Weblog Tools

    Where to Find WordPress News
    The landscape of news has changed so much over the last few years that news about a particular topic or platform is readily available to anyone within an instant. With WordPress, I imagine that could be one of the perks of powering over 16% of the web, but it’s true that news is becoming incredibly accessible. In short, news is everywhere. Speaking of WordPr […]

    WordCamp San Francisco 2013 Dates Announced
    The dates have been announced for WordCamp San Francisco 2013, an event which is often heralded as the annual WordPress conference. WordCamp San Francisco 2013 will be held on July 26 and 27 at the Mission Bay Conference Center with a Developer Hack Day on July 28. A list of speakers is not yet available, but they would like you to nominate your favorite pas […]

    WordPress 3.6 Release Delayed
    The impending release of WordPress 3.6 has been pushed back one more week to April 29. At this time, WordPress 3.6 is not yet feature complete (meaning that all intended new features have not been entirely finished), so the decision was made to push the first beta release back two weeks to March 27 and the final release back one week to April 29. This will a […]

    Do You Work From Home?
    There has been a lot of talk lately about working from home and maintaining a distributed workforce. Web-based software, like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, are taking over the publishing industry and allow you to work from anywhere with an internet connection. Though, even though they can be managed  from home, working from home and maintaining a distribute […]

    Twenty Thirteen Theme in Progress
    The new default theme for WordPress 3.6, titled Twenty Thirteen, is making progress. This year’s default theme is overseen by Matt Mullenweg, and built by Joen Asmussen, Konstantin Obenland, and Lance Willett. The goal for Twenty Thirteen is to offer “a focus on blogging, and great support for post formats (which are getting attention on the backend in 3.6 a […]

    Automattic Releases WordPress.com Theme Guidelines
    Automattic wants you to have the best possible experience on WordPress.com, and to ensure that, all of the available themes go through a rigorous series of tests. Each theme is carefully scrutinized by at least two, if not four, of Automattic’s Theme Team focussing on code quality, usability, and potential theme-specific anomalies. The result is a theme that […]

    WordCamp 2012 Roundup
    There’s no denying it, WordPress is a big thing, so are WordCamps, and 2012 was bigger and better than ever for the popular WordPress conferences! There were a total of 67 WordCamps this year, up from 52 last year, with 34 in the US and 33 outside of the US, serving over 17,000 attendees, with 967 sessions and 877 speakers, all made possible by 498 generous […]

    WordPress 3.5.1 Released
    WordPress 3.5.1 has been released. This is both a security and maintenance release, fixing 37 bugs. In particular, this release fixes a bug which could cause HTML elements to be unexpectedly removed by the Editor, fixes a bug which caused HTML elements to be unexpectedly removed from scheduled posts, provides workarounds for certain misconfigurations which c […]

    WordPress 3.6 Progress
    Since the announcement of WordPress 3.6’s areas of focus, there has been an incredible amount of progress in just a short amount of time. Menus have received a simplified UI by way of breaking elements up into two separate screens, a few extra hooks, and some accessibility tweaks. Post Formats will be getting some UI tweaks around theme usage and expectation […]

    WordPress 3.6 Areas of Focus
    Development on WordPress 3.6 has taken off like a rocket, and six areas of focus have already been defined. The Post Formats UI will be getting a major usability overhaul, lead by Helen Hou-Sandi. Autosave and Post Locking will be getting some new love, so you’ll hopefully never lose your posts again, lead by Andrew Ozz. The Editorial Flow experience will be […]

    Weblog Tools Collection in 2012
    WordPress had a great 2012, bbPress had a great 2012, and we had a great 2012 too! This handy report was generated for several WordPress.com and Jetpack-powered WordPress.org blogs with moderate to high traffic, and it really is quite nice. Here’s one of my favorite excerpts from our report. About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was […]

    WordPress in 2012
    WordPress has had a rather exciting year, all covered in their handy A Look Back post. 2012 saw two major WordPress releases, addressing primarily theme customization and media management. There were also five security releases, a new default theme, and a record number of code contributions in the 3.5 release. The site itself also saw some improvements, incl […]

    WordPress 3.6 Planning Underway
    WordPress 3.5 has been out for a little over a week and downloaded over 2 million times, and the team all ready to start focussing on the next major release. The development on WordPress 3.6 will be lead this time by WordPress veteran Mark Jaquith, who is planning to focus this release on content editing improvements, listing “revisions, autosave, workflow, […]

    WordPress 3.5 Passed 1 Million Downloads
    Less than an hour ago, WordPress 3.5 passed 1 million downloads! That’s not bad for an update which was released just a bit over two days ago. In fact, it’s yet another record for the popular blogging platform! Watch to the download counter, and you just might see it break 2 million soon. If you have not updated to WordPress 3.5 yet, why not help the downloa […]

    WordPress 3.5 Released!
    WordPress 3.5 is finally here! All users can now safely update from Dashboard -> Updates or download and update manually, though you should probably backup first, just in case. This release is packed with plenty of new features, like a completely redesigned media manager, the new default Twenty Twelve theme, support for Retina (HiDPI) displays in the Dash […]