Have you heard about BackPress? The only times I’ve seen it mentioned are within inner development circles of WordPress and for good reason. It’s not widely known and is a project that has a different focus than WordPress. To get more information about this project, I sent a few questions (more…)

I was reading an interesting post today published on GlobalPost.com regarding the work of a few individuals that were trying to bring the digital revolution to the people of Cuba. Yoani Sanchez has a six-month blogging academy course where she teaches people of all ages the likes of Twitter, WordPress, (more…)

Time.com is looking for a seasoned front-end WordPress developer. As the job posting shows, you need to know your stuff if you’re going to apply for the position. If I even know half of the requirements that are needed, I’d be in good shape. Since jobs are few and far (more…)

Status And Schedule Update Jane mentioned that they are behind. There is one month left till the launch of 3.0 unless it gets pushed back. Right now, menus is still being worked on with a chance at having them finished by Monday. If the team could do a massive punt, (more…)

Brian Casel has a great post over on DesignM.ag that showcases the various opportunities that exist to run a freelance business around WordPress. Developers, designers, and copywriters all have a ton of opportunities to make money around WordPress. I suppose I would fit into the freelance journalist category even though (more…)

Back on March 11th, I mentioned that Toni Schneider would be one of the guest speakers at the Freemium Summit held in San Francisco on March 26th. The summit focused on the freemium business model. That is, offering a free service with the chance to upgrade and that upgrade costing (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Stephanie Leary, author of the blog, Sillybean.net. She is a web designer that has created numerous custom WordPress themes for clients. This Wednesday afternoon, I’m teaching a 3-hour workshop on WordPress themes. If you know HTML and CSS, or you’ve designed for (more…)

This episode of WordPress Weekly features an hour long interview with Automattic employee, Paul Kim. Paul is mostly in charge of user growth between WordPress.com and WordPress.org but also with some of the other projects that Automattic has under their belt. In this specific interview, I had Paul go over (more…)

At A Glance: Evenflow is a great looking WordPress theme from a new commercial theme company called SimpleThemes run by Casey Lee. Casey has experience in the commercial theme market as he used to run Joomlashack which was a Joomla commercial theme company. Evenflow features a content slider, dynamic layouts, (more…)

New Header WordPress 3.0 will feature a lighter header in the WordPress back-end instead of the black one we are used to seeing. There will also be a lighter blue header. There will also be a new icon created for the Network menu. Multiple Post Thumbnails Mark Jaquith is in (more…)

Franky Branckaute over at BloggingPro.com has published his review of a new book called WordPress In Depth written by Bud Smith and Michael McCallister. According to his review, the book is aimed at beginners but near the end, provides ample opportunity to explain themes and plugins a little more in-depth (more…)

Status check up first The UI group is tackling a few design things while Jane is performing some testing at South By South West. After the testing is completed, all lingering UI will be done for WordPress 3.0. Ryan Boren stated that themes needed to be finished in the GUI, (more…)