WordCamp Chicago 2013 Speaker Interview: Stephanie Leary

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Stephanie LearyStephanie Leary is a freelance web consultant specializing in WordPress sites for the higher education and publishing industries. She has contributed more than a dozen plugins to the WordPress community. She is the author of Beginning WordPress 3 (2010) and WordPress for Web Developers (2013).

Stephanie spoke about Content Strategy for WordPress on Saturday. Her slides are included at the bottom of this page.

Her book WordPress for Web Developers was just published and is available on Amazon.

Interview with Stephanie Leary:

Why do you use WordPress?
It’s a content management system people will actually use.

What is your favorite tip or resource for a new WordPress user?

How do you stay up to date with new information about WordPress?

Share an example of a really great (creative, cool, unusual) use of WordPress you’ve seen recently.
The Milwaukee Police Department News. Its design is outstanding, and I use it whenever someone tells me that all WordPress sites just look like blogs.

Do you have any advice for a person who’s building a business around WordPress design/development?
Charge more than you think you should. If you’re not embarrassed to quote your hourly rate, it’s too low.

Presentation Slides: