State of the Word 2016: Mullenweg Pushes Calypso as Future of WordPress’ Interface, Proposes Major Changes to Release Cycle


photo credit: WordCamp US organizing team Philadelphia welcomed 1,923 attendees to WordCamp US this weekend with an additional 2,028 enthusiasts watching via live stream. Matt Mullenweg delivered his 11th annual State of the Word address to a rapt audience ready to celebrate WordPress’ progress over the past year and hear the project leader’s vision for 2017. He began by thanking sponsors and volunteers who made the event possible by covering the bulk of the $516 … Check out the source»

Highlights From the 2016 Annual State Of The Word


After two full days of talks, parties, and networking, WordCampers lined up to fill the massive room at the top of the conference center. It was Matt Mullenweg’s 10th annual State of the Word address, in which we learn about the last year in WordPress and what’s to come. Mullenweg began by thanking the city of Philadelphia, sponsors, the 200 volunteers, and organizers saying, “this has been the smoothest WordCamp ever.” WordPress Meetups This year … Check out the source»

Making Friends And Growing Professional Relationships In Real Life


I joined the WordPress community four and a half years ago and have since had the privilege to watch it grow. I just wrapped up my talk  at WordCamp US on how to make friends offline and grow your professional relationships in real life. Although the CMS has grown in popularity, now powering 27 percent of the internet, the tight-knit nature of the community hasn’t changed. People are always willing to answer questions, give business … Check out the source»

WordPress Industry Survey 2016 Results


WordPress powers 27 percent of all websites on the internet. The open-source content management system (CMS) is used by an impressive collection of sites, from universities and nonprofits to large publications like the New York Times and massive enterprise companies like Sony and GM. WordPress’s versatility and ability to scale makes it the obvious choice for any website, regardless of the industry. Its open-source foundation has not only helped facilitate its adoption but has also … Check out the source»

Fixing the Pesky 403 Forbidden Error in WordPress


When your website throws up a 403 error with “Forbidden” plastered across the top in imposing bold letters, it’s just a bit rude, right? I mean, it’s your website and you can’t access it. The nerve! I mean, you’re the site administrator or even the owner and your site has locked you out. Fortunately, troubleshooting and fixing this error so you can regain access to your site isn’t too difficult and requires a few minutes … Check out the source»

Comics of the week #368


Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a break from your daily routine, have a laugh and enjoy these funny … Check out the source»

DigitalCube Launches Shifter, Serverless Hosting for WordPress


DigitalCube launched Shifter at WordCamp US today, the first serverless hosting product for WordPress. The Japanese development company specializes in WordPress and AWS integrations. Shifter was built by the same team behind the company’s Amimoto cloud hosting platform. Shifter converts WordPress sites into a series of static HTML files and serves them up via a global CDN (AWS) for high performance hosting, eliminating the burden of software maintenance and server updates. The product targets websites … Check out the source»

WordPress In Public Schools


WordPress is incredibly versatile. It is inexpensive, easy to learn, and safe. That makes it the perfect option for organizations that have a lot of time or money to dedicate to building and maintaining a site like nonprofits or schools. Back in July, we looked at how WordPress powers the Newark, New Jersey Public School District. That post centered around an interview with WebDevStudios and gave an excellent picture of just how much switching to WordPress changed … Check out the source»

Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 4.7 is Coming!


Perhaps the biggest news is actually dropping early next week – Tuesday, December 6th, to be specific. That’s when WordPress 4.7 officially ships. Beyond a furious Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it was otherwise a relatively uneventful week (perhaps due to Thanksgiving). The post Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 4.7 is Coming! appeared first on WPLift.