Digital Strategy Works blog post on the mystery of WordPress plugins and why we can't install plugins at WordPress.com, but can on a self-hosted version of Wordpress. What does self-hosted mean anyway? And, what's with this new term: "managed hosting." What does it mean? Let us explain!
Here at Digital Strategy Works, we are always trying out new services to improve our own processes. In order to manage our work, we use the following software as a service tools. We took a look at the integration of Google Docs and Adobe EchoSign for contract management and electronic signature delivery.
Digital Strategy Works partner and CTO, Michael McNeill presented on building social networks using BuddyPress, the social media community plugin for WordPress at WordCamp Raleigh 2013.
Digital Strategy Works founder, Tony Zeoli, presented at WordCamp Raleigh 2013 on powering music sites with WordPress.
Yes, we've finally updated our website! Ta da!
It's been a while. We've been working on so many projects as of late, that we let our own website lapse for a bit. Okay, so it wasn't rocket science. We grabbed a theme from Obox and customized it with our content, including our Services and Portfolio.
Wow, it’s been so long since the last time we posted! Well, what can we say? We’ve just been insanely busy.
The good news is that DSW is on the move. We’ve just engaged a new client to develop a WordPress multisite instance with three child themes and custom post types, that will help the client’s partners showcase their properties.
We’re also finishing up a long engagement, Neighborbee, which will launch shortly. Neighborbee is a community platform built on WordPress/Buddypress that helps to build community where it starts – in your neighborhood.
Learn more about WordPress 3.0 though this video of Jane Wells, the community manager at Automattic, giving a presentation at WordCamp Denver 2010. Jane walks through new features of Wordpress, including the new default theme, "Twenty-Ten," and custom post types and custom post taxonomies. She also answers general questions about WordPress as an open-source project and what that means, and fields questions about plug-ins, caching, and what's next for WordPress.
For more videos, check WordPress.tv.
When Ning.com announced they would be going to a premium model, this forced many Ning Network Owners to look for a low cost solution to run their blogs and social networks. BuddyPress, a fork of the popular Wordpress CMS, is becoming the defacto social networking software that people are turning to to migrate from Ning to BuddyPress. Digital Strategy Works is working with the both the Ning Exporter, provided by Ning to back-up all of your network content, as well as the Ning to BuddPress importer, developed by Boone Gorges, a Wordpress/BuddyPress developer in New York City. Read more about the issues related to these tools and how to overcome some of the limitations.
Tony Zeoli of Digital Strategy Works organized WordPress Westchester to bring WordPress training and support to those interested in the popular CMS to the north and East of New York City. Presentations are generally filmed live or filmed and then archived at http://www.livestream.com/wordpress. We can host your WordPress presentation on Livestream under the “livestream.com/wordpress” URL. Just shoot us an email at [email protected] or [email protected]
On Sunday, May 23rd, Western Connecticut State University (wcsu.edu) commemorated its new $97 million School of Music and Visual Arts with a commencement address by Grammy Award-winning recording artist and humanitarian, Wyclef Jean. WestConn, one of the four campuses operated by Connecticut State University, has carved a niche for itself by fostering its commitment for music and arts and was searching for a commencement speaker who had notable contributions in the field of arts and humanity. On behalf of the University, DSW secured Wyclef, who was selected to receive an honorary doctorate for his contributions in music and his humanitarian efforts benefiting Haiti through his Yelé Haiti foundation, an organization that is contributing to rebuilding Haiti after the devastating earthquake struck the country earlier this year.