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
It’s Wednesday and every wednesday is the so-called “hump day” – where you realize that the first half of the week is already gone (and that you may not have accomplished everything you had hoped) and you look toward the back-end of the week and realize that you *gasp* have another full 3 days to go. Oh, the horror! That’s where WP Daily’s #WPHumpDay comes in where we join together, encourage and challenge each other to make it through (or at least survive).
There have been a host of major changes in the release of 3.5 and developers are going to have a field day with some of new changes that have been made recently (all which you can see directly here). I’m especially appreciating some of the multisite changes as we’ve been experimenting with that particular build for some projects and looking to deploy something neat this coming year. Justin Sternberg and Andrew Nacin have called out a few key things of note though through the core blog that will catch a few developers up to speed as they first dig in, […]
It’s not even been a full 24 hours and the core team won’t be taking a break too soon – like many times in the past, they’ll be having their post-launch meeting to discuss what happened right, what went wrong, and how they can improve any issues that have already risen to the surface. Good product companies and businesses have these post-mortems to discover how they can improve their workflow and process – I’m always glad to see this type of thing happen and unfortunately it doesn’t happen enough with companies that build apps. And we all can be very […]
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.
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 […]
Oh yeah! It’s finally here! Much thanks and congrats to the team and all of the contributors for WordPress 3.5 – your hard work and dedication continues to power millions of people’s work. We appreciate you guys! Now you may have already downloaded some of the release candidates and are running them on your blog right now but I’d love to see what people’s first impressions (were) are of 3.5? What catches your attention, what are you really digging in this latest release?