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Darren Hoyt who is the creator of the Mimbo Pro theme recently gave his personal site a refresh. The new look is in a word, beautiful. Everything from the colors used to the spacing to the typography looks spot on. I’m digging the slight transparency which I’ve seen few designs (more…)

A few days ago, I was alerted on Twitter that a new WordPress News centric site had launched called WPInformer.com. The site was created by Aaron D Campbell and is part of the Xavisys brand. So far, there are a couple of posts on the site including a detailed look (more…)

WebDevStudios headed up by Brad Williams and current sponsor of WordPress Weekly has recently announced that they now have WordPress specific support packages. The packages enable site owners to practically hire a team of people who are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week to maintain your site (more…)

Near the end of episode 52 of WordPress Weekly, Ma.tt announced on the show that Automattic had finally acquired the awesome WP.com domain name from you guessed it, Yahoo!. Matt mentioned that he has been after this domain ever since the WordPress project started and Jane Wells was actually the (more…)

Over this past weekend, I finally spent some time on the advertising side of things for the site. I mustered up the courage and dove right into OIO Publisher. Thankfully, this plugin made it VERY easy to create advertising zones as well as different forms of advertising. On top of (more…)

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