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Another new start

Free IQ - The Marketplace for Ideas

About two weeks ago, I started a new job (which explains at least part of my blogging lull, you see). I’m working on Free IQ, which is a streaming media site for entrepreneurs. There’s more to it than just the streaming media (you can upload video, audio, PDF files, PowerPoint presentations, etc.), but I’m still learning the ins and outs, so I don’t know the full scope yet.

When I interviewed, they were favorably impressed by the fact that I’m a WordPress developer. This is something that our industry is seeing more and more of — involvement in open source projects is often a good selling point in your resume. Several people have come by to ask me WordPress questions, and more than once I’ve been asked, “you’re the WordPress guy, right?” I haven’t actually done anything WP-related, yet, but I think that might come down the pipe one day.

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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16 Responses to Another new start

  1. Lloyd Budd says:

    Congratulations! I like to see my people, open source participants succeed!

  2. Derrich says:

    Congrats on the new job. I’ve got a few new ideas that I’ve been itching to get out there. I guess we’ll both learn about FreeIQ as we go. Keep us posted…and good luck!

  3. Stargazer says:

    Congratulations! Hope you’ll have a good time in your new job.

  4. Titanas says:

    Congrats for the new job!

  5. Teft says:

    Congrats on the Job … WordPress is a killer app, so being referred to as the “WordPress Guy” I would consider an honor 😉

  6. Jonathan says:

    Congrats on the new job! Seems it’s that time of year for everyone 🙂

  7. Jeff says:

    I wish you the best with your new opportunity. Is there a way to prevent psuedo-wordpress posts from showing up when one logs into their blog admin?

  8. Andy Beard says:

    Great to see one of the most marketing & SEO aware WordPress developers working for one of the most savvy internet marketing and SEO teams. I have lots of respect for Brad & Andy.

  9. Hi Doug
    I’ve been blogging now for a month and a half. I’ve been wanting to change the look of my site and I have no idea where to start when I go into the section, I think it’s called, ‘Change the appearance of your site’. I would like to change it to look similar to or like yours. I love your background colour and the font and size. I really cannot figure out how to do it. There seems to be so much information and when I choose the site I think I want, nothing seems to happen, except further information on widgets and wikis etc etc. Is there any advise you can give to someone similar to the books ‘…..for dummies’?
    Thank you. P.s. I think the email I set up with this is

  10. Hope the new gig treats you well, Dougal. I guess we need to catch up sometime, eh? 🙂 My best to the fam.

  11. Libri says:

    I have registered in that website and I think the idea is good but they need a lot of improvements: good luck!

  12. prepagate says:

    Congratulations for your new job and I wish you success with it

  13. Pregnant says:

    Congrats to the new job! Great!

  14. gry says:

    Great to see one of the most marketing & SEO 🙂

  15. Jose says:

    Congrats for the new job!

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