Samuel Sidler, brand new “Ninja Wrangler” for Audrey Captial, released a Digestable WordPress.org Project List. Let’s break his priorities down to the barebones for the sake of conversation: Ongoing Open Source Stats General Design Improvements Immediate Increasing WordPress and WordPress.org participation Improving make.wordpress.org Short Term Support and documentation hubs Profile improvements Medium Term Themes Directory Redesign Improvements for the i18n Community Improve WordPress.org Home Page Support Forum Improvements Long Term Plugin/Themes Directory Workshops (i.e. learn.wordpress.org) jobs.wordpress.net “Ideas” Improvements Mailing List Page Redesign Thoughts? Reactions? Do you think he left anything out?
Ch 3: A Peek at the Upcoming WordPress History Book
Siobhan McKeown has been busy. Like, really busy. With her just-minted appointment at Audrey Capital, Matt Mullenweg‘s investment firm, she’s hit the ground running working on what seems a crazy-amount of things. This is including the pending WordPress Book that’s going to be featuring much of the history and backstory of how a little application took over the internet. As she’s shared recently, Chapter 3 is already out, or at least a pass of it, so that you can take a gander at the work so far:
The Tavern Wizard Revealed: It's Matt Mullenweg
Well, the great Oz has revealed himself, a prediction that many historically professed to be true but one that I couldn’t as easily see myself. So I asked the question publicly: Who really is the man behind the curtain over at WP Tavern? It’s been revealed: Matt Mullenweg is the one who bought, and now owns, WP Tavern. It was also revealed that he’s also who’s financed the future of WeblogToolsCollection as well as Mark Ghosh took his leave. So what’s the plan? Archive WBTC and make Tavern a “third place” for community:
A Better Code Reference Coming Soon?
Siobhan, who recently announced that she’s moving to full-time work with Audrey Capital, has shared some new screens and wireframes of a proposed new look for a better reference for WordPress code. They’ve made some great headway so far but are looking for more community feedback – this is especially important because for many of us the references available to us like the Codex are invaluable to our continued development and work. She’s already created a number of questions about navigation elements, other development resources, content options, and more. Here are some of the existing wires as they stand today […]
Siobhan McKeown Moves to Audrey Capital
First-off, big congrats to Siobhan and her new role, which started this week! Audrey Capital, the angel investment firm led by Matt Mullenweg, will give Siobhan a full-time role which means that she’ll be putting “pause” on her Words for WP contract firm for the time being. What will Siobhan be doing instead? Well, she’ll be doing a lot of what she’s already been doing except on a much bigger scale (and perhaps paycheck): It’s no surprise to anyone that one of my focuses is going to be working on WordPress documentation. This will be in terms of planning and […]
The Difference: WordPress Foundation and Automattic, Inc.
There’s been a lot of confusion surrounding Automattic Inc., the WordPress Foundation, WordPress.org/WordPress.com and everything else in between. So much so that most people unfortunately use all of it interchangeably which is the wrong thing to do. I want to clearly state that there are distinct differences between all of them and that it’s worth knowing what you’re talking about when you start jumping into the muddy waters that is licensing, the GPL, ownership, and developing a WordPress-centric business. At the center of all of this is really the WordPress Foundation so by establishing this we can clearly take a look […]
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