If you ask people where they believe to be room for improvement in WordPress, a lot of people will point towards the whole media (library) experience. And for good reason. For quite a few releases we had to wait for any improvement in this area, but WordPress 3.5 is finally going to change this. I can tell you this: I am quite excited about the UI proposals. ∞
Brian Krogsgard does a good job explaining some quirky things about Jetpack – ∞
WordCamp UK just got kicked of by Tony Scott here in Edinburgh. I say here because a bunch of us from WP Realm are actually here for WordCamp UK speaking and attending. So if you see me, Siobhan, Noel or Tammie do say hi.
We’ll do some proper coverage after, so for now you’ll have to follow the twitter hashtag #wcuk.
For the last two years, I have been thinking about setting up a (more) international WordPress blog, but the thought of doing it alone prevented me from getting started. As an internationally orientated European guy, I was missing something on the various blogs covering news about WordPress.
It wasn’t until the very first WP on Tour in January of this year that the idea was rekindled, but nothing was set in stone. Yet. A couple of months later a bunch of us who had attended WP on Tour crashed WordCamp NL and the idea got picked up again – made even more concrete. After a little debate via our Skype group chat we came up with the name I registered the domain. [Read more…] about How WP Realm Began
The 15th of January through the 22nd finally saw its first WP on Tour go live. WPCandy mentioned WP on Tour here before, but it’s basically a bunch of WordPress developers (of all shapes and sizes) sharing a working space for a week. This first edition saw 10 of us — yes, I was fortunate to be among them — in a beautiful house in Sitges, Spain having fun and co-working for 7 days.
You can find the full list of WP on Tour attendees on this Twitter list, You might have noticed some of your WordPress buddies on Twitter mentioning the #wpontour hashtag and you might have concluded that we had a lot of fun…
WP Realm is a
soon-to-be-launched blog concerning all things WordPress. This is a non-commercial community blog, focusing on the WordPress community worldwide, and redressing a current imbalance in WordPress blogs that are too often US-centric. That means reporting on WordPress news and events across the world, from France to Serbia to China to India to South Africa to the USA and everywhere in between! Our focus will be on WordPress businesses, blogs, events, people and services. As a community project, we’d love for you to get involved, whether it’s helping with the design and development, to reporting the news, to writing an editorial, or just giving us your feedback.
WP Realm will be published in English, but we invite contributions from anyone, no matter what your first language is. Articles don’t need to be in perfect English as everything will be edited before being published. Follow the project or get in touch to get involved.
In a statement displayed on buddychimp.com, he said:
My concern is developing a business around another developers software that may not meet my goals down the road. I’m already seeing a road block/offramp in the horizon. Not to mention that BuddyPress wasn’t developed with a mobile first approach.
Even though BuddyPress is open source it’s future roadmap is controlled by someone else and like I stated they may decide to do something that won’t mesh with my goal; bringing a social WordPress to mobile that can be innumerably customized. Sure you can suggest things to be added or changed to core BuddyPress but it’s ultimately somebody else’s decision to allow it or not and if so could take longer than I or you’d like to accomplish a goal.
While I’m not sure what exactly happened, I do think it’s a shame to see another BuddyPress developer decide to calls it quits. Personally I always get a little sad when a plugin developer comes to a point where he no longer want to expand or even continue his current plugins.
What is your take on this? Do you think developers quitting projects is just something that is inevitable when dealing with open source community projects, or do you think Modemlooper‘s decision is too extreme?
For Modemlooper’s full message, see the text just after the jump.