WordCamp Curitiba 2012 — 2 days of intensive discussions, presentations and networking, among Brazilian WordPress enthusiasts. The event happened last week-end and the organizers have already submitted an event report, which we will expand and publish next week, right here on WP Realm.
WordPress meetup in Normandy — the french WordPress community is currently discussing a possible meetup in either Rouen or Caen, so if you are in the area, make sure to attend.
Is your community planning meetups or other events? Let us know!
bbPress 2.1 Beta 1 — The forums plugin has reached Beta 1, and includes many enhancements and fixes (here’s the list of closed tickets for this release). The development team is aiming to release bbPress 2.1 by the end of June, based on how the beta period goes. The more help they get with testing and fixing bugs, the sooner the final version ships. If you want to help with the translation, it’s right here.
BuddyPress 1.6 Beta 1 — The developers need some feedback from BuddyPress plugin authors, theme designers, or those who manage BuddyPress sites. Now is your chance to help them help you, and check out all the work that’s gone into making the next version of BuddyPress more efficient and more powerful. Translations? We thought you’d never ask. Right this way.
Leaflet Maps Maker — allows you to pin, organize & show your favorite places through OpenStreetMap on your blog and via different APIs on external websites or apps. Made in Austria, by Robert Harm, who has set up his own installation of GlotPress, should you want to contribute to the translation.
BuddyPress Check Ins — A plugin that uses HTML5 Geolocation API to add checkins to BuddyPress profile or group updates. Created by Imath, whose blog (in French) is well worth reading for those interested in BuddyPress.
Facebook for WordPress — The official Facebook plugin enables you to make your site social in a couple of clicks, no coding is needed. It has a wide range of functionality, including support for internationalization and mobile, and is WordPress.com VIP approved.
Photocrati buys NextGen — Photocrati, makers of WordPress solutions for photographers to show and sell their work, has acquired NextGEN Gallery, the single most popular gallery management plugin for WordPress with over 5 million downloads. The acquisition is part of an effort to consolidate the best WordPress solutions for photographers under one roof.
StudioPress.tv — CopyBlogger‘s new site has step-by-step video tutorials for building better websites with the Genesis Framework. If you use it or plan to, make sure to visit. Did you know that the Genesis Framework, child-themes and plugins are all open for translations?
Do’s and Don’ts For WordPress Startups — In a WordPress startup? Thinking about creating one? Don’t miss this Smashing Magazine article, by our very own Siobhan McKeown.
WP Engine opens shop in the EU and Asia — WP Engine customers can now elect to have their WordPress instances run out of datacenters in London, UK or Tokyo, at no additional cost. There are several reasons to locate your WordPress-powered website in the EU or Asia, such as reduced latency for domestic visitors, compliance with British, European Union, and Asian legal jurisdiction, and compliance of the EU Data Protective Directive on exporting personal data outside of the EU. They’re offering new customers, who sign up before July 31st 2012 with coupon code “euasialaunch”, free migration from their existing host.