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  • WordPress 4.0.1 Security Release November 20, 2014 6:55 pm
    WordPress 4.0.1 is now available. This is a critical security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. Sites that support automatic background updates will be updated to WordPress 4.0.1 within the next few hours. If you are still on WordPress 3.9.2, 3.8.4, or 3.7.4, you will be […]
    Andrew Nacin
  • WordPress 4.1 Beta 1 November 14, 2014 10:35 pm
    Welcome, everyone, to WordPress 4.1 Beta 1! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.1, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]
    John Blackbourn
  • Watch WordCamp San Francisco Livestream October 24, 2014 8:18 pm
    WordCamp San Francisco is the official annual WordPress conference, gathering the community every year since 2006. This is the time when Matt Mullenweg addresses the community in his annual State of the Word presentation – a recap of  the year in WordPress and giving us a glimpse into its future. This year the speaker lineup is stellar. There will be talks by […]
    Nikolay Bachiyski
  • WordPress 4.0 “Benny” September 4, 2014 5:05 pm
    Version 4.0 of WordPress, named “Benny” in honor of jazz clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. While 4.0 is just another number for us after 3.9 and before 4.1, we feel we’ve put a little extra polish into it. This release brings you a smoother writing and management experience […]
    Matt Mullenweg
  • WordPress 4.0 Release Candidate August 27, 2014 12:20 pm
    The first release candidate for WordPress 4.0 is now available! In RC 1, we’ve made refinements to what we’ve been working on for this release. Check out the Beta 1 announcement post for more details on those features. We hope to ship WordPress 4.0 next week, but we need your help to get there. If you […]
    Helen Hou-Sandi
  • WordPress 4.0 Beta 4 August 15, 2014 5:06 am
    The fourth and likely final beta for WordPress 4.0 is now available. We’ve made more than 250 changes in the past month, including: Further improvements to the editor scrolling experience, especially when it comes to the second column of boxes. Better handling of small screens in the media library modals. A separate bulk selection mode […]
    Helen Hou-Sandi
  • WordPress 3.9.2 Security Release August 6, 2014 7:04 pm
    WordPress 3.9.2 is now available as a security release for all previous versions. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. This release fixes a possible denial of service issue in PHP’s XML processing, reported by Nir Goldshlager of the Salesforce.com Product Security Team. It  was fixed by Michael Adams and Andrew Nacin of the WordPress […]
    Andrew Nacin
  • WordPress 4.0 Beta 2 July 18, 2014 9:15 pm
    WordPress 4.0 Beta 2 is now available for download and testing. This is software still in development, so we don’t recommend that you run it on a production site. To get the beta, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip). For more of what’s new in version 4.0, check out […]
    Helen Hou-Sandi
  • WordPress 4.0 Beta 1 July 10, 2014 10:17 am
    WordPress 4.0 Beta 1 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.0, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]
    Helen Hou-Sandi
  • WordPress 3.9.1 Maintenance Release May 8, 2014 6:40 pm
    After three weeks and more than 9 million downloads of WordPress 3.9, we’re pleased to announce that WordPress 3.9.1 is now available. This maintenance release fixes 34 bugs in 3.9, including numerous fixes for multisite networks, customizing widgets while previewing themes, and the updated visual editor. We’ve also made some improvements to the new audio/video […]
    Andrew Nacin

