WordCamp Chicago

WordPress For Dummies - Lisa Sabin-Wilson

WordPress For Dummies 3rd Edition available

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.

WordCamp Chicago – A sold out event

WordCamp Chicago 2009This time next week, I’ll be making my way down to Chicago to attend WordCamp Chicago. As of last week, it is a sold out event topping out at a total of 200 attendees. I’m jazzed about it and really looking forward to meeting everyone and listening to the great line up of speakers we have lined up:

Meanwhile…back at the ranch…(long-ish)

I have been ever so slightly *MIA* here, I realize. This is due to several reasons – – some personal – – others just involve lots of work and lots of catching up on work! I do have lots going on, though – so let me get right to it with information about a recent interview, my appearance at the SXSW Interactive Festival, some WordCamp Chicago updates, and some great tid bits about WordPress for Dummies, 2nd Edition – – including the winners of my previously mentioned autographed book giveaway. . .

WordCamp Chicago opens registration

We’ve opened up registration for WordCamp Chicago, a Midwest WordPress Educational event open to passionate fans in the WordPress community.  We are lining up some really talented people who will present a variety of interesting and diverse topics related to our favorite WordPress platform!. Below is a list of confirmed speakers for WordCamp Chicago, so far: Matt Mullenweg, founder of our favorite blog/CMS platform, WordPress Mark Ghosh, owner/blogger of a great WordPress resource site, Weblog Tools Collection Sarah James, uber-cool mommy blogger of popular sites Whoorl and Hair Thursday Jeremy Wright, CEO of one of the largest global new media […]

WordPress Elved

Not sure if WordPress and the Dummies folks over at Wiley appreciate the bastardization of their logos in such a manner – – but I need to celebrate the completion of WordPress For Dummies 2nd Ed. somehow! 😀 Send your own ElfYourself eCards The *writing* of it is done – it does still need to go through a bit of copyediting, proofreading and printing. The actual release date is still tenative – – but I will be sure to update here as soon as I have a date you can count on 🙂 Now that is off my plate – […]

WordCamp Chicago 2009

Things have been a little hectic over here, to say the least. Blog World Expo was great and I’ll blog more about it in the coming week. Our travels after that, though, were not so great. Nothing serious, in the midst of our “vacation” (and I use that term very very lightly) – I came down with the WORST case of bronchitis and ended up spending the entire time in a Nyquil haze in the hotel room. I have to call Jammie and beg her for forgiveness, as I was supposed to meet up with her and her husband while […]

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