Things I Learned About The City This event marks the first time I’ve visited Grand Rapids, Michigan. I can say without any doubt that Grand Rapids is a beautiful city. I got the impression while being downtown that I was in a large city but it wasn’t large enough to (more…)
There has been a new post published on the WordPress Events site that outlines a set of proposed guidelines for non-WordCamp events that are created by previous WordCamp organizers. With at least two previous WordCamp organizers putting on their own events this year outside of the WordCamp name, these guidelines (more…)
The official WordPress Job board was recently relaunched with a brand new design. Considering the site has existed since 2007 and has not seen very much in the way of upgrades since then, I thought it would be interesting to hear from Scott Reilly and Mel Choyce if there were (more…)
Dave Martin also known as Lessbloat has published the results from the Dashboard survey. There were 438 responses which is a good sample to start from but Dave mentions that the survey has biased results as most of the people who participated were developers. Knowing that the majority of responses (more…)
Photocrati, the company behind NextGen Gallery has hired on a lead happiness engineer. Edward Caissie who is better known throughout the WordPress community as JellyBeen was the person hired into the position. The hiring couldn’t have come at a better time considering how many people have NOT been happy with (more…)
This week we start things off with a really great set of plugins from the WordPress Plugin Repository. We’ll take a look at plugins like System Snapshot Report, Folder Slider, Harmonia, Content Blocks, String Locator and Export User Data. As always, make sure you backup and test on a staging site before taking any of these plugins live. We highlight these plugins as applications of interest and not an endorsement or official review. Let’s get plugged in!
Microlancer, an Envato owned company has recently added a WordPress category for users needing work done to their WordPress site. The site has been in private beta since April of 2013 and helps build a bridge between freelancers and clients. The site currently has three different WordPress service categories available, (more…)
Marcus Couch launches WordPress Radio at WPR.FM. Find out how you can participate and what shows may be involved in the initial launch!
I’ve used the After The Deadline service for a long time. In fact, I think I’ve been using it ever since Automattic acquired it in 2009. I proofread almost every post before it’s published. However, I’ve recently been struck by the wording of the AtD prompt once I schedule or (more…)
There is a new up and coming AB Split testing service for WordPress called WP-ABTesting that aims to help you optimize websites based on data, not opinions. Anytime I’ve heard of anyone wanting an A/B testing plugin, I’ve referred them to ShrimpTest by Mitcho and Automattic however, it appears that (more…)
In this episode, we covered the headlines of the week, most notable is the open letter published to the NextGen Gallery community. Most of the show was dedicated to an interview with Dusty Davidson of Flywheel.com, a WordPress hosting company catering to designers, freelancers, and creative agencies. What does that (more…)
Beginning this Friday at 9P.M. Eastern, I’ll be back behind the microphone providing you with the news of the week around the WordPress ecosystem. I’ll also be interviewing some of the smartest people in the WordPress community that are making things happen. Unlike the previous episodes which were all conducted (more…)