Lean Themes Launching in January 2014

Lean Themes is a new premium WordPress themes company that will be launching in the following weeks. The two co-founders Derry Birkett (@derrybirkett) and Nick Davis (@nickcdavis) — both based in Italy — have given us a little taste of what will be coming through their website. The main theme on leanthemes.co is a Genesis…

Best of Themify WordPress Themes in 2013

2013 was an amazing year for WordPress, themes, plugins, and the industry alike. I reached out to Nick at Themify to learn more about their most popular WordPress themes of 2013. Best of Themify Most popular on down, here are the top 10 WordPress themes from Themify in last 12 months of 2013. Elemin Theme…

Gym & Fitness WordPress Theme by cssigniter

A beautiful gym and fitness WordPress theme was recently launched by cssigniter.com, a theme company that produces high quality WordPress themes. You can snag all their themes for just $39, but I wanted to talk about this beauty first. The Olympic WordPress theme is perfect if you’re looking to revamp your gym’s website, start your…

WordPress 3.8 – “Parker”

Just 2 days ago, WordPress 3.8 was released. It was a quick follow after WordPress 3.7 being released just a little under 2 months ago. This short release cycle was announced and should have been expected, as mentioned in this year’s 2013 State of the Word. WordPress 3.7 had a large focus on the “application”…

WordPress 3.8 PSA: Update, Update, Update

In a recent email to all plugin owners who have a plugin with the WordPress plugin repository, a high recommendation to get things updated are in order. Here’s what it said. Howdy – you’re receiving this email because you are one of the handful of humans on this planet who has a plugin in the…

Yoast Seeking a Senior WordPress Developer

Looking for an awesome position doing stuff you already love doing? Well, WordPress that is. Joost de Valk, owner of Yoast BV, is hiring yet another team member. This time around, a Senior WordPress Developer. Yoast and his team both work with amazing customers on WordPress and SEO projects, but on top of that, they…

Huge Increase in Spam in the Last 2 Months

I noticed in the past 24 hours, I saw a huge increase in spam comments. I noticed it particularly because Akismet was failing and I suddenly received hundreds of e-mails from WordPress. So I took another look at my recent Akismet stats, and I can clearly see an increase surge in spam comments. Have you…

WordPress Deals: Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2013

2013’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner, and the WordPress industry has no shortage of amazing deals. http://www.wpzoom.com – 65% discount — Coupon: BLACK2013 http://managewp.com – 30% life-time discount (no coupon required) http://templatic.com – Buy 1, get 1 free (no coupon required) http://www.maxcdn.com – 50% discount — Coupon: blackfriday http://www.nextgen-gallery.com –…

WordPress 3.8 – Beta 1

WordPress 3.8 Beta 1 was just announced by project and version lead Matt Mullenweg. This next major release of WordPress is set to focus on bringing together a number of feature-as-a-plugin, plugins, such as MP6 and others. Here is what Matt highlighted in the announcement. The new admin design, especially the responsive aspect of it.…

Growing Your WordPress Company – Copyblogger Media

Copyblogger Media was created by a merger between Copyblogger and StudioPress back in 2010. Today, it’s a flourishing company that provides an array of services. StudioPress offers premium WordPress themes, and Copyblogger Media offers Scribe, Premise, and Synthesis. I spoke with Jessica Commins — EVP of Operations at Copyblogger Media — and she said that…

WordPress 3.7 in the Wild

WordPress 3.7 hit the web yesterday with a big splash. We saw Beta 1, RC1, and RC2 come very quickly. This is exactly in line with Matt Mullenweg’s announcement that both WordPress 3.7 and 3.8 would be released this year. There were a few key features for WordPress 3.7 to make it more “application ready,”…

14 TeslaThemes for $19 at Mighty Deals [SPONSORED REVIEW]

For the next 5 days, Mighty Deals is running a killer deal to snag all 14 premium themes from TeslaThemes. Their pricing is normally $35 per theme, $45 per year for all themes, or $65 per year for all themes (and includes the PSD files.) TeslaThemes has a great collection of beautiful, crisp WordPress themes.…

WordPress 3.7 – Release Candidate 1

Andrew Nacin of the WordPress core team, announced yesterday that WordPress 3.7 Release Candidate (RC) 1 is now available. Andrew notes something very important about a WordPress 3.7 change. WordPress 3.7 introduces automatic background updates for security and minor releases (like updating from 3.7 to 3.7.1). These are really easy to test — RC 1…

Advanced WordPress Adds Live Streaming to Events

Advanced WordPress (AWP), originally founded on Facebook, is an online community dedicated to the more advanced side of WordPress. The Facebook group alone has almost 2,000 members. The group recently expanded its community to Google+ and opened its own website, AdvancedWP.org. The group also runs on Meetup.com, to help better organize its meetups every month.

WordPress 3.7 – Beta 1

It feels like we just upgraded to WordPress 3.6, and now WordPress 3.7 Beta 1 is already available for download. Andrew Nacin, a lead developer on the WordPress core team, made some really good points in his announcement about which features we should be looking at for WordPress 3.7. First, Automatic Background Updating. This is…

WordPress Hosting for Freelancers and Designers by Flywheel

Earlier this week, Flywheel came out of beta and is now ready for the big time. Going up against some long-time competition like WP Engine and Page.ly, Flywheel has some big headway it needs to make. How is Flywheel different? Thankfully, Flywheel is not just another managed WordPress hosting provider. The Flywheel team wanted to…