We’re all official now for WordCamp Albuquerque 2012. The ink on contract with the venue has dried and WordCamp Central has given us full approval. Fellow organizers Karen Arnold, Guy Olds, Mildred Griffee and I can be spotted with that wide-eyed deer-in-the-headlights look. We’re looking for volunteers, speakers, and sponsors.
It was a busy fall at Evo. We actually turned some projects away because we could not get to them in the time frame required (which we hated to do, but not as much as we hate working 20 hrs/day for weeks to keep up with everything). We’d like to highlight four sites launched within the last couple of months, each of them using WordPress as a CMS.
A friend of mine, relatively new to implementing WordPress sites, emailed me yesterday asking for some advice. She was using Twenty-eleven as her base, and she had run into some problems bending it into the shape she wanted it. I called her and took a look at what she was doing.
I spent an amazing weekend with a bunch (more than 212) of WordPress folks in Albuquerque this past weekend. Which means that for the first time in a while, I didn’t spend the weekend catching up on what I should have been able to accomplish during the week. So I’m catching up today (mostly), but wanted to take time to share personal highlights.
Recently, I had an opportunity to build an events listing that showed only upcoming events, with the next event appearing at the top. That’s pretty easy to accomplish. But I also wanted past events to disappear from the listing and show up instead on an events archive listing. It took a lot of searching.
Recently I launched a complete remake of my personal art site: raygulick.com. I’m an oil painter, and my painting site has needed an upgrade for at least 2-3 years. Some opportunities as a painter are beginning to come my way, so I had some motivation to redesign the website and, of course, I built it on WordPress.
We launched two WordPress-based websites this week, and I’m pleased with both. But I’m really happy double launches are an unusual event. So many things need to happen just before launch, in addition to the inevitable last-minute content changes, and two at once is pretty demanding. The first site, launching Thursday evening, is The Hilltop