WiredTree, a webhosting company has become a WordCamp Pillar sponsor. The pillar sponsorship program is a package setup by WordCamp Central that enables businesses to sponsor multiple WordCamp events without having to go through the hassle of sponsoring them individually. WordCamp organizers will have a little less to worry about (more…)
Did you know that you can set up notifications for topics on WordPress.org? Sign in to your account and then navigate to your notifications by visiting: http://profiles.wordpress.org/username/profile/notifications/ Once you are there you can create new notifications by adding a search string for a topic that you’re interested in following. The (more…)
If you’re looking to learn more about running and maintaining your own membership site, this episode is for you! So sit back, grab a cold one and join me in my conversation with Dave Jackson from The School of Podcasting!
The folks at Site5 have just added a new theme to their growing collection of free WordPress themes. Moments is a new personal blogging theme that allows you to record your life with beautifully designed post formats. It also responds nicely to mobile devices. Features included in the Moments theme (more…)
The WordPress community is a vast ecosystem of websites, forums, blogs, social media, and everything inbetween. WordPress.org is not yet suited to handle a large userbase of groups with varied interests. I call areas of the community where these groups congregate, watering holes. One example of such a place is (more…)
A test environment for your WordPress site is an important part of being able to ensure smooth updates. It also allows you to test new plugins and themes without affecting visitors. However, creating an exact copy of your site in the same environment is no simple task. There are many (more…)
Good news for BuddyPress fans: The project now has wallpapers available for desktop and mobile devices. While viewing the official BuddyPress logos and fonts page, I noticed that there were no wallpapers like those that you can find on the WordPress Logos page. I decided to reproduce a few of (more…)
Marcus Couch looks at the newest plugins from the WordPress Plugin Repository. Plugins featured include a PayPal donation plugin, Admin notes in individual posts, User Profile Links, User Profile Meta, and a fun motivational plugin called WP Grass.
Matt Mullenweg, WordPress co-founder and CEO of Automattic, was recently featured on the Hired Podcast, a show that focuses on exciting things in the world of work life and company culture. Cameron Moll, founder of Authentic Jobs, hosts this short 27 minute interview, which many of you may enjoy. As (more…)
The Ghost open source blogging project had an interesting path to get to where it is today. John O’Nolan, the project’s creator, originally introduced the idea of his pure blogging platform as a “WordPress-lite fork.” After a great deal of deliberation, O’Nolan decided not to fork WordPress and instead opted (more…)
WPKindness is a site devoted to sharing acts of kindness that have taken place throughout the WordPress community. The site is powered by Headway, Gravity Forms, Toolset and WordPress. To report an act of kindness, visit their submission page and fill out the necessary details. Near the end of the (more…)
The WordPress Meetup group in San Francisco recently held their first WooCommerce meetup within the new Automattic Headquarters. The meetup focused on an introduction to WooCommerce and provided time at the end for customers show and tell their WooCommerce projects. There was also an opportunity to have questions answered. As (more…)