Category Archives: Personal

Just stuff about me, my family, and things not related to my business that I feel like sharing….

I’m back!

I’ve been writing, just not on THIS blog! I was invited to write articles for and have written several over the past few months. I’ve also been busy with other projects, and my grandchildren, and this blog has taken a backseat.

First, I’ll provide links to the articles I have written. They may prove useful to you, they may not, and if nothing else will provide me with a concise summary of my work!

Updating Client Sites to WordPress 3.6 – A bit dated now, since we are on 3.9, but it is what it is.

Widget UI Refresh for WordPress Core – Already in place in core WordPress

WordPress Multisite Case Study

Designing Responsively

Table Plugins for WordPress

Backup Plugins for WordPress

A series of articles on how WordPress is put together, and how you can make it do your bidding!

Dissecting WordPress: Customizing footer.php

Dissecting WordPress: Customizing header.php

Dissecting WordPress: page.php

Dissecting WordPress: single.php

In the works is an article about Heartbleed, although there has already been an overload of information. Still, we each bring a unique perspective, and I’ve learned from each article I have read. Maybe my writing will help someone else.

And I’m open to ideas for what you would like to see discussed here. Let me know!

Word Camp San Francisco, July 26 & 27

I attended my first WordCamp last month, and I will very likely attend more WordCamps in the future!  What is Word Camp? WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users – everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.

I learned, I networked, I met some of the names behind the code, ate some pretty awesome food, and picked up several T-shirts, sunglasses, stickers, and coupons for deals on hosting services! The sessions were informative and fast paced, so there was a lot of information packed into a very short time frame. It takes a few days after the event to process it all!

Tips and tools shared are now in my “arsenal”; I have more resources I can tap to build my business, and opportunities have come up as a result of people met and contacts made over that weekend. WordCamp is worth far more than the minimal registration fee – the “swag” I collected and the lunches alone were worth the cost!

Welcome, Grandson Jay

November came and went, with no birth announcement . . . Jay Austin finally made his appearance on December 9, 2011. He was a healthy 8 pounds, 10 ounces at birth and is over 9 pounds as I write this update. The family is adjusting and we are all enjoying the newest addition. It did make a hectic Christmas season, and I hope to update this again soon, with pictures!

More baby news…

Has it really been nearly a year since I wrote last? It has, because next week Lily celebrates her first birthday! Actually, it will be the adults around her celebrating for her…but it’s still going to be a party!

In November we welcome grandchild #2, a grandson this time. We are all looking forward to this, none more so than my daughter and her husband, I’m sure. How well I remember having two babies just over a year apart, and how tired I was towards the end of the second pregnancy, just wanting to hold the baby in my arms instead of carrying him/her in my body.

Updates soon, as my daughter is due right around Thanksgiving time.

Baby News…

Lily Marie Cotey

Our granddaughter Lily is one week old today!  She was born on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 3:54 in the afternoon. On Thursday, she went home, and the new family is adjusting to new routines.  Here’s a photo of the newest addition to the Cotey family!

What a blessing it is to see your children become parents and have children of their own!

The waiting game…

It’s Tim’s 22nd birthday today, and Kristel is showing some signs that the birth of her daughter (and our first grand daughter) is fast approaching.  Maybe this week?  It will happen soon, that’s all we know!  And we pray that all goes smoothly and a healthy baby girl is the result.