A Custom FileMaker App that Performs Magic Tricks

Computers are amazing technology. Very few people understand how they actually work and even when you do…it’s still amazing. Futurist and writer Arthur C Clarke said that “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” It’s true even though we often take that magic for granted today as everyone carries a supercomputer around with them in the […]

MSPWP User Group Meetup 2017-02-23

Marty Kokes, one of the web developers here at Cimbura.com spoke at the Minneapolis/St. Paul WordPress User Group meeting last night about Gravity Flow. Since we’ve finally worked all the bugs out of our A/V and recording setup, we have a recording of this month’s talks! Cimbura.com was the host, and BrilliantPlugins had cake and beverages to celebrate […]

Trust Expert David Horsager Sets the Stage at LuminFire Grand Opening: Why Trust is So Important

The staff at LuminfFire (formerly Cimbura.com) welcomed a full house at the October Grand Opening Celebration of their new office location (5155 East River Road, Fridley, MN). They were honored with a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Scott Lund, and keynotes from business growth expert Mark LeBlanc and business strategist and trust expert David Horsager, whose keynote is featured here, highlighting the importance of Trust […]

LuminFire Celebrates Grand Opening featuring Business Strategist Mark LeBlanc and Trust Expert David Horsager

On October 18, 2016, LuminFire (formerly Cimbura.com) hosted a Grand Opening Celebration of their new office location (5155 East River Road) in Fridley, MN, with Mayor Scott Lund at the ribbon cutting ceremony, keynotes from business growth expert Mark LeBlanc and business strategist and trust expert David Horsager, and many local clients in attendance. “We appreciate our clients’ contribution to the growth and […]

Should you use WordPress to create the MVP for your startup or business?

Earlier this year I spoke at Minnebar, Minnesota’s annual barcamp on Using WordPress to Create the MVP for Your Startup or Business. My co-presenter was Zack Steven of BuyTheChange. The overview: WordPress is everywhere (powering over 27% of the internet). Should it be powering your next MVP (Minimum Viable Product) or prototype? Maybe. I briefly covered my experience helping several local businesses […]

Do I need to escape the output of WordPress template tags like get_the_title()?

It came up at the Minneapolis WordPress User Group that I spoke at last night and on the Genesis Slack chat this morning. It appears to be the question of the day… So should I escape it? Yes! You should (late) escape (or sanitize) all output, all the time. But… Always and forever — ignore this advice at your […]

Creating Usable, Maintainable, and Upgradable WordPress Sites: WordCamp Minneapolis 2015

I recently spoke at WordCamp Minneapolis on Creating Usable, Maintainable, and Upgradable WordPress Sites (Cimbura.com was proud to be a sponsor). This was a polished up version of the same talk I gave at WordUp last October. It seemed to be a common theme at WordCamp this year: following WordPress best practices is what smart developers do, and what smart clients ask for […]