WordPress.com News

  • Explore Longform with Writing 201 November 21, 2014 3:00 pm
    Explore longform writing in our newest Blogging U. course, Writing 201: Beyond the Blog Post. The fun starts Monday, December 1 -- learn more and register today!
    Michelle W.
  • Just Released: New Blogging U. Ebooks November 10, 2014 4:00 pm
    We're excited to add two new titles, Writing 101 and Writing 201, to our free ebook library.
    Ben Huberman
  • Emoji Everywhere 🎃 November 6, 2014 11:05 pm
    In case you wanted more emoji in your posts, you now have 872 to choose from.
    Marcus Kazmierczak
  • New Themes: Editor and Sequential November 6, 2014 3:16 pm
    Introducing Editor and Sequential: now available on WordPress.com.
    David A. Kennedy
  • Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 8 November 5, 2014 4:51 pm
    This edition of our favorite stories from across all of WordPress includes stories from Hannah Richell, Time Magazine, Wired, Shenandoah, and more.
    Mike Dang
  • Vote in Today’s US Midterm Elections November 4, 2014 5:00 am
    If you're eligible to vote in today's US Midterm Elections, exercise your right to vote and show your voting pride on your blog.
    Peter Slutsky
  • Blogging U.’s Photo 101 Course: Post a Photo a Day October 28, 2014 3:00 pm
    On Monday, November 3, WordPress.com's Blogging U. launches a free month-long photo-a-day course. Sign up today!
    Cheri Lucas Rowlands
  • 2014 Midterm Elections, Get Out The Vote! October 27, 2014 5:15 pm
    Since 2004, WordPress has set out with an ambitious goal in mind — to democratize publishing and put state-of-the-art tools in front of publishers both large and small across the planet. We believe strongly in this vision because when more people have access to powerful tools on the web, that …
    Peter Slutsky
  • The NaMos are Coming! The NaMos are Coming! October 24, 2014 3:00 pm
    November is a big month for bloggers and writers, with thousands of folks taking part in NaNoWriMo or NaBloPoMo. Wondering, "NaMo what?" Read on!
    Michelle W.
  • New Themes: Minnow and Cols October 23, 2014 3:00 pm
    Minnow is a light, simple theme that puts your social presence front and center, while Cols is a novel theme that lets you tell your stories without the layout getting in the way.
    Tammie Lister

WordPress for iOS

  • WordPress For Android: Version 3.4 November 26, 2014 4:03 pm
    Version 3.4 of the WordPress for Android app is now available in the Google Play Store. General Changes Images are now supported in comment notifications. We refreshed a… Continue reading →
    Maxime
  • WordPress Android App Version 3.3 October 30, 2014 2:25 pm
    The WordPress Android app version 3.3 is now available in the Google Play Store. We’ve made a few user facing changes for this release, and focused… Continue reading →
    Maxime
  • WordPress Android App Version 3.2 October 13, 2014 9:27 am
    The WordPress Android app version 3.2 is now available in the Google Play Store. Version 3.2 includes some great new redesigns, notification improvements, and a… Continue reading →
    Maxime
  • WordPress for iOS 4.3 Released September 4, 2014 3:18 pm
    WordPress for iOS 4.3 is here! The download is available from the App Store. Here’s a glimpse at the latest updates: Various stats improvements We… Continue reading →
    Brad Angelcyk
  • WordPress Android App Version 3.1 September 3, 2014 2:30 pm
    The WordPress Android app version 3.1 is now available in the Google Play Store. This update brings robust statistics to the app experience, and makes keeping up… Continue reading →
    Maxime
  • WordPress Android App Version 3.0 August 5, 2014 5:09 pm
    The WordPress Android app version 3.0 has been released in the Google Play Store. This release includes enhancements and bug fixes. Swipe between posts in… Continue reading →
    Maxime
  • Version 2.9 of WordPress for Android June 6, 2014 8:34 am
    The WordPress for Android 2.9 release is now available in the Google Play Store. This release includes some exciting new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.… Continue reading →
    Maxime
  • WordPress for iOS 4.0.3 Released May 17, 2014 11:50 pm
    WordPress for iOS 4.0.3 has been released and is available to download from the App Store. The major changes in this release are: – Adjusted user… Continue reading →
    Brad Angelcyk
  • WordPress for Android: No Longer Paying the Gingerbread Tax May 16, 2014 5:00 pm
    Way back in 2011 Google released Android 4.0 (“Ice Cream Sandwich”), a major update that substantially improved the platform both for developers and for end users.… Continue reading →
    Nick Bradbury
  • WordPress for Android 2.8 May 2, 2014 7:06 am
    We’re pleased to bring you WordPress for Android Version 2.8, which offers the following improvements: What’s new App startup time has been reduced, and the… Continue reading →
    Maxime

