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WordCamp Belfast Set for October 2016, Tickets Now on Sale

Earlier this year the organizers of WordPress meetup groups in Belfast and Dublin started collaborating on hosting WordCamps with a shared leadership team. The inaugural WordCamp Belfast is now set for October 1-2, 2016, and an event in Dublin is tentatively scheduled for April 2017. The conference will be held (more…)

ButterBean Post Meta Box Framework Now in Beta

Justin Tadlock announced this week that his new ButterBean post meta box framework is now in beta. The framework is object-oriented and built on Backbone.js and Underscore.js. Although the WordPress development community has already produced several post meta frameworks, ButterBean was created for a very specific use case: custom post (more…)

New Plugin Adds Emoji Reactions to the BuddyPress Activity Stream

Three weeks ago, a discussion about the possibility of adding emoji reactions to BuddyPress core turned into a heated conversation in the #BuddyPress Slack channel. The topic was inspired by the new BP Reactions plugin, which recently landed on WordPress.org. This experimental plugin, created by BuddyPress core developer Mathieu Viet, (more…)

Crochet Your Own Wapuu with this Free Pattern

Just when you thought Wapuu had reached all corners of the globe, the friendly WordPress mascot has now invaded the world of handicrafts with a free crochet pattern for anyone up to the challenge. Siyana Raykovska, creator of Totally Hooked, a handmade toys e-commerce site, released the pattern on her (more…)

Jetpack Launches New Developer Code Reference

The Jetpack team launched developer.jetpack.com this week, a searchable code reference for actions, filters, and features found in the plugin. Although Jetpack is developed to be highly extensible, up until now there was no centralized place for developers to find documentation. The reference features new hooks added in the most (more…)

Themeforest Author Parallelus Acquires UpThemes

UpThemes co-founder Chris Wallace announced this week that the theme company has been acquired by Andy Wilkerson of Parallelus, a successful Themeforest author. The two met at PressNomics and worked out a deal for the sale of everything related to UpThemes, including some unreleased themes and the managed hosting business (more…)