There have been two blog posts that have been shared immensely recently, both on Smashing Magazine about being a top WordPress developer and a top WordPress professional. Both articles are fantastic and Siobhan McKeown and Jonathan Wold really share some neat insights from their experiences with WordPress. I liked both of them because I have experienced both myself, starting as a WordPress developer (starting at Strayhorn, WordPress v1.5) and then building a successful contracting company and then leading a team that develops a WordPress Theme as it’s core flagship product, thus moving me into the sphere of a WordPress professional. And it all started […]
We shared last week that the WooThemes Team had a neat little video that they were producing that was going to come out shortly – well, @CoenJacobs shared this morning that it was live! Check out the video – it’s more than just paintball, it’s a story about how WooThemes came together as a team and how they created one of the biggest Theme Shops in the world.
Whenever it comes to working on client projects for WordPress, one of the challenges is filling out enough of the site or application with placeholder assets so the user gets an idea how their project is going to look. Sure, designers have the luxury of creating their own placeholder images (and they’re likely more better looking than anything what any developer could come up with on his/her best day!), but what about the rest of us? Lorem Pixel is arguably one of the best tools for creating WordPress placeholder images.
Jennifer M. Dodd (or better known as @jmdodd on the web) has recently been accepted into the bbPress family with core commit access. She’s been around since bbPress 2 and has been commended by many for her contributions to the plugin: Jennifer has been a prolific bbPress plugin developer and core contributor since bbPress 2 was first introduced. Her ability to iterate and improve on core patches, her outstanding communication skills, and her knowledge of the codebase, make her a great addition to the bbPress team. We’re stoked to see this type of enthusiasm be rewarded with even greater opportunity and […]
Metro UK, the 3rd largest national newspaper in their region says goodbye to a custom CMS and into our waters with WordPress via Automattic’s VIP Services. Welcoming such a large digital publisher and player makes me smile a ton since this means more and more people, daily, will be getting their content via the best publishing platform on the planet. That’s just a big win for all of us, isn’t it? In addition to the obvious refresh their mobile experience was also updated so their’s a fluidity and consistency with the experience. I checked it out on my iPad Mini […]