Now well into 2013 (well, a month in, at least), and now that the new year time has passed and everyone is back from their holiday time away, I feel it’s time to take a look at what I, as a WordPress developer, hope to accomplish this year, as well as what I’d like to see this year in the WordPress community. In order to accurately forecast in which directions the WordPress community should shift in 2013, I feel it’s important for us to look back to the past few years and identify how the community and it’s perceived desires/needs […]
Wow. Another crazy week in the land of WordPress and we’ve been at the very center of some big conversations. It’s been a fantastic experience to see the community pull out all the stops to support each other around licensing and the GPL. With Collis Ta’eed’s response in regards to Envato’s stance as well as a much more clear look at the differences between Automattic and the WordPress Foundation things are starting to settle and we’re starting to get back to business as usual. Actually, let’s be honest – it’s always been business as usual and most of us haven’t lost […]
The folks over at WordCamp Miami either have an incredible sense of humor or they are utter geniuses (oh wait, they admitted the former). Regardless of what you might think you must simply check out their unbelievable offer for their community and conference attendees with their one-of-a-kind t-shirt design titled “White Screen of Death“:
As you may have seen we are sooooooooooooo close to moving into our new office space and I can’t wait – but there are a few things left to do before we can fully get situated. The big thing is that we’ve got internet wired, firewall established, and dedicated IP provisioned. Oh yeah.
Unless you’ve been under a rock you’re already aware of all the buzz going around WordCamps and the challenge that some are having in terms of being able to sponsor and present at these events. It’s been hashed and rehashed in so many different ways in the last few days and more intelligent people have been adding their thoughts to the pile of collective ideas that I have almost nothing left to contribute. But I’ve been thinking deeply about it not only because our team here at WP Daily is co-organizing a WordCamp but because at the heart of what everyone […]
We’re running a bit behind on our build-out of our new downtown office space for our Editorial Offices but that’s ok – it’ll be all worth the wait when it comes together. The last major piece of our construction efforts is one large sound-proof room that’s going to house not only our creative meetings but also be the space for our Hello Dolly Podcast and even a place for me to nap during the day. No joke.
Andrea Middleton, someone I’ve been in contact with for a bit since I’m helping to organize the local WordCamp Atlanta here in a few months, is looking for a few good men (and women) to join the events team. And you should join. Seriously. She’s looking for help in these three areas: Event Planning Training Materials: If you have great writing and editorial skills, plus expertise in organizing WordCamps and other WP events, you’d be a real asset to this group. WordPress.tv Event Video Management: This team needs a few more intrepid WordCamp video reviewers. WordCamp Base Theme Page Templates: This […]
I was really disappointed to hear recently that one of our ThemeForest authors, Jake Caputo aka Designcrumbs, had been barred from supporting, speaking at, and volunteering at WordCamps. It’s been a couple of years since Envato itself was restricted from supporting these events. As a company I feel there are plenty of other ways we can still support the WordPress ecosystem beyond the official Camps – e.g. meetups, teaching, and so on. But in the intervening time, I was happy that our authors continued attending and speaking at WordCamps – which was great. Many, like Jake, are amongst the most […]
What a weekend! WordCamp Phoenix 2013 was a massive success. Hundreds of WordPress-loving (or -curious) folks sat in on expert presentations, got help at the Rockstar Bar, shared a meal, and partied together. Friendships were forged, connections were made, WordPress installations were secured—more happened than one fella can recount. In my intro post, I covered the basic structure of each day, and then liveblogged the entire weekend, capturing snippets that caught my attention. Aside from the usual recap posts about the weekend, some other great items to check out are the official photographer’s initial shots (in which I’m caught drinking coffee and tweeting), […]
There has been little secret about the issues between WordPress.org proper and Envato and the various and different interpretations to GPL, licensing, and distribution/ownership rights. But the battle is beginning to get heated (and personal) as the WordPress Foundation is now requesting that anyone who sells their products on Envato properties (WordPress Themes and Plugins) not speak at, volunteer for, organize or sponsor WordCamps (Thanks Drew for the clarification!). And when I say it’s getting heated – it’s really getting heated – there hasn’t been this type of online riot since, well, Chris Pearson (remember that big issue?). It’s worth noting that it […]