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 »

WordPress and DTAP

WordPress and DTAP

Floris discusses walking down the DTAP street and why it might be a good idea when developing professional WordPress projects.

Many companies I know use DTAP in their website development process. DTAP is an acronym for “Development, Testing, Acceptance and Production” and is used as a release management cycle in software development. If you are building complex websites – or rebuilding them – the use of a so called “DTAP street” is very useful. Over the past few years I’ve been working a lot with DTAP and WordPress, of course. Here’s my experiences and the choices I made.

A DTAP street

Using a DTAP street is all about managing the development and release of entirely new software or just for a newer release of the software already in production. When using a DTAP street in web development you are in fact using at least four environments and versions/copies of your website:
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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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