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  • WordPress 4.1 “Dinah” December 18, 2014 6:35 pm
    Version 4.1 of WordPress, named “Dinah” in honor of jazz singer Dinah Washington, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in WordPress 4.1 help you focus on your writing, and the new default theme lets you show it off in style. Introducing Twenty Fifteen Our newest default theme, Twenty Fifteen, is […]
    Matt Mullenweg
  • WordPress 4.1 Release Candidate 3 December 18, 2014 2:22 am
    The next release candidate for WordPress 4.1 is now available for testing. Seventy changes have gone in since the first release candidate. With no known issues left, we plan to release 4.1 tomorrow, December 18. To test, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the release candidate here (zip). If you’d like to learn more about […]
    John Blackbourn
  • WordPress 4.1 Release Candidate December 11, 2014 11:52 am
    The release candidate for WordPress 4.1 is now available. We’ve made a lot of refinements over the last few weeks. RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.1 on Tuesday, December 16, but we need your […]
    John Blackbourn
  • 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.com News

  • One Theme, Three Ways: Customizing Twenty Fifteen January 27, 2015 4:00 pm
    WordPress.com's default theme for 2015 is the perfect canvas for your creative vision.
    Ben Huberman
  • Notifications just got a boost! January 20, 2015 7:04 pm
    Our improved notifications simplify and standardize your experience, allowing you to see all of your notifications, likers, and followers and moderate comments without leaving the notifications window.
    Fred Cheng
  • New Themes: Cubic and Wilson January 15, 2015 3:40 pm
    Announcing Cubic and Wilson, two brand-new free themes available for WordPress.com sites!
    David A. Kennedy
  • Around the World in Nine Photos January 13, 2015 4:00 pm
    Satisfy your travel desires without leaving the couch: check out the street photography tag in your WordPress.com Reader.
    Krista
  • New Themes: Boardwalk and Sela January 8, 2015 5:00 pm
    We're celebrating the New Year with two beautiful new free themes: say hello to Boardwalk and Sela.
    Thomas Guillot
  • Im(Press)ive! Your Year in Review January 6, 2015 4:00 pm
    Here's to an incredible year of spreading your stories far and wide.
    Michelle W.
  • Introducing: Press Publish Events January 5, 2015 11:48 pm
    In 2014, we discovered how much WordPress.com bloggers want to connect with each other and do more with their blogs — tens of thousands of you have participated in Blogging U since it began a year ago! This year, we’re starting an in-person event series called Press Publish for people …
    Jen Mylo
  • Make 2015 a Great Blogging Year January 2, 2015 4:00 pm
    Did better blogging make it into your New Year's resolutions? We're here to help!
    Ben Huberman
  • New year, new blog? Make it a great one. December 29, 2014 3:00 pm
    Ready to get your new blog off to a great start (or kick-start your old one)? Blogging 101 returns on Monday, January 5.
    Michelle W.
  • New Theme: Radcliffe December 18, 2014 9:57 pm
    Radcliffe is a bold, modern theme that puts your content at center stage.
    Daniel W. Robert

WordPress for iOS

  • WordPress For Android: Version 3.6 January 22, 2015 10:59 pm
    The WordPress Android app version 3.6 is now available in the Google Play Store. Statistics Screen Redesign We’ve redesigned the Statistics screen to look like the… Continue reading →
    Maxime
  • WordPress For Android: Version 3.5 January 7, 2015 7:09 pm
    The WordPress Android app version 3.5 is now available in the Google Play Store. Material design We’ve made a lot of small and bigger changes to… Continue reading →
    Maxime
  • 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 Blackberry

