A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that we’re spending a lot more time focused on WordPress in 2018.
Our primary plugin focus is PublishPress, a suite of tools enabling WordPress teams to create great content.
To make PublishPress more competitive, we acquired Bylines, from Daniel Bachhuber. By default WordPress only allows one author per post. Bylines allows you to assign multiple authors to a post and publish articles from guest authors. Continue reading “We acquired Bylines to make PublishPress better”
I’ve been deeply involved in Joomla and Drupal for years now.
But our Joomla business is doing really well at the moment, and there’s a great team in place, running the site very effectively.
That’s giving me more time to focus on our WordPress projects this year.
There are some books of course. Genesis Explained is very close to launch, and WordPress Explained is getting a major update. Continue reading “Diving Into WordPress in 2018”
I wrote 3 very different year-in-review articles for some of our different businesses.
Joomlashack’s review was standard, showcasing how well things are going. I think it’s important to show that Joomla businesses still can successful.
OSTraining’s review talked about business models. In 2017, we made a major change to focus more on books and partnerships.
PublishPress’s review was a very different type of review. I had written a couple of “We did great!” reviews for 2017, so wanted to show the other side too and write a “We screwed up!” review too.
Almost every community and corporate web site can benefit from a strong calendar solution to expand event awareness and improve collaboration.
For Joomla web sites, the obvious and most popular choice is JCal Pro.
Continue reading “Review of the JCal Pro Calendar for Joomla”
I drive our kids to the school bus stop every morning (yes, that’s very American, I know).
This morning, as I’m pulling out of the garage, I get a notification on my phone:
Your destination is 9 minutes away
What the …? I look more closely and the notification is from Apple Maps. I haven’t opened Apple Maps since 2012. Continue reading “Apple Maps Get Creepy”
Today the Ghost Foundation announced that it is moving to Singapore.
This is a very unusual move in the world of open source. Here are the headquarters of some other major software foundations:
How unusual? Here are the headquarters of some other major software foundations: Continue reading “The Ghost Foundation is Moving to Singapore”
I applied to speak at WordCamp Miami in 2015 and again in 2016.
Last year, I was lucky and got accepted.
This year, I was lucky and didn’t get accepted. Continue reading “How to Win Friends and Influence People: WordCamp Miami Edition”
Last Christmas, I got a Fitbit as a gift.
This Christmas, I got an email saying that my 4th Fitbit has shipped.
The devices were great and the customer support was excellent, but the devices were just fragile.
That pretty much sums up my experience with wearables in 2015: I use them all the time and they break all the time. Continue reading “My love / hate relationship with wearables”
I think that’s missing the bigger picture.
Brian Krogsgard’s Post Status newsletter has an interesting quote from Matt Terenzio: Continue reading “To see the future of WordPress, click Reader”
Take a brief look at the web today and you might think open source has a lot of influence:
- Swift is open source, from Apple.
- HHVM is open source, from Facebook.
- Android is open source, from Google.
- Bootstrap is open source, from Twitter.
- .Net is open source from Microsoft.
Continue reading “Open source has reach, but no influence”