Anyone who has been active in the WordPress Community for a few years has read, commented on or learned in some way shape or form from WP Tavern and Weblog Tool Collection. When both were transfered into someone else’s hand it a while back it was pretty much, clear to anyone with the deduction skills of either a front-end developer or a plugin builder, that the new owner had to be Matt Mullenweg 😉
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 Jacoby, Frederick 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. [Read more…] about WordSesh Brings a WordPress Event to Your Home
.. well, now is as good as time as any. WordPress 3.6 is getting closer to it’s release, but it’s not quite there yet. Lot’s of CSS stuff needs attention as well, so there’s really no excuse anymore. Go and make yourself immortal!
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?
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.
The fine folks working on BuddyPress just released the first RC for BuddyPress 1.7:
BuddyPress 1.7 is going to be one of our most exciting releases to date. It comes packaged with the same theme compatibility that was introduced in bbPress 2.0, which means that BuddyPress will now work out-of-the-box with a majority of the WordPress themes available today.
This will be my fourth year as an organizer of WordCamp Miami, but don’t be fooled; I’m still learning how to pull off a flawless, successful event. The cruel irony here is, of course, that such a thing doesn’t exist. At least at the level of a large-scale WordCamp, something is bound to go wrong. It’s just a question how big that something will be, whether will you ever know about it and, after reflecting on the event (say, six months down the road) if that something was a big deal.
Every conference has unique challenges, depending on the people involved, where it’s located, and a thousand other factors. What i’m going to relate to you now are the lessons I’ve learned from drama in past WordCamp Miami events. Maybe you can relate, or maybe you can’t, but it might be entertaining. [Read more…] about A Few Lessons I’ve Learned as a WordCamp Organizer