The Professional WordPress: Design and Development by Brad Williams, David Damstra, and Hal Stern has been released in it’s second edition! This book which is now in it’s second edition seeks to provide an incredible resource for those looking to develop software and solutions via WordPress. It covers some of the basics to hosting to Themes, Plugins, content, design, core, and even data architecture. It might be one of the more comprehensive table-top companions that you have on your desk while you write all that pretty WordPress code! They provide samples and examples that’ll help both the newbie and the seasoned […]
One of the biggest challenges that any organization has of any size is the issue of accountability and the challenge of the disparity between those who are willing to suggest new ideas and those that will eventually implement them. In other words, it’s so much easier to suggest some new idea, some suggestion, some new initiative than actually helping out and putting your feet and hands where you mouth is, especially in a volunteer-based and lead organization. But that’s what WordPress is all about – we are a community-led and founded ecosystem where everyone has the opportunity to contribute and […]
2012 was a big year for Automattic, as shared by Matt Mullenweg. Not only did they add more staff but they’ve done so much both on the WordPress.com side as well as the WordPress.org. We’ve covered a few of these highlights previously. In 2012, here are some of the highlights that he made note of: Automattic grew by 48 to their current team. Over 40,000 commits to the various repositories with about half of them on WordPress.com. Saw an incredible growth in terms of unique visits (75MM). 2 acquisitions (one announced and one yet to be). Looking to add at […]
A quick update via Heather Acton about their second meeting this year. The next one is this Thursday, January 10th – so join in if you feel so inclined! There is now an Idea Board using a shared doc and they are going to use these ideas to help form the program.
There weren’t any theme updates or new ones to check out today but a host of updates on the plugin side of things. So without further delay, here’s your daily scoop on the updated plugins for January 7th, 2013. … Sheesh, I’m still not used to typing out 2013, you know?