Philadelphia talk this weekend — June 7

Exciting news: this weekend, on June 7th, I’ll be speaking at WordCamp Philly 2014! This is my first WordCamp talk of 2014 (better late than never). It’s also the premiere of a new talk, all about our strategies for creating modular themes. Here’s the talk description: Make your clients happy with modular themes Ever handed […]

The Chris Van Patten East Coast Tour

Hey there loyal fans (all dozen of you) – I just wanted to share a quick update on my forthcoming travel schedule! Over the next few months I’ll be wandering up and down the east coast speaking at various meetups, conferences, etc. Two in particular that are coming up quickly: On Tuesday, May 27, I’ll […]

Upgrade WordPress websites in seconds (WordPress Secret Weapon #1)

Welcome to a new series on my website about my favourite WordPress Secret Weapons. As a professional WordPress designer and developer I spend a lot of time working with WordPress, and have learned a lot of incredible tricks that will save you time and energy. My first tip is how to upgrade WordPress smarter. If […]

Building Themes and Plugins: Everything But Code

I was lucky enough to return to Buffalo (my college haunt and adopted hometown) this weekend for this year’s WordCamp Buffalo. I was a member of the organisation team in last year’s WordCamp Buffalo (the inaugural WordCamp in Buffalo) and was honoured to be asked back to give a talk. My talk was “Building Themes […]