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South African eCommerce Conference 2014 ticket giveaway!

eCommerce Conference 2014

The South African eCommerce Conference 2014 is, as the name suggests, a conference focussed on everything eCommerce related in South Africa. Designed to be an educational and inspiring event focussing on all aspects of eCommerce in relation to the local market, it is run annually to identify and give recognition to companies that show excellence operating in […]

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I started blogging on another platform and found it easy enough, but I felt like I had no power when it came to the look, feel and overall aesthetic of my blog. Without programming or design training though it felt like there was very little I could do about it. Enter my move to the WordPress platform and the ability to enable all the changes, styles and looks I had always wanted. The power to make my blog how I wanted it and how I believe my readers would get the most out of it. The results speak for themselves and I am very happy to have moved to WordPress. It literally put the power in my hands!

I used to custom build content management systems in ASP and .Net. In 2009, I started using WordPress as an alternative CMS solution for Climb ZA (climbing.co.za). WP had built-in image uploading functionality and just made life easier. Nowadays, if I can’t build it in WordPress then I don’t bother.

My journey started with building websites for my business clients on the Jo*#$a CMS. After quite a few frustrating interactions where plugging into the system was simply hell on earth, not to mention teaching clients how to use it, I went out in search of finding a simpler, but more robust CMS that would allow me the flexibility of extending it without issues and provide my clients with a simpler website management solution. I didn’t search very long till I found WP, after that I never looked back. The quality of the projects we worked on dramatically increased. I’ve created custom themes, built custom plugins and I’m learning more and more everyday. WordPress and the community behind it has helped me build a career that I’m proud of.