WordPress for Blackberry

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BuddyPress

  • BuddyPress 2.1.1 October 7, 2014 2:00 am
    BuddyPress 2.1.1 is now available. Download from the wordpress.org plugin repository, as a zip file, or through WordPress via Dashboard > Plugins. This maintenance release mainly provides a number of fixes in the theme area (BP Legacy or BP Default). For a complete list of changes made for this release, visit the 2.1.1 changelog. Questions […]
    imath
  • BuddyPress 2.1 “Patsy” September 18, 2014 6:31 pm
    The BuddyPress team is proud to introduce BuddyPress 2.1 “Patsy”!   Revamped @mentions interface BuddyPress has long supported @mentions in the activity stream. But previously, you needed to know the username of the member you wanted to mention. No longer. In BuddyPress 2.1, typing the @ key will bring up the new suggestions panel, making […]
    Boone Gorges
  • BuddyPress 2.1 Release Candidate September 16, 2014 3:24 pm
    BuddyPress 2.1 Release Candidate 1 is now available. The “Release Candidate” status means that the final release of BP 2.1 is imminent, and this is your last chance to put the next version through its paces before it comes out. Get BP 2.1-RC1 through Subversion, or by downloading the zip file here: https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/buddypress.2.1-RC1.zip. And remember: […]
    Boone Gorges
  • BuddyPress 2.0.3 Security Release September 15, 2014 3:51 pm
    BuddyPress 2.0.3 is now available. This is a security release which fixes one security issue with group creation, which was discovered by the BuddyPress team. This is an important and recommended update for all BuddyPress sites. A full changelog is at https://codex.buddypress.org/developer/releases/version-2-0-3/. You can upgrade via your WordPress Dashboard > Updates. You can also download the […]
    Paul Gibbs
  • BuddyPress 2.1 – Beta 1 August 23, 2014 9:20 am
    BuddyPress 2.1 is going to be our best version yet, and is on track for our an almost-on-time release in just a few short weeks. If you are a plugin or theme developer, or are running a BuddyPress powered site with a development environment available, please download the 2.1-beta1 zip or get a copy via our Subversion repository. We […]
    John James Jacoby
  • BuddyPress 2.0.2 August 5, 2014 8:05 pm
    We’re very happy to announce that BuddyPress 2.0.2 is now available. Download from the wordpress.org plugin repository, as a zip file, or through WordPress via Dashboard > Plugins. This maintenance release provides a number of fixes for regressions in the Extended Profiles component, and also fixes a PHP Notice that can occur in certain situation […]
    Paul Gibbs
  • BuddyPress 2.0.1 May 3, 2014 1:22 am
    BuddyPress 2.0.1 is now available. Download from the wordpress.org plugin repository, as a zip file, or through WordPress via Dashboard > Plugins. This maintenance release includes a number of important fixes, including: Improvements to some 1.9.x-2.0.x upgrade routines, including the creation of the wp_signups table and the migration of last_activity data Fixes for a handful […]
    Boone Gorges
  • BuddyPress 2.0 “Juliana” April 16, 2014 2:48 pm
    The BuddyPress team is thrilled to announce that BuddyPress 2.0 “Juliana” is now available! This release focuses on administrative tools, performance, and improvements to the activity stream. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights. New Administrative Tools If you manage a BuddyPress-powered community, BuddyPress 2.0 is for you. We have built a number […]
    Boone Gorges
  • BuddyPress 2.0 Release Candidate April 13, 2014 7:52 pm
    The first release candidate (RC1) for BuddyPress 2.0 is now available (zip). Since the last beta, we have made about 10 small changes; see the changelog for details. At this time, BP 2.0 is in a string freeze – we won’t be changing any more text between now and the final release. If you are […]
    Boone Gorges
  • BuddyPress 2.0-beta2 April 8, 2014 9:07 pm
    The second (and hopefully final) beta for BuddyPress 2.0 is now available (zip). Since Beta 1, we’ve made a few dozen fixes and improvements. Notable changes from the first beta: Fixed a potential out-of-memory fatal error in certain activity stream views. #2768 Fixed broken SQL query format on certain activity stream views. #5503 Improvements to […]
    Boone Gorges

