Jeff Chandler

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At WordCamp Europe 2017, Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of the WordPress open source project, announced that Gutenberg was available as a plugin for testing. In the past few weeks, members of the community have published their experiences with the new editor. Some of the reviews I’ve read so far include: Random (more…)

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WPHierarchy.com is a WordPress resource created by Rami Abraham in 2013. The site is an interactive version of Michelle Schulp’s colorful diagram of WordPress’ template hierarchy. Each template is linked to documentation that explains its function. Over the years, WordPress’ template hierarchy has changed. For instance, paged.php no longer comes after (more…)

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Coach Birgit Olzem, Carole Olinger, Jaki Levy, and Dwayne McDaniel who attended WordCamp Europe in Paris, France. We discuss contributor day and the effects of having it at the beginning of a WordCamp instead of at the end. Each individual (more…)

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Customers who purchased extensions from WooCommerce.com are discovering that the renewal discount of 50% has been removed. Instead, they are now paying full-price. The WooCommerce blog and the official Twitter account do not mention anything about the price increase. We contacted Automattic and asked if the discount was removed and if customers received (more…)

Disqus 3.0 Beta Improves Comment Syncing

When we interviewed Daniel Ha, CEO and co-founder of Disqus, earlier this year, he explained why some users were reporting problems syncing comments between Disqus and WordPress and that improvements would be coming soon. “We may have taken some services offline to work on them which may have affected those who were (more…)

9seeds Acquires Web Savvy Marketing's Genesis Theme Store

9seeds, a WordPress development agency launched in 2009, has acquired Web Savvy Marketing’s theme store for an undisclosed amount. Web Savvy Marketing launched its theme store in 2012 and currently has a library of 26 themes built on the Genesis Framework by StudioPress.  Chris Cree who helped launch and manage the theme store in (more…)

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In an effort to diversify and expand into the commercial WordPress theme market, Imagely, maintainers of NextGEN Gallery, have acquired TeslaThemes for an undisclosed amount. TeslaThemes launched in 2013 as a theme club and recently celebrated its fourth anniversary. The company has 68 themes in its library, including the TeslaThemes framework. Eric Danzer, Founder and CEO (more…)

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Unsplash.com, a site that provides high-resolution photos for free, updated its license and the change has people in the WordPress community concerned. So unsplash images are no longer public domain. No longer gpl compatible. What does it mean for #WordPressThemes that uses these images? — Carolina Nymark (@carolinapoena) June 9, 2017 (more…)