Talking WordPress as a Web Application Foundation

I’ve been interested in using WordPress as a web application foundation for some time now (to the point where I’m almost annoying myself when talking about it).

But with features like the REST API being made available – via plugin or inclusion in core – and with WordPress continuing to grow market share, I think that it’s viability as such continues to make sense.

Maybe it makes more sense now than it did years ago.

Regardless, I had the opportunity to talk with Cloudways earlier this year in a relatively in-depth interview and the topic of WordPress as a web application foundation was part of the interview.

Web Application Foundation

Since it’s something I’ve been talking about, I thought why not include some of that content here?

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Get Things Done: An Interview with iThemes

Now and then, I’m asked how I get things done or what are the preferred methods I use.

It’s not as if I’m some authority on the subject – I’m not (and even those who tend to miss a few things, in my opinion). Admittedly, I like to talk about this kind of stuff, but that’s just it:

It’s about being able to manage responsibilities effectively.

Frankly, I think that a lot of the prescriptive strategies aren’t tailored for specific personalities. But that’s for another post.

But this whole “responsibility management” and ideas for how to get things done is not something that’ relegated to one person. There are people who I’ve met in and out of this industry who I try to talk with on a regular basis about the same type of things.

I want to be able to learn from them so I can shortcut making the same mistakes in my life and career.

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Running a Business Amidst Changing Technology

Whenever I have the opportunity to speak at an event, I always try to cover the events, any slides, any footage, and any other material related to the event in my speaking category.

Sometimes, though, I’ll write an article on another property that spends more time diving into a talk or a presentation that I gave in an attempt to help reach people through a site with a larger audience.

And it in a recent post for Envato, I did exactly that. Specifically, I did a deeper dive into my WordCamp San Diego speech on what it means to focus on running a business while keeping up with changing technology.

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Hosting Office Hours with Carrie Dils

Many of you are likely familiar with Office Hours with Carrie Dils. But if not, here’s what the show is all about:

Every Thursday at 2p ET as Carrie interviews a variety of folks within the WordPress ecosystem, from plugin developers to marketers to business owners. The one thing they have in common? Each guest has found business success through leveraging WordPress as both a tool and a platform.

I had the honor of appearing on the show in previous episodes and had a great time. I also recommend tuning in when you have a chance as it’s a great, free opportunity to hear and learn from others.

Office Hours with Carrie Dils

Weeks ago, Carrie celebrated her 100th episode (which is an awesome feat in and of itself).

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Speaking at All Things WordPress North Atlanta

In a little less than a month, I’m going to be speaking at All Things WordPress North Atlanta. The meetup is run by Mickey Mellen of GreenMellen Media and who also helps co-organize WordCamp Atlanta.

All Things WordPress North Atlanta

I’ll be giving a talk called Work and WordPress: Pressware, Publishing, and Passion. Regardless of if you’re a user, implementer, or developer, there should be something for everyone.

Here are the details for the meetup.

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