In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Drew Jaynes, WordPress core contributor. We discuss a wide range of topics, from Jaynes’ opinions on Scott Taylor’s…
For a while now, I’ve been referring to the WordPress news media as the “Word Press”. When I was leading the 4.2 release, I made a special point of trying to keep the Word Press informed on what we were doing.
Anyway, the name stuck (in my own mind at least).
So who are the current Word Press you ask? Well, the big players right now are (in no particular order):
There are also a few more sites I’d consider to be part of the Word Press, though all of them seem to have fallen out of date. They are:
- WP Hacks (Kyle Eslick)
- WP Engineer (Alexander Frison, Frank Bültge, and Michael Preuss)
- The WPMU DEV news blog
- WP Force (Yoast)
And In aggregator land, the big players currently include:
- WP Chat (Leland Fiegel)
- WordPress > Planet, (WordPress.org)
- Added: wpMail (Cristian Antohe, Bianca Petroiu)
Over the years, there have also been several other prominent members of the Word Press that have dropped off or folded for various reasons.
The big three that spring to mind are:
- WP Candy, (Ryan Imel)
- Weblog Tools Collection (Mark Ghosh)
- WP Daily (John Saddington) – though it’s worth noting that Torque acquired and now hosts the archives for WP Daily
Do you have a favorite WordPress news site/blog/feed/newsletter you think is missing from this list?
From the talk page on the WordCamp Cape Town site:
In this session, Drew will be sharing insight into how a WordPress release happens, including an overview of all the moving parts, teams, organization, and execution. A lot of people have this idea that the core team is solely responsible for new versions of WordPress getting released, which couldn’t be further from the truth – it’s an intricate ballet of multiple contributor teams coming together and executing a broad vision.
He will talk about how a release cycle is structured, how and where the decision-making happens, as well as all of the various contributors and teams that play their own part in a successful release. It’s very much opening the black box of how a release works.
From the workshop page on the WordCamp Cape Town site:
We’re at a point now where we have these incredibly powerful query classes in WordPress core that allow you to really tailor down to whatever criterion you want. In this workshop, Drew will provide some real-world examples of some crazy stuff you can do with queries – it’s very much a “sky’s the limit” kind of situation. Queries are really interesting and powerful, and a lot of people are intimidated by advanced queries, even with the abstraction layers that WordPress has put in place.
This has been my work jam the past week. Hard to argue with an hour-long track from Monstercat. Especially if it increases productivity!