About Me

Joseph Dickson is a web developer in higher education and an advocate of using WordPress’ core features to create flexible and manageable websites.

Recent Projects

Staff Directory

Simplified the updating process for a 250+ directory using Custom Post Types & Custom Fields.

COVID-19 Community News

Using WordPress Multisite I’ve created an alert banner that appears on nearly every page within Pitzer College’s website linking to a page built for the latest news and resources.

WordPress Website Customization

Using features built into WordPress core I created custom post types and child themes to display specialized content such as slide carousels, featured widgets, calendar events and promotional elements. This allows WordPress users to quickly and easily update content without learning a new workflows.

Performance & Optimization

I routinely audit my websites to take advantage of opportunities and conflicts. Techniques include research into frameworks such as WP Rig, AMP, as well specialized third party plugins.

Work

  • Web Developer at Pitzer College | 2009 to Current
  • Online Editor at Long Beach Press Telegram | 2005 to 2009
  • Online Content Producer at Inland Valley Daily Bulletin | 2002 to 2005

Education

WordPress Community

Last year I spoke at WordCamp Santa Clarita about preparing old themes for WordPress’ new block editor.

I have also spoken at WordCamp Los Angeles and a member of WordCamp Riverside‘s team of organizers. I’m also a member of my local Inland Empire WordPress meetup community.

Volunteer Projects