WordSesh Brings a WordPress Event to Your Home

WordSesh Brings a WordPress Event to Your Home

Scott Basgaard is about ready to host the very first 24H long WordPress centric presentation called WordSesh. You know you'll want to watch it!

WordSesh, an event that’s been creating quite a buzz in the community lately, will be 24 hours of WordPress presentations streamed live and is just a few hours away. If you haven’t heard of the event yet or seen the updated speakers list, make sure to check it out here.

It’s the first event of its type and with names like John James JacobyFrederick Townes, Dre Armeda, Lisa Sabin-Wilson, Jake Goldman, Brad Williams, and more! It’s bound to be an incredible event so definitely expect to learn something and have a great time. Keep reading »

Residency — A New Meeting Format?

Residency — A New Meeting Format?

The WordPress community in Portugal is starting a new experiment, calling it the WordPress Residency: a week-end for WordPress enthusiasts to meet and generally get to know each other. It sounds like the start of something interesting.

It has been interesting lately to see how WordPress enthusiasts have been finding creative ways to get together. We all know WordCamps and meetups, of course, but in the last months we’ve seen the birth of the regional WordCamp, BuddyCamp,  WordUp (a kind of larger meetup/un-conference), WP Camp, and even WP OnTour (whatever happened to that?).

Given all these variations, is another one needed?

The community in Portugal seems to think it is. Under the guidance of Nuno Morgadinho, from WidgiLabs, a new experiment is about to take place: the WordPress “Residency”.

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WP Roll got launched today

WP Roll got launched today

There has been a lot of activity in the WordPress news world over the past year. Our own WP Realm has been gaining momentum and the new WP Daily has burst onto the scene as the go to place for hot off the press gossip. While these and other sites have been growing, others such as WP Candy, or WP Tavern have become very quiet.

Just last month, our own Brian Krogsgard launched poststat.us; its purpose is to provide a central collation point for all the latest and greatest from across the WordPress universe, allowing registered users to vote on what they deem relevant. Keep reading »

bbPress Decides to Tandem With BuddyPress and Also Does a Release Candidate

Just as the BuddyPress 1.7 Release Candidate emerged, so did the bbPress 2.3 Release Candidate. Jared Atchinson just announced this over at the bbPress blog

bbPress 2.3 introduces forum-specific search functionality, so that your users are able to search your forum posts without interfering with your blog posts. It simplifies the fancy topic and reply editors, enabling only the functionality your users should see. Lastly, we’ve included more forum migration tools to help you transition to bbPress from Vanilla, Mingle, and SimplePress.

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BuddyPress 1.7 Release Candidate 1 For Your Testing Pleasure

The fine folks working on BuddyPress just released the first RC for BuddyPress 1.7:

BuddyPress 1.7 is going to be one of our most exciting releases to date. It comes packaged with the same theme compatibility that was introduced in bbPress 2.0, which means that BuddyPress will now work out-of-the-box with a majority of the WordPress themes available today.

Make sure you test this release candidate as much as you can because as you know, the 1.7 version is quite an upgrade. For more information, do check out the release post.