The path to becoming a 6 figure specialist

This is our 4th post talking about 6 figure consulting. So far we’ve covered the real numbers it takes to bring home 6 figures, then we took a bit deeper dive in to my expenses using real numbers. Yesterday we took a look at 2 tips for becoming a 6 figure WordPress consultant. Today we’re […]

2 Tips to help you become a 6 figure WordPress consultant

I’ve already written about one of the kickback points from my 6 Figure WordPress Consulting post when I broke down my expenses. The second push back I got was that someone doing WordPress could even make $60k let alone invoice over $100k. I’ve done it. I can think of many people that invoice over $150k […]

infront says WordPress Sucks, or does it?

infront, makers of Siteworks, recently wrote an ‘awesome’ post on why you shouldn’t be using WordPress. Lets take a deeper look at what they wrote and at SiteWorks, their in house CMS. SiteWorks Pricing Siteworks Screenshots

Venture Beat Jumps on with Overblown Claims

So WordPress just released a [live blogging plugin][live] and [Venture Beat tested it][vb]. Yes Venture Beat found a bug, then decided to make some overblown claims. > All’s well that ends well, I suppose, but WordPress would do well to test its new plugins on at least the most recently released versions of the blogging […]

WordPress Upgrade Fear

Decent article on WPRealm discussing [why users don’t upgrade][art]. The biggest reason I’ve found is that their web developer failed them. Any client I’ve talked to that is not upgrading their site is afraid of something breaking. While that may be the reason they give, it’s not the real reason. Really users aren’t upgrading because […]

The Expectation of Free

I’ve been finding lately that just because I write tutorials on WordPress the readers expect me to provide a bunch of free support when it doesn’t quite work for them. If someone provides you with something for free, don’t be surprised if it doesn’t solve all of your specific needs. If you need something that […]

Missing the Vibe in the Rails Community

For a while I was involved pretty heavily with the Ruby on Rails community. I did design consulting on a number of application interfaces and some frontend programming. Alas, those days have passed and I’m 100% WordPress and PHP focussed. Now I like WordPress and PHP just fine but one thing I really miss from […]

How to Make Sure I Will Uninstall Your Plugin

One of the first things you should do when building a WordPress theme/plugin is turn on WP_DEBUG in your wp-config.php file. Turning this on will make sure that you get notices for bad functions, deprecated items in your files…Every theme/site I build has this flag set in development (don’t set it on the production server). […]

WPMU Dev – Terrible Usability

As with much blogging this screencast is born of a rant about how WPMU Dev disrespects paying customers with their stupid WordPress admin notifications. After all the stuff that flies around about them plus the terrible usability and the long on promise short on delivery stuff regarding their plugins in their forums I’m not a […]