ThemeShaper has officially announced the release of the first installment of WordPress.com’s Theme Guide! This is pretty much a must-read resource for those engaging with WordPress Theming, especially if you plan on working on some that might be commercial. Michael Fields’ describes how this makes a lot of sense considering how valuable organic conversation over the years is difficult to parse through for those seeking best practices or practical advice of theming. And, of course, it’s nearly impossible to weed through it so as to make sure that you’re not asking a question that’s already been answered! Our peer reviews […]
The WordPress Weekend Roundup
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 […]
Obox Removed from WordPress.com Marketplace
In a recent post by Ian Stewart helps clarify some of the issues that were brought up about theme companies like Obox who were providing their themes in both WordPress.com and Envato-based properties. The result was that Obox has been removed from WordPress.com until further updates are made from the Envato camp: Since it looks like this won’t be corrected right away, as of yesterday we’ve removed Obox themes from our WordPress.com Premium Theme Marketplace. So, as I’ve said this is disappointing. One day — hopefully soon if Envato can correct their licensing problem right away — we’ll have Obox back. […]
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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