BBPress

  • bbPress 2.5.4 – Security & Bugfix Release June 6, 2014 8:37 pm
    bbPress 2.5.4 is out. It fixes 6 bugs, the last of which is a security concern for all previous bbPress 2.x installations. If you’re using any version of bbPress 2.x and have been hesitating to upgrade, please consider doing so today. If you need help, please reach out in our support forums and someone will be happy […]
    John James Jacoby
  • 2014 bbPress Survey Results May 23, 2014 2:13 am
    This report presents the results from the 2014 bbPress Survey held from March 7 – April 11, 2014. One hundred eighty-three participants from thirty-seven countries completed the survey. Thank you all. Goal of Survey Guide the direction of bbPress plugin development in 2014 Objectives: 1. Discover current and actual bbPress usage. 2. Provide users the […]
    @mercime
  • 2014 bbPress Survey March 7, 2014 7:24 pm
    It was late in 2010 that we started laying the foundation for bbPress 2.0, the reimagining of bbPress as a WordPress plugin. Since then, we’ve revolutionized theme integration with theme-compatibility, added depth to topics with threaded replies, enabled users to stay connected with forum subscriptions, and added numerous other requested features (some that weren’t even […]
    John James Jacoby
  • Open Sourcing bbPress.org March 6, 2014 6:07 pm
    Pssst… want to know a secret? Every day when you’re accessing bbPress.org, you’re actually looking at code that’s part of BuddyPress.org’s WordPress installation. (Pretty neat, eh?) Because of this, a recent announcement over at the BuddyPress.org blog also applies here, that after some clean-up and simplification, we’ve open sourced the custom code that’s running on bbPress.org. This […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5.3 released January 11, 2014 7:42 pm
    Out today is bbPress 2.5.3, a bug fix release that also comes with improved support for WordPress 3.8’s new, more modern administration area design. A few of the more notable changes are outlined below: WordPress 3.8 support (dashicons, new color schemes) Fix dropdown selects in settings pages Fix accidental topic subscription removal on reply form […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress.org updated to WordPress 3.8 December 13, 2013 9:18 pm
    A quick note that bbPress.org has been updated to WordPress 3.8. bbPress 2.5 is fully compatible with this latest and greatest WordPress release, so you can update knowing that your bbPress powered forums will continue working as normal. We’re also currently working on some performance improvements to bbPress for 2.6. If this sounds like something […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5.1 released December 4, 2013 9:34 pm
    Today we are releasing bbPress 2.5.1, the first bug-fix release to bbPress 2.5. bbPress 2.5.1 fixes a few small issues with subscriptions and stylesheet theme compatibility that were introduced in 2.5. Check out the 2.5.1 milestone on Trac, and go update to bbPress 2.5.1 to get the latest fixes! Discuss bbPress 2.5.1
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5 Released November 25, 2013 7:21 am
    Today the bbPress team is proud to release bbPress 2.5. bbPress 2.5 introduces forum subscriptions, allowing users to subscribe to new topics created in specific forums. It also comes with a swarm of new importers thanks to our newest core contributor, Stephen Edgar. There are improvements all around, including: BuddyPress Notifications integration, theme compatibility, internationalization, […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.4.1 Bug Fix Release October 11, 2013 12:32 am
    Available immediately is bbPress 2.4.1. This version of bbPress fixes seven bugs with bbPress 2.4: Fix forum status saving. (#2408) Fix widget settings saving. (#2319) Fix custom wp_title compatibility. (#2405) Fix search results custom permalink compatibility. (#2441) Fix custom user topics & replies pages. (#2448) Fix hierarchical reply handling in converter. (#2439) Go download bbPress […]
    John James Jacoby
  • Introducing Stephen Edgar October 10, 2013 6:48 pm
    Today, I’m excited to announce Stephen Edgar‘s contributions to bbPress are being recognized by him earning core commit access to the bbPress project. You should recognize Stephen as being a force in both the support forums and on Trac. He’s been hugely involved in developing and maintaining the multiple importers and converters that have been part […]
    John James Jacoby

