Author Archives : michelle

The Importance of Doing WordPress Backups


It’s easy to get lazy about doing WordPress backups. WordPress backups are important. Fail to backup your site, and you will regret it. To quote Casablanca, “Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.”  Ok – maybe slightly dramatic, but still true. Backing up your website is easy to do, easy to “set and…

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Attending WordCamp: What to Expect


Attending WordCamp? Here are some thoughts… Whether you’re attending WordCamp for the first time or your 100th, you’re bound to have fun, learn a lot, and widen your circle of WordPress friends. From my first WordCamp (Buffalo 2014) to my most recent (Toronto 2016), and from being an attendee, speaker, and organizer, I can tell you firsthand of the joys…

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WordCamp Rochester: Our First Year


It’s my pleasure to be the lead organizer of WordCamp Rochester. Especially since four years ago I had never even heard of WordPress. I often joke that when I built my first WordPress website that it was then that I drank the “WordPress Kool-Aid.” While that may sound a little extreme, it’s true that I became hooked on creating through…

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