What I learned at WordCamp:
- For WordPress.com-hosted blogs, there is 1 theme for every 6,000 sites.
- For self-hosted blogs, there is 1 theme for every 3,000 sites.
- 31% of visitors post blog comments [source: Forrester Research]
- 95% of WordPress blogs are hosted on Apache-Linux (vs. Windows IIS)
- Include numerals in Permalinks (for PHP optimization)
- Replace your default admin user (for security purposes)
- Recommended plugins: Clean Archives Reload, Dashboard Scheduled Posts, Gallery2, Headspace, Maintenance Mode, NextGen Gallery, No Self Pings, Revelanssi, Twitter Tools, WP DB Manager, WP Open ID, WP Security Scans, WP Super Cache
- Read How To Be a RockStar WordPress Designer by Rockable Press
- Read Trust Agents by Chris Brogan
- Read PHP Solutions by David Powers
- Read Six Pixels of Separation by Mitch Joel
- Setup Feedburner (vs. RSS only)
- Use Starkers Naked theme
- Be Authentic
Thanks to Adobe for providing free space.