How many Humans? WordCamp London 2015 – Human Made Limited

Written by Jane Falconer-White | Posted in News How many Humans does it take to contribute to a WordCamp? The answer is thirteen*. It may be something to do with the fact that our own fantastic (and very persuasive) Jenny Wong was one of the organiser, but at this year’s WordCamp London on 20-22 March, the Human Made team really got stuck in.

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WordBench Tokyo Special: Matt Spring Festival

On a gloomy Sunday afternoon of March 29th, it’s nice to find yourself being in a vibrant and happy place: WordBench Tokyo Special: Matt Spring Festival! It was quite a rainy day in (Kachidoki) Tokyo indeed, but this did not get in the way of WordPress users, developers, designers, programmers and enthusiasts to gather once again in Tokyo for this special event.

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Andrew Nacin has joined the White House’s U.S. Digital Service | Post Status

Andrew Nacin now works at the U.S. Digital Service, the federal government service that aims to “redefine public service for a new generation.” Nacin continues his role as WordPress lead developer, but is stepping back from working on the project full time. Andrew Nacin hasn’t worked at Audrey Capital since January.

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Mouseflow for WordPress 3.1

With Mouseflow for WordPress you can access everything Mouseflow has to offer – directly from your WordPress dashboard! Learn more about your visitors by viewing recordings of whole user sessions including mouse movements, clicks, scroll events and key strokes. The plugin makes it quick and easy to install the Mouseflow-tracking code on your WordPress-site.

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BackupBuddy

“I recommend BackupBuddy to every single person I talk to who runs a WordPress powered website. There is no comparable plugin that includes the amazing feature set of BackupBuddy. Knowing all of my sites are fully backed up on a schedule helps me sleep at night, and that peace of mind is priceless.”

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WordPress Forms – Gravity Forms Contact Form Builder and Lead Data Management Plugin For WordPress

Gravity Forms is hands down the best contact form plugin for WordPress powered websites. Oh yeah, we said it!Don’t just take our word for it, listen to what Gravity Forms users are saying. Gravity Forms allows you to quickly and easily integrate with a variety of third party services such as PayPal and provides for even deeper integration with WordPress through our collection of optional Add-Ons.

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WordPress Forms Plugin – Ninja Forms WordPress Form Creation Plugin

“As a developer I love how easy it is to customize Ninja Forms. It’s built in a modular form so at any point you can inject your own programming and change the output. If you need to add a hook for some custom logic you can suggest it on GitHub or send a pull request yourself and it will quickly be merged into the main plugin.

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Download 422 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry. Or you could pay $0 to download it at MetPublications, the site offering “five decades of Met Museum publications on art history available to read, download, and/or search for free.”

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Dev Chat Summary for March 25, 2015

Avatars, an extensible UI (#6290) @im4th reported that he gave a demo of the new Avatars UI at WordCamp London last weekend. Discussions touched on where special templates would be included in backend administration, from where to include the UI templates so that this feature would be theme-independent and could still be overridden by theme…

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If your website’s full of assholes, it’s your fault

We’re twenty years in to this world wide web thing. Today, I myself celebrate twelve years of writing this blog. And yet those of us who love this medium, who’ve had our lives changed by the possibility of publishing our words to the world without having to ask permission, are constantly charged with defending this wonderful, expressive medium in a way that creators in every other discipline seldom find themselves obligated to do.

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Membership sites, Popular plugins, Happytables, The Post Status podcast, and hosting

Thank you for subscribing to the Post Status newsletter 🙂 For content like this every day, join the Post Status Club! It’s a similar format, but with news and commentary from across the WordPress and web community. Today, I’m heading to WordCamp Atlanta. There are WordCamps going on in Atlanta, San Diego, and Seattle this weekend!

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Introducing Cache Buddy: a companion for your WordPress page caching solution

WordPress is, by default, completely dynamic. On every page load, a bunch of “work” happens. Cookies are read. A database is queried. Content is transformed. All of this makes WordPress very powerful and flexible. But for sites that get a lot of traffic and mostly just need to crank out the same pages for everyone,…

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Large Scale DDoS Attack on github.com

We are currently experiencing the largest DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack in github.com’s history. The attack began around 2AM UTC on Thursday, March 26, and involves a wide combination of attack vectors. These include every vector we’ve seen in previous attacks as well as some sophisticated new vectors that use the web browsers of unsuspecting, uninvolved people to flood github.com with high levels of traffic.

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Putting the Framework in Genesis Framework

In the time that I’ve worked with the Genesis Framework, I’ve learned the biggest barrier to entry for folks is understanding how to interact with it. Because the Genesis Framework doesn’t follow the typical templating model of other WordPress themes, it requires a learning curve for both seasoned theme developers and beginners alike.

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WordPress School: How to View a Web Page Source Code

Starting this Monday, we will be diving into web browsers in preparation for some basic HTML lessons to help you learn more about the inner workings of WordPress, WordPress Themes, and web design as part of Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course. The first step in the process is learning to view a web page…

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The Business of Freelancing, Blogging, and Books, According to Author Jennifer Armstrong

First, I should note: I am not related to Jennifer Armstrong. But! I have followed her writing closely over the years – first during her years at Entertainment Weekly , and more recently as the author of books like Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted (Simon & Schuster), which offered a definitive history of the classic TV series.

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Tomorrow Corporation : Retro Game Internals: Punch-Out Passwords

The NES game “Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out” uses a password system to allow players to continue from certain points in the game. Each password consists of 10 digits, each of which can be any number from 0 to 9. There are 2 kinds of passwords that the game will accept, which I’ll call “regular” and “special” passwords.

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6 Best WordPress Plugins for YouTube Publishers

Last updated on by Editorial Staff Are you a YouTube publisher? Wondering which are the best WordPress plugins for YouTubers? In this article, we have hand-picked some of the best WordPress plugins for YouTube publishers. These plugins will help you improve the display of your YouTube videos on your WordPress site, guaranteeing more user engagement on your website.

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WordPress School: Polls and Surveys

Coming up soon in Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course is a huge section on interactivity with WordPress, learning about comments, integrating social media, social media automation, and how to encourage and support such interactivity without draining your time, energy, and emotional being. To help you get started thinking about how you can use your…

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