Wes Bos

Designer, Developer & Entrepreneur making the web an awesome place.

Category Archives: wordpress

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When it comes time to migrate wordpress, it isn’t all that easy. You have a number of things to move over including your database, your images, your themes and your plugins.

I’ve been teaching WordPress for years and by far the most common question I get is “How do I get my website online?”

Well, I’ve put everything I know into an in depth tutorial on how to migrate your site. This might take a little while the first time, but as you do it a few times, this becoming a pretty quick process.

I recommend using BlueHost for hosting WordPress as it is very affordable, the support is amazing, and they are professionals at hosting WordPress. Here is my link for a discounted rate: http://wesbos.com/bluehost – if you sign up from this link you’ll get a discounted rate and I’ll get a small affiliate fee.

Hope you enjoy!

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This November I have two development related talks coming up and I thought I would take a second to formally invite you!

The first is an all day workshop on WordPress development which is being done with the great folks at Ladies Learning Code. If you haven’t heard yet, LLC is an awesome initiative started by a few Toronto ladies with the purpose of creating a comfortable environment where women can learn basic web development skills. I will be leading the upcoming WordPress workshop where I will take you from installing WordPress to making your very own theme. The workshop is on Saturday, November 26 and costs $40. The first round of tickets sold out in a heart beat, so be sure to sign up for the second round if you’re interested!

The second is quick talk on HTML5 Canvas at the #devTo meetup. This event is held once a month and is open to anyone who is interested in chatting about development. I’ve been to the last few meetups and I’ve found them pretty awesome. There a good mix of designers, developers (of all languages) and industry folk which always allows for good conversation (the free pizza and beer aren’t bad either!). I’ll be doing a quick introduction to the HTML5 Canvas element, what it is, what we can do with it, how to work with it as well as showing a few examples of stuff I’ve done with it. Canvas really is one of the most exciting parts of HTML5 so I’m looking forward to sharing what I’ve done so far. This event is always super popular and has already sold out, so get on the wait list and cross your fingers!

Thats all for now, hope to see you at one of the upcoming events!

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We have all been there. You finish up the most beautiful design with perfectly picked colours, font sizes and page style and pass it off to the client. A few days later you check back at the site and they have happily splattered underlined neon green h1 tags with inline styles. Why why why? Because the WordPress WYSIWYG editor is hard to use and by default it temps you with a basic colour pallet and basic h1-h6 tags.
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