WOW Plugins is a staple of WordCamp UK. Each year Michael Kimb Jones gives a rundown of plugins that he’s using that he finds useful and wants to share. It’s always a really popular presentation, partly because of the content and partly because Kimb is so good at presenting it. Kimb has just announced that he’s launching WOW Plugins, which will be an archive of all of the plugins he has covered each year (and will in the future I assume). I covered Kimb’s WOW Plugins talk on WPMU.org, but now you can follow them all on wowplugins.com. ∞
Today I’m travelling home from my third WordCamp since March. As I write, the other WP Realmers are having transportation troubles. Noel Tock is stranded at Heathrow Airport, while Tammie Lister and BuddyPress Core Developer Paul Gibbs are stuck on a broken-down train between Edinburgh and London. The British transportation system is its usual reliable self. The weather is grey, it’s threatening to rain; I, and no doubt all of us, are suffering from post-WordCamp blues.
Sitting on a rattling train, I became aware that it’s my week to write an editorial for WP Realm. No doubt Zé, who is my own personal editor, will be grumbling about this, but it’s my prerogative to tell the
wise grumpy old man to stfu (love you! 🙂 ). I thought I’d use my slot to reflect not only on WordCamp Edinburgh, but the series of WordCamps I’ve visited over the past four months and on WordCamps more generally.
More and more contributor groups are making the move to make.wordpress.org, with the Polyglots and Core groups recently being moved to .org, and the brand new Events group making an appearance. If you want to get involved with contributing to WordPress, make.wordpress.org is place to get started. The contributor groups currently living there are Core, Plugins, UI, Accessibility, Themes, Polyglots, Systems, and Events.
Only a few more to make the move: I’m looking forward to seeing the Codex team and support finding their own room in the make.WordPress.org home.
If you want to learn more about contributing to WordPress, check out the page on the Codex.
When Remkus asked me if I wanted to be involved with WP Realm, I was pretty excited. Not only is there a great team behind it (who I love working so closely with) but it gives me an opportunity to showcase and promote people using WordPress all over the world. At Words for WP, my clients are everywhere, I speak to people using WordPress in loads of different countries and there is a feeling that the real focus of the WordPress community is in the US. We want to broaden that out to cover the wide spectrum of WordPress users. [Read more…] about WP Realm: What We’ll Cover and How You Can Get Involved