Brad Touesnard, founder of the WordPress App Store has published a detailed post that explains the reasoning for why the app store failed. Hind sight is 20/20 so it’s great to get this kind of perspective from Brad. We find out what went right but more importantly, what went wrong. (more…)
Today Marcus takes a look at Image-Based plugins like Dynamic Featured Image, Default Post Thumbnail Image, WP Photoswipe, Merchii and Credit Tracker.
Emil Uzelac is a freelance WordPress designer and developer who has been reviewing WordPress themes for the past three years. He and other team members have been blazing through theme approvals and setting records this month on wordpress.org. Recently, I had the chance to chat with him about what it’s (more…)
A week ago, I was contacted by a WordPress user who asked an interesting question, Is it ethical for a company to use its own staff to bump plugin ratings on wp.org? At first, I didn’t give much thought to the question until I investigated the links they provided me. (more…)
Animated favicons are lighting up the web lately with real-time notices for activity. You’ve probably already seen this in action with websites like Gmail and Facebook open in your browser. It’s a cleverly devised way to keep you returning to those browser tabs, but favicon animations are not just for (more…)
Flywheel Hosting announced on Monday that they have concluded their beta program and are now ready to do business with the public. During the last six months, Flywheel has been in an invitation only beta program giving only certain people with invite codes access to the site. I was one (more…)
If you use WordPress every day, you may not take much notice of the wp-admin screen anymore. More than likely you’re quickly clicking through to where you need to go, expecting the same old screen you see on every site. Hold on to your hats, folks, things are about to (more…)
The WordPress platform has been helping writers publish their thoughts to the web for years. Though it now powers many large newsrooms and other organizations, the posting process still caters entirely to the individual writer working by himself on a post. Collaboration for multiple content creators is non-existent within the (more…)
Jetpack 2.5 was released today with a staggering array of new integration features for Google products and services. On top of all that the team has added VideoPress integration and the handy ability to embed Facebook posts directly within WordPress posts/pages. The exciting additions for all the Google junkies out (more…)
Join Marcus Couch as he takes a look at the newest plugins from the WordPress Repository like Unique Cursor, Featured Images in Categories, Tagregator, Page Showcaser Boxes, Skype Status and Pricing Tables Extended.
Scott Berkun’s eagerly awaited book, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work is on sale today on Amazon. This is a behind-the-scenes look at how the team at WordPress.com is successfully using a new way of working that doesn’t involve emails, offices, boring meetings or any of (more…)
WordPress.com has just passed Yahoo for the #8 spot on Quantcast’s assessment of US internet traffic with 72,868,680 monthly visits. In these most recent rankings posted, WordPress.com edges out Yahoo, Microsoft, Yelp, Pinterest, and Tumblr.com in traffic to claim its spot among the top ten. Shortly following his announcement on (more…)