If you have a self-hosted blog you’re more than likely on one of the larger web hosting providers and they have also most likely served your general needs and you may not have had many problems with them so far. But if you do you may be looking for a little more dedicated support around WordPress than the more generalized web hosting services – that’s where the rise and growth of WordPress-centric managed hosting may come into play. These web hosts specialize in WordPress development, architecture, and support and some are exclusive only to WordPress-powered clients, sites, and blogs. In […]
Yesterday Jane Wells created a call-to-action to help create a native Twitter importer for archived tweets, a new feature that Twitter is releasing that is helping to support their growing “more open” strategy. ***Note*** This won’t be in core, this will be as a plugin as the other importers have been. Clarified! The roll-out of downloading your archived tweets is still pending for many users and you’ll get an invite via your email to know that the feature is active – I have yet to get one personally but can’t wait to download my nearly 40,000 tweets – I’m not sure […]
There is a large and continual debate as to whether or not you should build your WordPress blog and site to be responsive or if you should go native or have a server-side solution. I think you can argue strongly on all sides as long as you have a legitimate reason and motivation for developing that particular solution – it can’t just be “well, X does it so we’ll do it too!” Check out this white-paper by Mobile Joomla and Brave New Code as well as related infographic below:
WPBeginner’s new business cards for his site and personal brand.
ManageWP, a commercial plugin that allows you to *gasp* manage multiple WordPress installs, has closed it’s first commercial year as a company and has experienced some great growth apparently as they’ve continued to build out their team and their product. They attribute their growth based on two key factors: Their desire to develop all of the innovative new features that the community has asked for Their commitment to providing an exemplary support system Their roadmap is full of new features that’ll decrease load times, improve the overall user experience, and make things more accessible.
We know that very few of our community actually rest and sleep in on the weekends which makes me simply curious about what you guys are doing this weekend in WordPress? You drafting some blog posts? Are you writing a plugin or building a theme? What are you spending your time doing this weekend? And, more importantly, can any of us help? Love to know what you’re up to! Share in the comments below.
Jane Wells is someone many of us have seen in nearly every facet (or so it seems) in the WordPress Community – you’ve probably even shaken her hand or thanked her at a local WordCamp as she’s passionate about doing just that. In fact, the first time I met Jane I remember our first conversation which went like this: Me: Hi Jane. Thanks for all your work with the community, I really appreciate it! Jane: Sure thing. That’s what I’m here for. So how have you made our community better? Me: *Stares at ground* … you know, probably not enough.
Sean Nilsson shares in a recent talk at WordCamp Toronto how to go about choosing the right premium theme to use. It’s practical for those that are first wandering into the realms of themes that you actually pay dollars for. His official description of the talk and deck after the jump:
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 […]