Better Notifications Plugin for WordPress Now Out of Beta

The beta version of the Better Notifications for WordPress plugin was released last year, and it lay dormant for many months while its original collaborators searched for a new developer. The plugin was created to allow you to send customizable HTML emails to users based on different actions in WordPress. (more…)

BuddyPress 2.2 Beta 1 Now Available for Testing

Over the weekend, BuddyPress project lead John James Jacoby announced that 2.2 beta 1 is ready for testing. The upcoming release has been in development since last September. Jacoby’s campaign for six months of BuddyPress, bbPress, and GlotPress development was fully funded in mid-December, allowing him to spend more time (more…)

AcademiaThemes One Year Later

When Dumitru Brinzan launched AcademiaThemes in early 2014, he did so with the goal of providing high quality themes for the education sector. With one year under his belt, I reached out to Brinzan to find out how the business is doing. The first year was rough, thanks in large (more…)

5 WordPress Initiatives Featured Image

Throughout the course of a year, several new ideas, products, and businesses are launched in the WordPress ecosystem. However, not all of them are destined for success. Here are five WordPress initiatives launched in 2014 that didn’t make the cut. WPKindness Launched in early 2014 and created by Ryan Bell, (more…)

WordSesh 3 Featured Image

WordSesh 3 attracted more than 3,000 unique viewers from 89 countries. This equates to nearly three times the amount of people who attended WordCamp Europe 2014. With so many people interacting with the WordSesh site and 24 hours of live video sessions, it’s imperative that a webhost be able to (more…)

WordPress Weekly Featured Image

This special episode of WordPress Weekly doesn’t have any news or plugin picks of the week. Instead, it’s dedicated to the late Kim Parsell. I describe the experience of January 2nd where Brian Layman and I drive to Kim Parsell’s house to check on her. After telling the story, I (more…)