Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler is a WordPress guy in the buckeye state. Contributing writer for WPTavern. Have been writing about WordPress since 2007. Host of the WordPress Weekly Podcast.

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Jennifer McFarland, the web services coordinator for the North Carolina State Office of Information Technology (OIT), recently did an interview with Technician, the official student newspaper of NC State University. Since Gutenberg’s announcement in December of 2017, McFarland has published a series of articles on the NC State Office of (more…)

WP-CLI Hack Day Friday, July 20th

WP-CLI or WordPress Command Line Interface has become an integral tool for developers to launch and manage sites. To encourage new contributors to the project, Alain Schlesser is organizing the first WP-CLI Hack Day, Friday, July 20th beginning at 08:00 CEST. Schlesser and other contributors will be available in the (more…)

iThemes Enters the Hosting Space

iThemes is getting into the hosting business after launching three plans that take advantage of its relationship with Liquid Web. The plans are finely tuned around the company’s products and come with free SSL certificates. I reached out to Cory Miller, Founder of iThemes to figure out why they’ve entered (more…)

Video: Matt Mullenweg's Summertime Update At WCEU 2018

Sessions from WordCamp Europe 2018 are making their way onto WordPress.tv, including Matt Mullenweg’s Summertime Update. In the video, Mullenweg shares the progress that’s been made on Gutenberg, WordPress core development, a Gutenberg road map for including it into core, and what to expect after WordPress 5.0 is released. Be (more…)

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WPCampus, a conference focused on WordPress in higher-education takes place this week between July 12-14 at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. If you’re unable to attend in-person or would like to watch the event from home, visit the WPCampus Stream page. Beginning July 13th at 9AM CDT, all general (more…)

WP Engine Acquires StudioPress

StudioPress, founded by Brian Gardner in 2007, has been acquired by managed WordPress hosting company WP Engine, for an undisclosed amount. In 2007, Gardner created the Revolution theme which took the WordPress world by storm. According to some people, it ignited the WordPress Premium theme market. Revolution Church Theme In (more…)

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Milan Ivanović who helped organize WordCamp EU in Belgrade, Serbia this past weekend. Ivanović describes what it was like to organize such a large event, challenges the team overcame, and a few details related to WordCamp EU 2019 that will (more…)

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Morten Rand-Hendricksen, Senior Staff Instructor at LinkedIn Learning, has released WP Rig. WP Rig is a WordPress starter theme and build process combined into one. The starter theme provides a minimal set of templates with the ability to drag-and-drop files from the WordPress template hierarchy. It contains a heavily optimized (more…)

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Jack Lenox, Software Engineer at Automattic, to discuss his new project, SustyWP. Lenox explains how he built the site so that it only has 7KB of data transfer, what sustainability on the web means to him, and the relationship (more…)