WordPress News

Twenty Fourteen Theme Takes a Step Further

A WordPress.com premium theme has been pulled from sale to become the default Twenty Fourteen theme.

Work has begun on recycling Further, Automattic’s first magazine-style theme. A demo site is available.

Designed by theme wrangler Takashi Irie, the theme features a responsive layout, a featured content area and support of standard, video, image, gallery, aside and quote post formats. It also includes seven widget areas.

Automattic theme division lead Lance Willet and theme wrangler Konstantin Obenland, along with Irie, will rework the theme in time for the release of WordPress 3.8  in early December.

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Got a Great Idea for WordPress 3.8? Have Your Say

If you’ve got a feature idea for WordPress, get ready to pitch it this week.

Co-founder Matt Mullenweg will host the first planning meeting for WordPress 3.8 on UTC Thursday, 8 August 2013 at 6pm in #wordpress-dev on Freenode.

Mullenweg himself is leading development on version 3.8, which is planned for release in early December.

In his State of the Word address at WordPress San Francisco, he said the release would be “experimental” and would likely feature the MP6 admin UI plugin and the 2014 theme.

WordPress 3.7 and 3.8 are being developed simultaneously.

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WordPress 3.6 is Finally Here

WordPress 3.6 has dropped.

WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg today announced the release of the latest version, which includes “bullet-proof” autosave and post locking, a revamped revision browser, native support for audio and video embeds and improved integration with Spotify, Rdio and SoundCloud.

WordPress 3.6 is available to download from WordPress.org

The release is called “Oscar” in honor of Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson.

WordPress core developers share a love of jazz music, and since version 1.0 all major releases are named in honor of jazz musicians they admire.

There are a number of user features:

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70% of People Have Never Heard of WordPress

The title says it all. In a recent survey conducted by WPMU, 70% of more than 1,500 respondents from the general population in the U.S. said they had never heard of WordPress. Of course that means 30% had.

Here are a few more quick overview stats:

35-44 year olds were the group with the highest rate of recognition at 37.1%
32.1% of males said they had heard of the platform while 28.1% of females said they had
34.8% of urban populations, 26.6% of suburban populations, and 23.6% of rural populations had heard of WordPress

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Musical Chairs in the WordPress News Space

If you haven’t already heard, WP Engine has bought out WP Daily – or at least what was left of it.

WP Daily shut down suddenly on July 10, much to the shock of its fans, at first shutting readers out of its old posts before allowing access to its archives the next day.

While all this was happening, WP Engine was quietly working away in the background on its own news offering, Torque, the “WordPress News Core”. On Friday, new editor Michelle Oznowicz announced the online magazine to the world, posting a Letter from the Editor outlining the site’s intentions:

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State of the Word: WordPress 3.7 and 3.8 Out Soon

With WordPress 3.6 expected to drop any day now, the next two versions of the world’s most popular CMS and blogging tool will be released before the year is out, according to WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg.

In his State of the Word address at WordCamp San Francisco today, Mullenweg said 3.6 wouldn’t be released this weekend so “everyone can have a good time” at the event, but the long awaited release of “Oscar” – named after Canadian jazz great Oscar Peterson – would be shipped “very soon.”

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Kill Passwords: How To Never Use a Password With WordPress Again

Are you tired of forgetting your password and sending reset emails? WordPress is everywhere and chances are that you have multiple sets of login credentials for your many WordPress sites. Keeping track of all of this login info can be maddening, especially if you’re a developer with hundreds of sites.

Imagine your life without passwords. Believe it or not, you don’t have to trade security for convenience.

Introducing LaunchKey: Your Ticket to Killing Passwords Forever

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Need a Job? WordPress Jobs Site to Get a Redesign

The WordPress Jobs site is getting a makeover and new volunteer moderators.

Audrey Capital word ninja Siobhan McKeown has put a call out for new moderators at Making WordPress.org. Judging by the comments on the post, the positions will be filled pretty quickly.

The jobs site was set up by Mark Ghosh from WeblogToolsCollection in 2007 as a place where people could advertise WordPress work or browse through available jobs.

Ghosh has since decided to take a step back from the site, according to McKeown, hence the search for new moderators.

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BuddyPress 1.8 Released With Better Theming Capabilities

The BuddyPress core team promised a short release cycle for 1.8 and they have delivered! BuddyPress 1.8 was released today and cheers were heard around the world. Dancing and pizza-feasting will probably continue into the night.

The 1.8 release is dubbed “Di Fara” after a famous Brooklyn pizza joint where each pizza pie is handmade by its owner, Dom DeMarco.

A few months ago we previewed the new features that are included in BuddyPress 1.8. The most exciting features highlighted in the release blog today include:

Better theme integration

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