Category: Wordpress

Party of the decade: WordPress turns 10 and you're invited to celebrate with them

Portland will always take the chance to celebrate. But the tenth anniversary of WordPress? That’s a better excuse than usual.

I’m a huge fan of WordPress. And I know I’m not alone. Read More

Portland just got a little WordPressier: WordPress shop 10up opens Portland office

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: Portland loves its WordPress. And so it comes as little surprise that WordPress types love Portland back. The latest example of that love? WordPress wizards 10up have announced they’re opening a Portland office. Read More

Portland loves its WordPress. And now, WordPress loves it right back. With a Janrain partnership.

If you blog in Portland, chances are you’re using WordPress—the blogging and content management platform built by Automattic. And there’s good reason. WordPress has played a defining role in our little tech community. Read More

WordCamp Portland 2010: Time is running out to see Matt Mullenweg, Mark Jaquith, Jane Wells, and more

WordCamp Portland is shaping up to be one of the best WordCamps of the year, with speakers like Matt Mullenweg, Mark Jaquith, and Jane Wells among others. But if you want to take part, you better hurry. Because ticket sales close this Friday.

[HTML1]It’s almost that time, kids. Time for all the WordPress—the open source blogging and content management system popular in Portland and a great number of other places—types to gather and share and learn. Time for WordCamp Portland.

And true to form, WordCamp Portland is shaping up to be one of the best WordCamps of the year, with speakers like Matt Mullenweg, Mark Jaquith, and Jane Wells among others. But if you want to take part, you better hurry. Because ticket sales close this Friday. Read More

WordCamp Portland 2010: It’s never to early to secure speakers… or to submit your WordPress talk proposals

when a Portland event starts announcing speakers nearly five months in advance. But that’s that WordCamp Portland (@wcpdx) crew. Those WordPress loving organizers are just a different breed.

Portland, by its nature, is a little, well, procrastinatey. You know what I mean. You get a bunch of smart people who are overly busy and think that they can do anything and sometimes—well most of the time—things tend to slide a bit. We just work well under pressure. Or something.

So it becomes downright newsworthy when a Portland event—and a camp at that—starts announcing speakers nearly five months in advance. But that’s that WordCamp Portland (@wcpdx) crew. Those WordPress loving organizers are just a different breed. Read More

Blogging, open source, and now mobile: Small Society Apple iPad app furthers Portland’s love affair with WordPress

Well, now you can. Because Portland-based Small Society teamed with Automattic—the WordPress folks—to build an Apple iPad app for WordPress.

You may have heard that Apple is releasing a new piece of hardware on Saturday, April 3. No it’s true. It’s a little tablet thingamajig. Like a big iPhone. And people around here seem pretty excited about it. Because Portland loves technology.

Know what else Portland loves? Blogging. And when it comes to blogging, there’s one blog platform that Portland loves more than any other: WordPress. Which got me to thinking, what if you could combine that love of blogging with the love of this shiny new Apple iPad tablet? And how about throwing in some open source just for good measure? Read More

WordCamp Portland: Aaron Hockley hands off the organizational reins to Morgan Senkal

After two years of running the show, Aaron Hockley is handing off the management of WordCamp Portland 2010 to Morgan Senkal.

It’s no secret that we here in Portland love the camps. Camps here. Camps there. Camp camp campity camp. And you might have also heard, we’ve also got a bit of a soft spot for that whole blogging thing.

So it comes as little surprise that a camp focused on a blogging platform—WordCamp Portland, a gathering of WordPress fans—does really well around here. So well in fact, that after two years of running the show, Aaron Hockley is ready to take a little breather, so he’s handing off the management of WordCamp Portland 2010 to Morgan Senkal. Read More

Embedding video in WordPress will get easier, thanks to Portland’s Viper007Bond

Like embedding video. As anyone who has ever tried to embed a video in a WordPress blog post can tell you. They’ve likely lost a few clumps of hair in the process.

Now don’t get me wrong. I love the WordPress. Nothing has ever made my blogging life easier than its open source goodness. But all that love aside, it does have a few blemishes.

Like embedding video. As anyone who has ever tried to embed a video in a WordPress blog post can tell you. They’ve likely lost a few clumps of hair in the process.

If only it could be easier. If only.

Well, thanks to Portland-based Alex “Viper007Bond” it will be. Read More

Matt Mullenweg on martinis, jazz, and a little open source project called WordPress

[HTML2]If you’re an out-of-town tech type who’s traipsing through Portland chances are—that at one time or another—you’re going to wind up on the set of Strange Love Live, the best tech podcast in Portland… if not the world.

So it comes as no surprise that when Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress, was here in town for Beer and Blog (yes, the rumors were true) and WordCamp Portland that Cami Kaos and Dr. Normal managed to wrangle Matt away from WordCamp for a few minutes to chat about martinis, jazz, and, of course, WordPress. Read More

Rumor: WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg will be at Beer and Blog

[HTML2]Now you know how I struggle with the rumors. Generally, I don’t post anything until I’ve had the chance to check it out. I mean, just look at what all you crazy Portlanders did with that Dave Chappelle rumor.

But this one falls into the “fairly certain” category. And since I’m convinced that Portland loves WordPress and beer almost as much as it loves Chappelle I’m going with it: Matt Mullenweg—none other than the guy who created WordPress—will be at Beer and Blog, this Friday. Read More

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