Faces of WordPress: Amber Weinberg

Amber Weinberg

Amber Weinberg

How were you first introduced to WordPress?
Several years ago, I started getting more and more clients asking for blogs. Then, as WordPress grew into a full fledged CMS, I was able to code more complex sites using it.
What do you like about it?

What do you do with WP now?
How easy and versatile it is! I’m able to create the most complicated websites with a backend that’s simple for the most non-technical clients to use and update. Combining WordPress with the Advanced Custom Field plugin means I’m pretty much never hampered by the CMS. I can do anything.

How as the WP community helped you?
The best thing about WordPress is the community that surrounds it. I can google almost any WordPress related question and someone else has already done it and has a free tutorial. That can’t be said for many other systems.

Did learning WP lead to any significant changes in your life?
My whole business is now centered around WordPress! Once I really began to enjoy developing with it, I realized that it was what I wanted to stick with, so I moved my services around to accommodate.

What would you tell a new user? A new developer?
For users: Every developer does their themes differently. The trick for an easy-to-use site is to find a good developer who codes their themes logically. Also, stay away from premade themes. They’re always a pain for both users and devs!

For developers – Chris Coyier’s book Digging into WordPress is still one of the best primers to beginning development.

Anything else we should know?
When not coding amazing things, I knit, run, craft and travel the world.