WeekPress #3: WordCamp Boston, WP Stack, and the 2012 Survey

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We have a lot to report in this week’s WeekPress WordPress recap!

Many great things are happening in the WordPress community and our team is set to participate in the local event happening tomorrow.

Grab your iced latte, sit back, and recap this week in WordPress.

WordCamp Boston 2012

WordCamp Boston 2012 is set to be the largest yet.

WordPressers everywhere will converge on to Boston University to kick off one of the premier community events. Developers, designers, project managers, authors and small business users of WordPress shall come together for 2 days of learning.

Some awesome sessions are lined up that a lot of us here at the studio are excited to attend:

We hope you’re able to attend and we get the chance to meet up with you. If you’re at the event or tweet to @slocumstudio on Saturday, you can grab a free copy of our premium responsive WordPress theme.

WordPress 2012 Survey

If you’re on the WordPress.org announcement list, you should have received an e-mail from Matt Mullenweg asking to participate in this year’s WordPress survey.

Here’s what you missed form e-mail:

We’re doing our annual survey of WordPress users, developers, and businesses, and just like last year will share the data at WordCamp San Francisco.

If you have 5 minutes and want to help out WordPress, take this survey: http://wpsurvey.polldaddy.com/s/wp-2012?src=wpe

Take a moment and participate in this survey to help make the software we already love, even better.

WP Stack

If you’re a developer or designer looking for a robust fully operational versioning and deployment stack for WordPress – you’re in luck.

Core WordPress developer Mark Jaquith announced his latest brain child, WP Stack.

Mark is hoping engage more professional WordPress developers needing versioning control, that just haven’t built an infrastructure for it yet.

We hope to see more great releases down the pipeline for this project.

Locking Down WordPress

One of the most sought after topics for WordPress, is how to secure your WordPress blog or website.

The folks over at Code Poet have released a new ebook, Locking Down WordPress.

This is a fine read for beginners and advanced users alike. There’s a plethora of great insights like requiring written user policies, which plugins to use, practices to recover from hacked sites, and of course how to lock down WordPress before any of the bad stuff happens.

We give it a thumbs up and recommend heading over to download to your desktop or kindle right now.

Did we miss something?

We’re busy prepping for the start of WordCamp Boston tomorrow, so it’s entirely possible we missed a really juicy WordPress news piece this week.

Got something great to share? Post it in the comments below. We’ll see you next week!

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