with Wiley Publishing

March 16, 2010 * 0 Comments

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.

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