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WPTavern: WordPress 4.1.1 Released, Fixes 21 Bugs

WordPress 4.1.1 is available and fixes 21 bugs. According to Andrew Nacin who published the announcement, 4.1 was a smooth-sailing release and has been downloaded over 14 million times within the last two months. One of the bugs fixed is an issue where a tag and a category with the same name could get muddled and prevent each other from being updated.

WPTavern: Keep a CHANGELOG Project Aims to Standardize Best Practices for Writing Change Logs

A change log is the quickest, most convenient way for users and contributors to identify significant changes in a project as it moves from one version to the next. The log exists to keep users informed. Unfortunately, many open source project leaders have little motivation to provide a meaningful CHANGELOG file and are purely focused on shipping the code.

WPTavern: A Look Back at 16 Automattic Acquisitions Since 2007

Since Automattic was founded in 2005, it has acquired several businesses, services, products, and people. In August, the company will be 10 years old and I thought it would be interesting to see if the acquisitions the company has made are still around. The list is organized from earliest to latest.

[Infographic] Mesmerizing WordPress Stats 2015

Have you ever wondered how big WordPress actually is? Or how wide its domination spreads across the web

It’s February, Let’s Talk Relationships

It’s hard to believe February is here already! It seems like January just flew right by. We’re trying to start a monthly tradition of writing a news/updates blog post and newsletter to share some of the happenings here at the shop

WPTavern: Tackling the Issue of WordPress Derivative Works

photo credit: BenFrantzDale – cc In 2009-10, there was an intense debate between the co-creator of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg, and the founder of DIY Themes, Chris Pearson. The debate centered on whether or not Thesis needed to be 100% GPL licensed.

WPTavern: Harmonic: A Bold Free WordPress Theme for Artists and Bloggers

If you like designs that feature stunning, fullscreen background images, then Automattic’s latest free theme release is a prime candidate for your next blog redesign. Harmonic recently landed on and is rapidly closing in on 3,000 downloads. This theme puts the spotlight on your images and content

Must Follow Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn Groups for WordPress

Share this post: 9 0 0 0 It’s not often I go a day without checking out my social media pages, and I assume many of you are the same way. Whether you flip through your Facebook feed to click on the onslaught of Buzzfeed posts or you mosey around on Twitter to catch up on the hottest news, there is certainly plenty of time wasted on social sites like Facebook and Twitter. But why not use these social networks to learn something new?

WordPress lead developer changes

Yesterday and today there has been some significant news for the WordPress project.

Post Status: WordPress lead developer changes

Yesterday, it was announced that Helen Hou-Sandí and Dion Hulse are now lead developers of the WordPress project. That announcement, we learned today, is tied to another: that Peter Westwood and Ryan Boren are stepping down from their lead developer roles

This Month In WordPress — January 2015 Edition

Winter is starting to wind down a bit…

Inline Notes and the Shortcode Dilemma

Last week I saw an interesting implementation of footnotes on a new newspaper website. Instead of appending a little number to a word, there’s just a little down-pointing arrow. When you click on the arrow, an explanation of the word appears just below.

KitchenskinkWP Podcast – Interview with Matt Mullenweg

Upcoming Events No WordCamps next week – bummer.. but stay tuned for February as there are bunch.

Why It’s Risky Business for Publishers to Build Their Own CMS

The following piece is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here

WPTavern: Thank a Plugin Author Day 2015

Created by Matt Mullenweg in 2009, when the plugin directory hosted only 4K plugins, Thank a Plugin Author Day motivates users to thank plugin authors. There are several ways to celebrate the event, such as visiting the plugin author’s website

Help Add A Contribute Tab In The WordPress About Section

For Christmas and New Years my wife and I drove to Phoenix to spend time with my mother and law and her husband. It was a great trip

A Web Design History Lesson: From 1996 to 2015 – Market Blog

It seems almost crazy. I began my journey as a web designer in 1996, working for my local newspaper. If my math is right, then I’m entering my twentieth year.

Post Status: Let’s Grow: Introducing the Post Status Membership Club

I’m overjoyed to share this with you.

Negative SEO: Destroying Businesses One Backlink at a Time

Let me introduce you to my friend Negative SEO. In a nutshell, Negative SEO is basically the exact opposite of search engine optimization

Matt: Fasting

“Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as ‘remarkable’.” — Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds .

A Brief History of WordPress News and Podcasts

WordPress Tavern – ACTIVE ( – The grand old man of the WordPress news industry, the WordPress Tavern is going stronger than ever. – DEAD ( – The WordPress Vibe had a short lifespan and stopped publishing content in the Spring of 2011. Weblog Tools Collection – DEAD ( – An older site dedicated to WordPress and blogging in general.

It’s Time to Get the File Editor out of WordPress – Ryan D. Sullivan

Easy now. Put down the pitchforks and the torches for a minute while I explain what I have on my mind. I’m usually pretty good about not shooting my mouth off, especially as it pertains to things like WordPress core, which I’ve admittedly never contributed to, and might not ever contribute to from a code standpoint.

Plugins go Pop with the Gravity View music video

Okay, maybe it doesn’t raise the bar the way you think I mean.

WPTavern: Better Notifications Plugin for WordPress Now Out of Beta

The beta version of the Better Notifications for WordPress plugin was released last year, and it lay dormant for many months while its original collaborators searched for a new developer. The plugin was created to allow you to send customizable HTML emails to users based on different actions in WordPress. Jack McConnell, founder of development agency Voltronik , commissioned the plugin to be built while creating a custom project management system on top of WordPress

Post Status: GravityView raises the bar for WordPress video advertisements

Okay, maybe it doesn’t raise the bar the way you think I mean. But this is worthwhile.
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