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Week in WordPress Episode 20

Today’s cast is a large one. (and that’s not just because we have FAT Media on the line today!)

In this episode of Week in WordPress, we talk about Crowd Favorite, WordPress 3.8 beta 1 being released, and WordPress Twenty Fourteen theme coming to the masses of WordPress.org users.

The guests joining Matt and Scott today are:

  • Carrie Dils
  • Garrett Moon of TodayMade (creators of CoSchedule)
  • Steven Word of Oomph
  • Robert Neu of FAT Media

We’re on iTunes!

WordPress Headlines for the Week

Helen Hou-Sandi to give back full-time to WordPress

  • Member of 10up, will be working full-time as a guest committer
  • Two members of 10up contributing like this, and 20 credited core contributors

Crowd Favorite acquired by VeloMedia

  • Transaction will occur early next year
  • VeloMedia will change name to Crowd Favorite
  • Crowd Favorite, enterprise level WordPress consultancy agency, will be joining the larger media entity
  • More WordPress agencies to be acquired soon?

Publish your own iOS or Android app

  • Contender to AppPresser?
  • For multisite networks that need to provide users with custom apps
  • Can make a custom app for a particular client to make them happy and reduce your own workload down the line

WordPress is not a Unicorn

  • Interview on Frantic with Barry Abrahamson, CTO of WordPress.com
  • WordPress, when tested and run properly can do just about anything you want it to
  • Common misconception that it is only good for blogging
  • A lot more front-end interaction in the coming years

Things to consider before changing your company’s name

  • If you change your name, try to change it to one that is equally reputable (VeloMedia to Crowd Favorite)
  • Notify all existing customers of the name change as you do so
  • Don’t ignore your current brand equity
  • Create signage to tell new customers who you were and what the new name is now

BuddyPress 1.9 Beta Available

  • New widgets for “Friends” and “Log In”
  • New notifications under user profile

WordPress Admin Theme Redesign

  • New admin theme by George Kordas
  • Makes the dashboard of WordPress more modern
  • iOS7 styling with translucent backgrounds and clean, square boxes and text.

WordPress Advent Calendar 2013 is fun

  • Cute WordPress Calendar snippets

Twenty Fourteen is out

  • New default theme has been released
  • Looks more modern, with greens and blacks
  • What do you think of the new theme?

WordPress 3.8 Beta 1 is out

  • New admin design and responsive design
  • Dashboard homepage has been refreshed
  • Twenty Fourteen theme
  • Choosing themes under “appearance” looks different

Just the tips

Scott – https://github.com/markjaquith/WordPress-Plugin-Directory-Slurper

Robert – http://pippinsplugins.com/get-array-urls-string/

Matt – WordPress Startup Challenge

Carrie – http://wordpress.org/plugins/cpt-onomies/

Garrett – Udemy.com

Steve – http://wordpress.org/plugins/vip-scanner/

2 comments on “Week in WordPress Episode 20

    1. While we had a ton of fun we have no plans at the immediate time to continue the series Brendan, but thank you for writing in! If we do, you will be sure to know about it.

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