October 2013

The very first WordCamp Europe took place this last weekend in Leiden, The Netherlands, with over 700 WordPress fans in attendance. From all reports it seems to have been a resounding success. This was the first large-scale WordCamp to be held in Europe. It included two days of world-class speakers (more…)

In two weeks, Pressnomics 2 will be underway. Pressnomics, started in 2012 by Joshua Strebel of Page.ly is a conference dedicated to the business aspects of WordPress whether it be software as a service, commercial themes and plugins, or a development agency. The event is three days long where business (more…)

No guests this week which provided Sarah and I a oppurtunity to go in-depth on some topics such as the new password meter for WordPress 3.7. We also had a great discussion surrounding the question of whether code revisions should be added to the core or not. After the discussion, (more…)

Having an avatar hosted by Gravatar is the best way to use your own picture in comments on millions of sites around the web. Currently Gravatar serves avatars more than 8.6 billion times per day. It is the default avatar service for WordPress-powered sites and many others, including github, Disqus, (more…)

Steven Gliebe recently launched a brand new theme business built around a niche audience. It’s called Churchthemes.com So far, there is only one theme available for purchase on the site, but that will soon change, as outlined by Steve in a detailed post that explains the reasoning for starting the (more…)

While many WordPress GSoC projects have focused on improving the core, Mert Yazicioglu submitted a proposal for enhancing profiles on WordPress.org. Although other aspects of WordPress.org have received design and feature updates, the profiles haven’t quite kept pace. As a plugin developer and core contributor, Mert wanted developers to be (more…)

WordPress 3.7 is right around the corner with the beta out this weekend and the official release coming in mid-October. This release has a strong focus on improving WordPress security and includes automatic updates to help installs stay up to date with maintenance and security releases. If you install the (more…)