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 – ∞
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.
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.