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10 Free Chrome Extensions for WordPress Users

In December of 2013, w3schools reported that Chrome has captured 55.8 % of the global market share of top web browsers, with Firefox at 26.8% and IE coming in at 9.0%. With Chrome usage on the rise and now dominating the web, we’d like to highlight a few tools that (more…)

WordCamp Miami to Celebrate 5th Anniversary in May 2014

David Bisset has been organizing WordCamp Miami for the past five years. That’s a long time in WordPress years! WordCamp Miami will celebrate its five year anniversary May 23-25, 2014. The first WordCamp Miami was held in 2010, spreading the phenomenon of WordCamps to one of the largest metropolitan areas (more…)

WordCamp San Francisco

We’re entering the time of year when everyone opens their calendars and starts planning for the new year. The dates for WordCamp San Francisco 2014 were just announced this week to be set for October 25-26. The dates and times for pre and post-WordCamp events have not yet been decided, (more…)

Many people around the world are already in the thick of celebrating a host of international holidays, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and more. If you’re celebrating a holiday involving gifts and you’re not sure what to buy the beloved WordPress geek in your life, we have a few suggestions. Even (more…)

WordPress 3.8 “Parker” has been released, named for jazz artist Charlie Parker. Version 3.8 has been in the oven for 49 days. This marks the second release that contains features that started off as plugins first, a development practice we’ve covered on WPTavern at great length. It’s important to note (more…)

Inmotionghosting has a great historical timeline showing images of the front and backend of WordPress starting with 1.0 up to version 3.8. Through these images, you can see the natural progression of features, designs, and layouts WordPress has gone through during the past 10 years. For many within the WordPress (more…)

WordPress 3.8 Developers Prepare Code For Hard Freeze

WordPress 3.8 RC1 was released today ahead of the hard freeze scheduled for Dec. 5th. Strangely, this coincides with an arctic cold front that will be sweeping across the US the very same day. In sending out 3.8 RC1, Matt Mullenweg said, “The focus is on identifying any major issues (more…)

Reimagining the WordPress Themes Directory

The WordPress Themes Directory currently hosts 2,140 themes, with 85,619,197 downloads and counting. No commercial theme shop can boast these kinds of numbers. The aggregate quality of themes listed here is second to none due to the strict theme guidelines and the dedicated Theme Review Team volunteers. Despite being the (more…)