Only 15% of you write in the WP Admin Editor

WordCampUS happened the first weekend in December and with it Matt Mullenweg’s annual State of the Word with updates and future trends for WordPress and by projection also for WordPressdotcom. There were plenty of jaw-dropping announcements for everyone in Matt’s presentation, but the statistic that blew me away was this: Last year saw the announcement of CalypsoContinue reading “Only 15% of you write in the WP Admin Editor”

WordCamp Europe 2016- The Finale

This may possibly be one of the last posts published on the interwebz (regrettably with a small “i”) about WCEU2016 in Vienna, but this was intentional. I’m notorious for writing up my WordCamp experiences long after the “rush” has gone. It helps me gain perspective and focus on what my takeaways from the event really were. (WordCampContinue reading “WordCamp Europe 2016- The Finale”

Afterthoughts on WordCampIL

I chronically write my post-WordCamp summary about a month after the event and this time is no different. At least I’m consistent. 🙂 This year’s #WCIL took place at the end of May and a day before we left on a long-planned and long-awaited, 2-week vacation to Norway. Knowing that I was not yet packed, myContinue reading “Afterthoughts on WordCampIL”

My Top Takeaways from WordCamp San Francisco

WordCamp San Francisco happened Friday and Saturday this weekend with many of the WordPress.com Happiness Engineers and Developers from Automattic both in attendance and presenting. This was the first time that I participated via the livestream, which was entirely brilliant, and it almost felt like being there, especially with the addition of the Hallway interviews.Continue reading “My Top Takeaways from WordCamp San Francisco”

WordCamp Jerusalem 2013: A Belated Wrap-up

WordCamp Jerusalem this year has come and gone. Presentation slides have since been added to the event website (video soon?) and some of slide packs are in English although the presentation itself may have been given in Hebrew. Here are the talks I attended; With the exception of “Getting to Know WordPress”, all presentations wereContinue reading “WordCamp Jerusalem 2013: A Belated Wrap-up”

State of the Word 2012

Thoughts from Matt Mullenweg’s 2012 State of the Word given at WordCamp San Francisco this past weekend and that we may see arriving here on WordPress.com. The ability to create Galleries from images already in your Media Library and not necessarily only from images attached to your post. Continued integration of NUX (New User Experience)Continue reading “State of the Word 2012”

WordPress.com vs. Self-Hosting: What’s Best For You?

Here’s more information to help you decide where’s the best place for you to host your WordPress site, courtesy of WordCamp Montreal and Ryan Markel (WordPress.com Happiness Engineer) And go full screen on your computer and you can follow along with his slides as well: