Unofficial International WordPress Day. That can only mean one thing, right? One day – Tuesday, July 1 – out of the whole year to celebrate the existence of WordPress. But, like the title says, this isn’t official or anything. Your boys over here at WPCandy just wanted to have a little fun within the community.
What’s This All About?
We want to dedicate a day to just thank the awesome folks over at Automattic for putting together some really awesome projects, such as WordPress, bbPress, etc. I bet they work their asses off and I think they deserve a little bit of appreciation (not that they don’t get any, but there’s never too much appreciation).
Where You Come In
If you love WordPress as much as we do, then we invite you to blog about it with us on Tuesday, July 1. It doesn’t have to be too formal or anything, just make a simple (or incredibly long) post about WordPress. Here are some topics your post could cover:
- Why you use it and prefer it over other CMSs
- How it’s helped your business or blog
- A thank you letter to Automattic
- Your top-secret tips and tricks
Remember, the point of the whole thing is to publicly express your love for WordPress 🙂
Donate to WordPress
As you all know, WordPress is free and open-source, and there are many people behind the scenes working their asses off simply because they love WordPress. With that said, we’re asking you to please join us in donating to WordPress. These folks really deserve it. It doesn’t have to be a huge amount – in fact, any amount will do – but not only will it help them out, it’ll also show how much we appreciate all they’ve done.
What We’re Doing
WPCandy is hosting an activities day on Unofficial International WordPress Day. We’ll have coloring sheets, crossword puzzles, and…no, that’s not right. How about some giveaways? We’re lucky enough to have a pot of TWENTY premium themes, theme packs, plugins, ad spots, and more. How do I enter, you ask?
It’s simple. Simply post a comment below about how you love WordPress and thank Automattic and you’ll automatically be entered into the contest.
Or, if you’re in a good mood, you may choose to write a blog post about WordPress. You can use some of the suggested topics above or do whatever you want. Then, in your post, link back to this article. We will be notified of the incoming link and will include it in the drawing.
We have a growing pot of 20 prizes to give away. Yes, 20! WPCandy is fortunate enough to have an awesome set of sponsors who have donated premium themes and plugins, ad spots, theme packs, and more. Here’s what we’re giving away:
- 1 Theme of Choice from Blogalized.com
- 1 License of the WPRemix theme
- 3 Single-User Revolution theme licenses (theme of choice)
- 1 5-pack of themes from WordPress Themes Market (to be released shortly after WP Day)
- 1 free 30-day banner ad on WPforSale.com
- 4 Copies of the Viva Zoom Pro plugin
- 4 Copies of the Viva Carousel Posts plugin
- 4 All-Inclusive Dev Packages from Premium News (valued at $500 each)
- 1 iThemes.com Developers Package
Again, we’ll be collecting all of the comments and trackbacks and picking random winners. Note: WPCandy is the sole judge of who “deserves” to win these prizes. If we feel your post or comment isn’t meaningful enough, is spam, or is a cheap shot at entering the contest in any way, we’ll just skip you and move on to the next person. So please, make it nice. 🙂
Thanks to all of our sponsors for graciously donating some of their products to make WordPress Day so much better.
Unofficial International WordPress Day
(Photo by Donncha)