7 Authors to Reach $1,000,000 on ThemeForest

7 Authors to Reach $1,000,000 on ThemeForest

Envato announced today (well, in the future because they’re in Australia and it’s already the 30th), that there have now been 7 authors to reach $1,000,000 in sales. There is currently only 1 author to reach $2,000,000 though. The first author reached $1,000,000 in sales back in December 2011. On July 30th — yes, weird,…

WordPress 3.7 as an Application Platform

WordPress 3.7 as an Application Platform

In today’s State of the Word speech at WordCamp SF by Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress, he announced that WordPress 3.7 will be released as an application platform. This is an interesting announcement for a couple of reasons. First, WordPress was created as a blogging platform, but has clearly shifted away from that being the…

How to Install WordPress Plugins from Github

How to Install WordPress Plugins from Github

NOTICE: This plugin is still in alpha and not ready for production use. Use at your own risk. I found this plugin really useful. I downloaded the master zip file, uploaded it as a plugin, and now I can search both GitHub and the WordPress.org plugin repository, for plugins. This plugin uses the GitHub api…

WP Engine Coupons Now on SEO Lockdown

WP Engine Coupons Now on SEO Lockdown

In a recent email out to its affiliates, WP Engine is looking at locking down the “WP Engine coupon” SEO space, “[In] an effort to further improve the WP Engine Affiliate Program and promotions of our services”, according to an email sent out to their affiliates. (WP Force is an affiliate of WP Engine) Looking…

WordPress 3.6 RC 2 Now Available

WordPress 3.6 RC 2 Now Available

WordPress 3.6 is almost here. We saw WordPress 3.6 RC 1 announced just 12 days ago, which means we’re getting really close to a stable release of WordPress 3.6. Mark Jaquith announced on the official WordPress blog, RC 2 is now available, with just a “…few remaining issues…” which is great news. To feature recap…

The Human Side of WooThemes

The Human Side of WooThemes

WooThemes recently gave their homepage a refresh, a refresh that I’m in love with. The one element of the page that I think they executed on really well, is bringing their support team to life. Does your support team exist? One thing I’ve seen far too often with premium theme companies, is a lack of…

WordPress 3.6 RC 1 Now Available

WordPress 3.6 RC 1 Now Available

Just minutes ago, Mark Jaquith posted on the main WordPress news blog with the announcement that WordPress 3.6 RC1 is now available. The hope is to get WordPress 3.6 shipped in just a couple of weeks from now. This particular release has had a bit of a rough patch, and a bit of a delay,…

The Mystery and Community at ManageWP.org

The Mystery and Community at ManageWP.org

You may have heard of ManageWP, a site focused around helping website owners manage their installation(s) of self-hosted WordPress. Site owners running on WP Engine or WordPress.com need not this service as they are already managed, but for the rest of us millions of site owners out there, it’s a great service. In a blog…

Network Status Updates for WordPress.org

Andrew Nacin reported that this morning, WordPress.org and some of its database clusters, had some data corruption issues and the WordPress.org support forums were taken offline. In an effort to keep the community up to date and be transparent, Andrew and the team have setup http://status.wordpress.org which is just a blog on WordPress.com to help…

WP Daily Shuts Down

In what was an abrupt and shocking blog post yesterday, John Saddington announced that WP Daily is closing its doors. WP Daily was a project for the company 8BIT, which John leads. 8BIT offers both software and physical goods, but they are best known for their Standard Theme. As a side project, John Saddington is…

WordPress Security Threats – Jun/2013

WordPress Security Threats – Jun/2013

June 2013 was a quiet month for WordPress security, as Sucuri Security reported near nothing related to WordPress, except for the security release of WordPress 3.5.2. Packetstorm Security also had a fairly quiet month, but there was one major threat: WordPress 3.5.1 had a security issue where it was vulnerable to a DoS attack. If…

Poster Acquired by Automattic

The Poster iOS app by Tom Witkin, was recently acquired by WordPress.com operator Automattic. But really it was more of an acui-hire, as Witkin will be joining the Automattic team, and no doubt, will be on the mobile team. The uber-clean Poster was a one-of-a-kind app, as it boasted to be the only iOS app…

Blogdroid to be Acquired by Page.ly

Blogdroid to be Acquired by Page.ly

In today’s big announcement, Blogdroid is set to be acquired by Page.ly, a competing managed WordPress hosting provider. “BlogDroid is a great acquisition to swell our ranks of happy customers. They will find a good home on our expanding service,” said Joshua Strebel, co-founder and CEO of Page.ly while remarking on the deal. “Managed WordPress…

EC2 or no EC2: The great WordPress server debate

EC2 or no EC2: The great WordPress server debate

There has been some discussion recently as to whether Amazon’s EC2 infrastructure is or isn’t ideal for WordPress installations, as someone who’s spoken on the topic at multiple WordCamps including WCNYC and WCLV I feel like this is an important subject for those looking to run their own servers and are looking at all of…

iThemes Enters the E-commerce World with iThemes Exchange

iThemes Enters the E-commerce World with iThemes Exchange

iThemes founder Cory Miller announced that iThemes is entering into the world of e-commerce, with the launch of iThemes Exchange. To provide some competition for WooThemes’ free e-commerce WordPress plugin WooCommerce, Cory and the iThemes team have released iThemes Exchange as a free WordPress plugin. Cory made a few important points to why they even…