We’re bringing you some action-packed fun on this Threeme Day!
Photographer’s home page template
South by Southwest Interactive kicks off this Friday, March 8, and you know Automattic will be there! Whether you need some help with your site, want to learn about the future of blogging, or just want to boogie down with a beer and some barbeque, we’ve got you covered — come say hello, because we’d love to put a face to your blog.
Have questions about WordPress? Our Happiness Engineers have answers, and they love sharing ‘em. Swing by the WordPress Happiness Bar — booth 725 at the Trade Show, Sunday, March 10 through Wednesday, March 13; look for the “Born in Texas” banner — and we can troubleshoot your site, give you a quick tutorial, or just share why we think WordPress is the best CMS around.
Are you a small business owner who wants an interactive website with demo videos? A pro blogger who wants to try out a bunch of premium themes before committing? A non-profit building its first website, and in need of a little extra support? Say goodbye to sky-high web development costs and hello to WordPress.com Business.
Everything a growing business needs, at a price a growing business can handle.
Our users already know how easy it is to build great websites on WordPress.com: we’re flexible, powerful, and scale along with you. WordPress.com Business makes it even easier to build a site that supports your growing business long-term by giving you every tool you need up front and for only $299/year:
Every couple weeks, we’re sitting down with an Automattician to help you get to know the people who work behind the scenes to build new features, keep Automattic running, and make WordPress.com the best it can be. This week, we’re very pleased to introduce you to Ms. Lori McLeese. Everybody, meet Lori!
What’s your role at Automattic?
This week in the Reader, we cheered on a man versus nature and versus himself, we revelled in a meditation on the sensuousness of hand-written vs. typed composition, and we laughed out loud at a hilarious transcript of a discussion topic that’s usually not quite so funny: religion. Here are just three of the posts that caught our attention this week.
Today, we’re bringing one of WordPress.org’s most popular themes to WordPress.com – Responsive!
Responsive: Home Template
Designed by Emil Uzelac, Responsive is clean, feature-rich, and you guessed it… completely responsive! With a Home page template that allows you to concentrate on specific content in a more traditional website layout, all while looking great across any device, this theme is well-suited to anyone hoping to start their website on WordPress.com.
Some say there’s no greater rivalry than the one between the City by the Bay, San Francisco, and the one-and-only Big Apple, New York City. And considering both cities’ contributions to the industry of tech and big ideas, they’re right!
Two cities, two launches
Recently, both San Francisco and New York City launched initiatives to highlight their technology and startup communities — projects we’re proud to support. While both cities have their own thriving communities, they share one thing: their websites, Where the World Changes and We Are Made in NY, are built on WordPress.com Enterprise.
When you become a part of WordPress.com, you’re actually getting two awesome services for the price of none: your blog plus your Reader, which brings every WordPress.com blog together in one easy-to-search place. Your blog is where your ideas come to life, and your Reader is where you connect with other WordPressers, our community hub. It’s the place to find bloggers who inspire you, teach you, tug your heartstrings, and make you laugh — and who just may be your next biggest fans.
When you log in to WordPress.com and go to the actual http://wordpress.com — as opposed to going directly to your blog — you’ll land in your Reader. It looks a little something like this — familiar?
I’ve officially decided that any day with three theme launches occurring at the same time will henceforth no longer be known as Theme Day but Threeme Day! Yes, I took it there. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy threese — I mean these — latest additions to our ever-growing collection of themes on WordPress.com.
First up is Blocco, by Press75.
Blocco: Home Page
WordPress is an elegant solution for education professionals looking to create a website for their class, and today we’re excited to announce the launch of WordPress.com Classrooms. Whether you need a group blog for your high school history project, or to keep your 3rd grade students’ parents up to date about the next field trip, you’ll find the solution here at WordPress.com.
This post it’s to describe my goals for 2013, I know I’m bit late it’s end of January, but…
The last 5 years, I’ve been working for a great company Conrad Caine, a full service agency for digital communication. When I had started in Conrad Caine, I had a great first impact, as the company headquartes is in Germany, the customers and projects were mainly focus in Europe, for me a Brazilian guy without any English background and starting to work for a multinational company was a quite challenging.
A long of time I could show my work….
I become a ninja in usage of Google Translate, and incredable I could learn a bit of english, and the things were moving smoothly…
What about code readability, from my point of view is one of the most important thing in the code. Who writes code that is easy to read, writes good code.
Probably reading code is where you spent most part of your time, and not only your code, probably code of your team mates, or maybe code from the open source community, so write code that is simple and is easy to understand it’s really important.
How write code that is easily to read?
Well, it’s not that simple, but there are some tips, that you can follow, I’ll try summarize some of these tips, to help you to write better code, and increase the code redability of your code.
Tip 0: Comment before write your code (DocBlock)
What? Before?? YES! let me say why…
PHP Meta Programming
What about adding methods to a object on the fly, if you comes from ruby language or you are familar with this language, you already know what is it… Ruby provides to you a way to get an instancied object and add a additional method to this object.
OKAY! Stop Ruby, let’s talk about PHP
PHP does not provideo one “standard way” to do such a thing, it’s also not part of core…
But anyway it does not say that we are not able to do such a thing.
So let’s see the code, I’ll show two aproaches one using PHP 5.3, and another using PHP 5.4, those examples take advantage of the anonymous function (closure) added in the PHP 5.3 version, and also takes advantage of the Closure class and the method bind added in the version 5.4
Fall is the season for changes and we’re in the spirit on WordPress.com! We’ve been working hard on some changes to the Publicize feature that we are happy to share with you today.
Publicize has only allowed you to connect to one account from another social network at a time. That makes it difficult if you want to post to two Twitter accounts or multiple Tumblogs. Today, we’re changing that. You are now able to connect to as many accounts at each service as you like.
We have a beautiful addition to the WordPress.com themes collection for you today!
Designed by La&La, Runo Lite is a minimalist theme with a focus on writing. Offering multiple sidebar configurations and a notebook-esque style, this theme is as customizable as it is elegant. Whether you’re an aspiring poet, a diligent scholar, or just someone who appreciates a clean and simple presentation for their content, we think you’ll find Runo Lite a pleasure to use.
Read more about Runo Lite on the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your own site by going to Appearance -> Themes!
Happy Thursday everybody! Today I would like to introduce you to the two latest additions to our family of themes. Let’s start first with the most adorable …
Babylog is the perfect theme for chronicling your little one’s first year (and beyond!) The playful, sweet design will take you from first smiles to first steps, and you can even customize the baby graphic to look like your own bundle of joy! Read more in the theme showcase.
After adding colors to our Custom Design repertoire a few months ago, we decided they’re cool enough that everyone should have a chance to preview new colors before purchasing an upgrade.
Adding color to your blog makes it stand out and gives your message impact—so wrap up your work in that perfect color choice! To try before you buy, go to your blog’s Appearance → Themes page and click “Customize” or open a live preview for a free theme and then click on the “Try Now” button.
If you’re sharp-eyed, you’ve noticed that we recently adopted Open Sans as our default typeface across WordPress.com.
Type wonks know that Open Sans is a humanist sans-serif typeface. It’s elegant and sophisticated, yet modern. It’s beautifully legible, offers an excellent reading experience, and has a superior typographic range that includes accents, non-Latin characters, and more.
Click on the image below to see a before and after screenshot of the WordPress.com About Us page. The previous incarnation that uses Helvetica/Arial is on the left. Behold Open Sans, on the right: