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In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I discuss the death of Alex King who was a pillar of the WordPress project. King passed away a few days ago from colon cancer. We share stories of meeting and discussing WordPress topics with King and describe his many contributions (more…)

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Alex King, who founded web development agency Crowd Favorite, and author of several WordPress themes and plugins passed away last night at his home. In January 2013, King was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. He used his blog to tell the story of his fight to stay alive. On (more…)

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Crowd Favorite has appointed Chris Lema as the company’s new CTO. Alex King, the current CTO, will move into the Chief Software Architect role, allowing him to focus his expertise in product development and deep-level technical leadership with the company’s teams. Lema will begin in mid-September and use his product (more…)

PostStat.us is reporting that Crowd Favorite, the WordPress consultancy company created by Alex King has been acquired by VeloMedia. VeloMedia much like Crowd Favorite does most of its business within the enterprise sector. According to the report, Alex King will be the CTO of the company while Karim Marucchi will (more…)

Some folks in the WordPress community were bummed when they found out that Alex King, the guy behind Crowd Favorite announced that he was going to shut down his side project, WordPress HelpCenter because it never gained the traction with developers that Alex was aiming for. This also provided Alex (more…)

In this episode, I had the chance to welcome Alex King back to the show to talk about the WPHelpCenter, his Carrington theme framework and last but not least, his take on PremiumMod as well as his thoughts on building a business around GPL software such as WordPress. When I (more…)

The Carrington framework by Alex King and Crowd Favorite has published an extensive question and answer post on their development blog. The post covers everything from what the Carrington theme framework is all about, what makes it different from other frameworks, and the philosophy behind the framework. While a number (more…)

Just wanted to pass a note along that my review of the new WordPress HelpCenter has been published on WPCandy.com. In this review, I share my opinions as well as my experience I had when I decided to give them a call and ask an easy question to see if (more…)

Crowd Favorite which is the company founded by Alex King is looking to grow the team by hiring a good developer. While most companies are downsizing, good to see someone hiring even if it’s just one person. At any rate, here are the deets on the position. Wants to work (more…)