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WordPress Development

  • An update on shared term splitting November 25, 2014 10:35 pm
    Background reading: #30335 and the notes on shared term splitting in https://make.wordpress.org/core/2014/11/20/dev-chat-summary-november-19th/. As part of the work on the taxonomy roadmap in 4.1, shared terms (terms which are shared across more than one taxonomy due to a slug collision) now get split when the term gets updated. The end result being that editing a term in one taxonomy […]
    John Blackbourn
  • Multisite Office Hours (Redux) November 21, 2014 4:33 am
    Several months ago, @wonderboymusic proposed office hours for Multisite. The response was great, but we kind of laxed on making it happen after the first one or two. After talking with a few people at WCSF last month, I’d like to fire this up again. As Scott mentioned before, there is no master plan, though […]
    Jeremy Felt
  • Dev Chat Summary, November 19th November 20, 2014 8:18 pm
    https://make.wordpress.org/core/2014/11/19/agenda-for-november-19th-dev-chat/ https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/core/p1416430816002052 Hits Beta 1 released Misses None? Decisions Term splitting will remain in beta 2 to generate more feedback. https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/30335, https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5809 A record of split terms will be stored during beta to provide rescue fallback for testers, just in case. Info about how popular plugins break with term splitting will be posted to make/core. […]
    Ryan Boren
  • Agenda for November 19th dev chat November 19, 2014 7:00 pm
    Agenda for today’s dev chat in #core Slack (). Splitting terms #30335 i18n of the plugin directory Sidebar behaviour in Twenty Fifteen #30404 Tweaks to the release schedule: Beta 2 tomorrow RC back one week? Release date unchanged String freeze with RC1 New alpha/beta forum issues New Trac issues User feedback on the new DFW […]
    John Blackbourn
  • Open Update Thread, Week of November 17th November 18, 2014 4:34 pm
    What’s going on?
    Ryan Boren
  • Open Academy Mentorship Progam November 18, 2014 2:26 pm
    Hi all. It was suggested by a community member that we participate in the upcoming Facebook Open Academy mentorship program round the way we participate in GSoC. Since I’m on my way out, I wouldn’t be the organization contact for this, and someone would need to step up from the team to take point if […]
    Jen
  • JS/Underscore-template-rendered Custom Customizer Controls in WordPress 4.1 November 17, 2014 3:48 pm
    The Customizer is a JavaScript-driven feature of WordPress core, but until recently, most of the APIs for extending it in themes and plugins were PHP-oriented. In WordPress 4.1, we’re introducing more complete JS models for the different UI objects that comprise the Customizer. In the process, all controls are now placed into the DOM with […]
    Nick Halsey
  • WordPress Core Weekly November 14, 2014 8:49 am
    Hi Everyone! It’s that time again: WordPress Core Weekly is here. This is a catchup post and covers all commits since the last post up until 11/9/2014. First, a couple quick notes! A large number of Taxonomy changes, listed below, continue the Taxonomy Roadmap. There were a flurry of commits from @wonderboymusic with additional Scrutinizer […]
    Mike Schroder
  • Dev Chat Summary, November 12th November 13, 2014 1:31 pm
    https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/core/p1415826068000473 Misses Beta 1, 2, 3 Feature plugin merge window Decisions Focus will merge and default to on during beta. Sessions UI will be reduced to a button to log out of all other sessions and be merged. Shiny updates will not be in 4.1. Merge tonight (Wednesday) and aim for beta 1 around lunchtime […]
    Ryan Boren
  • An update on the taxonomy roadmap November 12, 2014 2:50 pm
    In 2013, @nacin laid out a potential roadmap for the WordPress taxonomy component. Progress on this roadmap has necessarily been deliberate and, as a result, somewhat slow. But some important steps have been taken in the last few months. Improvements in 4.1 Recall the problem. Since 2.3 – when WP’s taxonomy schema was first introduced […]
    Boone Gorges

