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WordPress for Cheapskates

And Cheap Solutions for Others

Solutions That Don’t Cost Megabucks

Yes, I’m a cheapskate. For good reason. As a developer for social enterprises, I’ve learned you can almost always find a cheaper, or free, solution to a problem.

One doesn’t necessarily need the highest priced theme or plugin that’s available. The following posts will let you use my experience to save money.

Job hunting in 2009–it’s a whole new world

Ah, the good old days. When you could find a job in a day or two. Sometimes within hours. 2009, on the other hand, sucks big time. My last contract ended on May1, and I’ve been looking for a job for 3 months now. I keep a spreadsheet of jobs…

Great hotkey program–Autohotkey

I found this through PC Mag about a year ago, and have been using it ever since. Autohotkey is free, and does several great things, which I illustrate here: You can key in an abbreviation, like btw, and it will automatically expand to “by the way.” You define the expansion…

The ultimate blog software–WordPress

I have struggled for years to put up a decent looking web site. What I usually ended up with, although functional, was a patchwork of different pages, all with different functions. Then, I started reading about WordPress. What makes it so wonderful? It’s free It has hundreds of templates You…