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Gitter: A New Communication Service For GitHub Projects

Gitter.im is a new service that provides free and private chat rooms for open source projects on GitHub. It integrates with issue tracking, supports markdown, notifications, and has an activity feed featuring multiple third-party integrations. In order to use Gitter, you’ll need to sign in using your GitHub account. As (more…)

A few days ago, we mentioned an article by WPShout.com that explained how to find live examples of WordPress powered sites using themes. Today, I wanted to share a new site that’s been launched called WordPress by Example. It’s a WordPress specific search engine designed to showcase sites using themes (more…)

Adam Whitcroft has released a 300 icon kit for web and user interface design called Batch. Each icon is a single Photoshop layer making blend modes and scaling a breeze. According to the license, WordPress theme or plugin authors should be able to use these in their works: You are (more…)

Over on the Automattic Theme team blog, Michelle Langston has published a great primer on distributing themes whether they be free or commercially based. Besides the tips offered for distribution, the tutorial also covers a number of things all theme authors should consider doing before releasing there theme into the (more…)

One of my favorite WordPress plugins of all time WP Ajax Edit Comments, will soon be free again for all to use. According to a recent email sent out by iThemes, as of January 1st, 2012 they will no longer be supporting Ajax Edit Comments as a premium plugin. Instead, (more…)

Some stats for the forum. Most users ever online was 110, 01-27-2010 at 05:45 AM. Threads: 1,274, Posts: 12,728, Members: 589, Active Members: 133. We’re rolling right along towards the 1,000 registered user count which I hope we can achieve by June but things are slow going so far this (more…)

Not only has Michael Torbert taken some heat with the commercial version of All In One SEO Pro but I’ve also taken some myself thanks to the podcast advertisement and the banner in the sidebar. The biggest argument I hear from everyone is that it does exactly the same thing (more…)

In the Tavern forum, I recently started a discussion thread around the topic of paid support models. The question I had on my mind was this, if you’re selling support packages for your themes, where does one draw the line in terms of giving away the whole thing or keeping (more…)