WordCamp US Live Stream Tickets Now Available

WordCamp US is less than a month away and attendees are finalizing their travel plans. In August, organizers were estimating 3,000 attendees on the ground but official numbers are not yet available as tickets continue to sell. A maximum capacity has not been published, because organizers have a great deal (more…)

WPShout Webhosting Survey Featured Image

With WordCamp US a little less than a month away, it’s time to take the 2016 WordPress user survey. The survey is quick and easy to fill out with only a few questions to answer. Results are anonymized and will be shared at this year’s State of the Word presentation. (more…)

PressNomics Introduction

PressNomics, an annual conference devoted to the economics of WordPress has announced that the fifth iteration of the event will take place April 6-8, 2017 at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, in Phoenix, AZ. The event is organized by Joshua Strebel of Pagely, a managed WordPress hosting company that recently celebrated (more…)

NaNoWriMo 2016 Kicks Off Today: Write Your Novel with WordPress

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) today kicks off its 18th year helping writers achieve their creative goals. The online event is organized by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that encourages participants to work towards writing a 50,000-word novel. Writers commit to posting their word counts to their profiles each day during (more…)

Beware of Links to Baidu in Skype Messages

I recently logged into Skype and received two messages from people who I haven’t spoken too in years. Both messages contained a URL to Baidu with my Skype username at the end. I immediately became suspicious and after a cursory search of Google, I discovered that I wasn’t the only (more…)

WordPress 4.7 Beta 1 Now Available for Testing

WordPress 4.7 Beta 1 was released this evening with a long list of highlighted features that are certain to delight both end users and developers. Core contributors are asking for testing and feedback on some of the larger items ahead of the official release, slated for December 6. Twenty Seventeen (more…)