In our usual fashion we’re collecting and sharing with you guys some of the news that came through our channels (and that darn Submit News button) that we weren’t able to cover in the past week – there are always great stories and great WordPress-centric content that still deserves a bit of attention. Last week there was a lot of feedback about the style of which we present this information – such as removing the pagination and changing the order of images with titles (thanks @ChrisWallace, @Norcross, @Drewapicture and others. Those were great suggestions and so we’ll test 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 […]
I get a dozen of mails every week from people asking “how can I make money from my WordPress blog”. Making money online isn’t an easy task but it’s not hard either. Most of the people start blogging in the hope of making some money, but more than half of them end up without making a dime. I’m not saying making money online isn’t possible, it just takes a lot of efforts that many people aren’t willing to do. In this post I am going to share some quick ways to start making a few dollars with WordPress in 2013.
It’s been a very full second week of January as people are definitely back in the saddle and writing and publishing great content. Businesses are attempting to hit their stride as they shake off the dust from the winter break and products are being released left and right. Fantastic for all of us as we continue to grow our own businesses, personal, and professional lives – it’s just tough to keep up with it all! We’ve got nearly 50 resources in this one. Hope you guys have a fantastic weekend and make sure you check out WordCamp Victoria’s Live Coverage as well!
A couple of weeks ago, we released Episode 0 of Hello Dolly. Generally speaking, the podcast was largely an experiment not only to see if we could pull off something that was a worthwhile contribution to WordPress in the podcast-space, but to see if there was any interest from others in listening to anything we had to share. Based on the feedback of the first episode – all of which that we’re thankful for, by the way – it was evident that we should move forward. So we took everything you guys suggested and critiqued and aimed to release the official […]
Now that the dust is settling quickly on 3.5 a few people are sharing their thoughts on contributing to WordPress, including our own Tom McFarlin and Terry Sutton, both of whom experienced the thrill of having their first core contribution recognized. Tom shares his thoughts on his first stating a few reasons why many people don’t ever get around to contributing (besides lack of time): Lack of knowledge of a particular language can hinder your ability to contribute to the codebase. Understanding the processes that are in place – that is reporting, ticketing, source control, patching, etc. – have their […]
We are so excited to announce a brand new podcast affectionately called Hello Dolly. For those that have been around WordPress for a while (and ever installed a self-hosted version) then you’ll immediately get the reference that we’ve created here! It’s a true throwback and hat tip to the greatest jazz-related WordPress Plugin ever and represents a very similar mission: This is not just a [podcast], it symbolizes the hope and enthusiasm of an entire generation summed up in two words sung most famously by Louis Armstrong. Obviously we’ve exchanged the word podcast for plugin in this instance but you get […]