If you’re an entrepreneur, one of the most exciting ways to validate your idea is to participate in a startup challenge. These intense competitions pit fledgling startups against each other where they are forced to articulate their business ideas before the public as well as a scrutinizing panel of judges. (more…)

Back in June, I reviewed an experimental plugin by Christopher Finke called Inline Preview. Since that post was published, Christopher has made a number of improvements to the plugin. Now when you publish a post, the WP Admin slides to the left with a shadow bar in the middle, and (more…)

Coming home from a WordCamp is like falling back to earth after floating on a cloud for a weekend. You’ve probably noticed that WordCamp Europe attendees are now blogging about their experiences at the WordPress party of the year. Their posts are packed full of speaker notes, shoutouts to new (more…)

The largest and most heavily trafficked WordPress sites are powered by multisite. Ensuring a strong future for the multisite feature is paramount to the long term success of the networks built on this platform. However, core improvements are often slow to be added, as multisite is used in so many (more…)

The very first WordCamp Europe took place this last weekend in Leiden, The Netherlands, with over 700 WordPress fans in attendance. From all reports it seems to have been a resounding success. This was the first large-scale WordCamp to be held in Europe. It included two days of world-class speakers (more…)

In two weeks, Pressnomics 2 will be underway. Pressnomics, started in 2012 by Joshua Strebel of Page.ly is a conference dedicated to the business aspects of WordPress whether it be software as a service, commercial themes and plugins, or a development agency. The event is three days long where business (more…)

No guests this week which provided Sarah and I a oppurtunity to go in-depth on some topics such as the new password meter for WordPress 3.7. We also had a great discussion surrounding the question of whether code revisions should be added to the core or not. After the discussion, (more…)

Having an avatar hosted by Gravatar is the best way to use your own picture in comments on millions of sites around the web. Currently Gravatar serves avatars more than 8.6 billion times per day. It is the default avatar service for WordPress-powered sites and many others, including github, Disqus, (more…)