Opinion

The DOs and DON’Ts of Constructing a Successful WordPress Portfolio!

In today’s economy, there are no guarantees. No amount of education or experience has proven defensive against the Global Financial Crisis. Many have found themselves between jobs, prompting more education or lateral career moves. Several studies have shown that a person has a better chance of gainful employment by enhancing their current skill set, rather than ditching it for a new one. If you are currently unemployed following a successful run as a designer or developer, or if you’re looking to take preventative measures against potential job loss, it may be time to enhance your online portfolio! WordPress happens to be a perfect solution for organizing portfolio assets and presenting them in the best light!

Use WordPress to Organize Your Portfolio

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Benefits of WordPress for Musicians and Bands

Are you a musician? Perhaps in a band or organizing a music festival? You might want to consider WordPress as your platform over services like Bandzoogle, FourFour or HostBaby because unlike these platforms, WordPress is an open-source platform that is free to the public. That means nobody can hold it ransom as they do not own it ;)

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How to Pick a Great Website Host for Your WordPress Blog

WordPress Recommends…
First, as a matter of due diligence, I feel I should direct you to what WordPress.org has to say about this topic.  Here are the hosts that they most strongly recommend (and the minimum requirements that they set) for a WordPress.org site:

Dreamhost
Bluehost
Media Temple
Laughing Squid

If that is all the information that you need to make a decision, then you can stop reading right now.
But…
You might still want to take some time to think your way through the decision.  Here are the questions I would recommend you ask of yourself and of any potential host.
How Much Do Your Really Need?

Find A Great Website Host For Your Wordpress Blog

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WordPress Hosting: Why I Love GoDaddy

I’m not usually one to rave about companies, and most website-related companies leave me ready for the rubber room.

To make my “love list” takes a lot–great products, great services, and super-duper customer support.GoDaddy has hit the high mark in all of these areas on more than one occasion.

WordPress+GoDaddy+Help

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WordPress Themes Are Polarizing the Web: Why Freebies and Fees Make Jack a Dull Boy

For better or worse, we live in a template-driven society. Almost, if not everything, is a component of something greater that drives our global economy. Modern commerce relies heavily upon technology, and technology is most effective when it streamlines productivity. This typically means that everything related to technology must be agile and accessible.

Why Free and Premium Wordpress Themes Make Web Enthusiasts Angry

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Promote on Facebook? Yes, I think you should.

If you’re a regular WPMU reader you’ve probably gathered that we’re pretty big on our Facebook page (if you haven’t liked it already, do it now, you’ll love it, promise) so, needless to say, we’ve been watching their promotion features pretty closely over the last few months – and equally huge fans of integrating WordPress with Facebook.

But today, they really got my attention by not just offering to promote the page, but telling me the exact percentage of our ‘likes’ that saw each post:

And perhaps most significantly, how many I could buy with a promotion, check it out:

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The WordPress 3.4 Killer Feature

WordPress 3.4 is out and if this is the first you’re hearing about it you should seriously reconsider your news sources and reading lists.

You know what, WordPress 3.4 is great. I’ve been doing that thing you’re not supposed to with it for quite some time, which is to say I’ve been enjoying nightly releases. And yes, I really tried to make that sentence sexual but it just didn’t work out, OK? OK.

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Premium WordPress Themes: Are They Worth The Money?

WordPress originally began life as a blogging platform but has grown to be a Content Management System (CMS) and is now so popular, that it is now used by thousands of companies and corporations.
Many thousands of free themes of differing purposes and quality have been released to the public, but yet during the last few years more and more developers have popped up selling premium WordPress themes, but are they worth the money?

Personal Users vs Business Users

Free

vs
Paid

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