WP eCommerce: What’s old is new again.
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WP eCommerce: What’s old is new again.

WP eCommerce is one of the oldest WordPress plugins you’ll find. That it’s an eCommerce plugin — built on WordPress, well before such a thing seemed sensible — is even more of a testament to just how impressive this plugin is. It’s been under development for eight years, and is nearing 3 million downloads on…

WPArmChair now has its own mobile app, powered by BuddyPress and AppPresser
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WPArmChair now has its own mobile app, powered by BuddyPress and AppPresser

WPArmchair is a pet project by David Bisset. An avid WordCamp fan, he’s regularly created microsites for WordCamps, so that attendees and folks at home can follow along, viewing tweets and pictures based on WordCamp hashtags. Now, WPArmchair is taking it to the next level. The folks behind AppPresser, which I’ve reviewed before, haveย created the…

Syed Balkhi, of WP Beginner, enters the commercial theme market with ThemeLab
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Syed Balkhi, of WP Beginner, enters the commercial theme market with ThemeLab

ThemeLab has been around since 2007, started by Leland Fiegel. Leland released dozens of themes on ThemeLab, most of which were free. He also wrote a consistent blog and was generally an active member of the WordPress community. Over time though, as has so often been true, his activity slowed and the site lost focus….

Press75, one of the oldest WordPress theme shops, is for sale
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Press75, one of the oldest WordPress theme shops, is for sale

Started in 2008,ย Press75 is one of the oldest WordPress theme shops. Jason Schuller has run the site for years, and according to the listing, it was once a half a million dollar per year business. Now it’s for sale. Jason has been moving away from the theme business for some time. He’s created a couple…

AffiliateWP launches with aim to make affiliate marketing with WordPress easy
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AffiliateWP launches with aim to make affiliate marketing with WordPress easy

Pippin Williamson and Andrew Munro have just launched Version 1.0 of AffiliateWP, an affiliate marketing plugin for WordPress with simplicity and ease of use in mind. Pippin is well known in the WordPress community for his work as a plugin reviewer on WordPress.org, his blog and plugins on PippinsPlugins, and his popular eCommerce product Easy…

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DevPress sold for $14,000 on Flippa

Update: Devin Price is the new owner. DevPress has a storied four year history, and today it’s been sold on Flippa for a mere $14,000. What started as a partnership between four well known WordPress community members was eventually reduced to a one-man operation, under the guidance of Tung Do. Tung, Justin Tadlock, Patrick Daly,…

The Year Without Pants
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The Year Without Pants

Scott Berkun’s The Year Without Pants is a first person narrative of his time employed at Automattic from August 2010 to May 2012. Berkun entered Automattic as employee number fifty six when the company was replacing its totally flat structure with a team-based one. Berkun’s story centers around his experience managing Team Social, which was…

Meet Philip Arthur Moore, Premium Theme Lead at Automattic
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Meet Philip Arthur Moore, Premium Theme Lead at Automattic

Philip Arthur Moore is the Premium Theme team lead at Automattic. I’m thrilled to have been able to ask Philip some questions about WordPress.com premium themes, their processes, and working at Automattic. His answers are thorough and very insightful, and I’m thankful for the time he spent on this. You’re the Premium Theme Lead at…

All plugins are (not) created equal
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All plugins are (not) created equal

Plugins are the new black in WordPress site development, and picking out the perfect plugins for your site can quickly become overwhelming. The WordPress.org plugin repository hosts over 26,000 plugins and the plugin forum contains over 1.3 million posts. Check out this plugin wordcloud – what stands out amongst the rest?ย  With so many plugins…

WP Engine acquires WP Daily archives, launches Torque
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WP Engine acquires WP Daily archives, launches Torque

WP Engine has been working on Torque for a number of months. Their tagline for it, as it turns out, is “The WordPress News Core.” Beyond that, they don’t particularly say on the site how they plan to frame the content, but they’ve kicked things off with a number of posts from prominent community members,…

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