Lisa Sabin-Wilson Interview

Lisa Sabin-WilsonLisa Sabin-Wilson is Chief Operating Officer and Co-owner of WebDevStudios, a design and development agency specializing in customized WordPress themes and plugins, and the author of WordPress For Dummies. Lisa is speaking on Multilingual WordPress at WordCamp Minneapolis.

What got you into working with WordPress?

Blogging with Movable Type back in 2002 — made the switch to WordPress in 2003 because I was tired of having to rebuild all of my archives manually every time I wanted to make a change to a template or stylesheet. The WordPress way was more dynamic and faster.

What do you like best about WordPress?

Complete, full and total autonomy in publishing.

What WordPress project has been your favorite?

One of the most recent builds I’ve been involved in with my team at WebDevStudios is the official Microsoft News Center. We did the custom design, theme development, created several custom plugins and it was a very large migration from their (proprietary) content management system: Telligent into WordPress. Microsoft embracing open source is awesome to see!

What’s your WordPress design preference?
○ Starter Theme   ○ Free Theme   ○ Premium Theme   ○ Framework   ○ Other

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What would we not guess about you outside of WordCamp?

I am not an extrovert, I only play one at WordCamps.

What do you like about WordCamps?

Meeting people, hanging out with friends, learning new things, sharing knowledge.