WordPress Personas for Firefox

January 26, 2010 | No Comments Yet

WordPress Vintage Press persona for Firefox
WordPress Inkwell persona for Firefox

Firefox Personas, which let you skin your whole browser according to your own tastes, now has WordPress ones made by Automattic itself. As of writing there are two personas: WordPress Inkwell and WordPress Vintage Press.

WordPress and Firefox are both open source projects with great communities, so it’s not surprising to see their worlds colliding every now and then. In fact if you’ll Google just a bit, Firefox add-ons for WordPress will turn up—and vice versa.

In the Philippines, the 2009 WordCamp also saw Mozilla and Automattic present both at the event and after, with Beau Lebens and Seth Bindernagel eating balut!

Grab the WordPress Persona for Firefox now.

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WordPress Foundation established

January 22, 2010 | No Comments Yet

The WordPress Foundation has just been launched. It’s inspired by the likes of the Mozilla Foundation, and aims to preserve, protect, and educate with the WordPress platform and related projects.

The WordPress Foundation is a charitable organization founded by Matt Mullenweg to further the mission of the WordPress open source project: to democratize publishing through Open Source, GPL software.

Aside from this great milestone for WordPress and its community, it’s worth noting that the new site runs on a develoment version of WP 3.0 and the next default theme, 2010. Check it out!

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WordCamp Philippines 2009 aftermath

September 21, 2009 | No Comments Yet

WordCamp Philippines 2009

WordCamp Philippines 2009 was a great follow-up to the one held last year. A lot of the campters live tweeted and plurked the event, while the videographers provided a livestream.

WordCamp had a good balance of topics for both designers/developers and bloggers. Here are the slides for two of the most awaited talks that day from Automattic and Mozilla representatives:

Meet the WordPress Family by Beau Lebens

Note: even though Matt Mullenweg couldn’t make it, he made a special video just for the participants.

A quick look into the Mozilla community through the lens of localization by Seth Bindernagel

(Download the presentation here)

Hope the other speakers can upload their slides as well. Congratulations to the Mindanao Bloggers for another successful WordCamp Philippines!

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WordCamp Philippines 2009 program posted

September 14, 2009 | No Comments Yet

It’s one week to go before WordCamp Philippines 2009 the program is finally out:

8:00 AM – Registration

9:00 AM – Welcome Remarks
Backgrounder: Mindanao Bloggers Community by Blogie Robillo

9:30 AM – Meet the WordPress Family by Beau Lebens

10:30 AM – WordPress in the Wild by Markku Seguerra

11:15 AM – Citizen Journalism in the Context of the 2010 Elections by Danilo Arao

11:45 AM – A quick look into the Mozilla community through the lens of localization by Seth Bindernagel

12:25 PM – Lunch

1:30 PM – Vlogging Mythbusters by Coy Caballes

2:30 PM – The Editorial Voice and Taste in Writing Tech by Jeff Villafranca

3:15 PM – Advanced WP: Portfolio & Directory Sites by Gail Villanueva

4:15 PM – WP: The Ultimate Content Management System by Karla Redor

5:15 PM – Q&A with WP Experts

Emcee: Migs Hipolito

Unfortunately Matt Mullenweg won’t make it this year, but we still have an Automattic guy in the form of Beau Lebens, and interestingly, someone from Mozilla, Seth Bindernagel. As for the blogging talks, the Citizen Journalism panel is more timely than ever.

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WordPress Plugin: Related Ways to Take Action

February 27, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Related Ways to Take Action is a WordPress plugin that analyzes your blog posts and displays related links that encourages readers to take social action.

The WordPress plugin works by scanning each of your posts for the top three keywords and then searches for related actions from Change.org, GlobalGiving.com, Idealist.org, DonorsChoose.org, Kiva, Care2 and over twenty other Social Action Platforms. It then automatically loads the top three campaigns for those keywords at the bottom of each of your posts.

It’s part of the Change the Web challenge, which invites people to promote social change using web-based tools. Aside from WordPress, web companies like PayPal, Mozilla, and Mashable are participating.

Download Related Ways to Take Action

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