I was introduced to WordPress in college. I loved its approach to theme development, and the flexibility provided by plugins. Everything made sense, and it was easy to get up and running.

I’ve been a WordPress advocate ever since.

After moving to Toronto in 2010, I started to co-organize WordPress meetups and WordCamps; lead beginner workshops and classes; work on WordPress products; and work with agencies that built client sites on WordPress.

Although I’m no longer organizing meetups, I’m still very much an advocate for WordPress – and WordPress still plays a huge role in my day-to-day work.

We host quite a few WordPress sites at GoDaddy, and our GoDaddy Pro tools are built with WordPress developers in mind.

We’re also WordPress users ourselves. The GoDaddy Blog, our company publication, is built on WordPress.

With 10+ years of WordPress experience under my belt, I want to pass along some of my own experiences (and opinions) to others who are just getting started.