A Glimpse Into Serbia's Rapidly Growing WordPress Community

After the dissolution of socialist Yugoslavia in the early 90’s, Serbia and its neighboring nations had an uphill climb to reach stability in their newly found autonomy. Transitioning from a planned economy to a market-driven economy was a challenge that Serbians have vigorously embraced over the past 20 years. Belgrade (more…)

Black Friday Featured Image

This is a great time of year if you’re in the market for themes, plugins, or webhosting. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving where many retailers offer deep discounts. In the past 2-3 years, WordPress businesses have done the same by offering substantial discounts for plugins and themes. WPLift (more…)

Override WordPress Comment Deadline Settings

Many WordPress users elect to automatically close comments on older posts in order to keep the constant deluge of spam at bay. This method works, but it comes with a couple of drawbacks. The option, found under the Settings → Discussion screen, is essentially an an all-or-nothing choice on older (more…)

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As the US gets ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s the time of year where I stop to think about what I’m thankful for regarding WordPress. In no particular order, here are six things I’m thankful for when it comes to WordPress. The Community The WordPress community is a large reason (more…)

BuddyPress 2.2 on Track to Provide a Basic Member Type API

BuddyPress 2.2 is under active development and contributors are close to having the basics of a new Member Type API on board for the upcoming release. The new API would allow developers to separate users into different types, a common request for many BuddyPress-powered communities. User types make it possible (more…)

Hierarchy Plugin Enhances WordPress as a CMS

WordPress 3.0 introduced the ability for developers to register their own custom post types, enabling the software to be used more easily as a CMS. Custom post types ushered in a new era that allowed plugin developers to create and organize content in a more modular way. If you’ve ever (more…)

CyberChimps Featured Image

CyberChimps, founded by Trent Lapinski, is seeking acquisition offers. Lapinski cites the reason as becoming too big too fast. CyberChimps owns and maintains Responsive, one of the most popular themes in the WordPress theme directory. CyberChimps also maintains iFeature, another popular theme closing in on 1M downloads. The core of (more…)