This first week of 2012 really started things off on a high note, with a number of interesting stories and discussions. The beginning of any month—let alone the beginning of the entire year—is pretty busy and hectic. To make the best use of your time, I’ve gathered the most popular posts and discussions of the week and listed them here.
Top posts this week were:
- Make theme standards your New Year’s Resolution (19 comments)
- Jonathan Christopher offers up a new custom post type concept with Hierarchy (17 comments)
- Modemlooper stops dialing in for BuddyPress (17 comments)
- Dre Armeda Goes Big with his WordPress Tattoo (16 comments)
- WP Ninjas unleash the power of NinjaForms on WordPress.org (16 comments)
- WordCamp Norway is just over a week away (oh, and sold out) (11 comments)
- Max Foundry wants to take your buttons further with MaxButtons Pro (11 comments)
I was happy to see quite a bit of discussion on posts this week—even in the forum, which is always exciting to see. I enjoyed the discussion around theme standards in the New Year’s resolution post that Coen Jacobs sent in. Did you have a favorite post or discussion this week, here on WPCandy on elsewhere?
Holidays on the internet are always a bit funny, since nearly everyone takes a day (or few) away from computers to do non-internet things. Crazy, right? For those few minutes you take away from family and friends this weekend, curl up with this week’s set of popular posts:
- Plugin authors can now add custom header images to their WordPress.org listings (25 comments)
- The WPCandy Awards are now accepting nominations (11 comments)
- Page.ly gets a facelift, goes responsive with their design (5 comments)
- Sweet Plugin: WP Core Contributions Widget (2 comments)
- WordPress for Android 2.0 is here, plus a new site design (2 comments)
- BuddyPress 1.6 will bring separate admin area for Activity (2 comments)
- WPCandy Podcast 29: Christmas, because it’s Christmas and Christmas edition (2 comments)
So there weren’t a crazy number of comments this week, but there’s still a lot of good stuff in those posts so check them out. Was there anything that specifically caught your eye this week?
Let’s face it, weeks can get pretty busy. They tend to get even busier around the holidays, so odds are things are just crazy for you this month. No worries though, we have you covered. Below you’ll find a list of the seven most popular posts on WPCandy last week, so you can jump right into the most active discussions and join in.
In the last seven days, these seven posts were the most popular:
My favorite last week (despite the release of 3.3 and all the fun surrounding that) was easily the Tetris game and other easter eggs packaged into the Okay Themes website. If you haven’t heard about that yet, do check it out.
Besides these posts, was there something we missed last week? Let us know in the comments.
Weeks can just fly by, can’t they? There isn’t much you can do about it, and before you know it Monday is happening again. To make things a bit easier on you, this post collects the seven most popular things published to WPCandy last week so you can recap and not miss out on all the good stuff. Let’s face it, sometimes things to do will keep you away from interesting reading. We can’t have that!
Without further delay, these are the posts you shouldn’t miss this week:
My personal favorite last week was the first episode of First Taste, though it did feel good to get another podcast out as well. Did anything in particular catch your eye this past week? Speak up in the comments.
Quite a bit happens throughout the WordPress community each week. In fact, it can sometimes be hard to keep track of it all. That’s exactly why we have the Sweet Seven. Below are the top seven posts of the last seven days, determined by pageviews and comment counts. If you don’t read anything else this week, make sure you read these!
Without further ado, this week’s most popular posts are:
- Obox says ThemeForest decision was a good move
- Exclusive details on the upcoming rocketgenius plugin
- Pippin previews his new post type column editor plugin
- Words for WordPress and its blue-hearted owl have launched
- Akismet launches Partner Program to reward account referrals (in closed beta)
- WP Engine will power hosting for Philly attendees for life
- Pressed Ads gets a bit more impressive in November
Be sure to jump into the comments on each of these posts, since they all are all host to interesting discussions. I’m a bit partial to the Akismet and rocketgenius stories, since they are exclusive to WPCandy and introduce some fun new projects to the WordPress community. Right now, though, the Obox/ThemeForest discussion has to be the most interesting one.
Among these, what was your favorite this week? And while you’re at it, let us know if you’ve done anything particularly cool with WordPress lately.
A lot happens in the WordPress community every week — so much so, that sometimes it can be easy to miss out on the big stuff, even when we publish as much WordPress news as we do. That’s why we have the Sweet Seven, where you can catch up on the most popular stories this week, just in case you happened to miss them before.
Without further ado, this week’s most popular posts are:
- Themes enabling plugins: this (PHP) class is one you might actually enjoy
- Bring out the birthday cake: WPCandy is now four years old!
- Michael Fields joins Automattic as a Theme Wrangler
- Community Poll: How many custom post types do you use?
- Meta Review: WooCommerce plugin from WooThemes
- WooThemes announces tweaks to their subscriptions
- WP Paintbrush releases eleventh coat, er beta, of their theme
Be sure to jump into the discussions on each of these posts, since they all are all host to interesting discussions. My favorite is definitely the PHP class discussion (number one up there).
Among these, what was your favorite this week? And while you’re at it, let us know if you’re doing any cool WordPress stuff this weekend.
A lot happens in the WordPress community each week, and in turn we end up posting on a lot of WordPress news. But it’s not always the case that everyone is able to keep up with all that WPCandy churns out. To combat the fire hose of news, we put together The Sweet Seven, a roundup of the seven most popular posts this week. If you read anything this week, read these posts. This week, the Sweet Seven posts were:
- Feature: The Future of WordPress Themes in 2011
- Feature: WordPress theme mascot throw-down: Who would win?
- News: Max Foundry tries demos to promote plugins, plan backfires
- News: Phoenix 2011 will be first swag-less, zero waste WordCamp
- News: Bones starter theme hopes to replace common plugins, speed up development
- News: New pricing model at Press75 brings all themes for as low as $50
- News: Future versions of WordPress will be specifically GPL version 2 or later
Be sure to jump into these post’s discussions, since they all have interesting comment threads running. Among these, which was your favorite post of the week?
Personally, I enjoyed the Max Foundry story and the insight into the new pricing model at Press75.
A lot happens in the WordPress community each week, and in turn we end up posting on a lot of WordPress news. But it’s not always the case that everyone is able to keep up with all that WPCandy churns out, so we put together The Sweet Seven, a roundup of the seven most popular posts this week. If you read anything this week, read these posts. This week, the Sweet Seven posts were:
- Giveaway: Win some WordPress swag for guessing what “JP” could be
- Announcement: You can power WPCandy for a post, for a day, or forever
- Opinion: Let’s stop calling WordPress themes “premium”, whether they are or not
- Announcement: Meet the slightly tightened up WPCandy design
- News: Mullenweg calls social toolbars “the mullet of websites”, plus other gems on social web
- Announcement: How the WPCandy iPhone app sold in its first month
- News: Giant Themes closed its doors after one year and three themes
Be sure to jump into these post’s discussions, since they all have interesting comment threads running. Personally, I found the Giant Themes story the most interesting this week, with Mike Smith’s openness regarding the closing of his theme shop being pretty admirable. Among these, which is your favorite posts of the week?