Alternatives For A Better Planet WordPress Feed


The WordPress Planet is a collection of WordPress centric websites that aggregate their content into one stream of information. In 2009, I proposed the idea of refocusing the dashboard so that it presented more WordPress Centric content. While some sites have been added and removed from the official Planet WordPress feed over the years, the Read More

Matt Mullenweg Donates $1.5 Million To Bay Lights Project


WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg has stepped up and donated the remaining 1.5 million dollars to the Bay Lights project in San Francisco, California. Talk about generosity! Thanks to his donation, the project will be able to go through with its planned 2-year run. Now I have one more reason to view the bridge when I Read More

Dear Automattic: You Are Losing The Debate


The following post was written by Erlend Sogge Heggen of jmonkeyengine.org. Erlend spends his copious amounts of spare time managing the jMonkeyEngine project, all the while sticking his nose into whatever open source projects left the door unlocked. He’s a veteran WP amalgamator, webmastering many a site as a hobbyist and occasional freelancer. Long-term, I Read More

My First Ever WordCamp San Francisco Experience


Since I started writing about WordPress in 2007, WordCamp San Francisco has been labeled as the grandest WordCamp of them all. It’s where the first event of its kind took place which started a revolution in WordPress meetups. Unfortunately, I’ve been unable to attend any WordCamps in the San Francisco until this year. The following Read More

Pods – What Happened After The Kickstarter Campaign?


Recently, two WordPress development companies announced big name hires. The first was John James Jacoby leaving Automattic to join the WordPress development agency 10UP. The second, is Scott Kingsley Clark who has been hired by WebDevStudios most widely known throughout the WordPress community as the man behind the popular Pods Framework plugin. If you remember Read More

Revamping The Content Creation Experience In WordPress


In one of the slides for Matt Mullenweg’s state of the WordPress Presentation at WordCamp San Francisco, there was a concept screenshot of the post writing panel. Some of those concepts can be viewed here with the discussion surrounding those designs found on the WordPress UI blog. Proposal To Revamp The Post Writing/Editing Interface There Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Gooding Moves To The WordPress Tavern


Hello WordPress Tavern readers! Some of you may know me as a word wrangling WordPress writer from WPMU.org, where I spent the last four years writing about everything from WordPress and BuddyPress news to theme and product reviews, tutorials, and everything in between. Today, however, I’m excited to announce that I have officially moved to Read More

Pressgram Launches WordPress-Powered Photo-Sharing App


Everyone has been waiting on the edge of their seats for the Pressgram app to be accepted in the app store and today it finally happened. Billed as “An Image Sharing App Built for an Independent Web”, Pressgram has received some major national attention, given its direct confrontation of the very unpopular policies of Facebook Read More

Pressgram Launches WordPress-Powered Photo-Sharing App


Everyone has been waiting on the edge of their seats for the Pressgram app to be accepted in the app store and today it finally happened. Billed as “An Image Sharing App Built for an Independent Web”, Pressgram has received some major national attention, given its direct confrontation of the very unpopular policies of Facebook Read More

WordPress.com Is Ranked #8 For Internet Traffic in the US


WordPress.com has just passed Yahoo for the #8 spot on Quantcast’s assessment of US internet traffic with 72,868,680 monthly visits. In these most recent rankings posted, WordPress.com edges out Yahoo, Microsoft, Yelp, Pinterest, and Tumblr.com in traffic to claim its spot among the top ten. Source: Quantcast 9.17.2013 Shortly following his announcement on Twitter, Matt Read More