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BuddyPress

  • Make.WordPress Community Hub Poll January 26, 2015 9:08 pm
    Here’s a reminder for those who haven’t seen it. Please take a few minutes to fill in the Community Hub Poll as the poll closes in the next few days. Get at it! This poll’s aim is to find out what features the WordPress community would like in their Community Hub. This survey will close […]
    Hugo
  • BuddyPress 2.2 – Beta 2 January 15, 2015 12:49 am
    BuddyPress 2.2 Beta 2 is now ready for testing. Please download the 2.2-beta2 zip or snag it from our Subversion repository. If you are a plugin or theme developer, your help testing with us is very much appreciated. A detailed changelog will be part of our official release notes, but here’s a rundown of our favorite changes that we […]
    John James Jacoby
  • BuddyPress 2.2 – Beta 1 January 10, 2015 12:04 am
    BuddyPress 2.2 Beta 1 is available for testing. Please download the 2.2-beta1 zip or get a copy via our Subversion repository. If you are a plugin or theme developer, or are running a BuddyPress powered site with a development environment available, your help testing it out with us is very much appreciated. A detailed changelog will be part of […]
    John James Jacoby
  • 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

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

  • Community Hub Poll January 26, 2015 8:07 pm
    Here’s a reminder for those who haven’t seen it. Please take a few minutes to fill in the Community Hub Poll as the poll closes in the next few days. Get at it!
    John Blackbourn
  • Proposal: Customizer Transactions January 26, 2015 11:04 am
    You may be familiar with transactions in a database context. The idea is simple: once you start a transaction, any change made to the database in the current session will not be applied to other database sessions until a transaction COMMIT is done. Changes performed when the transaction is open will be reflected in any SQL SELECT queries made, and if […]
    Weston Ruter
  • Customizer Theme Switcher Update January 26, 2015 8:11 am
    The Customizer Theme Switcher feature-plugin brings theme switching into the Customizer. This project aims to clarify the relationship between themes and theme options by introducing a themes “panel” (it’s actually a custom section since it contains controls, not a multi-level hierarchy of sections and controls) to the Customizer. The themes panel slides in from the left instead […]
    Nick Halsey
  • Support for Screen Reader Text in Themes January 26, 2015 5:50 am
    Support for Screen Reader Text in Themes.
    Konstantin Obenland
  • 4.2 Tickets Review January 23, 2015 2:03 am
    What: Report 6 tickets review When: Where: #core channel on Slack To really kick off the 4.2 cycle, I thought it would be a good idea to spend an hour or two in the first week going through the ~150 tickets already in Report 6 (Next Major Release). I’d like to pare out any tickets […]
    Drew Jaynes (DrewAPicture)
  • The Case for JS Modules January 22, 2015 9:54 pm
    I originally posted some of this content here: Split javascript files in media into modules The patch on that ticket breaks up the Backbone classes in media-models.js, media-views.js, media-audiovideo.js, and media-grid.js into modules and injects them via Browserify on build/watch into a built file. Let’s start at the beginning. Brain overload Files that are 1000s […]
    Scott Taylor
  • Dev Chat Summary, January 21st January 22, 2015 3:48 pm
    https://make.wordpress.org/core/2015/01/21/drew-jaynes-is-the-4-2-release-lead/ https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/core/p1421874229001218 Decisions @drewapicture is the 4.2 release lead. @wonderboymusic will be feature lead for a lot of media/image stuff. 4.1.1 will drop within a week. All 4.1 guest committers are renewed for 4.2. The tentative target release date for 4.2 is April 8th. Wednesday meetings will continue as usual. Weekly Friday bug scrubs start […]
    Ryan Boren
  • Press This update Once again it’s been awhile… January 22, 2015 2:26 am
    Press This update Once again, it’s been awhile, but let’s get everyone unfamiliar with this project as it’s about to go full steam ahead again. What is it? Press This is a redesign with a focus on automation and speed. Current iteration (changing pretty rapidly shortly): Progress We have an alpha available for testing. We’re hoping […]
    Michael Arestad
  • Drew Jaynes is the 4.2 Release Lead January 21, 2015 8:54 pm
    I’m pleased to share Drew Jaynes (@drewapicture) is the release lead for WordPress 4.2. Drew will be kicking off 4.2 today in about 7 minutes in #core on Slack (the regular weekly meeting). This is a follow up to yesterday’s excellent chat that I led on feature plugin development, which has highlighted a few things: Menus in the customizer need additional […]
    Andrew Nacin
  • There will be a meeting in #core Slack… January 14, 2015 11:47 pm
    There will be a meeting in #core Slack next Tuesday at 2100 GMT () to discuss feature plugins for WordPress 4.2. Several have been proposed. (If you want to propose one, please do it on that thread.) In order for a feature plugin to be considered for merge into 4.2, the plugin should already be fairly […]
    John Blackbourn

