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A few years ago, there was an important discussion within the WordPress community on whether Easter eggs should be in WordPress or not. Specifically, the Matrix style Easter egg which appeared when a post revision was compared to itself. It wasn’t long after the discussion when plugins started showing up (more…)

Visualize WordPress Project Stats With Ohloh

Ohloh is an excellent resource for tracking open source projects and their contributions. The site allows you to search 10 billion lines of code and provides some fascinating data sets for OS projects, including WordPress and many of its popular plugins. Ohloh’s analysis of “WordPress in a Nutshell” is based (more…)

WordPress.com Featured On Jeopardy

Jeopardy, an American television game show, recently had a category dedicated to dot-com. Among the five answers within the category was WordPress.com. WordPress.com bills itself as “a better way to” keep one of these Internet diaries. #WordPress on Jeopardy, category “Dot Com”. pic.twitter.com/xXVyKTRvzF — Dougal Campbell (@dougal) March 4, 2014 (more…)

WordPress Theme Shops Move Toward Preserving Data Portability

In the old days, WordPress theme developers used to build loads of specific functionality into their themes, i.e. recipes, portfolios, testimonials, analytics, fundraising capabilities, custom post types etc. Commercial theme providers competed fiercely with one another to see who could pack the most functionality into their offerings. Many companies sought (more…)