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  • 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
  • Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 7 October 22, 2014 5:08 pm
    10 of our favorite stories from across all of WordPress.
    Mark Armstrong
  • A New My Sites Section October 21, 2014 5:10 am
    Managing your sites just became faster and easier.
    Andy Peatling
  • New Theme: Penscratch October 16, 2014 5:00 pm
    Penscratch is a fresh, stylish design for sharing your writing.
    Caroline Moore
  • Starting Next Week: Blogging 201 October 15, 2014 3:00 pm
    The next (free) Blogging U. course focuses on growing your audience and building your site's brand.
    Ben Huberman
  • Around the World in Nine Photos October 14, 2014 3:00 pm
    Each of these nine photographs can tell a million stories. What do they say to you?
    Krista
  • Add Gmail, Calendar, and Drive to Your Site October 13, 2014 6:00 pm
    WordPress.com is joining the Google for Work Partner Program to bring the power of Google Apps right into your dashboard.
    Min Wei
  • Back to Blogging: Ten Themes to Inspire You Right Now October 10, 2014 8:00 am
    Whether you're an old-school blogger rebuilding your online home, or a newbie diving into the world of blogging, consider these ten themes that'll get you writing right now.
    Cheri Lucas Rowlands
  • New theme: Harmonic October 9, 2014 7:00 pm
    Modern and sophisticated, Harmonic is a beautiful free theme that showcases your photography.
    Tammie Lister

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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
    The impending release of WordPress 3.6 has been pushed back one more week to April 29. At this time, WordPress 3.6 is not yet feature complete (meaning that all intended new features have not been entirely finished), so the decision was made to push the first beta release back two weeks to March 27 and the final release back one week to April 29. This will allow the team time to focus on finalizing the in-progress new features so that they (and the brave folks who enjoy running beta software) can simply focus on testing and bug fixing rather than polishing up partial features.
    James
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/13 March 13, 2013 4:51 pm
    New plugins Easy Media Gallery is designed to display portfolios and various media types including gallery sets, single images, google maps, video, audio, and links with ease and elegance. ytlink provides a preview image for embedded YouTube videos. Updated plugins BackWPup allows you to backup your WordPress database, files, and more. Genericon’d enables easy use of the Genericons icon font set from within WordPress. Icons can be inserted using either HTML or a shortcode. Keyring provides a very hookable, completely customizable framework for connecting your WordPress site to an external service. WP All Import makes it easy to import any XML or CSV file into your WordPress site.
    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

WordPress TV

  • Josh Eaton: Teaming Up – Going from Solo Development to Working with a Team October 23, 2014 10:31 am
    There are many things that solo developers do that break down when placed in a team environment. We’ll walk through some of the best practices and things to keep in mind when going from freelance to working in a team. Presentation Slides »
    WordPress.tv
  • Adrian Zumbrunnen: Rethinking Content Creation October 23, 2014 5:05 am
    Adrian unveiled his reimagined distraction-free content editor for WordPress – FrontKit.
    WordPress.tv
  • Toru Miki: WordPressサイト制作におけるデプロイメントを考える 〜Gitとデプロイサービスの活用〜 October 23, 2014 3:26 am
    現在WordPressサイトの構築や更新には、FTPもしくはSFTPソフトを利用したデプロイメントが主流です。 サイト全体の引っ越しであれば、あるいはrsyncやscpといったコマンドを使う場合もあるでしょう。 しかし手動で行う作業や、不慣れなコマンドを使うことにより、ミスしたり、時間が掛かったりしませんか? 一方で、最近は開発にGitを用いたVCを実践している、あるいは検討、勉強しているという方も少しずつ増えてきている反面、実務でわざわざ使う利点をイマイチ見いだせていない…という方もいるはず。 そこでGitとデプロイツール(サービス)を組み合わせたテーマ、プラグイン、サイト全体の、より効率的かつスピーディーなデプロイとその自動化を提案します。 また、WordPressサイトにこのワークフローを導入する際の注意点も考えます。 まだまだ、個人と職場両方の場で模索しながらこのワークフローを試しています。 実績に基づく「これをやっておけばよい」という正解をシェアできるものではありませんが、 同様に模索している方や興味ある方と現在のノウハウをシェアしあい、 インスパイアしあえるきっかけになればと思います。
    WordPress.tv
  • Drew Barton: 30 Things You Must Do Before Launch October 21, 2014 8:00 am
    As nearly one in four websites is powered by WordPress, there is an amazing responsibility to maintain quality control standards before launching your site. Southern Web’s Drew Barton will share in rapid-fire more than 30 tips that should be included in every WordPress site launch checklist. In order to provide security and maintain quality, these WordPress must-dos will help ensure you and your visitors will have a strong impression of WordPress as a blog, as a CMS and as a development platform. Presentation Slides »
    WordPress.tv
  • David Laietta: WordPress Empowerment – Moving from Idea to MVP October 21, 2014 7:35 am
    WordPress is an easy way to get started building your minimum viable product. We’re going to discuss a few examples and ideas of using WordPress to quickly create a new project. We’ll then cover a few ways that you could get started, even with little to no PHP knowledge. Presentation Slides »
    WordPress.tv
  • Siobhan McKeown: WordPress: Bringing Ideas to Life October 21, 2014 5:01 am
    It’s said that ideas have power, but an idea’s power lies in its capacity to have an impact on our lives. Some ideas flicker and disappear, others have such force that they underpin everything that we do. This presentation explores the philosophical underpinnings of WordPress, ideas like freedom, simplicity, and democracy. It looks at these ideas in their most abstract, tracing how they become concrete in the software and the community. Presentation Slides »
    WordPress.tv
  • Helen Hou-Sandí: Developers Get Curious About WordPress Core October 21, 2014 5:00 am
    Get curious. WordPress 4.0 release lead Helen Hou-Sandí talks about how digging into core and following along in some capacity with what core is doing can help you get things done in more efficient ways, start thinking about how to learn more, as well as write continuously better code.
    WordPress.tv
  • Chris Lema: Protecting Against Lost Profits October 21, 2014 12:07 am
    We all start somewhere when it comes to running our own business. But if we're like everyone else, we discover we're either too professional or not professional enough. Either way, the result is the same: lost profits. Come hear how to protect against it.
    WordPress.tv
  • Lisa Melegari: Spring Cleaning – How to De-Clutter Your WordPress Content October 20, 2014 11:41 pm
    There’s a thin line between a content-rich WordPress website and a content-cluttered one. When your list of posts or pages goes beyond a few screens, it’s a sign that you might want to do some spring cleaning. In this talk, I’ll share strategies to reviewing your existing content, purging or updating old posts, and how to re-structure your content plan to help keep things organized in the future. Presentation Slides »
    WordPress.tv
  • Arthur Kaiser: Plugin Challenges – von der Idee zur Umsetzung October 20, 2014 9:27 pm
    Nichts ist mächtiger als eine Idee, deren Zeit gekommen ist, nur wie setzt man sie um? Die Session behandelt anhand des Plugins SOSERE die wesentlichen Stufen und Herausforderungen bei der Umsetzung einer Plugin-Idee und ihrer Weiterentwicklung. Presentation Slides »
    WordPress.tv
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