The team here at WP Realm is always growing, and today I’m really happy to introduce our three latest members: Scott Basgaard, Andrea Rennick, and Mason James. Many of you will know Mason, Andrea, and Scott from the WordPress community, from Twitter, or from WordCamps. [Read more…] about Introducing our WordPress Support Columnists!
The fifth WordPress Meetup in Moscow was held last Saturday morning, in one of our favorite (but not the cheapest) places – Local Time. Four short sessions covered P2, GlotPress, a couple of theme announcements, and caching in WordPress. It was fun, as always, and a little less than half of the attendees were new people, which means we’re growing.
It’s time to get testing those themes and plugins with the release of the BuddyPress 1.6 Release Candidate 1. There are lots of changes in this version – we will have you covered with a more in-depth look once it’s released. We do recommend testing the release candidate though now as, unless a major bug is found, it’s what you will get in BuddyPress 1.6.
Lisbon Digital Week is a gathering of great events of all things digital happening in Lisbon, Portugal this September. From webdesign and developer conferences, to networking and entrepreneurial events, this is a week meant to “celebrate how digital can make our everyday lives better”. And yes, of course there’s a WordCamp in there 🙂 ∞
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.
Brian Krogsgard does a good job explaining some quirky things about Jetpack – ∞