Trac Timeline

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WP Recipes

  • Enter for your chance to win a WordPress theme from TemplateMonster October 16, 2014 2:25 pm
    The good folks at TemplateMonster have reached out to yours truly with an exciting giveaway: three of you will get great prizes just for leaving a comment right here, right now.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • SKEW: One Page & Multipage WordPress Theme – only $17! September 30, 2014 11:18 am
    If you could sum up WordPress in one word, it'd be "flexibility." The powerful software lets you easily build your own website with a bunch of nice options. Now, imagine a robust theme built to integrate seamlessly with the WP framework, and you've got unlimited potential! You've also got the amazingly awesome Skew WordPress Theme!
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • Get Your Free Copy of X Theme Now September 25, 2014 10:45 am
    X Theme... What a joy to behold! If you’ve been around this past year, then you know that this theme gives you everything you could wish for, when it comes to creating WordPress websites. Stacks are awesome and versatile designs that will help you achieve unique websites.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • WordPress tip: Modify any role name to fit your needs September 15, 2014 11:38 am
    Have you ever wanted to change the default role names (Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, Subscriber) within WordPress? Here is a super useful snippet to do so.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • Win Membership to CrocoBlock WordPress Theme Club September 7, 2014 5:23 pm
    I believe you've missed giveaways and if so, here is the one you might like. The giveaway is aimed at all WordPress fans reading WpRecipes.com because it gives a chance to win access to beautiful WordPress themes.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • 11 Professional Email Templates from ChocoTemplates – only $12 July 28, 2014 12:01 pm
    Having a nice, professional-looking email template can certainly increase your chances of member engagement. So jump on this Mighty Deal from ChocoTemplates now and you can get yourself 11 high-quality email templates to work with.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • 24 Premium WordPress Tesla Themes (+ optional HTML Themes) – only $25 July 14, 2014 3:14 pm
    Sometimes we get deals that are so crazy popular, we just have to bring them back. That's happened with our Tesla Themes bundles in the past. Well, guess what. Not only are we bringing back this unbelievable premium WordPress Theme deal, but we're making it even bigger and even better than ever before.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • Simplify WordPress With MotoPressContent Editor – only $9 June 23, 2014 12:48 pm
    How great is WordPress? The popular open-source CMS just has so many options available from different themes, templates, and plugins. The best part of all that is that everyone's working to improve the core product and make it even easier to use. If you find yourself often frustrated with the default editor that comes with WordPress, it could be time for a change. It could be time for MotoPress.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • WPZOOM giveaway: 5 ZOOM Builder plugins to win!! May 15, 2014 2:31 pm
    Released last month, ZOOM Builder is an amazing plugin by WPZOOM. It allows you to build a layout by using only drag and drops. Today, I'm glad to announce our new giveaway where 5 winners will get a copy of this amazing plugin.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • How to remove login shake effect when error occurs April 3, 2014 2:53 pm
    Don't like the "shake" effect which occurs each time a login error occurs? Here is a super easy snippet to remove it for good.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung

