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Bucharest, Romania to Host a WordCamp October 8-9

In 2008, while working for an Irish company under contract with the Irish Parliament, Bogdan Fireteanu was called into a meeting and told that he needed to build 50 blogs as soon as possible. That was the day he discovered WordPress. Over the next eight years, Fireteanu would become more (more…)

Koding Open Sources Cloud-Based IDE, Partners with GitLab

A couple years ago, we published a tutorial for setting up a quick WordPress development environment using Koding’s free cloud-based IDE. The platform allows users to use popular applications or build their own using languages like Python, Java, Perl, PHP, Node.js, Go, and Ruby. Users have access to an Ace (more…)

Contact Form 7 Passes 40 Million Downloads

Contact Form 7, one of the oldest and most popular WordPress plugins, passed 40 million downloads this week. Takayuki Miyoshi uploaded the plugin on WordPress.org 10 years ago and it’s now active on more than a million sites. Over the years, other developers have created hundreds of add-ons to extend (more…)

WordPress 4.6 Will Detect Broken Links in the Editor

WordPress 4.6 is set to introduce a broken link checker in the editor, a handy new feature which lead developer Andrew Ozz dubbed “spellcheck for URLs.” Ella Van Dorpe, who is co-maintainer with Ozz on WordPress’ editor component, opened a ticket three months ago to begin work on detecting broken (more…)

Cory Miller and Matt Danner Launch New Business Podcast

WordPress professionals have demonstrated a decent appetite when it comes to listening to and supporting podcasts on a wide variety of topics, including industry news, development, e-commerce, marketing, and startups. Cory Miller, founder of iThemes, and Matt Danner, the company’s COO, are adding a new business podcast to the mix (more…)