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David Bisset may have been the first person to coin the term “Armchair WordCampers”, referring to those who live vicariously through WordCamp attendees via Twitter. The concept sparked an idea for him and he decided to create WP Armchair for this very audience. His first version was actually created for (more…)

WordPress 3.7 should be arriving any day now. Everyone is excited about WordPress’ new ability to update itself for security and minor releases (and even themes and plugins, if you’re adventurous). The new password strength meter is highlighted on the About page for the release with a live demo that (more…)

The first WordPress 3.7 Release Candidate was sent out into the wild last Friday. So far it’s been testing very well. The flagship feature of this release is the ability for WordPress to automatically update itself, as highlighted in the customary haiku: WordPress three seven A self-updating engine Lies beneath (more…)

Your experience in the WordPress media library is about to get a whole lot better. Very soon you’ll have the option to display media items in a grid view. An exciting project to enhance the media library is well underway and will eventually be added to the WordPress core. The (more…)

Long time WordPress community member Alex Denning has announced that his WordPress centric site WPShout is now under new ownership. Alex has reached the point where his job combined with his university study work has made it impossible for him to keep the site going. Thankfully, Alex has found a (more…)

While Facebook is busy building a $120 million dollar compound to offer more convenient employee housing, Automattic has people working remotely all over the world, totally unsupervised and yet insanely productive at the same time. In a more recent trend, some of the largest tech companies like Yahoo, Best Buy (more…)

ManageWP wants to change the way WordPress news is distributed. For six months the team has been working on a new offshoot of their site, dedicated to bringing community-driven news. Today ManageWP launches ManageWP.org, a new interactive site where anyone can share, vote and promote high quality WordPress news. The (more…)