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John’s 3 Things: January

Welcome to 2016! There are three things I think you should know going into January 2016. 1. WordPress now owns 25% of the web. What does that mean for the average person? Not a lot, but it does mean that since WordPress’s footprint has grown, so has the competition amongst WordPress agencies, designers, and developers. Don’t believe me? Do a quick search for WordPress “your city” and then do a search for .Net and Ruby. See what I mean. 2. Learning JavaScript is more important than ever. In the State of the Word, Matt Mullenweg showcased Calypso, the new...

Interview from WordCamp Nashville 2014

Every year, the team at Ah So sponsors and helps organize WordCamp Nashville, the WordPress Conference in Nashville.  This year was no different.  With over 200 attendees and lots of great learning, the conference was a huge success.  One of my favorite things about this year's camp was sitting down with Clark Buckner.  Clark is a local podcaster who is great at asking questions that matter and getting to the heart of the issue. Please take a minute to listen to my podcast with Clark where I talk about how Wordcamp Nashville began, how WordPress in Nashville...

How Entrepreneurs Launch Ideas with WordPress

If you are an entrepreneur and you are looking to start spreading the word about your idea, WordPress is a great tool!  WordPress is used by many entreprenuers to help get their thoughts out to the world to read. Below, I will show you how to launch your idea using WordPress. Hosting your WordPress site Sign up for WP Engine hosting.  Why? Most of the problems you can have with your website such as hacking, daily backups, WordPress upgrades, or issues with crazy plugins, WP Engine takes these issues away with their awesome plans.   Yes, it...

How to sign up for WP Engine

WPEngine is a great company who only hosts WordPress sites.  They do great things like backing up your site, give you a development site in case you make mistakes, and if you are hacked, they will fix it for free!  We love using them and use them to host our site.     How to sign up with WP Engine through AhSo to get 2 months free hosting if you pay for a year   Step 1: Click here: Or paste this URL into your browser www.www.ahsodesigns.com/wpengine/ Step 2: Click on “select hosting plan”   Step 3: Click on Personal Plan (29.00 a month) Step 4: Fill in personal information make sure to...

How to choose the right WordPress hosting solution for your website – in the shower

Ah, the shower, what a great morning ritual.  It wakes me up, helps me get my singing voice ready to bang out some great code, and is a great way to talk to people about WordPress hosting.  Google “WordPress Hosting” and you’ll see results that span all sorts of price ranges and technical mumbo jumbo.  Google “favorite shower songs” and you can find way too many results for One Direction’s “What Makes you Beautiful” Either way, you’ll get a good laugh and will end up confused. Good thing I used to work at Dell, have a few extra hours this...

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