Carrie Dils is a freelance WordPress developer, Lynda.com teacher, podcaster, blogger, dog lover, and still not sure what she wants to be when she grows up. Phew, it’s nice to know that most of us are feeling lost and we can all agree that finding yourself is no easy task. However, it’s the journey that matters and Carrie has had an exciting one of those. Carrie talks to us about how she started WordPress developing, why she chooses to work on the Genesis theme framework, as well as why giving back to the WordPress community is important to her.
I like to think of myself as a bit of a numbers guy. Website development is definitely a two brain-hemisphere kind of job, but at the same time as I’m being creative with design, I’m figuring out how to put things together, the math of how different pieces scale and, ultimately for my clients, the effect that my WordPress engineering will have on their bottom line.
Update: There have been some changes from the time the Orion idea has originated. I would highly suggest reading our newest edition of Developer Diary #8!
I’m a bit of an RSS geek and one of my New Year’s resolutions was to subscribe to more WordPress blogs. Although it’s not like I have been living in ignorance of all the other WordPress resources out there, I felt that I could be doing a better job of keeping my ear to the ground in the WordPress community.
The end of the year is looming and I find myself writing up another final post in another ManageWP series — our top WordPress posts of the month. Throughout 2012 I have tweeted out, linked to and mentioned literally hundreds of posts relating to WordPress. With that in mind I thought I’d take this opportunity to list my posts of the year.
Hopefully everyone knows by now that they shouldn’t hack the WordPress core files to bend WordPress into submission. Doing so can affect its ability to successfully upgrade to newer versions, which is important for security, and can make your WordPress installation incompatible with properly-coded plugins and themes. Right?…
Free plugin developers often feel that they have nothing to gain from their hard work, but in reality, nothing could be further from the truth.