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18 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Mobile joins Plugins and Themes in WP.org Extend menu

Otto Wood added a new page to WordPress.org last week, as well as a link to it in the main navigation: the new mobile WordPress apps page at Extend/Mobile. One of the items of discussion at the WordPress core team…

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17 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

WordCamp: Developers will be a WordCamp…for developers

WordCamp: Developers is a new one day event in Vancouver, British Columbia, planned for May 5 during the Vancouver Open Source Week. The event will differ from most WordCamps in that it will be primarily for web developers, with one…

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16 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

WordPress 3.0 has been downloaded over 30 million times

Huge. Gigantic. Tremendous. Mammoth. These are all words that could be used the describe the new milestone WordPress has crossed, but none of them really sound right. How would you describe the fact that WordPress 3.0 has been download over…

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14 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Daily Tip: Find All the WordPress Mobile Apps in One Location

The other day I noticed that a new menu item has been added to the WordPress.org website. Check out the Extend tab for the new home of WordPress mobile apps. You can now find all of them listed here: WordPress for iOS, WordPress for Windows Phone 7, WordPress for Android, WordPress for BlackBerry, and WordPress …

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13 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

WordCamp Columbus looking for sponsors, speakers, with June approaching

WordCamp Columbus 2011 is in prep mode, getting ready for the event June 17th to 19th. Organizer Angie Meeker has put out a call for sponsors and speakers, so those interested in either should head to their blog and get…

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10 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Graph Paper Press introduces plugin for those who want tons of widget areas

Graph Paper Press introduced Base, their new WordPress theme framework, about three weeks ago. This week they released the Base Hook Widgets plugin that adds 13 additional areas for widgets to the theme. The plugin creates widget areas in the…

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10 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Groupon Clone Plugin for WordPress Now in Beta

The Instinct team over at GetShopped.org has got something interesting cooking. They’ve written a plugin that essentially clones Groupon functionality for WordPress websites. In case you’re not familiar with the concept, Groupon is a hugely successful deal-of-the-day website that offers localized specials for consumers in major geographic markets around the world. WordPress Group Deals works …

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06 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

The 2010 WPHonors award winners, by category

WPHonors first launched three months ago. After much voting and friendly community competition, we now have the results. We were proud to exclusively cover the launch of WPHonors, and now we’re happy to exclusively present the results of the voting…

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04 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

WordCamp Melbourne is coming in February

WordCamp is coming to Australia again—this time in Melbourne. WordCamp Melbourne will be February 26th and 27th, at North Melbourne Town Hall. Tickets are $50 AUD, or $35 AUD if you’re a student. Of course, add a few thousand to that price if you plan on traveling to Australia to attend. No word yet on…

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29 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

3.0.4 Important Security Update

Version 3.0.4 of WordPress, available immediately through the update page in your dashboard or for download here, is a very important update to apply to your sites as soon as possible because it fixes a core security bug in our HTML sanitation library, called KSES. I would rate this release as “critical.” I realize an…

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26 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

The 10 most important features in WordPress 3.1

WordPress 3.1 is about to be released in the next few weeks. Yesterday, It was announced that WordPress 3.1 RC was released which is a sign that the final release is just around the corner…

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25 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

WordPress 3.1 Release Candidate

The first release candidate (RC1) for WordPress 3.1 is now available. An RC comes after the beta period and before final release. That means we think we’re done. We currently have no known issues or bugs to squash. But with tens of millions of users, a variety of configurations, and thousands of plugins, it’s possible …

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23 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Event Espresso now allowing free “test drives” of their plugin

The folks behind Event Espresso, the commercial WordPress events management plugin, have decided to allow interested parties to test drive their plugin for free. The Event Espresso team wants as many people as possible to experience their plugin, even if they don’t want to pay. The test drive includes the events manager and their calendar…

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22 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Cleeng WordPress plugin collects micro-payments from your blog visitors

Free online content has transformed traditional media. Content creators have struggled for years to monetize their online work.  There is an expectation that reading on the internet should be free, and many big attempts at creating paywalls for content have failed miserably, even by some the biggest brands that have tried it. Around the world…

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22 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

New Real Agent real estate WordPress theme from Gorilla Themes

Gorilla Themes, the only WordPress theme shop represented by a primate, has released the Real Agent real estate WordPress theme. The theme comes in five different color styles, but that’s just where the features begin. Real Agent is: translation ready, with English and Spanish files included, provides Google Maps automatically based on your listing addresses…

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20 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Vote on the WordPress finalists at WPHonors

WPHonors is the site running WordPress awards—think the Oscars for WordPress—for 2010 and has now reached the finalists stage. With the first round of voting and judging complete, it’s now up to you to have the final say. The final stage has come up a bit later than expected, as organizer Jared Williams explains: It…

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20 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

WooThemes partners with WordPress101 to produce help videos

WooThemes has partnered with WordPress101 to produce help videos for their theme documentation, as well as to publish for promotional purposes on their Vimeo site. Recent examples include Getting started with WooSEO and A Brief Tour of the WooFramework. Additional videos can be found within the documentation available to WooThemes members. WordPress101 is a site…

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15 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

WordPress 3.1 Beta 2 released

The second beta of WordPress 3.1 is now available…

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14 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

ThemeFuse, new premium WordPress theme shop, now open

ThemeFuse is a new premium WordPress theme shop that opened for business on December 6th. ThemeFuse currently supports 8 themes…

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13 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

WooThemes releases Elefolio, a microblog-style portfolio

WooThemes recently released Elefolio, a microblogging and portfolio theme designed by Chris Rowe. Elefolio is built to work with the WooTumblog plugin and their Express iPhone app (see our review). Adii Pienaar explains the goal of the new theme: Chris Rowe – who also designed Spectrum this year – is back with another absolute beauty in …

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