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Celebrating 20 Years of WordPress by Speaking at WordCamp Europe 2023

Now that I’ve settled down from my trip to Israel and Greece, I wanted to share an exciting experience from WordCamp Europe 2023 in Athens, Greece. My talk, “Where Did We Come From: The History of WordPress,” delved into the platform’s journey from version 0.70 to its present-day dominance where WordPress powers 40% of the…

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Speaking at WordCamp Netherlands 2022

In the WordPress world, we have WordCamps. It is an event that will have 150 to 3,000 people depending on the event. WordCamp US can have up to 3,000 and smaller events, like WordCamp Atlanta (that I always attend) can have up to 650 people. The WordCamp Nederlands (WCNL) 2022 sold 483 tickets, which is…

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WPScan – Elementor vs. Beaver Builder

As many of you know, ClockworkWP builds sites using Beaver Builder (BB). Why is that? Well, it’s pretty simple, BB existed before Elementor… that is the only reason we use it, but I’m glad we wound up sticking with BB instead of Elementor. If I had decided to start using Page Builders in 2017, there…

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Have a WordPress Expert Look at Your Site

ClockworkWP has the privilege to “inherit” sites from other developers on a regular basis. Each time we onboard a new website for a care plan, we look through the site and make sure that it is functioning as expected. I can’t believe what we found on this one. The end client uses another company for…

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We’re Using Rocket.Chat

In 2014 or 2015 we started off using Hipchat. Hipchat was pretty cool, but this new and *free* service called Slack seemed to take over the world when it comes to instant communications. Slack is quite incredible and we still use it regularly with other companies, but for ClockworkWP, we’re using Rocket.chat as of 2022.…

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Why I’ve Lost Faith in Other Hosting Companies

First and foremost, I write this with an extremely saddened heart. I know it is just hosting that I’m talking about, but WP Engine used to be stellar. In fact, moving from VPS.net to WP Engine in 2015 was one of the best decisions I made when I was helping run Sideways8 Interactive. It saved…