WordCamp Norway 2014: WordPress In a Winter Wonderland


photo credit – @sonjanyc The WordPress community in Norway is growing fast. Just three years ago, WordPress did not have much representation in the country at all. The success of the first Oslo WordPress meetup in May 6th, 2011, sparked more gatherings, including the first WordCamp Norway. There are now three official WordPress meetups happening Read More

Progeny MMXIV: A Free WordPress Audio Theme Based on Twenty Fourteen


Progeny MMXIV is a new free child theme for Twenty Fourteen. It was created by the folks at AudioTheme, a commercial theme shop that focuses on themes for bands, musicians, and labels. Although most of the design strongly resembles its Twenty Fourteen parent theme, Progeny MMXIV is unique in that it offers integration with the Read More

WordPress, Openness, and Communication


One of the battles the WordPress.org project has faced since its inception is communication. Not just how much or how little but also the tools used to communicate. When I followed the development of WordPress with eagle eyes from 2008-2011, I used all of the communication channels that were available. IRC, the WordPress development blog, Read More

Sir Trevor WP: An Alternative Post Editor for WordPress


There’s nothing more fun than exploring different interface ideas for the WordPress publishing process. Over the past several months we’ve featured a number of plugins that are vying for the best way to edit content on the front end. Sir Trevor WP is a new plugin that presents an alternative way to edit content within Read More

GovFresh WP: A Free WordPress Theme For Governments


This week GovFresh, a government and technology blog, launched a new WordPress theme project to help promote the use of open source software among governments. If you’ve ever visited a local government website that looks like it hasn’t been updated since 1999, then you understand the problem that the folks at GovFresh are trying to Read More

Industry Night #6 – Talking Shop with John Overall


For more than two years, I’ve been in a weekly routine of co-hosting the WordPress Plugins A-Z podcast with John Overall. Every week we talk about the latest and greatest in plugins. Sorting out the junk from the gems. We’re like the Siskel & Ebert of plugins, giving our opinions on the newest plugins being Read More

Aesop WordPress Storytelling Plugin Is Now Fully Funded


Aesop plugin developer Nick Haskins announced tonight that the project has now been fully funded through its Crowdhoster campaign. He’s raised $6,397 of $6,000, thanks to backing from many major WordPress companies and individuals who are hoping to make the Aesop storytelling engine a reality. Haskin’s open source storytelling plugin allows publishers to create rich Read More

Widget Customizer Proposed For WordPress 3.9


The Widget Customizer plugin is currently being considered for inclusion in WordPress 3.9. Weston Ruter, the project’s lead developer, submitted a proposal for its merge into core. He and a large team of contributors have been working ardently to bring this feature into WordPress so that users no longer have to edit widgets blind. With Read More

Why Aren’t Post Formats In WordPress More Popular?


No, Post Formats haven’t gone anywhere but theme support and their use appear to be waning. Joyce Grace over at ManageWP.com has published a great article that explores some possibilities as to why the feature is not being used, why we might see the feature make a comeback, and the SEO issues surrounding them. Outside Read More