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The WordPress.org Theme Review Team put out a call for mentors this week. The team will be launching a mentoring program that will pair new reviewers with those who have experience. “We are looking for currently active reviewers who want to give back to the community, of course, and to (more…)

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At this time last year, Flywheel Hosting opened its doors to the public. Today, the company announced it has secured $1.2M in seed funding. The round was led by Linseed Capital, with participation from the Nebraska Angels, Ludlow Ventures out of Detroit, Lightbank and Hyde Park Venture Partners out of Chicago, (more…)

Rams: A Free WordPress Blogging Theme With Zero Fluff

Rams is a new release from WordPress theme developer Anders Norén. The theme is aptly named for Dieter Rams, a German industrial designer who is well known for his innovative, unobtrusive, and timeless product design. Rams is a minimalist blogging theme that bears Noren’s trademark simplicity. Norén said that he (more…)

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Created by Syed Balkhi and Thomas Griffin, OptinMonster is one of the most popular WordPress plugins when it comes to converting visitors into subscribers and customers. Its success is one of the reasons the duo decided to join forces. While the team enjoys the success of OptinMonster today, the plugin (more…)

Pressgram to Shut Down, Development Discontinued

Pressgram founder John Saddington announced today that he will be shutting down the project and pulling the app from the Apple Store on September 11. The app started as a WordPress-powered photo sharing app and evolved to support all kinds of publishing platforms. Last March, Saddington dropped the social layer (more…)

WordPress 4.0 Benny Now Available for Download

WordPress 4.0 “Benny” was released today, named for American jazz and swing musician Benny Goodman, also known as the “King of Swing.” Development for 4.0 kicked off at the end of April, led by Helen Hou-Sandí. This release includes hundreds of refinements and a few brand new features, culminating in (more…)

The First Ever Podscamp

Running a conference is usually an expensive endeavor. Scott Kingsley Clark is finding out personally as he continues to work towards putting on the first ever PodsCamp, a conference devoted to the Pods Framework. Tom McFarlin hopes to ease budget concerns and has started a Crowd Tilt campaign for PodsCamp. (more…)