A great example of innovative work being done in the WordPress community is the WP Contact Manager by The Design Canopy: WP Contact Manager is a different kind of theme for WordPress. With a little bit of work (outlined in detail below) it turns WordPress into a contact manager. You can add contacts through the […]
One of the great many things about WordPress is the vast support for languages and truly international community of contributors. The WordPress community continues to create many language specific Themes, translation files, and support documentation. Weblog Tools Collection recently highlighted that self-installed WordPress now supports Kazakh – bringing the total number of languages supported to […]
When we released the Prologue WordPress theme for group communication, we knew it would be used in innovative ways. This past weekend we saw it utilized for a Startup Weekend, an event where you can “Build Community and a Company in a Weekend”: Bloomington, Indiana was a proud host to Startup Weekend, which completed a […]
With an interesting blend of user-generated content and top professional journalists , The Roar – based in Australia – has built a compelling sports opinion site using WordPress: Featuring some of the best sports writers in Australia — including the Sydney Morning Herald’s Spiro Zavos — The Roar aims to be the leading sports website […]
Sony has released two WordPress plugins. They are based on some of the customizations they’ve done for their Playstation blog. A good example of a corporation adopting WordPress and giving back to the open source community.
A detailed and excellent post by Scot Hacker about moving the China Digital Times site from Movable Type to WordPress. Some choice quotes: we’ve reduced the time it takes to publish a new article from almost 15 minutes to a few seconds by moving from Movable Type to WordPress I’ve found again and again that […]
BabyCenter has recently deployed new community features on their site including the integration of blogs — powered by WordPress MU. For moms, there is Momformation: A blog covering everything you need to know about moms, motherhood, and the state of parenting now. And covering the intersection of parenting & celebrity culture, the FameBaby blog: FameBaby […]
Here in the US we have a big primary election today. Results are starting to come in and you can see the latest reaction from bloggers on the “Politics” tag page on WordPress.com. In addition, several large publishers are covering this big event and hosted in the VIP program, including: TIME’s The Page by Mark […]
Many publishers are embedding videos on their blogs from various sources, including YouTube, Brightcove, DailyMotion, Blip.TV, and others. One consistent piece of feedback we’ve received from publishers, is that it can be difficult and time consuming to remember the exact steps that each video site requires to embed a video — as they all have […]
Big news in the tech world today with Microsoft formally entering a bid to buy Yahoo. Scanning through the various coverage, it was obvious that many large publishers were using their blogs to quickly cover this fast-moving story. A great example was the Wall Street Journal’s take on it and the comprehensive use of blogs […]
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