Tag Archives: Wordpress

Migrate your blog from WordPress to Tumblr

About a year ago, I decided to move the content of one of my personal blogs from a self hosted WordPress installation to the Tumblr platform after realizing that the Tumblr workflow that emphasized curating text, photos, and videos from across the Web was taking precedence over composing original content on my own.  Surely someone [...]

Free Themes to Check Out For WordPress 2.8

First, you should know that WordPress 2.8 was released last night. Upgrading has never been easier.  I’ll be interested to see what the upgrade rate is with this release. And I just read a great post on 10 Free WordPress themes.  There’s some really appealing options in that list.  Despite the fact that we’ve been [...]

WordPress 2.7 is finally out!

JJ and I have been playing around with WP 2.7 for a couple of months now and have fallen in love with it. I think the iterations done since feedback from 2.5 (and all the crazy horse stuff) are pretty solid. So congrats to Matt and all the guys at Automattic for a successful release. [...]

WordPress 2.7 and the New Dashboard

WordPress 2.7 is slated to be released very soon and I’ve started playing around with the beta release.  And I’ve begun producing some updated videos for wpscreencasts.com The video below provides a quick intro to the new dashboard coming in WordPress 2.7.  The changes to the dashboard are dramatic and will require adjustments from even [...]

Join me at PodCamp/WordCamp Hawaii

Hey all… if you are in Hawaii this week (and I know you all wish you were), help me wind down Geek Week at PodCamp + WordCamp Hawaii. I’ll be speaking on Saturday about how you can reinforce your personal or company’s brand by doing simple tweaks to default WordPress templates. I’ll go into a [...]

Another successful WordCamp wraps up

WordCamp is easily one of my favorite events of the year. Meeting our fantastic community and geeking out over WordPress is the best. Plus, JJ and I were pretty excited this year since we launched WP Screencasts. So, we always make it a point to go (sorry to say that JJ did miss out on [...]

WordPress Charity Scavenger Hunt

Right on the heels of WordCamp is the WordPress Charity Scavenger Hunt.  Proceeds from this event – which looks like it will be very fun – will benefit 826 Valencia. To play a little six degrees of WordPress separation… The WordPress Charity Scavenger Hunt benefits 826 Valencia 826 Valencia was founded by Dave Eggers Dave [...]

WordPress Plugins We Always Use

Akismet is an obvious choice for any list of WordPress plugins we always use.  But there’s plenty of other plugins that we find ourselves installing every single time we build a site with WordPress.  If Matt and the Automattic crew ever decide to make these part of the core WP software, Holly and I certainly [...]


One of the first projects Holly and I undertook under the Shiny New Toy name, MeltingSpot, is now live. MeltingSpot, a free email newsletter and website, is an Internet version of the American “melting pot” society – a place where Americans and immigrants come together to close the culture gap. Read MeltingSpot for advice on [...]

A review of WordPress for iPhone

About a week ago the WordPress app for the iPhone was announced with an awesome screencast. And now that the app has been released and seeing that JJ and I are HUGE fans of WordPress, its only fitting that I do a quick review (especially since between the two of us, I’m the iPhone owner). [...]