This is my personal WordPress Epiphany. You probably can’t go too far into a discussion about blogging before the topic turns to WordPress – maybe two or three sentences at most. Like ham & cheese or tea & bud, they are perfect partners. So one would think that a guy who blogs for others (a social voice for pixels), is all over WordPress – steeping it all day long. The fact is that although I help others install, use and yes blog from it, my personal site was someplace else. I played around with Twitter Bootstrap for some time and […]
Now that the dust is settling quickly on 3.5 a few people are sharing their thoughts on contributing to WordPress, including our own Tom McFarlin and Terry Sutton, both of whom experienced the thrill of having their first core contribution recognized. Tom shares his thoughts on his first stating a few reasons why many people don’t ever get around to contributing (besides lack of time): Lack of knowledge of a particular language can hinder your ability to contribute to the codebase. Understanding the processes that are in place – that is reporting, ticketing, source control, patching, etc. – have their […]
Sure, the rate has slowed a bit since the first 24 hours but I’m pretty darn sure that in the next 24 hours we’ll be passing the 1,000,000 download mark – a fantastic run so soon! As a product guy it just floors me to think that any application can have such a presence as to get millions of downloads for every. single. version. If WordPress was commercial it would be a dream for a financially motivated company. Stoked to see it grow even bigger than the previous numbers from 3.4, which Ryan Imel captured as north of 28MM downloads and then […]
Now there’s an idea…! Pippin (his gravatar look so mischievous!) , from Pippin’s Plugins, has launched a new somewhat satirical blog cleverly (or not so cleverly) named “Crappy Code” where he’ll showcase some of the terrible coding practices that he stumbles upon in his quest to discover and review WordPress plugins. The stated goals are simple: Educate others about bad code Give real examples of bad code and learn from it Have fun
Pretty stoked to see our new Hello Dolly podcast on the New and Noteworthy section of iTunes this morning! Thanks all for driving traffic and listening to Episode 0…! It’s obviously gotten the attention of more than a few people and we can’t wait to continue our climb into awesomeness. Thanks for your help! The response has been overwhelmingly positive, which makes Tom shed tears of joy.