If you follow many WordPress blogs and news sites you’ll know by now that Pressgram is in the wild—released into the iOS App store at the end of last week. Starting life as a Kickstarter project launched by John Saddington, Pressgram promised to be a couple of things. One, a direct response and alternative to Instagram’s new policies around the images that are submitted to their service. And secondly, a simple way to connect the dots for the many WordPress users who’d like a way to quickly and easily take photos on your smartphone and send them to your WordPress […]
In an over-simplified nutshell, it’s WordPress + iOS + Filtered Photos. Described simply as “the best way to filter and publish photos to your WordPress powered site,” Pressgram is now available for download, for free, on iTunes. But what exactly is Pressgram and why would we want to use it instead of…say…Instagram? For starters, Pressgram is more philosophically aligned with the core values of the WordPress community. The target users for Pressgram are publishers. Creative control lies solely in the hands of the user. Publishers own —and always will own—all of their images. There is no fine print and no big […]
8BIT surprises once again with a seemingly sudden game changer. As of today, the company is officially closed for business. Their Support Forums will continue to be open for another 30 days, but after that, they will no longer support their products—including their core product, Standard Theme. For those looking for a partner post-Standard, 8BIT recommends Woothemes and StudioPress. The company behind Standard Theme was made up of John Saddington, Chris Ames, Jared Erickson, Tom McFarlin, Michael Novotny, Eric Dye, and Jason Bradley. 8BIT was also the organization behind WP Daily, and the closure of 8BIT comes on the heels of […]
When I was down in Atlanta for WordCamp back in March, while we were gathering to eat some Yum Diggity at the VIP after party, John shared a few words with everyone that have stuck with me. He said something along these lines: Everyone in this room is here because of an open source piece of software. We’re able to share our stories, build our businesses and feed our families because of it. Think about that for a second, how awesome is that!? It is pretty remarkable, if you sit and think about that for a few minutes. An open […]
Chris Wilson, one of our more prolific contributors and community members here at WP Daily, sat down with me and asked me an assortment of questions related to blogging, how I got started (uploading .html files via FTP), my morning routines, good and bad habits, and even getting me to tease out some of what’s coming down the pipe for WP Daily and 8BIT. I’ve gotten to know Chris more over the last few months and I love taking the time to hang with our community members – it was a pleasure. Here’s what we covered in a nutshell:
It’s been a relative “light” week as I look back on the past 7 days – although we’ve had a record amount of posts published this past week the other sources of news articles has been relatively small. And when I say “small” I don’t mean small-small as there’s always a lot going on. Just compared to the previous week I suppose. I’m rambling. In anycase, here are some great articles that you may have missed that we didn’t cover – and don’t forget to enter into our BlogDroid Giveaway!
Whew. Another week, come and gone. It’s getting faster it seems, right? I mean, it’s already February! Where did the first month go and how are we almost half-way through the second? There have been a lot of great conversations and great content being shared all over the place and we couldn’t possibly have gotten to it all – so in our typical fashion, here’s our Weekend Roundup:
Week #1 as an intern is in the books and I’ve come out the other side unscathed, for the most part. I say for the most part because I’m still the new guy; mocking and correction are abundant. Don’t believe me? Check out the latest episode of Hello Dolly for proof. I’ve also come out of the first week with an even greater desire to improve: as a writer, editor, blogger and all around WordPress genius (long way to go on this last one). I’m learning quickly how much I don’t know, which has done nothing but prove to me […]
In the latest episode of Hello Dolly, we set two new records for our budding podcast: We featured our first guest: Sir Jake Caputo We recorded our longest episode clocking in right at an hour and 12 minutes. Though the episode is a bit longer than the usual (though some of you have been asking for longer episodes), we’re eager for you guys to check it out.
The team’s been having a lot of fun recording Hello Dolly and we’re stoked about the comments, emails, tweets, and phone calls we’ve been receiving (yes, even the pranks!). In this episode, John, Chris, Jared, and I all sit down to talk about the upcoming WordCamp Atlanta, some of our thoughts on other publishing platforms (such as Tumblr and Svbtle), and take a call from Chris Brogan about pop overs and permission based marketing. For a a more detailed recap, be sure to review the show notes and check out the links we’ve provided; otherwise, listen up, tune in, or do […]