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…)

New WordPress Plugin Boilerplate Generator Speeds Plugin Creation

When version 3.0 of the WordPress Plugin Boilerplate was released, it came with a brand new community website. After three years of continual improvement, creator Tom McFarlin felt that the project had finally matured enough to warrant its own branding and website. As the boilerplate gained traction, McFarlin started receiving (more…)

WP eCommerce Has a New Home

In what has been a long time coming, WP eCommerce has changed the URL of its website from GetShopped.org to WPEcommerce.org. Between the Shopp e-commerce plugin and Getshopped.org, it was confusing as to which product the site represented. The move to a more recognizable URL is the pinnacle of a (more…)

Automattic Open Sources Its DMCA Process Docs on GitHub

A couple months ago, Automattic made headlines with its public dismissal of Janet Jackson’s spurious claims of trademark and copyright infringement. Jackson is now a fixture in the company’s Hall of Shame, along with others who have issued abusive takedown demands. Automattic considers these a threat to freedom of speech (more…)

I18n and RTL Support Are Top Priorities For Web Savvy Marketing

This year’s State of the Word at WordCamp San Francisco emphasized WordPress going global through improvements to internationalization. This year also marks the first time non-English downloads of WordPress have surpassed its English counterpart. Catering to Customer’s Needs With WordPress raising the bar, it won’t be long until users and (more…)

20 Reasons Featured Image

Ask twenty people why you should go to a WordCamp and you’ll likely receive 20 different answers. A recent post by Waseem Abbas, of Cloudways, is proof positive. He asked 20 different members of the WordPress community, including yours truly, why you should attend a WordCamp. He’s compiled the answers (more…)