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…)

Google Releases Its First Plugin For WordPress Publishers

Google released its first plugin for self-hosted WordPress sites today. Google Publisher is now in beta and available on WordPress.org. The WordPress community is invited to test it out. So far, the plugin includes two main features: Easily add AdSense ads to your site to make money from advertising. Verify (more…)

Blogly: A Free Personal Blogging Theme For WordPress

Blogly is a new flat style, responsive WordPress theme designed for personal blogging. The design sports bright colors and a traditional blog layout with a left sidebar. Blogly responds nicely on mobile devices and also includes support for post formats. If your new year’s resolution includes firing up your personal (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…)

Plugin Organizer Featured Image

Near the end of episode 133 of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch mentioned a new plugin that caught his eye called Plugin Organizer developed by Jeff Sterup. This plugin enables three specific functions: Change the order that plugins load on your site Selectively disable plugins by any post type or WordPress (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…)