Lisa Ghisolf is Gizmo Creative Factory, with 17+ years in print, web & email design, and 10 years in business. She’s worked with big and small agencies alike, creating print work and websites for Kraft, Allstate & many corporations & organizations. Instead of just putting out fires, she’s now building robust WordPress sites and training clients and giving workshops on how they can manage them on their own.
She’ll be presenting A House with No Walls: Creating a Site Structure for Tomorrow.
Why do you use WordPress?
Ease of use for clients, ease of building good sites with a lot of support.
When and how did you start using WordPress?
Back in 2008 on an association site…. BuddyPress and the like didn’t exist yet so it was a massive pain! But, it existed for 5 years.
What tips or resources would you recommend to a new WordPress user?
The WordPress.org forums and experimentation. The sooner you break it, the sooner you can learn to fix it!
What advice would you give someone who’s building a business around WordPress design or development?
Learn all you can and talk to other devs and designers so you’re knowledgeable.
How do you stay informed about WordPress (news, tips, etc.)?
A few blogs, WordCamps.
What do you like most about WordCamps?
Friendliness, and learning new stuff. And sometimes just learning you’re not doing the wrong thing.