Automattic releases Jetpack 2.0: Publicize, post by email, infinite scroll and “photon”

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This morning Automattic released version 2.0 of their Jetpack plugin. This, the tenth release of the plugin, includes four new features: publicize, post by email, infinite scroll, and photon.

The first few features will sound somewhat familiar if you’ve used WordPress.com in the past. Publicize allows you to post to various social platforms when you publish, post by email lets you, well, post by email, and infinite scroll will automatically load your posts as visitors scroll down your page instead of requiring they click to view the next set of posts.

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WP Late Night #23: “Bughetto”

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Last night’s episode of WP Late Night, “Bughetto”, had the regular crew discussing theme philosophies, the WordPress.com homepage redesign, and the slew of WordCamps coming our way soon.

This episode is brought to you by Event Espresso, the event registration plugin for WordPress. You can use the discount code “wpcandy” during checkout to save $25 on your purchase.

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Page.ly wants every theme and plugin shop to be a SaaS platform

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Pagely is announcing a number of new partnership opportunities today for their managed WordPress hosting service. They’ve spent months prepping their in-house API in order to offer a revamped reseller program, and even cooler, a partner program that allows theme and plugin shops to offer seamless hosting services to their clients.

The underlying infrastructure is the same for both the reseller and the partner API programs, but how Pagely partners with users of each program is different. The partner API program is especially exciting, and I’ll explain more about it later in this post. But Pagely is offering more today than the new API. They are also running a birthday deal.

Pagely is turning 3 years old in September, and to celebrate they are offering a really low price of $19 per month for six months of service, for any plan. That’s $30 off the basic plan and $780 off for their pro plan. If you’ve ever wanted to try Pagely, then you should do so now.

Now, let’s talk about this API

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WP Late Night #22: “I brought kittens” with Sara Cannon

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Sara Cannon from Range was this week’s guest on WP Late Night. We discussed WordCamps, the _s theme, and Shit WordPressers Say. I mean, more than usual.

This episode is brought to you by Event Espresso, the event registration plugin for WordPress. You can use the discount code “wpcandy” during checkout to save $25 on your purchase.

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Aftertaste #30: After WPCandy Podcast 34

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This episode of Aftertaste followed up this week’s episode of the WPCandy Podcast with Brian Krogsgard and I. We caught up a bit since, well, we haven’t done a podcast in a long time. We also chatted about our picks for the week.

Listen in if you like hearing us jabber on:

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Raven releases free schema generation plugin for WordPress

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Periodically, I hear about a plugin that just makes me say, “Yes!” Today is one of those days. Raven Internet Marketing Tools, the company behind some incredibly popular SEO and internet marking tools, has released a free WordPress plugin that makes creating schema data dead simple.

Raven worked with well known WordPress developer Andrew Norcross to create the plugin, aptly named Schema Creator. Though the announcement for Schema Creator is not yet live, the plugin is available in the WordPress plugin repository for your consumption. I’ve given it a spin myself, and considering I already knew Andrew Norcross was a great developer (seriously, follow him on Twitter or something), I’m not surprised that it works exactly as advertised.

How to use the Schema Creator plugin

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Sara Cannon will join WP Late Night tonight!

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Tonight I’m happy to announce that Sara Cannon of Ran.ge will be joining the crew tonight for the WP Late Night podcast recording. We’ll be broadcasting from the WPCandy Stream tonight at 8:00 PM EDT, and of course we’ll have the WPCandy chat room open (#wpcandy on freenode) throughout the show.

If there are any specific topics you would like to see us discuss, or questions you might have for Sara, feel free to drop them in the comments below.

WPCandy Podcast 34: “Plugin reviews and the Theme Hook Alliance”

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This week Brian Krogsgard and I sat down and discussed a couple of recent topics that have been popping up in the WordPress community: WordPress dot org plugin reviews and the Theme Hook Alliance.

If you’d like to jump quickly to one discussion or another, the plugin discussion is first and the theme hook talk starts up at sixteen minutes in.

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Recap: WordCamp Grand Rapids, Day 1

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WordCamp Grand Rapids day one is complete — barring the after party of course, but details of those are never published anyhow. For the tl;dr folks out there: this was a great first WordCamp event put on by a group that obviously understands event organization and WordCamps with a group of speakers that would rival some older camps. Nearly everything that could have gone right went right.

For those willing to read a bit more, continue on. The speaker’s notes and slides are linked up below as well, including further thoughts on the events and the presentations I sat in on.

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