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WordCamp San Francisco 2014 Recap, Day 1

WordCamp San Francisco 2014 Recap, Day 1

There’s many reasons I like developing with WordPress. It’s adaptable and extensible. You can do simple things with it, but you can also do very complex things with it as well. It’s well supported. It’s continually being improved and upgraded, all the while staying backwards compatible. This means even the oldest sites running WordPress won’t falter.

But one of the best aspect about WordPress is the community. Instead of hoarding information, other WordPress developers tend share their knowledge, teaching each other so the platform as a whole can grow.

Many major cities have WordPress festivals called WordCamps. Recently, I attended the WordCamp San Francisco 2014. I met many people I had previously only talked to online. I met many people I had never talked to at all before. I listened to presentations from many great speakers, and took away new insights that I could use on future projects.

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What Is A Domain Name?

What Is A Domain Name?

Domain names are the human-readable web addresses. Just like a regular street address takes you to a physical location, domain names take you to the website they are associated with. Every website resides on a server somewhere in the world. The default address for each website is a series of four numbers, called an IP address (the IP stands for Internet Protocol). Humans remember words better than strings of numbers, so domain names were invented to make navigating the internet easier.

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Fix Contact Form 7 Emails Going To Spam In Gmail

By John Locke Oct 21, 2014 in Front End Development, Web Design, WordPress

Fix Contact Form 7 Emails Going To Spam In Gmail

Contact Form 7 is a common plugin used on WordPress sites. It works great for simple contact forms. But recently, I noticed many Contact Form 7 emails going to spam in Gmail. I figured out how to fix this in my situation. Here’s a few troubleshooting tips to try when you’re debugging this problem.

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Getting Help From People In Your Industry

By John Locke Oct 20, 2014 in Business and Entrepreneurship, Marketing Strategy

Getting Help From People In Your Industry

Today, Matt Medeiros published an article called How To Make It In WordPress. One thing that spoke to me was that this was not about WordPress specifically, or even web development. This was speaking about how to grow any type of business when no one knows who you are, and the right and wrong ways to go about it.

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The Case For Content Marketing

The Case For Content Marketing

I understand your hesitation to try something different.

You may be reluctant to start a blog. You may not see the point of making videos or starting a podcast. Perhaps you see it as a waste of time. You find it difficult to conceive how this could possibly improve your business. But content marketing is increasingly becoming the main reason some businesses are perceived as experts in their field, and others are not.

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