Tareq Hasan has begun development on a Backbone powered single page application starter theme for WordPress. It uses the JSON REST API plugin as backend. A number of features are left to integrate, but if you're interested in learning more about making themes with Backbone, this may be a good theme for you to check out and contribute to. You may remember I posted about Collections recently, a very specific type of Backbone theme, so this is very nice to see how other folks are going about this method.
After talking with many small business owners over the years there is one constant, many are good at what they do but bad at business. This book as aimed at helping you be good at business.
Is there a win-win solution for plugin owners fighting churn and their professional WordPress customers, like agencies and freelancers?
VaultPress, the backup solution from Automattic, has introduced a feature to restore a site backup to a new location or site. It’s interesting to seem them get into the migration space.
SiteLock has acquired a Dutch security company called Patchman, which doubles the number of active sites they’ll have on their network. Patchman patches (good name!) vulnerabilities on the server, based on scanning files and identifying known vulnerable software. This is fairly basic market consolidation, which is a normal process. But it definitely helps SiteLock beef…
Curtis McHale debunks the myth that making good money with WordPress is easy. This is a good read for anyone looking to dive deeper into a WordPress-oriented career. Like most things, a highly rewarding career working with WordPress requires work, hard work.
One of the oldest commercial WordPress Plugins gets a facelift. In this episode of Post Status Excerpt, David Bisset and Cory Miller talk about the recent 2.5 update to Gravity Forms. Cory reflects on the early days of the WordPress ecosystem. David recounts how Gravity Forms was his first major plugin purchase as a freelancer….