Posts Tagged ‘community’

WPHonors Winners Announced

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January 6th, 2011
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The winners of the WPHonors awards have been announced today by WPCandy.com. WPHonors has been compared to the Oscars but for WordPress. The site has a handful of categories ranging from best theme framework to best commercial plugin to best community member. It was neat to see WPTavern as well as Weblog Tools Collection.com added to the finals for voting despite our non attempt at getting votes/nominated. The one thing that did stand out regarding the final votes is that Joost De Valk would have walked away with three categories if it were not for the rule limiting the winner to one category. The winners get bragging rights and the claim to be part of the best of 2010. Congrats to wall who won.

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WordPress Honors 2010: Why You Should Register

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October 12th, 2010
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A couple of days ago, James mentioned the 2010 WordPress Honors website, which aims to be to WordPress what the Oscars are to the movie industry. This site is a very good initiative and there are three compelling reasons why you should register and vote.

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WordPress And Giving Credit

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June 3rd, 2010
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WordPress 3.0 is almost out the door and one of the most exciting developments regarding the new version is the menu management system. This system started as a major contribution from WooThemes with their WooNav code but since it’s integration, the WooNav code has been reworked practically line for line to the point where there is almost nothing left of the original. At the time, WooThemes was heralded as an awesome company for contributing such a great piece of functionality to the core of WordPress. I still believe it’s great they contributed WooNav to the menu system but now things get dicey when it comes to how much credit should be given to WooThemes. There have been a few posts discussing the credit factor and WooThemes concerning the new menu system. Some people think WooThemes deserves more credit while others think that credit has been given where credit was due. […]

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Four Great Questions

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December 29th, 2009
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Alex Denning who is the man behind WPShout.com has published the last of a four-part series which asks notable members within the WordPress community four interesting questions. The questions are as follows. Why WordPress? What Would You Change In WordPress? What Problems Currently Face The WordPress Community? What Is The Future Of WordPress? I had the opportunity to participate in this community survey with the question regarding the future of WordPress being my favorite. Here is what I had to say: WordPress will continue to be used as a platform to do things that go far beyond blogging. As these projects end up in the showcase and acquire press, more people will begin to realize that WordPress is an excellent blogging tool but it’s by far the not only thing it is capable of doing. WordPress will continue to evolve as a framework or a platform that will enable these […]

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Why WordPress?

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December 14th, 2009
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It’s a question I’m sure everyone reading this post can answer and I’m willing to bet most of the answers are different. WPShout.com has compiled a list of answers from 21 notable people throughout the WordPress community to figure out why they choose to use WordPress. Here is my answer to the question: The reason I chose WordPress is the same reason I continue to publish content through the software and that is through ease of use. The publishing process in WordPress was simple when compared to Joomla or Drupal. The process is in a logical order and doesn’t provide 100 different things I should do before I actually hit the publish button. This process has been refined in the two years I’ve been using WordPress so it’s even better today! Later on in the comments, there is one by Ozh that I whole heartily agree with. Interesting to see […]

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How Would You Leverage The WordPress Community?

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October 30th, 2009
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One of the most difficult tasks I see for the WordPress project in the next 1-2 years is creating a place to harness the power of the WordPress community into a central location. In my opinion, the WordPress community is like peanut butter, spread across the web really thin. You have to be subscribed to a bunch of different blogs throughout the community in order to get a grasp as to what is happening with the WordPress project. Other than enthusiast sites, you have to know which mailing lists to subscribe to, the developments prologue site, attend the developer chats, and occasionally read a WordPress centric blog post or two from one of the core developers in order to figure out what is going on. I don’t like this situation. Instead, I would love to see a community portal developed on the WordPress.org site that contains the tools necessary to […]

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Is WordPress A Thankless Community?

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July 10th, 2009
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Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend. Many of the plugin authors I have spoken with throughout the community tell me that very rarely do they ever get a donation let alone a Thank You for releasing their work to the public. Based on the plugin authors feedback, end users demand more features, demand better support, and in the end, have this feeling of entitlement even if the plugin is available without a price tag. The reality is, that for a freely available plugin, you’re not entitled to anything. I don’t know about you, but I certainly would not like to be part of a community that is known as thankless. Before I list a few ways of curbing this attitude, I must say that not EVERYONE in the community acts in the ways I described above. I know many of us have donated to plugin authors, […]

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Great Explanation Of Community

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January 5th, 2009
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Just over two weeks ago, the community was abuzz about the disappearance of 200 to 300 themes being removed from the theme repository. During that blip of time, there were many posts dedicated to covering the subject of not only the theme removals, but of community, GPL and much more. Andrew Rickmann who I consider to be a ‘thought leader‘ within the WordPress community published an excellent post which has had my head churning through thoughts and ideas ever since I read it. The article goes into detail on what the point of community is. However, despite the overall article being a great read, question number five that Andrew raises is the one that continuously has me thinking. In question five, Andrew asks what is it that you value? He then gives eight different perspectives which I find to be very interesting. Here is one of them: Do you agree […]

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2hr Interview With Matt Mullenweg

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December 19th, 2008
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On Thursday, December 18th, I had the honor of having a fireside chat so to speak with Matt Mullenweg. The chat lasted a little over two hours and then, Matt stayed around after the show for an additional two hours to field questions from anybody that asked them. There are a number of things that I have taken away with this chat with Matt and I’ll be listing those in an article in the following days but without a shadow of a doubt, Matt is a stand up guy. He answered all of my questions, even the tough ones which were submitted by the community. While there is room left to debate the GPL and what is or isn’t compliant, Matt answered the GPL questions to the best of his ability and in most cases, his answers are nothing more than his personal opinion since certain aspects of the GPL […]

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