WebLog Tools Collection

  • I am taking my leave of Weblog Tools Collection, and thanks for everything! March 31, 2013 1:41 pm
    Not many of the present readers might know me very well, and that in part, is the reason that I have made the decision to transfer WLTC to more willing and presently capable hands. I am a stranger on my blog and the time has come for me to make sure that this blog, its contents and its knowledge are archived and preserved and maybe rejuvenated at a later time. I delved into blogging tools back in 2004 when I started my Masters degree in CS. I wanted some code to mess around with in my free time and everyone was talking about blogging. I looked into a variety of tools, built a small Linux server for myself at home, and installed a few of the tools that were freely available at that time. I had a heck of a time getting a hold of MT (Moveable Type, the most well-known name) and […]
    Mark Ghosh
  • Where to Find WordPress News March 31, 2013 12:05 am
    The landscape of news has changed so much over the last few years that news about a particular topic or platform is readily available to anyone within an instant. With WordPress, I imagine that could be one of the perks of powering over 16% of the web, but it’s true that news is becoming incredibly accessible. In short, news is everywhere. Speaking of WordPress in general, you can of course acquire official direct news from WordPress News, but you can also take a peak behind the curtain and follow news in the making at Make WordPress.org. Though it’s only specific to the WordPress.com blogging platform, WordPress.com News is also worth watching for WordPress development news, as WordPress.com users often get access to new WordPress features before they’re released, so you’ll be able to try new features rather than just read about them. There’s more news than just direct official news, like I […]
    James
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/30 March 30, 2013 2:00 pm
    New plugins GC Message Box allows you to highlight your key message(s) in smart ways within articles and blog posts. Simple Social Icons allows you to insert social icons in any widget area. Stick It allows you to stick the navigation menu in any theme to the top of browser window. Updated plugins Jetpack allows you to supercharge your WordPress site with powerful features previously only available to WordPress.com users. Nav Menu Images enables uploading of images for nav menu items on the menu edit screen.
    James
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/28 March 28, 2013 2:00 pm
    AirTime is a subtle and simple theme. FirmaSite is a responsive theme with BuddyPress and bbPress support. Stark Lite is a minimalist and simple theme.
    James
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/25 March 25, 2013 6:03 pm
    New plugins Easy Watermark automatically adds watermark to images when they are uploaded. Internet Defense League Cat Signal automatically loads either the modal or the banner Cat Signal when there is an active campaign from the Internet Defense League. Updated plugins BFT Autoresponder allows scheduling of automated autoresponder messages and managing a mailing list. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP will display Google Analytics data and statistics inside your Dashboard. WordPress MU Domain Mapping allows users of a WordPress MU site or WordPress 3.0 network to map their blog/site to another domain.
    James
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/23 March 23, 2013 2:00 pm
    Memori Jingga is a responsive, clean, and simple theme. Rockers is a responsive theme with a clean design. Satu is an elegant single-column responsive theme.
    James
  • WordCamp San Francisco 2013 Dates Announced March 22, 2013 10:24 pm
    The dates have been announced for WordCamp San Francisco 2013, an event which is often heralded as the annual WordPress conference. WordCamp San Francisco 2013 will be held on July 26 and 27 at the Mission Bay Conference Center with a Developer Hack Day on July 28. A list of speakers is not yet available, but they would like you to nominate your favorite past WordCamp speakers. Will you be attending WordCamp San Francisco this year?
    James
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/21 March 21, 2013 2:00 pm
    New plugins Google Adsense Dashboard for WP will display your Google Adsense earnings and related reports inside your Dashboard. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP will display Google Analytics data and statistics inside your Dashboard. Updated plugins Ad Code Manager allows you to manage your ad codes through the WordPress admin in a safe and easy way. BFT Autoresponder allows scheduling of automated autoresponder messages and managing a mailing list. CampTix Event Ticketing is an easy to use and flexible event ticketing plugin.
    James
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/19 March 19, 2013 2:00 pm
    Cazuela is a neutral colored theme. Ilisa is a clean and minimal theme that can be easily used as a personal portfolio or a business website. Partition has a light, lively, colorful, yet professional and classic appearance.
    James
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/17 March 17, 2013 2:00 pm
    New plugins Barc Chat provides a simple yet feature rich chat room for your whole community to interact in real-time directly on your site. Get Directions is a flexible and responsive map plugin. Namaste! LMS is a learning management system for WordPress. Pinterest Verify Meta Tag simply inserts the Pinterest meta tag verification code to the correct section of your site. Updated plugins BackWPup allows you to backup your WordPress database, files, and more. Ooyala Video allows you to easily embed videos from the Ooyala Video Platform.
    James
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/15 March 15, 2013 5:40 pm
    Ease is a simple red and white theme. Nomad is an attractive professional, business or blog theme with an unusual, very narrow orientation and design. Sensitive is fully responsive theme using Twitter Bootstrap and a Metro-styled accent. Visual is a dark minimalist theme for displaying photos and images.
    James
  • WordPress 3.6 Release Delayed March 14, 2013 2:00 pm
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    James
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/13 March 13, 2013 4:51 pm
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    James
  • Do You Work From Home? March 12, 2013 2:00 pm
    There has been a lot of talk lately about working from home and maintaining a distributed workforce. Web-based software, like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, are taking over the publishing industry and allow you to work from anywhere with an internet connection. Though, even though they can be managed  from home, working from home and maintaining a distributed workforce is not yet broadly acknowledged in society as a successful and efficient alternative to working in an office. Despite working with software that doesn’t need to be tied to one specific workstation, you could still find yourself tied to a desk in cubicle. I work full-time for Automattic and have the pleasure of both working from home and setting my own hours. After all, I only need a browser, an email client, and IRC client, and Skype to do my job. A desk is nice, but there’s no one saying that said desk has to be […]
    James
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/11 March 11, 2013 2:00 pm
    Attitude is a simple, clean, and responsive retina-ready theme. Catch Everest is a simple, clean, and responsive theme. Liberus is an ideal business related theme that is relatively simple and would suit any blog or website. Stitch is an elegant, modern theme with optional fixed header.
    James

