Today wpXtreme 1.0.0 beta3, a plugin to enhance WordPress user experience, was released. More then 250 fixes, lots of improvements and 3 new fundamental features.
Very interesting look at split testing for your email list opt-ins and social proof. There has also been a decent discussion on this by WordPress people on Google+. Why do you think that social proof hurt the conversion rates?
Joost de Valk has announced his company (Yoast) have released three Genesis Child Themes, with more on the way. We’re releasing 3 themes today, all of them very different but all of them share a lot of functionality too. They’re all Genesis child themes, as we believe in the Genesis framework. Right on the heels…
Andrew Nacin, Aaron Jorbin, Benji Regan, and Jason Rhodes are participating in php[architect]’s Online Summit Series, presenting on WordPress. It’s $49 per person, with discounts for larger groups. This looks to be a very technical lineup, and it’d be tough to find better presenters. You can register now for the November 14th event.
Richard Midson of Automattic on the future of podcasting and the opportunities for WordPress as a podcasting platform.
BuddyPress 1.9, “Sammy” was released last night, and for the first time in two years added a new component: notifications. Sarah Gooding has done a nice job on WP Tavern highlighting the various details of the release.
Tom McFarlin is a veteran of the WordPress product space. Today he’s announced that his company, Pressware, has opened a shop for selling WordPress products. Pressware’s first product has been out for a while now; the Mayer theme has been available exclusively through WordPress.com since February. Now Mayer is available for self-hosted bloggers as well….