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It’s no secret that Google’s own Matt Cutts is a fan of WordPress as he has used it to power his own website for quite some time. Recently, Matt was a guest on the WordPress Community podcast hosted by Joost de Valk and Frederick Townes. In the episode, Matt talks (more…)

Peter Westwood, one of the core developers for WordPress announced on his personal blog that he has created a new resource specifically for those looking for information on how to contribute to WordPress. The new site is called Patches Welcome and will provide tutorials, a question and answer list, contributor (more…)

Over at the Akismet blog, there’s a new post asking users if they appreciate Akismet. The site is currently going through a redesign and new testimonials will be published when it’s finished. Now I know some of you have had your share of bad experiences with Akismet, especially when it (more…)

Yesterday was a great day for the WordPress community as Chris Pearson announced that the license for Thesis would be changed so that the PHP would fall under the GPL while the images, CSS, and other stuff would be licensed under something else. While this is not WordPress.org GPL worthy, (more…)

WordPress community member Kris Young has registered the domain WP-Hackers.com which so far, points to a holding page. The question Kris asks on the WP-Hackers mailing list is what do to with it. His idea so far is to create a PasetBin like site where users could comment on code (more…)

WordPress core developer Mark Jaquith has started a new practice on his website where visitors will be able to use a question submission form to ask Mark anything having to do with WordPress. It could be a question regarding WordPress, usage, security, or development issues. From time to time, Mark (more…)

VideoPress.com has announced a major update to it’s video player. The player has been completely rewritten using the Open Source Media Framework which is MPL-Licensed by Adobe. VideoPress now offers custom skins and partner integrations including WordPress.com stats, Quantcast, and CDN providers. These partner integrations are made simple through the (more…)

We haven’t heard much about VaultPress since its launch on March 31st but today, the site has started to roll out the first round of beta invites. Considering the nature of the service where backups are a continous event, they are controlling the growth of the service through the invite (more…)

In a nutshell, what does Mojo Themes do? First off, thanks for the opportunity to be interviewed on your site. It’s a cornerstone for the WP community and you’ve done a great job here. In a nut shell, MOJO Themes is a Buy & Sell theme marketplace. Our marketplace delivers (more…)

There has recently been a discussion on the WP-Forums mailing list concerning the following sticky thread. In a nutshell, there are two questions being considered. The first is whether decoding should be allowed on the forums. The second is whether this type of behaviour on the forum promotes the use (more…)