WordPress Planet

WordPress Planet is an aggregated site of 31 (as of this writing) blogs about WordPress.  Many of the blog entries you will see there might very well be above the head of the WordPress code-free user, but it has been my experience that reading things over my head about WordPress has been the best way for me to understand what’s possible (and sometimes what’s not) when it comes to WordPress.  And without a doubt, sooner or later, everyone writes something that has been helpful to me.

The best part of WordPress Planet is that you don’t really have to subscribe to it – it’s piped in directly to your dashboard on every WordPress installation!  The widget that displays “Other WordPress News” is WordPress Planet!  You can even customize that widget, it’s very neat.

Get more detail at WordPress Planet: http://planet.wordpress.org/

WP Questions

wpquestions.comI came across this website where you can post a question with a price you’re willing to pay for the answer and people answer your question.  Apparently multiple people can answer the question, so I wasn’t totally clear if this worked on the honor system or the person with the question could pick the answer they liked the best?

I haven’t used the site, so please leave any feedback in the comments below.

wpquestions.com (affiliate link)

WordCamp NYC 2010

WordCamp NYC 2010 has been announced!  [insert homer simpson gurgle here: ahhh wordcamp glugggggggg]

October 16-17, 2010 at Baruch College – right across the street from our WordPress Meetup

If you use WordPress, you simply must attend!  It’s the most fun, exciting and fantastic experience I have ever had, ever, related to technology.  There will be tracks for beginners, intermediate and advanced, and you can pick and choose every single bit of your menu to make your own WordPress feast fit for a king!

From the WordCamp NYC Blog:

To keep up, follow @wordcampnyc on twitter.
We use the hashtag #wcnyc, and when talking about WordCamp NYC, you should too.

Moving Site

Please note that I’m going to move the site to a different hosting account with Hostgator over the Labor Day weekend.

Also, I like many things about the Ashford theme, but I don’t like the way the excerpts are handled on the home page, so I am probably going to switch it over to a StudioPress theme.

If someone has a suggestion or some thoughts on what might be useful, please let me know.

WordPress. It’s not just for blogging anymore.

I stumbled across an article by Steve Strauss on the Amex Open Forum website that  explains very well why everyone who knows better is switching their website platform to WordPress, whether it is or has a blog – or not. The heart of the article:

As you may know, WordPress is a popular program that many people use to blog. It’s popular because it is easy. But what you may not know is that WordPress can also be a very powerful and affordable website creation tool.

(Confession: Two years ago, wanting to redo my own site, I received bids as high as $75,000. Sticker shock led me to rethink the project, and my assistant extraordinaire, Vivian, convinced me that we should use WordPress. It turned out to be a very smart business decision. I love WordPress.)

Creating a website with WordPress is surprisingly easy. There are literally hundreds of themes to choose from, and most are free. These themes can be completely customized and installed quickly.

“Why You Might Want to Redo Your Website Using WordPress”