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A small Medium experiment

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Brian Krogsgard
I wrote my first post on Medium today. I wanted to see what the hype is about (late to the party, I know), and compare it to what I know and love about publishing with WordPress.

WordPress and the new European Union VAT (Value-Added Tax) rules

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Brian Krogsgard
The new European VAT rules rolled out at the beginning of January, and they really complicate selling digital goods to Europeans. I have done a ton of research and reading, and this is the most straightforward post I could make from it to try and wrap up the state of the EU VAT rules for WordPress business owners and eCommerce shops.

The ABCs of the web

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Brian Krogsgard
We like to say it's easy to build a website, and to build it on top of WordPress. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. But for just about anyone, it can be intimidating when you're just digging in. You've got to learn your ABCs before you can tell a great story. On the web -- especially as it gets more complicated -- there's a lot to learn to build and maintain a modern website.

WordPress 4.1, “Dinah”

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Brian Krogsgard
WordPress 4.1, "Dinah", has just been released. WordPress 4.1 is the result of months of work and includes a number of excellent new features. WordPress 4.1 was led by John Blackbourn, who did an outstanding job. Two hundred and eighty three…

Let’s WordSesh together

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Brian Krogsgard
This weekend, WordSesh 3 will begin. WordSesh is 24 straight hours of live streamed presentations and discussions from a variety of intelligent folks in the WordPress world. It starts at 0:00 UTC Saturday, which really means 7:00 p.m. Eastern time…

Matt Mullenweg’s 2014 State of the Word

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Brian Krogsgard
"Oh, my name is Matt Mullenweg by the way. Nice to meet you." After the WordPress co-founder welcomed the largest WordCamp San Francisco audience ever, he introduced himself and began this year's State of the Word -- the annual talk where…

Is WordPress right for eCommerce?

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Beka Rice
I'm going to take a leaf out of Chris Lema's book right now to answer whether WordPress should be used for eCommerce: It depends. There are camps of thought that think WordPress isn't right for eCommerce, and there are people…

Contribution as culture

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Brian Krogsgard
This post spends a lot of time analyzing and referencing two other blog posts. Excuse me for that, but also be sure to read both, as they are relevant for this post and also interesting in their own right. Matt…

Your website is not allowed to be fast

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Brian Krogsgard
There could quite realistically be a day that your blog or website is not allowed to be fast. Not because you didn't do proper performance testing and optimization, but because a corporatocracy won't allow it. And your website is small potatoes…
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