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  • Christopher Lee: Mining for Gold – Producing Quality Content Under Strict Constraints November 24, 2014 1:07 pm
    This session empowers writers, blogger, content developers, marketers and anyone who is tasked with producing online currency (content) for an online platform. Learn strategies for producing quality content (in all of its forms – blogs/CMS content/social posts/etc.), or “mining for gold” while effortlessly usurping the increased demands of the online industry. Presentation Slides »
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  • Jayvie Canono: Design-Driven Development November 24, 2014 11:10 am
    A continuation of a series of “Designing for Development” sessions I’ve given in the past, this talk is geared towards designers by giving designers a peek at what happens after the PSDs have been signed off. Other edge cases will also be explored, such as rebuilds (while maintaining fidelity with existing design). I will also be discussing information infrastructure using Custom Post Types and Custom Metaboxes And Fields, and how a familiarity with them can help aid the design process. Lastly, I will offer advice on knowing when to reach out and partner up with another developer, and how this can work in your favor. Presentation Slides »
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  • Anthony D Paul: Lean UX Without Skimping on The Meat-Assembling Better Project Requirements November 24, 2014 3:16 am
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  • Dylan Barlett: WordPress and AWS November 24, 2014 1:05 am
    Overview of Amazon Web Services (AWS) offerings and how they can be used to create secure, scalable, and performant WordPress sites, including use cases drawn from real-world experience. Presentation Slides »
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  • Arsham Mirshah: WordPress and SEO: The Technical Side November 23, 2014 7:23 pm
    You only have one goal: make it easy for users and search engines to understand and digest your content. Learn how you can leverage WordPress plugins and other online tools to achieve this objective and maximize your SEO returns. Presentation Slides »
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  • Rami Abraham: Uncommon JavaScript Libraries in WordPress November 23, 2014 1:14 pm
    This session focuses on various javascript libraries that are less commonly-used in ‘typical’ WordPress development, provide examples of use-cases for each, and gives a comparative overview of the libraries included with WordPress core. Presentation Slides »
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  • Dana Skallman: WordPress for Your Content, CiviCRM for Your Contacts November 22, 2014 7:12 pm
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  • Joe Casabona: Responsive Design With WordPress November 22, 2014 2:49 pm
    This presentation goes over some of the core content from my book, Responsive Design with WordPress, which teaches you how to leverage WordPress to get the most out of responsive design, implement best practices, automate important processes, and make your life easier overall. Presentation Slides »
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  • Taylor Lovett: The New JSON REST API for WordPress November 22, 2014 1:53 pm
    A new JSON REST API is slated for WordPress 4.1 core integration. This presentation shows everyone why this new API is awesome, some cool things you can do with it, and how you can start using it now. Presentation Slides »
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