The Netbook still kicking

A little proof that you can still get some work done while listening to music and surfing the web with Trisquel 7 and 2GB of ram in a 7 year old Toshiba NB505 netbook in 2017.

Tonight I ssh’d into my Linux web server zipped up my WordPress wp-content folder and backed up the database. I then downloaded the backups via wget. 🙂

Thank you WordCamp Riverside

I’d like to thank everyone who attended my talk at WordCamp Riverside this weekend. It was a fantastic speaking experience and I hope everyone gained a little more insight into WordPress Multisite. If you are interested in digging further WordPress.tv a treasure of past presentations on this subject and others.

To the other speakers thank you for your commitment. Especially those of you who have spoken at past events. You are an inspiration to the rest of us to seek additional knowledge in our respective fields and in my case work up the nerve to submit a talk to speak at this WordCamp.

I also would like to thank the sponsors who supported this event. If you’re reading this post and looking for WordPress related projects I would like to suggest checking out sponsors of this WordCamp and others as a place to start.

Finally, to the organizers and volunteers who tirelessly got Riverside and the Inland Empire onto WordCamp map. Many of us work and or live in this community and commute across Southern California to connect with people in our own community.

Thank you everyone for making this first Riverside WordCamp an overwhelming success.

Is Multisite right for you?

Secrets and shortcuts you need to know…

A few years ago I jumped my organization onto Multisite, at first it was fantastic. WordPress, themes and plugins could be updated in a single dashboard. By clicking a few buttons and checking off a to-do list I had another site ready to go. This was fantastic!

Before long I was managing dozens of sub-sites and that to-do list was getting longer. Some elements couldn’t be shared and had to be duplicated manually. Wait, this is supposed to be dynamic and automated. Why am I doing more work than before?

In this talk I discuss my rough start with Multisite. How problems could have been minimized and the additional steps I take today to maintain this growing network.