WordCamp Europe 2018 to be Held in Belgrade, Serbia, June 14-16

Belgrade, Serbia will host the sixth edition of WordCamp Europe, June 14-16, 2018. Prior host cities include Leiden, Sofia, Seville, Vienna, and Paris. Attendees and the massive 221-person volunteer crew gave their enthusiastic approval when organizers announced the event would be returning to Eastern Europe next year. WordCamp Europe 2018 (more…)

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Customers who purchased extensions from WooCommerce.com are discovering that the renewal discount of 50% has been removed. Instead, they are now paying full-price. The WooCommerce blog and the official Twitter account do not mention anything about the price increase. We contacted Automattic and asked if the discount was removed and if customers received (more…)

Disqus 3.0 Beta Improves Comment Syncing

When we interviewed Daniel Ha, CEO and co-founder of Disqus, earlier this year, he explained why some users were reporting problems syncing comments between Disqus and WordPress and that improvements would be coming soon. “We may have taken some services offline to work on them which may have affected those who were (more…)

WordCamp Europe 2017 Draws 1900 Attendees from 79 Countries

WordCamp Europe was held this weekend in Paris, bringing together 1,900 attendees from 79 countries. Another 1,000 people joined via livestream from 77 countries to make a total audience of 2,900 participants from 92 countries. The number of attendees on the ground was about one third less than original estimates (more…)

9seeds Acquires Web Savvy Marketing's Genesis Theme Store

9seeds, a WordPress development agency launched in 2009, has acquired Web Savvy Marketing’s theme store for an undisclosed amount. Web Savvy Marketing launched its theme store in 2012 and currently has a library of 26 themes built on the Genesis Framework by StudioPress.  Chris Cree who helped launch and manage the theme store in (more…)

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In an effort to diversify and expand into the commercial WordPress theme market, Imagely, maintainers of NextGEN Gallery, have acquired TeslaThemes for an undisclosed amount. TeslaThemes launched in 2013 as a theme club and recently celebrated its fourth anniversary. The company has 68 themes in its library, including the TeslaThemes framework. Eric Danzer, Founder and CEO (more…)

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Unsplash.com, a site that provides high-resolution photos for free, updated its license and the change has people in the WordPress community concerned. So unsplash images are no longer public domain. No longer gpl compatible. What does it mean for #WordPressThemes that uses these images? — Carolina Nymark (@carolinapoena) June 9, 2017 (more…)