Category: Editorial


Choosing the Right Hosting for You: Honest WordPress Hosting Recommendations

choosing the right wordpress hosting for you

In WordPress hosting, there are definitely right choices—and wrong ones. This article is a quick-but-thorough guide on how to choose the right WordPress hosting for your project. It’s structured into five key topics to make the right hosting choice: Brand, Type, Speed, Support, and Price.



WordPress Freelancing Can Be Lonely: Nine Strategies to Cope

People get into WordPress freelancing for lots of reasons. Some that come quickly to mind: for fun, for a career, to learn, to help out, or to make a little extra cash. All of these are great things. One common reality that doesn’t come up as much around WordPress freelancing: loneliness. It’s bound to come up, even though it’s an affliction that many people dare not speak of.


Everything You Need to Know to Speak at WordCamp

WordCamp Miami 2014

Just last weekend, I was one of the co-organizers of WordCamp Denver. (Not a lead, those people did more work. I just made a website and helped a bit with sponsors and recording videos.) It was my first time doing it, and to commemorate the occasion, I thought I’d share an invitation and recommendation that you speak at a WordCamp.



The Menace of WordPress Theme Creep

One of the first topics I ever wrote about on WPShout, I kind of thought that the topic of “theme creep” had died long ago. But a few times in the last few months–once with someone I’m mentoring in WordPress development, once with someone who was asking how to buy themes–I felt a need to mention this idea. So I’m revising and updating the original essays.