Speaker Highlight: Bridget Wessel

Bridget Wessel will be discussing “When and How to Build Your Own Theme” at WordCamp Milwaukee.

We asked her the following questions:

What performance tips would you give to other pros (as related to speed, scalability, security, plugins, backup, etc.)?

Make sure your WP sites are secure or they will eventually get hacked. Put your clients on a maintenance plan and update plugins and WP frequently.

Do you use Themes & Child Themes, Roll your own, or both?

Roll my own – which is why I’m giving a talk on “When and how to build your own theme”. 🙂

Favorite plugin or least favorite plugin?

Favorite plugin hands down is Advanced Custom Fields by Elliot Condon with Options Page and Repeater Field add ons

When was the first time that you really got excited about WordPress OR at what point did you decide to make it your career?

When I built my first WP site after working with Drupal.