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Week in review: Beta 2, refinement, transparency, Do Action, apps, and more

Welcome to the fourth “Week in Review” on Post Status, where I hope to offer up some of the things you may have missed in the last week or so. There are a lot of great reads to catch up on this week: WordPress Beta 2 is ready for testing Self explanatory but important — WordPress…

Lift has acquired ChurchThemes and intend to enter the hosted church website market
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Lift has acquired ChurchThemes and intend to enter the hosted church website market

ChurchThemes was started by Frankie Jarrett in 2011. Frankie is now the Head of WordPress Product at X-Team, makers of Stream — a product I reviewed a few months ago. Frankie also talked about Stream and ChurchThemes on the Matt Report recently. Today, Lift is announcing the acquisition of ChurchThemes. Lift is a consultancy and also owner of UpThemes,…

Chris Coyier on WordPress, business, and building the web
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Chris Coyier on WordPress, business, and building the web

Chris Coyier is not a stranger to most of us web workers. He’s a designer at CodePen, a writer at CSS-Tricks, and a podcaster at ShopTalk. He uses WordPress on all three of his primary projects. For years, Chris has been a consistent advocate for the platform. He develops his own websites with WordPress, but his day-to-day…

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Week in review: Beta 1, WooThemes is seeing double, and much more

Welcome to the third “Week in Review” on Post Status, where I hope to offer up some of the things you may have missed in the last week or so. It’s been a busy week, and there’s a lot to share, so let’s do it. WordPress 4.0 beta 1 is out Beta 1 of WordPress 4.0…

Tips for local WordPress development with Varying Vagrant Vagrants (VVV)
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Tips for local WordPress development with Varying Vagrant Vagrants (VVV)

I’ve used local development environments for as long as I can remember.  They’ve always been a fluid part of being a developer.  The biggest pain point was keeping everything upgraded at all times and switching from one stack to another. In case you didn’t notice, I said ”was”.  This is because in the Spring of…

Syed Balkhi and Thomas Griffin are joining forces
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Syed Balkhi and Thomas Griffin are joining forces

Syed Balkhi and Thomas Griffin first partnered together when they created Floating Social Bar, a free WordPress social sharing plugin. They decided to collaborate after meeting and getting along at WordCamp Raleigh. From there, their relationship blossomed, and they decided to create a second product together. Syed specializes in marketing and business development, and Thomas…

Automating i18n in WordPress themes
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Automating i18n in WordPress themes

According to the Polygots Make blog, WordPress is used all over the world and in many different languages. To put that in perspective, more than a third of existing WordPress installations are non-English and in his keynote at WordCamp Seattle, core developer Andrew Nacin mentioned that only 5-10% of the world speaks English. At AudioTheme,…

The state of handling custom metadata in WordPress
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The state of handling custom metadata in WordPress

WordPress has a table for handling metadata of posts. Quite simply, it’s a good place to store “stuff” that relates to a post, but doesn’t belong in one of the standard parts of the posts table. Metadata can be nearly anything. And it can be displayed however a theme wants to display it. You can…

Week in review: VIP learning, Javascript pervasiveness, and changing lives with WordPress
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Week in review: VIP learning, Javascript pervasiveness, and changing lives with WordPress

Welcome to the second “Week in Review” on Post Status, where I hope to offer up some of the things you may have missed in the last week or so. WP Sessions VIP My friend Brian Richards is going full-force with WP Sessions and its new VIP offering. WP Sessions is a great way to…

The first ever WooCommerce conference is November 3rd & 4th, on the heels of WCSF
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The first ever WooCommerce conference is November 3rd & 4th, on the heels of WCSF

The WooThemes team put up a landing page today for their first ever WooCommerce conference, which is to be held in San Francisco November 3rd and 4th. The conference is right on the heels of WordCamp San Francisco, which is October 25th – 29th. So those of you that want to make two trips in one…

Obox has launched Instant: white labeled, seamless hosting for their WordPress themes
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Obox has launched Instant: white labeled, seamless hosting for their WordPress themes

Average customers often don’t know the difference between domains, WordPress themes, plugins, and hosting. They have to learn as they go, or hope they land somewhere someone will guide them well. I once did a WordCamp double-session on WordPress 101. I did two hours of information, that I felt was pretty basic. I finished the…

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