June 24 2010 0 Comments

WordPress 3.0 and WordPress Coaching

Well, WordPress 3.0 is here.  I’ve upgraded this site and another one of my sites but haven’t got to play around with the new features yet… looking forward to it though.

As a user of WordPress-MultiUser, I was anxious to see how the merge of WPMU and WordPress would go.  I haven’t had a chance to play around with a “multi-site” installation in 3.0 yet, though I’m sure it won’t be a big deal.  I did upgrade one of my WPMU sites to 3.0.  I see a few glitches that I’ll have to work out, but overall haven’t noticed any major issues so far.

WordPress 3.0 has some exciting new features.  The new menu builder, custom post types, the multi-site option, even a new default theme.  Overall, though, the layout of the admin area is very similar, which is great.  There’s nothing worse than doing an upgrade and finding the navigation has been completely changed (hint, hint Microsoft).  I was glad to see everything was pretty much where I expected it to be.

It’s been a while since I posted anything so thought this was a good time.  Plus I have started “officially” offering a service I’ve been providing for the past couple years…

WordPress Coaching, Consulting and Support

WordPress has really changed my business in recent years.  Most new sites I set up are based on WordPress and most of my clients are using it now.  Plus I’m using it on most of my own sites as well.  It’s so powerful and flexible it doesn’t make sense not to use it.

So my clients have come to realize when they run into a WordPress challenge, their best bet is to call me rather than spending hours trying to figure it out on their own to no avail.  I’ve seen a ton of different challenges and I like challenges, so I’ve helped them find solutions to whatever it is they were trying to do.

Whether it’s figuring out how to solve a problem, getting something to look right, finding a way to do something they had an idea for, or just wondering if I know of a plugin that does a particular thing, my clients have been calling me for their WordPress challenges.

The truth is, while I enjoy working with WordPress and other technical stuff, what I enjoy most is helping people.  So I’ve begun offering my services specifically as a WordPress coach / consultant.  I mean, it’s what I’ve been doing anyway, I just wasn’t calling it that.  And something I really enjoy, so why not, right?

So if you need help with WordPress, get in touch with me.  I’d love to help you.  Check out my WordPress coaching page for more info.

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