Here is the State of the Word presentation I delivered on Saturday, and the following Q&A. If you just want to check out the slides, here they are on Slideshare: State of the Word 2015, WordCamp US from photomatt
Photos from WordCamp San Francisco 2014 taken by Sheri Bigelow.
Photos from WordCamp San Francisco Contributor Day 2013 taken by Sheri Bigelow, Kevin Conboy, and Aaron Hockley.
WordCamp San Francisco 2013 was wonderfully photographed this year by Sheri Bigelow, Kevin Conboy, and Aaron Hockley. (I didn’t take any of these.)
Hack Day at WordCamp San Francisco went really well. Developers from around the globe met up to work on WordPress. Photos by Sheri Bigelow.
Interesting note: WordPress Comes To Chinese Users Via Sina.com’s New Cloud Service, costs CNY1 a month.
It looks like the Stanford Daily, Stanford University’s newspaper since 1892, is now on WordPress.
There have been a few requests for the plugin that drives the custom CSS feature on WordPress.com. We wanted to clean it up before releasing, and ended up adding a feature that stores the CSS better (in the posts table) and also adds revisions so you can revert to an old version of your custom […]
The Secret History of Kubrick, the Blog Theme That Changed the Internet, a nice article by Tina Daunt.
“The WordPress people, as good as they are, don’t seem to ken why this ‘convenient’ and possibly life-saving feature creates repercussions and consequences. Like the Senate, it’s all a game to them.” Permanently Deleted : Edward Champion’s Reluctant Habits. Hat tip: Joe Clark.
CoPress Pushes Innovation, Shows Value of Open-Source Platforms.
In this one we cover the GPL and how it benefits WordPress, why WP is under the GPL, commercial themes, how the GPL fosters innovation, creates value, and affects themes and plugins.
This one covers how open source creates ownership, the importance of community to WordPress, the role of BuddyPress in social media, open source and government, and the infectious nature of the open source mindset. Hope you guys enjoy!
Automattic just purchased a company and service called After the Deadline, an amazingly smart contextual spelling and grammar checker, and can catch errors even the New York Times misses. It’s now live for 7.5 million WordPress.com blogs and available as a free plugin for .org users, it replaces the built-in spell checker on TinyMCE. It’s […]
I recommended a translation plugin the other day at WordCamp Montreal but couldn’t remember the name. It was qTranslate.
AFP: Blogging guru chips away at Great Firewall of China — the Agence France-Press talked to me when I was in Hong Kong about the early days of WordPress.com and our experience with the Chinese firewall. Today we are still sporadically blocked, nothing official but enough that almost everyone in China uses WordPress.org. It’s funny […]
Happy to announce that BuddyPress is now available to the world. BuddyPress is a package built on top of WordPress which transforms WP into a social network complete with profiles, friends, messaging, groups, and even activity streams. Of course it’s 100% GPL and Open Source. It’s built on top of MU (which can be tricky […]
I wanted to take a moment to welcome Wired.com’s 12 blogs to the WordPress family! (They just completed their switch from Typepad.) I thought this completes my prediction from January that WP would reach over 40% of this list of top blogs, but when I went to the Technorati 100 today everything has changed! First, […]
WordPress CodeSniffer Standard. Helps you format your code in wp-style.
Wiley is looking for savvy WordPress folks to author new books they want to publish. If you love writing and are a WordPress wizard than contact Carol Long.