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Aesop WordPress Storytelling Plugin Is Now Fully Funded

Aesop plugin developer Nick Haskins announced tonight that the project has now been fully funded through its Crowdhoster campaign. He’s raised $6,397 of $6,000, thanks to backing from many major WordPress companies and individuals who are hoping to make the Aesop storytelling engine a reality. Haskin’s open source storytelling plugin (more…)

WordCamp Norway 2014: WordPress In a Winter Wonderland

The WordPress community in Norway is growing fast. Just three years ago, WordPress did not have much representation in the country at all. The success of the first Oslo WordPress meetup in May 6th, 2011, sparked more gatherings, including the first WordCamp Norway. There are now three official WordPress meetups (more…)

WordPress Front-end Editor Plugin Gets Major Updates

This week the WordPress Front-end Editor team posted its progress on the Make WordPress UI development blog. Front-end editing capabilities are being developed as a feature plugin and will hopefully be considered for inclusion in the core sometime this year. It currently looks a little something like this: The plugin (more…)

GoDaddy Managed Hosting Featured Image

As Marcus Couch hinted at back on November 27th, 2013, GoDaddy has entered the Managed WordPress hosting space. Plans start at $6.29 per month and include DDoS protection, firewalls, automatic updates and an easy one-click migration tool. GoDaddy states that their service will have blistering speed and guaranteed 99.9% uptime. (more…)

Remly Hosting Extends Offer to Lifetime Customers Jilted by NodeKi

After we reported on WordPress managed host NodeKi going out of business, both former customers and the WordPress community were left wondering what happened behind the scenes. The Tavern was then contacted by the company who purchased NodeKi’s paying customers. Jonathan VanSchaack, director of the web division of Remly Communications, (more…)

Aesop Storytelling Engine Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Last week Nick Haskins introduced his open source storytelling plugin for WordPress. The proof of concept allows publishers to create big, visual posts with multimedia storytelling tools built right into the WordPress post editor. The New York Times showcased this trend in its feature 2013: The Year in Interactive Storytelling. (more…)

Official Git Mirror Now Available for WordPress Core Development Repository

Andrew Nacin announced official git mirrors for WordPress this afternoon on the WordPress make/core development blog. These are read-only mirrors that correspond to the WordPress core development SVN repository. Git mirrors are also now available for BuddyPress, bbPress, GlotPress and the old core.svn “build” repository: git clone git://develop.git.wordpress.org/ git clone (more…)