PHP 7 Is Now More Widely Used than PHP 4

PHP 7 Release Manager and Core Developer Kalle Sommer Nielsen has been watching the usage statistics of the latest version rise on W3Techs’ market share assessment. PHP is currently used by 82.1% of all the websites for which W3Techs can detect a server-side programming language. The site also collects data (more…)

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 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…)