bbPress 2.3 has entered its first beta. If you are a bbPress forums user, now is the time to go grab a copy and test it on your development installs. bbPress has really matured over recent years, and is a great WordPress centric forum product if you want to get up and running quickly. Go check it out.
Siobhan McKeown has been working on a book on the history of WordPress, and has its first outline available for your viewing. I love how open she’s been about the development of the book. This one is going to be a must to have around for any of us making our living off of WordPress.
Bob puts out so much writing and audio at Do the Woo and has so many different people featured, it’s hard to keep up! These are some recent ones I’ve taken note of but didn’t get into a post or newsletter. Definitely worth a listen:
Aside from all the flexibility WordPress gives us for warping and bending it to our will, the static nature of the admin really grinds my gears. There’s been some progress on better admin styles and even some very impressive iterations and forward-thinking ideas, but I think the problem stems much further than just styles –…
Leader.Team is a new business podcast from Cory Miller and Matt Danner. I like that their goal is keep it shorter than most podcasts (15-25 minute) so that it’s easily digestible.
Pressgram, an Instagram for WordPress Kickstarter app proposal, lost its primary backer today. Matt Mullenweg had backed the project with the highest $10,000 support level, and retracted it after learning the app would not be open source. John Saddington, who is behind Pressgram, responded to the news on the project blog.
Matt Mullenweg announced today that Automattic has acquired WooThemes, whose flagship product is the popular eCommerce plugin, WooCommerce. All 55 team members at WooThemes will join Automattic, swelling ranks at Automattic by around 18%.