The Saga Continues
WordPressWordPress was borne of initial idea seeding via B2 (Cafelog) in 2001, which was launched by Michael Valdrighi. In 2003, cofounders Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little forked B2 and created WordPress, an Open Source blogging and now content management system estimated to power the largest number of websites of any individual product (20%). Through the largest thriving community of any website management system, WordPress has grown to include theme designers, plugin developers, webmasters and site developers. With the power of participants, WP now can power anything from small individual blogs to large multi-user social communities to business websites. Core contributing developers include Ryan Boren, Mark Jaquith, Matt Mullenweg, Andrew Ozz, Peter Westwood and Andrew Nacin. WordPress has just recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary.
WPCommunityWPCommunity.com was started as an extension of Web Developer Tom Ford who found WordPress in the early days looking for a solution to power a group of large websites that had outgrown their flat HTML infrastructure. Needing more features, WordPress was chosen based on another user who was kind enough to put together a comparison chart of several platforms, with detailed information. The way this individual was able to present this side by side comparison using WordPress ultimately led to giving it a shot...which led to massive experimentation to the different things it could do. The heavy and growing demand for assistance led to offering such, bringing us to today. Tom Ford has contributed to various other development agencies including TC Websites, WPMU.org and WPML. (as well as solving countless technical issues and working through many full website builds).
- RECENT WORDPRESS NEWS ON THE WEB
I've posted this bug earlier and someone moved it to another forum....but this is a bug and is still not fixed as of 4.1
It's not TwentyFifteen and it's looking like it's not 4.1 either. This is because you only have ONE menu item.
The word "Move" appears as text underneath the text "The description will be displayed in the menu if the curr
- DEC 19, 2014
WPTAVERN: WPWEEKLY EPISODE 175 – NEW YEARS RESOLUTION SLIDER
In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I discuss a number of topics. We give you a heads up on the latest round of attacks taking advantage of vulnerabilities in the Revolution Slider plugin. We congratulate John James Jacoby on successfully reaching his crowdfunding goal. We talk about a new plugin discovery tool released by ManageWP and compare it to what’s available on the official directory.
This is the last show of 2014. Thank you for listening and supporting the show throughout the year. The next episode will be on January 7th, 2015.
100,000+ WordPress Sites Compromised Using the Slider Revolution Security Vulnerability
StoryFTW Now Available in The Plugin Directory
Jetpack 3.3 Introduces New Centralized Dashboard for Managing Multiple WordPress Sites
WordPress Themes Directory Now Requires All Themes to be Translation-Ready
BuddyPress, bbPress, and GlotPress Development Campaign is Now Fully Funded
Google Earth API to Retire December 12th, 2015
ManageWP Releases Plugin Discovery Tool
Plugins Picked By Marcus:
HTTPS Mixed Content Detector attempts to identify sources of mixed content warnings. The plugin will examine content loaded when admins are viewing the site. Any content that violates the policy of loading content that originates from “https:” resources will trigger an error and that resource will be logged.
Idea Factory allows users to submit new ideas from the WordPress front-end and vote on them.
Next Episode: Wednesday, January 7th 9:30 P.M. Eastern
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DEC 19, 2014
WPTAVERN: CONCEPT IMAGE SHOWS REDESIGN OF DRUPAL.ORG USER PROFILES
Open source projects rely on contributions from both paid and non-paid volunteers. As a project gets larger, there are more ways to contribute. Displaying a user’s contributions is a great way to show off a person’s impact to the project.
Like WordPress, Drupal.org provides a profile page for registered users. During the December 17th Drupal Association meeting, the team announced it’s going to redesign Drupal.org user profiles and released a concept image.Drupal User Profile Page Redesign Concept
The proposed design will change slightly as members of the community continue to work on it, but I like what I see so far. It’s clean, uses colors, and does a good job of organizing a lot of information.
Meanwhile, the WordPress.org user profiles which are also a work in progress, don’t show nearly as much information. Activity, Plugins, and Favorites are split into sections. However, the main profile page looks nice, uses color, and contains badges.WordPress.org User Profile Pages
Difference in Approach
One of the differences between WordPress and Drupal is that the ticket dedicated to redesigning Drupal user profile pages is filled with discussion and contributions. On the other hand, WordPress uses a mixture of tickets, posts on the Make Community P2 website, and comments to decide how to redesign the profile pages. I’m a fan of keeping information about a specific feature in a central location as it’s easier to reference.
User profiles are a common item shared between two large, open source projects. It’s interesting to see the approach each has taken towards improving the design and showcasing a user’s contributions to the project.
What do you think of the concept image and is there anything in the design you think would work well for WordPress.org user profiles?