Can you make a living driving with Uber?

I signed up to drive for Uber almost a year ago. I started a small freelance WordPress development business and thought driving for Uber would be a nice way to augment the money I made from doing web development work. I didn’t take my first Uber passenger until September 16, 2016. At first I averaged … Continue reading “Can you make a living driving with Uber?”

I am going to WordCamp DC 2017

I just purchased my ticket to WordCamp DC 2017. Even though I have been a user of WordPress for over ten years, this will be my very first WordCamp. WordCamp DC 2017 is taking place July 14-16 at the Carnegie Library of Washington, DC, seen in the above photo. I normally try to stay out … Continue reading “I am going to WordCamp DC 2017”

If Squarespace is so great, why do you use WordPress?

A lot of the podcasts I listen to on a regular basis advertise for Squarespace, a website builder that claims to allow anyone to quickly build a fantastic looking website. Squarespace versus WordPress I was listening to the Nerdist podcast today while, coincidentally enough, working on a WordPress website. As I was listening to host … Continue reading “If Squarespace is so great, why do you use WordPress?”

Using a CSS wildcard selector in WordPress

I wanted to add some padding on the right of every tag in the tag cloud shown on the bottom of my┬áblog. I thought each tag was too close to the next tag, making it harder to see when one tag ends and the next one begins. I took a look at the code in … Continue reading “Using a CSS wildcard selector in WordPress”

Never buy a full year of WordPress hosting

GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress hosting is a terrible product. One of its most annoying aspects is how slow the backend is. Use GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress hosting and need to make a change, install a plugin or add a widget, you’re going to wait. I decided to see how long it was talking to perform simple tasks. … Continue reading “Never buy a full year of WordPress hosting”

GoDaddy isn’t sure WordPress 4.7 is ‘safe and stable’ yet

When I realized I needed to move my blog’s hosting provider from Site5, I decided I would move it to GoDaddy. I wanted to try the Godaddy Managed WordPress product. I heard an interview on WP Tavern’s WordPress Weekly podcast with Gabriel Mays, head of WordPress products at GoDaddy. I had a bad opinion of … Continue reading “GoDaddy isn’t sure WordPress 4.7 is ‘safe and stable’ yet”