Drat. I was hoping to play around with it this weekend – but as Andrew shared on the Core Blog the team has been working over-time to make things happen and the team is outright exhausted:
Some of the best ways that software development-minded individuals help the WordPress community is by contributing to “core” – or the foundational codebase that powers the millions of blogs around the world. But even if you don’t have a background in software development let that not scare you from making an attempt! And, it’s not that hard, as Dave Martin shares at a recent WordCamp Raleigh event. Just imagine the impact that you would have and the millions of people who would be eternally grateful for your service and work? If that gets you cooking then you should definitely consider […]
Apparently this past week has been the week for new native mobile updates with WordPress releasing updates for BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and iOS-powered devices. And the updates are plentiful and good. Here’s a quick break-down of what you can expect in the new release (as you wait patiently for your update to load):
Looking for a major career change in the coming year? Why not try WordPress? This is the time to get in, especially since WordPress is taking the world by storm, already powering 17% of the top 1 million sites in the world. WordPress has changed my life (as well as many of the people within this community) and it’s freely available to anyone who wants a shot.
Just checked @rescuetime. I’ve worked more than 50 hours of the last 72. Hello, Thursday! (And WordPress 3.5, be done already…) — Andrew Nacin (@nacin) December 6, 2012 The WordPress Team has been working over-time to launch WordPress 3.5 – in fact, the last ticket was knocked off the list yesterday so it could be here any moment now. Guys like Andrew Nacin has been working for more than 50 hours in the past 72 – you need to get some sleep!
Matt Thomas, one of the designers for WordPress.com, recently shared his uber-geekiness with a picture sporting his iGrill App on his iPad. We hear you loud and clear Matt. Well done. Literally? Or Medium-rare?
Etsy, one of the best places to get handcrafted art through a simple community-powered ecommerce community, shared recently their record-breaking week through Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The reason this could be of interest to more than a few of you here is the fact that their site, Code as Craft, runs WordPress’ VIP Services and is a neat showcase of a simple implementation that really works, especially with their insight and transparency around their sites and how they manage all that traffic (which performance and WordPress IT nerds would gush over).
The Los Angeles Times, a huge media conglomerate and news site, has announced their creation of their Media Kit via WordPress VIP Services, a solution that Automattic provides to much larger sites and blogs. The site, obviously aimed toward advertisers and business relations, boasts a simple presentation including video and relavant content for organizations wanting to do business. This isn’t the first VIP solution that the LA Times has launched as they also have Framework and Hero Complex, a very popular movies and pop culture blog. Check it out below:
I’m loving this recent news via Matt Mullenweg as he talks with Om Malik of GigaOM via LeWeb Paris 2012. Matt names two things in particular that have been created this opportunity: It’s about responsibility. It’s about creating a sustainable business (Automattic). It is the second way that enables it to stay “large and independent” which I hope that Matt and his team can continue to do.