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More time spent at home during the coronavirus crisis means a chance to tinker with and learn more about some WordPress components of long-standing interest, specifically: Newspack. This uber-plugin and theme-with-variations is designed to incorporate other plugins and enablers that optimize WordPress for the workflow of small/medium news organizations. I downloaded and installed both plugin […]

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To Cordillera Digital, and beyond…

With Scripps and Quincy buying the Cordillera TV stations, the next few months become the last hurrah for my group, Cordillera Digital. That means a talented team of digital professionals, and great people, entering the job market now or soon. They’re Twin Cities-based, though some may be open to relocation. If your company is hiring digital […]

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What I would do with Gibson Guitar (repost)

I wrote this in May 2018, originally posted on LinkedIn, and have updated it a few times since then as noted throughout, most recently Sept. 20, 2018 — JS Guitar enthusiasts and industry watchers already picked through accounts of the fall of Gibson Brands, Inc., into bankruptcy, looking for nuggets to suggest what will happen to […]

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Montana now fully tuned up

With today's launches of Operation Tune-Up on in Missoula and in Kalispell, Cordillera Interactive finished its rollout of new site architectures to all seven sites Cordillera runs in Montana. We will pause and sigh, relieved, before moving on to more site launches the first weeks of October, November and December. We stepped […]

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More Cordillera Tune-Up sites

Cordillera Interactive launched two more Montana site rebuilds this week in its Operation Tune-Up project: in Billings and in Helena. Here's the before (left) and after. The changes under the hood matter most in this project, as I described last week: lighter page weights and scripts mean faster load times and fewer nagging […]