Website Development is a Service

Web development can be a tough process. Understandably, if it isn’t your strength or interest there are some misconceptions or misunderstandings that come into the process of having a website developed. What makes it even more difficult is that the website development industry has a lot of people who provide poor service and even poorer quality websites.

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Improvements to the Features as Plugins First Model

Earlier this month, I described how the features as plugins first model is a mess. Drew Jaynes, who is leading the development cycle for WordPress 4.2, is already making headway into improving the model. Unlike previous release cycles, feature plugins that are likely to be merged into WordPress have been assigned a core mentor at the beginning of the cycle.

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StackExchange Community Building Beta Provides a Valuable Resource for Digital Community Managers

Online community building is like gardening. Whether you’re running an active blog, moderating forums, or managing a social network, you will encounter challenges in maintaining growth. Experienced community builders have a wealth of knowledge to share with those who are new to it, especially when it comes to recognizing and mitigating toxic elements, fertilizing to encourage growth, and responding to community changes.

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Torque Spotlight: Professional WordPress – Interview with Brad Williams

At the 2014 State of the Word, Matt Mullenweg, founder of the WordPress project, pointed out that 7,539, or 25%, of 33k survey respondents indicated that they make their living off of WordPress. There’s an obvious need for educational resources within the WordPress ecosystem – there are currently blogs, books, videos, and entire business models focused solely on WordPress education.

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Press Publish

Press Publish is a one-day conference featuring inspiring WordPress bloggers and the people behind We’re ridiculously excited about the speakers we have lined up, from personal bloggers to published authors from all over the country. Their successes and unique points of view represent a diverse range of the possibilities that come with sharing your voice with WordPress.

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Press Publish Tickets

It is with great excitement that I announce the opening of ticket sales for the Press Publish conference series we teased here earlier this month! After scouring the web for bloggers with inspiring stories, successful blogs, and unique voices, we’ve confirmed the speaker lineups, and are thrilled to be including popular bloggers like Katherine Fritz, Jerry Mahoney, Emily Austin,…

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Auberge: A Beautiful Free Restaurant Theme for WordPress

Restaurant themes don’t often land in the WordPress Themes Directory. In fact, there are barely a dozen listed among the 3,000+ themes on One problem with many commercial restaurant themes is that they are usually marketed as a complete package with everything built into the theme, including menu management.

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Becoming An Engineering Manager

Editor’s Note: Noah Brier is the co-founder of Percolate, a New York-based marketing technology start-up, and is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Social Media. Over the last few years I’ve gotten the pleasure to work with a large number of really talented engineers – some of whom I’ve asked to make the leap into management.

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Apply to speak at WordCamp Europe 2015

For the third WordCamp Europe, we’re excited to bring ever more brilliant speakers on board to make it happen. The event will be held in Seville from June 26 to 28 and will bring together more than 1000 designers, developers, business owners, entrepreneurs, marketing experts, bloggers, and educators with a passion for WordPress from all across Europe.

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Restrict Content Pro – Pippins Plugins

Restrict Content Pro is a complete membership and premium content manager plugin for WordPress. Create an unlimited number of memberships levels, including free, trial and premium. Manage members and their subscriptions, track payments, offer discounts with a complete discount code system, and provide premium, members-only content to your subscribers.

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BuddyPress 2.2 Release Candidate 2 is now ready for testing. Please download the 2.2-rc2 zip or grab it from our Subversion repository if that’s your thing. Your help testing during this final week is greatly appreciated. A detailed changelog will be part of our official release notes, but here’s our favorite changes that we want you to test.

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Seville, Spain to Host WordCamp Europe 2015

The WordCamp Europe organization team announced today that the 2015 event will be held in Seville, Spain from June 26 – 28 at the Barceló Gran Hotel Renacimiento. Last year’s WordCamp in Sofia, Bulgaria was a tremendous success with nearly 800 attendees, a world-class speaker lineup, and a strong local community of volunteers.

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Same Amazing Conference. New Low Price. – LoopConf

When we started working on LoopConf in October, we had all sorts of goals and aspirations for the event. We knew we wanted to create something special for WordPress developers. We envisioned a truly premier event with amazing entertainment, fantastic food, a great venue, and brilliant people who are solving some incredibly difficult problems using WordPress.

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Give Your Global Site A Local Feel With GeoIP (Now In General Availability)

by Tomas Puig WP Engine GeoIP allows WordPress site owners to serve different web content to different users depending on their location. You can immediately redirect visitors to content in their language or currency, display geographically-specific content, or hide irrelevant content. GeoIP empowers you to create more relevant, targeted, personalized user experiences.

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