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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…)

Data.gov Is Using WordPress and All the Code is Open Source

The US Government’s Data.gov website is a beautiful implementation of WordPress. The site provides a library of the government’s open data for anyone to use: Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more. Data.gov lets you search (more…)

Matt Mullenweg Takes On New Role As CEO of Automattic

After celebrating his 30th birthday this weekend, Matt Mullenweg announced that he has accepted a new role as CEO of Automattic. Toni Schneider joined Automattic as CEO eight years ago in January 2006 and has helped to expand Automattic’s reach to what he says is close to a billion people (more…)

WordCamp Miami Adds BuddyCamp to 2014 Event

Over the weekend, WordCamp Miami announced a date change for the 5th anniversary event. It’s now pushed up to to May 9-11, 2014. BuddyPress designers, developers and enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the organizers of the event have also given the green light to host another BuddyCamp Miami. (more…)

ManageWP Is Now Integrated Into cPanel With SiteGround Hosting

ManageWP announced today that it has made its way into cPanel on sites hosted with SiteGround via their new hosting partnership program. SiteGround customers will now find a ManageWP button within cPanel, which includes one click ManageWP account activation and also allows users to automatically add existing websites to the (more…)