Joshua Lee

Proponent of empowerment through accessible technology, open source software, and sustainable business practices

(802) 735-2274

StudioPress Theme of the Month

Why WordPress?

I've been designing and developing websites for over twelve years now. In that time, I've worked with a lot of different platforms and programs for creating websites. The one that stands above the rest is: WordPress. For 95% of businesses and organizations, WordPress delivers all of the functionality you need to provide a great web experience. Don't take my word for it though — WordPress is now the most popular CMS in the world, powering over 21% of all dynamic websites! (source)

Presentations

I regularly give talks about WordPress, web development, and online marketing for the Burlington, Vt. community and around the country at events and conferences. Check my schedule >

WordPress Resources

General Links

WordPress.org

WordPress.com

WordPress Docs
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page

WordPress Forum
http://wordpress.org/support/

Hosting

WP Engine

SiteGround

Media Temple

Recommended WordPress Platforms / Theme Studios

StudioPress / Genesis Framework

Rainmaker (StudioPress as a managed solution)
http://newrainmaker.com

Elegant Themes
http://www.elegantthemes.com/

iThemes
http://ithemes.com

Recommended WordPress Plugins

iThemes Security
https://wordpress.org/plugins/better-wp-security/

WordPress SEO by Yoast
https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/

Gravity Forms
http://www.gravityforms.com/

WooCommerce
http://www.woothemes.com/woocommerce/

W3TC
https://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache/

WP Migrate DB
https://deliciousbrains.com/wp-migrate-db-pro/

Tools for Analysis & Optimization

Google Analytics
http://analytics.google.com

Google Insights
http://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/

Pingdom (Speed Testing)
http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/

Pear Analytics
http://analyzer.pearanalytics.com/

SEO Moz
http://moz.com

Learning Resources

Smashing Magazine
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/

NetTuts
http://code.tutsplus.com/

Lynda
http://lynda.com

1-on-1 Training

Want to dig deeper? I love working directly with small business owners, entrepreneurs, freelancers, creatives, and just about anybody else trying to build great websites with WordPress. I'll help you master the skills that you need to manage WordPress websites for yourself and your clients, and I'll always strive to help you become self sufficient. Of course, I'll always be there as a trusted guide as well. 

Please contact me to begin your training today.