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The slippery slope of WordPress customizations

There are two things I highly admire in the WordPress ecosystem: being able to precisely budget small projects (where the tiniest error could ruin the entire profit, if not more) and do freelance customization work. We own a small brand under the DevriX hat called Premium WordPress Support, which started as a support engine for…

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What Does “Open” Mean?

I’ve been an Open Source advocate for about 10 years now, and this has been something that determined me over the years. If you start applying Open Source to your life, suddenly everything changes. Completely. Contributing to WordPress Marko and I led a workshop on “Contributing to WordPress” for my CMS students last year at “Telerik…

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WordPress Developers – Interview with David Bisset

Our last interview in the Google+ WordPress Developers community is with David Bisset – a BuddyPress freelancer from Florida, one of the WordCamp Miami organizers, recognized WordPress expert and the creator of WP Armchair. David and I discussed the freelancing business of his and I find it quite amusing (in a good way, just like I…

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New Book: Making Money Online with WordPress

My latest book is finally ready – “Making Money Online with WordPress“. This is your guide to building your remote online business with WordPress, which will reveal various opportunities for everyone to bootstrap an online business based on the WordPress platform. In 28 pages I have shared my experience with the WordPress platform, working with numerous…

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Landing the First WordPress Job

One of my email list subscribers asked me how to find a remote WordPress job. I was facing the same issue looking for my first remote WordPress job, so here’s the list of the options if you’re looking for a full-time WordPress job as a remote worker. Build a Portfolio If you are coming from another area close…

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Speaking at WordCamp Boston

On Saturday I’ll be presenting my “Large Setup for WordPress Projects” talk at WordCamp Boston. It’s my third attempt to visit Boston over the past 3 years and I’m looking forward to joining the local WordPress community this weekend! Our SiteGround crew is ready and two of us will share our experience on Saturday, and take part in…

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Prodcast.fm – A New Productivity Podcast

My friend Slobodan has just started his new podcast – ProdcastFM. The podcast would be focused on productivity and efficiency, which happens to be an important topic for a lot of people in the WordPress community – freelancers, consultants, clients, employers. I was invited for the pilot episode which turned to be a hiring-related one,…

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WordPress and Internet Marketing

Around all possible discussion of WordPress and Internet Marketing, there is a single valid true statement that explains it all. WordPress and Internet Marketing have a single thing in common. It’s brutally easy to get into each one of those. And start making money with them, even. The difference is between the level of a…

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Business Around WordPress

The latest WordPress pricing discussions went viral and it’s apparently an important subject that should be discussed broadly at WordCamps. The large number of implementers out there are affecting the number of technical experts, and the competitive prices of other platforms lead us to the question: Why are the WordPress budgets underpriced? I’ll share my experience so far as…

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Web Development and WordPress Online Training

The end of my PHP course at the Software University is near, and I’m planning a new program for WordPress development. I’ve been teaching courses since 2006, take a look at my training portfolio. Few of the companies where I have trained employees are: VMware, SAP Labs, Software AG, Melexis, and I have also trained groups at CERN…

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