As lead developer Andrew Nacin just pointed out via Twitter, there were 592,948 downloads of WordPress 3.7 in just 24 hours. This is the fastest release in the history of WordPress to reach half a million. Click here to see a counter showing how quickly the version is being downloaded—in real time. Pretty exciting, don’t you think?
Version 3.7 of WordPress is now available for download! Named “Basie,” in honor of jazz musician Count Basie, the newest version of WordPress includes the following: 1. Automatic updates 2. Stronger password recommendations 3. Better global support Led by Andrew Nacin, and backed up by Dion Hulse and Jon Cave, this is the first release to use the new plugin-first development process. Version 3.8 , due in December, will continue using this plugin-first development approach. Learn more about the process here. We’re excited to hear what you think of 3.7. Who wants to share their thoughts first?
Show Notes Host The guest host of Episode #26 was Noel Tock. What were they sippin’ on? Noel was sippin’ on a Appenzeller Holzfass Bier Brad a Chub Soda Dre a water with a pink straw How did the Noel get into WordPress? Noel did his first website back in 1995, then went into finance. When building a website for a friend’s pub, he choose WordPress and after his first sale he realized that this was what he wanted to do. He is now a Partner at Human Made, a top tier WordPress agency (and VIP Partner). As Chief Product […]
In a WordPress.org blog post dated October 23 (tomorrow?), Andrew Nacin announced that the second release candidate of WordPress 3.7 is now available for testing. Who’s game? People already testing 3.7 will be automatically updated to RC2, which is convenient. And for those of you who would like to start testing now, you can try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin, or download the the zip of release candidate from Nacin’s post. He asks that testers please post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums to report bugs. You’ll also be able to see any known issues here. For more on […]
Community-powered WordPress news aggregation site ManageWP.org has been in action for one week and people are loving it! Upon first hearing about the project in mid-August, I was very interested in the idea and wanted to learn more. I signed up right away to be a beta tester, but for some reason I didn’t get an email back. So I wrote about the news of ManageWP having an aggregation site in the works, without yet having the chance to test it. Instead, I focused on finding out how people were currently organizing and consuming their WordPress news on their own, without […]
…Plus an exclusive Q & A with “Maestro” Organizer Zé Fontainhas. It’s official: WordCamp Europe was a success. We have many hard-working folks to thank, including: Tammie Lister Caspar Hübinger Marcel Bootsman Xavier Borderie Paolo Belcastro Zé Fontainhas Ana Aires Siobhan McKeown Noel Tock Remkus de Vries Hanni Ross Let’s give them all a big “cheers,” shall we? They pulled off quite an amazing event, and deserve lots of kudos! WordCamp Europe 2013—held this year from October 5 – 7 in Leiden, The Netherlands—was the first large-scale WordCamp to be held in Europe. With over 700 attendees representing a multitude […]
In its sixth acquisition in just over a year, GoDaddy has purchased Media Temple for an undisclosed amount. Media Temple is a smaller, LA based hosting company with a much stronger reputation among professional developers and designers. As GoDaddy‘s Chief Executive Blake Irving explained in a phone interview with VentureBeat, “We have not done a great job with that customer segment.” And he’s right. Developers and designers generally don’t use GoDaddy. Known more as the generic giant of web hosting—and with a questionable marketing history to boot—it will be interesting to see how Irving, and GoDaddy, plan to further attempt to attract a more […]
What a whirlwind! The first thing that I want to say is that I made a mistake when I decided not to bring my Cannon Rebel. Next time I’ll be sure to lug it along—even though it adds a little extra stress as far as fear of theft goes, and a little extra discomfort in the trains, planes and bicycle hopping process. But the iPhone just doesn’t do this trip justice… That said, I would like to encourage any/all of the WCEU attendees to email Torque your photos from the trip. It would be nice to do a proper spread, and give all […]
Show Notes Host The guest host of Episode #25 was Aaron Jorbin. What were they sippin’ on?< Aaron made himself an appletini with Macallan 10 year fine oak substituted for both the vodka and the apple schnapps. Brad was sippin’ on a Crown Royal Dre a water. How did the host get into WordPress? Aaron was a late bloomer—got into web development and WordPress because a friend asked him to build a site. He then built a plugin, then another. One thing led to another, and then Aaron worked on his first patch, and had it submitted to the core […]
Automattic has acquired Cloudup, a file-sharing service whose mission includes the desire to make media sharing “simple and beautiful.” This acquisition means two exciting changes for WordPress users: 1) The not-so-ideal Media Library is going to be vastly improved, and 2) Multiple people will be able to work within a post at the same time. From an editor’s perspective, these are two major changes that should make the publishing experience on WordPress that much more pleasant and efficient. I can’t wait! With Cloudup’s technology soon enabling multiple parties to edit at the same time, WordPress publishing can be taken to the […]