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WordCamp San Francisco is one of the largest, annual events, dedicated to WordPress. But is it just another WordCamp, or something else? Eric Mann points out the confusing nature of the event and suggests using a different qualifier. From an outsider looking in, the only difference between a WordCamp in (more…)

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A recently published article by WPBeginner explains how to export email address from the comments and import them into a mailing list. While the article advises getting the user’s permission, everything about this practice rubs me the wrong way. If you’re going to do this, please put a big banner (more…)

Helpful Tips for Documenting WordPress Themes

When you have a question about a WordPress theme, where do you look for more information? Theme developers make use of a myriad of documentation methods, from bundling docs to linking to external resources. If you’ve already created a theme and taken the time to document it, then your next (more…)

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After using WordPress for seven years in a row, it’s hard to consider switching to another publishing platform. I have my gripes about WordPress and there are plenty of things that can improve the publishing process. However, after testing a few other open source alternatives, I was reminded of how (more…)

First Vietnamese WordCamp to be Held in Hanoi in September

Vietnam is getting its first WordCamp on September 6th, 2014. WordCamp Hanoi was born out of the Hanoi WordPress Group, an active local meetup with nearly 300 members. The group connects WordPress enthusiasts in the area for relaxed chats and presentations. As of last month, WordPress is now 100% translated (more…)

WordPress Developers Organize Community Initiative to Standardize Custom Post Types, Taxonomies, and Metadata

A WordPress community initiative is underway to standardize content types used by plugin developers. Justin Tadlock is spearheading an initiative to create WordPress community-curated standards for common post types, taxonomies, and metadata. WordPress developers are invited to join the discussion taking place in the Content Type Standards repo on Github (more…)