You may not know this, but every so often, all across the world, groups of WordPress enthusiasts meet each other to talk about all things WordPress. How to improve WordPress, how to improve long distance collaboration, how to build plugins or themes, how to reduce bugs and problems, and much more. And to top it all off, it’s really nice to meet each other in an informal setting. It’s what Ali B said on The Voice (of Holland): TEAM work means Together Each one Achieves More. And that really is the case when we talk to other WordPress professionals. Last year we visited WordCamp Netherlands in Utrecht, WordCamp Europe in Sophia and the local Meetups in Nijmegen and Tilburg. Next year we intend to visit all of these again and more. We’ll also visit LoopConf, a WordPress conference in Las Vegas. Yeah, WordPress is pretty cool ;-) Why? Because everyone brings a unique perspective to common or unique challenges we all have in our quest to unlock WordPress to the very large group of non-professional end-users. And everyone helping everyone benefits everyone. Even you ;-)
Friday December 14th WordPress released the latest update for the core software: 4.1, nicknamed Dinah after jazz singer Dinah Washington. WordPress regularly releases a new update for their main software. For us as plugin developers (building SwiftySite on top of WordPress), this means work. Immediately we downloaded and installed the new WP version and started testing our main plugin: the Swifty Content Creator against it. And sure enough, some errors occurred. Our developers got to it and fixed the issues in a matter of hours, releasing the updated version to our alpha testers just in time for the annual Christmas party.