Trac Timeline

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WP Recipes

  • Enter and grab version 3.0 of the X Theme for free! January 27, 2015 1:25 pm
    Themeco is turning over a new leaf with X Theme 3.0. If you stick around Themeforest long enough, it’s impossible not to notice the most popular item there among WordPress themes. X Theme numbers more than 36K sales, and users consistently reported that everything about it is perfect.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • Exclusive Giveaway: Win a full full pack website (WordPress theme + 1 year hosting plan + 1 optional free domain) from ThemeFuse.com January 12, 2015 4:34 pm
    WordPress lovers rejoice! ThemeFuse.com has come up with an exciting offer where it is possible for you to launch a new website within a few minutes.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • 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

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

  • Chris Lema: Keynote Speaker January 27, 2015 1:48 pm
    Chris Lema's Keynote at WordCamp Grand Rapids 2014
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  • Joel Worsham: Register, Enqueue, Confusion! The proper way to include files in WordPress January 27, 2015 1:20 pm
    This session will dive in deep into the proper way to include files from plugins and themes. We’ll learn everything from including a script the easy, proper way, to dynamically calling custom scripts in dynamic situations.
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  • Nikhil Vimal:Getting Started with WordPress Development January 26, 2015 9:13 pm
    Getting started with WordPress Development is a talk exactly as the title states. This talk introduces the basics of getting into development in the WordPress platform itself. This includes examples of code used in WordPress, languages that need to be known, resources to get started, what users need to know about development, and more. This talk also incorporates examples from my experience working with WordPress and learning how to develop on the platform to give the audience a better idea. (This talk can range from beginner to intermediate)
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  • Natalie Semczuk: Do You Really Need a Blog? (and other important questions) January 25, 2015 11:20 am
    Do you really need a blog? What about a website? Or a photo gallery or contact forms? This session will give you, the user, the tools and questions you need to ask yourself in order to build an effective and manageable website. Whether you want a website for your business, a blog about your dog, or a place to showcase your jewelry designs, this session will help you develop a content strategy that fits your needs and create a successful WordPress site.Presentation Slides »
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  • Kyle Maurer: Theme Customization Best Practices January 23, 2015 3:20 pm
    When first getting started with customizing the design and layout of a WordPress site there is a lot you need to know. This presentation covers all the important components of WordPress themes and describes how they work and what you need to know. In addition, examples are given of theme customization requests and the numerous options for fulfilling those requests with best practices being considered.Presentation Slides »
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  • Ross Johnson: Designing For The First Five Seconds January 22, 2015 9:43 pm
    This talk discusses the lizard brain and how it's secrets influences our actions and thought. It then covers the framework for emotional reactions and how you can use design to elicit positive reactions to visual stimuli.Presentation Slides »
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  • Kyle Maurer: Don’t Fear the Code January 22, 2015 4:57 pm
    A motivational presentation about why learning code may not be such a bad idea, told by someone who became a developer by accident.Presentation Slides »
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  • Topher DeRosia: Command Line Awesome January 21, 2015 12:28 pm
    This presentation covers tips and tricks for working on the command line. It also reviews WP CLI; installation and usage.Presentation Slides »
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  • Lisa Sabin-Wilson: Check and Double Check: Internal QA is Vital January 20, 2015 8:42 pm
    In this session, I share some easy methods that you can start doing with your projects today to improve overall client satisfaction and try and eliminate that dreaded list of things that just ‘aren’t quite right’ on a project you thought was done.
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  • JR Tashjian: Getting Started With the Cron API January 20, 2015 5:41 pm
    The Cron API in WordPress is probably the most underused library by plugin developers. Using the Cron API to perform operations asynchronously can increase the speed of your plugin and responsiveness to the end user. Everyone likes when things are fast! We’ll dive into the Cron API and how it works as well as when and where to use it.
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