Have a news tip or an upcoming event you’d like to see in our weekly ‘What’s New In WordPress’ roundup? Write us at [email protected] Remembering Alex King: Matt Mullenweg talks about Alex King, an early WordPress developer and popular speaker at WordCamps. Habits, Skills, And Tools Of WordPress Developers: Git is wildly popular, but what other tools and timesaving techniques are developers using these days? Find out! 99 Popular Websites That Were Built With WordPress: From celebrities to major TV networks, here’s 99robots’ list of popular WordPress pages (that you didn’t know where built with WordPress). Lessons Learned From Moderating Comments: Jeff […]
Get your popcorn ready, WP Think Tank #2 is about to begin! WP Think Tank #2 starts at 2pm Pacific. Troy Dean has put together an awesome panel of WordPress professionals to engage in a 2-hour-long conversation about the future of WordPress. Like WP Think Tank #1, the panel will take place in a live Google Hangout, where viewers can participate in a live chat. Panelists include: Brian Clarke, Matt Medeiros, Lisa Sabin-Wilson, Alex King, Tom Willmot, Miriam Schwab, and Cory Miller. Are you watching WP Think Tank #2? Marie Dodson is an editorial assistant at Torque. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Biology and Society. She enjoys […]
Like with most great things in the WordPress community, it started with WebDev Studios. Two founders, writing code and sometimes writing books. And a friend of theirs, Lisa Sabin-Wilson, also writing some code and writing books. And then they merged. If you were at Pressnomics this past year, you heard Lisa’s version of the story. And it was compelling. And I’m sure it made more than one small company think about its own position in the ecosystem. Should they partner with someone else? Should they merge? But how do you go about doing this? The questions were plentiful, I’m sure. […]
I love to build things. I love creating something that delights the people that use it. I believe in thinking critically and being intentional. I humor my compulsive trait by letting it drive me to make things better. Alex King has been around WordPress since the earliest days. He’s one of the original contributors to WordPress, beginning his career in Silicon Valley. Now in Denver, he continues to be a leader in the community, developing themes and plugins that are some of the most innovative and powerful on the market. His team at Crowd Favorite is top notch, leading the way both […]
What a week. And, can you actually believe that we’re in the month of June already? 2013 is about half-way done already. So, the question is, have you accomplished everything that you had set out to do in 2013? Are you slacking? Get to it!
If you’ve been a developer for a long time or a short time then you will likely have some sort of developer journal already. No, no, not like that type of journal that you keep under your pillow and that has a lock and key on it, but rather a “journal” or collection of articles, code snippets, and perhaps even lessons-learned from your previous work. You see, the best developers have their “tricks” and “personal dev secrets” not hidden in their brain pan but rather in a simple archive or note taking system and/or device so that they can do their […]
This past week has been an absolute blur – busyness hit an all-time high today as I had a keynote at a conference early in the morning, my daughter’s soccer game, and 3 back-to-back-to-back birthday parties and then my wife had a girl’s night out while I took care of the kids. Whew. I’m drained. But it’s a “good” type of drained, you know? Hope you’re having a great weekend yourself. With that, here’s your Weekend WordPress Roundup:
As per Alex King‘s comment when reviewing the Mac App Store policies for selling and Envato’s marketplace: The more I think about it, the more insane I think it is to choose to do business with Envato given their current terms. In order to put your products in their marketplace with a semi-reasonable revenue share you are choosing to completely subjugate your business to their whims. You can’t experiment with your product pricing, you can’t try other marketplaces, you can’t sell direct to your customers… you can’t even choose your own software license! He compares the two in light of […]