A Definitive Guide to WP-Config, the WordPress 6.1 Field Guide, and Twenty Twenty-Three
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A Definitive Guide to WP-Config, the WordPress 6.1 Field Guide, and Twenty Twenty-Three

Here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in the world of design and development in the WordPress space this past week: A delicious developer’s advanced guide to WP-Config, the WordPress 6.1 Field Guide, and Twenty Twenty-Three looks amazing! Brian Gardner released a new FSE theme, Powder. Cool Tool of the Week: Lorem Picsum by David Marby and Nijiko Yonskai.

StudioPress relaunched, going all in on a hosted product

StudioPress has a brand new look, and is now marketing itself primarily as StudioPress Sites. At a foundational level, StudioPress Sites feels like a mashup of other products under the parent company umbrella, backed by the powerful StudioPress brand. In reality, nothing is that simple. StudioPress Sites is hosted WordPress, a thing I’ve long advocated…

Rainmaker Digital passes $12 million in revenue, 60+ employees

Rainmaker Digital is the newish name of the formerly known Copyblogger Media. Brian Clark recently did an interview with Andrew Warner of Mixergy, where he discussed the state of the business, where things are going, and what to expect. It was pretty enlightening. I’m just going to call them Rainmaker from now on because it’s easier….

Thesis, Automattic, and WordPress
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Thesis, Automattic, and WordPress

Chris Pearson and Matt Mullenweg have hardly communicated with one another in the last five years, but they are ideological enemies. They have very strong personalities and unshakable beliefs on business and software. This is a story of their dispute, their idealism, and the implications it will have on the WordPress project.

Interview with Drew Strojny, Founder of The Theme Foundry
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Interview with Drew Strojny, Founder of The Theme Foundry

I had the pleasure to interview Drew Strojny, founder of The Theme Foundry, about their work at The Theme Foundry, their philosophies about themes, and their latest theme release, Oxford. Direct Download Drew is a former Duke football player that spent a few years in the NFL before he started a small business doing general…

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