Our WPOI today is Konstantin Kovshenin from Moscow! He’s a Automattician, developer and contributor to Core. If you like his interview you can buy him a beer via his blog!
Wow, now this is a first. It seems that the newest magazine theme that we covered recently is now available on Creative Market as one of their offerings: Our friends at Creative Market announced last week that all themes sold on their marketplace are now 100% GPL. We couldn’t be more thrilled about this and send hearty kudos to the gang at CM for doing the right thing. To show our support, we’ve jumped into the fray by offering for the first time ever a WordPress.com premium theme for self-hosted WordPress blogs. This is an interesting move for WordPress.com and Automattic as they are […]
Not much to report here other than the fact that Automattic has released their vector icon fonts for blogs for use in your very own projects. You can add CSS effects if you’d like as well and they are calling it Genericons. It’s part of the upcoming 2013 theme that has gotten a lot of attention and there are already people that have vocally shared that they’re going to include it in their own themes as well.
It seems to be a growing trend for creative individuals to undertake the work of re-imagining, redesigning, re-branding larger companies websites and properties either for a personal project, a portfolio piece, or even as an attempt to get hired. It’s not that this is a bad thing – I actually love seeing the creative alternatives to long-standing brands. Take for example a recent Kodak redesign or even the very famous Microsoft re-brand that eventually led to a job offer for the designer, Andrew Kim. Powerful stuff this is!
It’s come to the forefront again as more than a few services that power WordPress sites specifically have experienced some downtime in the last week. As Jason Cohen from WP Engine rightly states, 100% uptime is “perfection unattainable”: Nobody wants downtime, and customers who are paying for a hosting solution have a right to ask and be informed about a company’s history of downtime. In particular, people want to know who has the least uptime, or if there is a company that has achieved 100% uptime. The reality is that 100% uptime, while the goal that every company sets its […]
It’s Friday again! This week I bring you Reddle, a great free theme that was added to the WordPress.org theme directory by non other than Automattic. Reddle is a responsive minimalistic content first theme much like the Twenty Eleven and Twenty twelve theme Reddle has a top banner that you can choose to use or not use. Everything about Reddle’s minimal design elegantly adapts to how you want to use your blog and what you want to use it for. Want to use your blog for a simple one-column link blog? A two-column business site with a custom header and […]
The SEO Rapper is seriously one-of-a-kind and the CMS rap is amazing and you know he speaks truth about WordPress! Heck, he even rapped at a WordCamp once! At some point I need to meet this guy in person. A little light entertainment for your Wednesday snooze-fest at work – come on folks, we’re half-way there! More of his quality spittin’ after the jump – I’m digging the Pagerank one especially:
It’s no secret that we’re super-fans of Automattic, Inc. and WordPress. We kind of bleed this stuff, you know? And we’re not alone in that as many of you are fanatics as well! But we try our very best to be critical of what we report on and unbiased in our approach – it’s a line we toe every single day but the tension, as they say, is a good one. One of the things that I do besides edit this blog and write like it’s going out of style is help my team grow as a startup and organization […]
The unfortunate truth is that most blogs make money from ad revenue which are inflexible, ineffective, and intrusive. Some people have come up with interesting solutions, such as the concept of sponsorship or subscriptions, but we are far from a solution. There have also been other, less beneficient, solutions out there. Championed by individuals like Darren Rowse, new tips and tricks on how to “monetize your blog” exploded on the Internet. The premise was fairly basic. You should provide a “value” to your audience other then your writing. Rowse used his own blog, Problogger as an example. The value that […]