Things To Consider When Using WordPress as a CMS. Would love to see more articles like this.
I like Cuil. There’s just something very intuitive about the interface that fels comfortable to me, but I’m not sure how to articulate it. And it’s fast! Going to try it out as my default search engine for the next few days. Downside? Sometimes the images seem completely random, and I do see some spam in the index.
Beyond REST? Building data services with XMPP. Pretty fascinating stuff.
The Single Malt Scotch Episode – Episode #509. I was on Wine Library TV with the inimitable Gary Vaynerchuk talking not about wine, but scotch. Much trouble ensues. Check it out! I ended up leaving my laptop at Gary’s store and had to go back to Jersey later that day. I took a few moments to browse around and discovered an awesome cheese called Ombra.
WordCamp San Francisco 2008 Signup. Signup is now open for WordCamp SF, and it’s $5 cheaper than last year even though we’re at a bigger venue (with more comfortable seats, based on your feedback) and should be packing more awesomeness. Who’s going to be speaking on what? Well that’s still a surprise. 🙂
Geniuses for WordCamp SF Bar?. Lloyd is organizing a “Genius bar” at WordCamp San Francisco of volunteers to help everybody with their WP problems. I love it!
Now that we’re now 10 days into the release of version 2.6 of WordPress, it’d be interesting to look at a few of the numbers around it.
- There have been around 23 thousand downloads per day. (Of just the English version.)
- According to the update system there are 201 thousand blogs using 2.6 already.
- That’s about 9% of all known WordPress.org blogs in 10 days.
- The video in the announcement post has been viewed 665,080 times.
- There have been over 300 themes submitted to the new Theme directory, which launched just 6 days ago.
- In the same period (10 days) there were 579,871 downloads of 2,527 plugins.
I imagine 2.6 adoption will pick up after the 2.6.1 release — a lot of people wait for the .1 before upgrading.
How are we celebrating? By working on 2.7!
It should be a fun release both for the features we have planned and also because it might incorporate some of the aspects of Crazyhorse, our experimental bizarro world dev branch which we’re laser-eye-testing in NYC next week. (700 blogs are running 2.7 already.)
Visiting the Techstars in Boulder, Colorado.
There’s an article about me in the San Francisco Chronicle, written by Chris Cadelago. It’s a good mainstream summary of what’s been going on the past few years. Chris talked to almost everyone I know, including getting Toni’s opinion of my car. You can, of course, get a paper copy in SF today.
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, a project from Joss Whedon and Neil Patrick Harris.
Our Electric Future?, by Andy Grove formerly of Intel.
Tim Ferriss writes Pimping Firefox: The Basics (Matt Mullenweg, Garrett Camp, and More). Includes my 5 favorite extensions.
We’re doing an iPhone-native WordPress client, check out the screencast here. It will work for both .com and .org, be available FREE from the App Store, and best of all it’s going to be completely Open Source, which
as far as I know no current apps in the store are.