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WordPress 3.9 Is Now Available

The whopping 267 contributors to WordPress 3.9 have been working hard since Beta 1 was announced on March 11. All the creases have now been ironed out and the much-anticipated release date has arrived! Matt Mullenweg ...

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An Overview of this Week’s Security Updates

It’s been a big week for WordPress security. There have been several important security updates this week; including one that arose out of rather unnerving circumstances. These updates make the WordPress space more secure, and ...

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Automattic’s Newest Addition

Longreads provides a breath of fresh air for readers, acting as a centralized source for quality-content stories on the web. For 5 years, Longreads has cultivated a strong community of writers, readers, and publishers. It ...

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Business

Outside in, Rather Than inside Out: Changing Our Perspectives as We Price New Products

There are several pricing models that exist out there and I thought it might help our business discussions to look at them and to highlight the biggest difference between cost-based and value-based pricing. Cost-Based Pricing ...

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5 Other WordPress Businesses That You Could Start

Unless you got here by mistake, you’re here because you’ve heard how popular, and maybe even how easy, WordPress is. And if that’s the case, maybe you’ve considered stepping into the ecosystem. Maybe you’ve wondered ...

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Don’t Quit Your Day Job yet . . .

Every week I talk with a WordPress developer who is thinking about quitting their day job and going full time—either as a freelancer or into creating a new product. Every week I walk them through ...

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Community

WordCamps 2014: Spring & Summer Edition

WordCamps are important events for the WordPress community. They draw WordPress users, developers, designers, and enthusiasts together to talk WordPress and build connections. The dialogue is meaningful, the atmosphere is light, and the sessions are ...

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My Experience With Ghost

It’s been well over a year since John O’Nolan expressed his angst about WordPress no longer being a pure blogging tool, and announced Ghost to the world. In the short span of one year, Ghost ...

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Dev

Strengthen Your Security with These 5 WordPress Plugins

WordPress is the most user-friendly Content Management System (CMS). With its well-crafted software and intuitive nature it now dominates over 20% of the web. Despite the success of WordPress, its pervasive use makes it a ...

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5 Most Downloaded Plugins for SEO

For many, maximizing the traffic on their WordPress site is a major part of running an online business. Equally as important is the ability to measure and analyze this traffic for insight into the efficacy ...

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Important Updates for Plugin Developers in WordPress 3.9

The WordPress update ready to drop this week will lack the flair and pomp that accompanies some of the more extensive updates. It will mostly feature a few UI enhancements in the Post Editor, a ...

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Create

Using WordPress Starter Themes

The continued adoption of WordPress across the web has facilitated the development of some robust themes. We’re able to create a child theme from almost any parent theme, use a theme framework, or build our ...

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An Introduction to bobWP Tutorials

WordPress-specific tutorials, workshops, and other educational resources are becoming increasingly more popular. This could be because WordPress is one of the most developer-friendly Content Management Systems, or, perhaps, because it’s the most preferred blogging platform. ...

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Free WordPress Themes: March 2014 Edition

March witnessed the release of several free WordPress themes. Most of which were meant for personal bloggers—with a generous variety of magazine and portfolio themes. Another good point worth noting is that almost all of ...

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Dradcast Archives

Episode 041: Chasing Nacin

Show Notes Host Andrew Nacin is a core developer of WordPress. As a member of the core team, he wrangles contributions, develops new features, and tries to fix more bugs than he creates. He lives in ...

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DradCast Episode 40: Brain of a Sperm Whale

Show Notes Host Mark Jaquith is a Lead Developer on the WordPress web publishing platform. He’s also a web publishing consultant to everyone from individuals to startups to established media companies. His personal goal is to bring intuitive, low-cost web publishing ...

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DradCast Episode 39: Pricing Drelema

Show Notes Host Chris Lema started using WordPress in 2005 because of how user-friendly it is for customers. He’s still active in the WordPress community—consulting with different companies to help them think through strategy. Chris attends ...

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