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Earlier today, there was a new section of the WordPress.org forums created specifically for meetups. In the announcement post, Jane Wells explained what the purpose of the forum was. This forum is the first step toward WordPress.org helping to facilitate local WordPress meetups. Some meetups are specific to skill/interest (users, (more…)

Just a few days ago, Automattic launched a new plugin pack called Jetpack which takes some of the best features of WordPress.com and puts them into plugin form to be used on self hosted WordPress sites. Today, Automattic announced that they are now offering a Guided Transfer service which will (more…)

John Battelle who is behind BattelleMedia is in the unique position to interview Matt Mullenweg not once, but twice this week. The first interview will take place at Signal Austin while the second will be an onstage conversation at South by Southwest discussing the Future Of WordPress. John is asking (more…)

This is the moment every VideoPress user has been waiting for. On March 9th, it was announced on the official VideoPress blog that the service now supports the HTML 5 video format. VideoPress now supports HTML5 < video > playback in supporting browsers without Flash playback support. Low-power devices such (more…)

“For those following along at home, we’re now powered by 152 physical processors, 511 gigabytes of memory (RAM), 174 hard disks with several terabytes of storage, and we’re adding new servers constantly.” That last part about “adding new servers” was especially true, for WP.com we’re now at 8,921 CPU cores (more…)

Congrats to Brian Gardner and the StudioPress team for having their Pretty Young Thing theme added to the commercial offering on WordPress.com. The second theme from WooThemes called Crisp has also been added. Not to be outdone, The Theme Foundry also has two themes now available, the second being The (more…)

PollDaddy must be doing something right as the early results from their customer survey point towards a large majority (91%) would recommend the service to others. Survey, poll, quiz, and rating users all responded that PollDaddy was easy to use. While the comments and results point towards PollDaddy being an (more…)

Automattic has partnered with Federated Media Publishing who has partnered with GE as the content partner and interactive marketing agency Bebby Clark+Meyler to launch a new site on WordPress.com called EcoPressed. Similar in design and function to FoodPress, EcoPressed focuses on clean tech, eco-friendly items and more. Hand picked content (more…)

Thanks to a recent upgrade to the advertising management system I use, I’m now able to create and offer coupons to advertisers. I’m working my way back into generating a consistent stream of content on the site and to get things back in gear, I’m offering a coupon code for (more…)

Hugo Baeta who has become one of the newest members of the Automattic team has showcased his love for WordPress by getting two tattoos on his body. The first tattoo which shows the WordPress W with what seems like vines around the circle. All in all, it looks pretty good, (more…)

Some folks in the WordPress community were bummed when they found out that Alex King, the guy behind Crowd Favorite announced that he was going to shut down his side project, WordPress HelpCenter because it never gained the traction with developers that Alex was aiming for. This also provided Alex (more…)