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Today, I’ve implemented a Tip Jar also known as donations on the site. On the right hand side under the sponsor block is a text widget with a link to the donations page. Donations is not a requirement or an obligation but I realize some folks would like to contribute (more…)

Spectacu.la, a premium WordPress theme company has announced on their corporate blog today that they have decided to abide by the GPL 100%. You may remember Spectacu.la from a few months ago as it was Dave Coveney who spoke out against 200 themes being removed from the theme repository, one (more…)

WPWebHost which is a webhosting company specializing in hosting WordPress powered websites has put their design finalists on display for their respective categories. Now it’s up to us to vote for the winner. The categories range from clean and minimalist to grunge. Notable websites within this design contest include Joost (more…)

In episode 49 of WordPress Weekly, I announced that the first person to give me the correct answer to the trivia question would win a free ticket to WordCamp Chicago. So far, no one has submitted an answer to the question. So with that said, if no one answers the (more…)

Leland who operates the ThemeLab website which consists of Free WordPress themes as well as tutorials announced today that he is back and ready to go. Leland explains that the reason behind his absence is that he had some offline endeavors that needed some attention. In his post, he provides (more…)

Now we’re heading into the summer of 2007, and the company found itself at a crossroads. Says Hirshland, “During this period, WordPress really hit that point in the curve where growth was very noticeably accelerated.” Major media firms noticed as well, and “all of a sudden took a whole bunch (more…)

As per Bradley Potter on Twitter. If Content Management Systems were operating systems then WordPress would be Mac OS X, Joomla would be Windows and Drupal would be Linux. @bradleypotter

Stefan Vervoort who operates DivitoDesign.com sent me an email letting me know that he has launched a brand new WordPress centric site called WPToy. Stefan plans on using the site to publish WordPress news, themes, plugins, articles, and tutorials. On top of that, the site will contain a gallery system. (more…)

If you browse around the Automattic About Page, you’ll notice that Matt Mullenwegs official job title is: As the Chief BBQ Taste Tester of Automattic, Matt travels the world sampling cuisine and comparing it to the gold standard of Texas BBQ. Of course this is to be taken tongue in (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…)

IntenseDebate, the third party commenting service which Automattic acquired back on September 23rd, 2008 has announced that they will have their own plugin repository. IntenseDebate has had some harsh criticism as of late for seemingly not obeying the wishes of quite a few users who have requested that IntenseDebate implement (more…)

The story regarding WPDesigner.com just keeps getting better, or worst. I’m receiving reports from multiple individuals letting me know that they have received a paypal notice informing them to renew their 5$ subscription to the theme club Small Potato once operated. On top of that, some folks are even receiving (more…)