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WPBeginner.com is currently in the middle of what could be the largest WordPress prize giveaway I have ever seen. It’s to celebrate their fourth birthday (Happy birthday by the way) but there is also a very beneficial catch to this particular giveaway. For every dollar donated to the cause, WPBeginner (more…)

It was just a few years ago when the idea of creating an Apple like app store for plugins and themes was discussed throughout the community. This app store would not have to operate under the same guidelines as the official WordPress repositories and would feature the vast assortment of (more…)

WPShout has announced the return of their webhosting review for 2013. Unlike other hosting reviews, this one contains no affiliate links and has user submitted data. It’s over two years since the inaugural Hosting Review, and it’s now time to update the results with some fresh data. A lot has (more…)

In what I believe is the first time a managed WordPress hosting company has snatched up a competitor, Page.ly has acquired BlogDroid.com. The deal consisted entirely of cash with financial details not disclosed. BlogDroid customers will be moved over to the Page.ly hosting platform while Page.ly will obtain control over (more…)

  Last Friday, I took some time out my day to watch Toni Schneider, CEO Of Automattic give a presentation on working as a distributed company. His talk was part of a series called Secrets Of Silicon Valley presented by CreativeLive. Unfortunately, I can’t embed Toni’s presentation because it’s now (more…)

  If you’re a woman and looking for a tech oriented job, it looks like Automattic may be the perfect place to work. According to a recent article published by Women 2.0 the distributed nature as well as the entire company culture is about empowering people regardless of their gender. (more…)

Tung Do otherwise known throughout the WordPress community as ‘Small Potato‘ is on a mission. That mission is as follows: To create a more enjoyable and feature-packed service than WordPress.com. I’m not gunning for WP.com, but it’s the easiest way to explain what I’m going to build. And instead of (more…)

The WordPress Users Association was launched in December of 2010 with the goal of providing a central place for WordPress users to swap war stories, learn how to get the most out of WordPress, and take part in getting special discounts on themes and plugins. Fast forward three years later (more…)

In what many will consider to be sad news, the Post Formats UI that so many people were looking forward to as part of WordPress 3.6 has been stripped from core, for now. The decision was made by Mark Jaquith as the new feature just wasn’t quite ready for prime (more…)

WordPress co-founder Mike Little will be given the outstanding contribution to digital media award at Sascon6. Sascon is a conference in the UK dedicated to a national audience of senior level digital and marketing professionals both agency and in-house working in the public and private sector. While Matt Mullenweg has (more…)

iThemes, the company behind products such as BackupBuddy and the Builder theme are reporting that their headquarters as well as all of their staff are ok following the Tornadoes that ripped Moore, Oklahoma apart on May 20th. Not only has their company donated $2,000.00 to the Red Cross for relief (more…)

There has been a lot of speculation on the “shady mystery buyer” of Weblogs Tools Collection and WPTavern (here), which has been funny to watch. It’s me. Why on earth? Well, it’s the same and different for each one. Jeff wanted to step back from WPTavern and had an offer (more…)