Philadelphia Gets A WordPress Meetup Group!

WordPress LogoPhiladelphia now has a Meetup group dedicated to WordPress! I wanted to organize this new Meetup group to help WordPress addicts, like myself, find each other in the City of Brotherly Love. One of the great aspects of WordPress is the community that surrounds it and Meetups are the local lifeline of that community.

The inaugural event will take place on August 11th at 7pm at Future Media Concepts (FMC) in downtown Philly. WebDevStudios.com is sponsoring the event and donating pizzas for all!

I’m really excited to find some local talent to come speak at our monthly gatherings. If you’re in the Philly area, and interested in WordPress. make sure you join the Meetup group and get involved!

Free WordPress Security Webinar Today!

Today I’m giving a free WordPress Security Webinar with Cory Miller and the WebDesign.com team. The live screencast starts at 12pm EDT (11am CDT).

I plan on demoing a hacked website to show what hacks are capable of. I will also be covering top security tips and plugins for your websites and blogs. And lastly we’ll talk about how to clean up your website after a hack occurs. I will also be giving away some copies of Professional WordPress!

If you run a WordPress powered website these tips are not to be missed!

Fresh New Look for Summer

StrangeWork.com is sporting a fresh new look! I haven’t switched the theme on this site since I launched it in 2006, so it was long overdue. I decided to go with a very clean minimal style using the Genesis theme framework. In fact I’m running the default child theme for Genesis. I plan on tweaking the design to give it my own personal touch, but for now I’m really enjoying the clean look. We use Genesis for a lot of WordPress projects at WebDevStudios and I’ve really come to enjoy working with it. It’s a pretty solid framework so if you haven’t tried it out I highly recommend it.

I’m also starting up a new WordPress Tips and Tricks Newsletter so if you are interested be sure to sign up!