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WooThemes.com Domain Redirected as WooCommerce Takes Front Seat

When Adii Pienaar, Magnus Jepson, and Mark Forrester created WooThemes in 2008, they never envisioned a future where the lion’s share of the company’s revenue would be derived from e-commerce. After establishing WooThemes as a major player in the WordPress themes marketplace, the company’s founders launched WooCommerce with the goal (more…)

New WordPress Plugin Directory Now in Open Beta

For the past few months, members of the WordPress Meta team have been hard at work redesigning the WordPress Plugin Directory. That’s why I was surprised to hear a rumor that the project was shut down. I reached out to Konstantin Obenland, WordPress core contributor, who confirmed a number of (more…)

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WordCamp Europe 2016 had 500 attendees sign up for contributor day, which was held on Sunday at the University of Vienna. For the first time ever, the event hosted a plugin review workshop led by Mika Epstein where attendees learned about how the repository and review system works. Epstein announced (more…)

Highlights of Matt Mullenweg's Q&A at WordCamp Europe 2016

During the first day of WordCamp Europe, Brian Krogsgard interviewed Matt Mullenweg on stage before his Q&A session with the audience. Mullenweg opened up about his multi-decade vision for WordPress and spoke frankly about some of WordPress’ competitors that are spending hundreds of millions of dollars in advertising. Here are (more…)