Automattic’s WordPress Consultants list moves to CodePoet.com

September 17, 2009 | No Comments Yet

CodePoet is Automattic’s very own domain for WordPress consultants. They moved their massive list to a specialized site for professionals specializing in WordPress design and development.

As the largest operator of WordPress blogs (over 9 million and counting), we receive a steady stream of requests from people looking for WordPress savvy web design and software development firms. In response we’ve started CodePoet, a directory of consultants who specialize in building beautiful and efficient WordPress sites.

The site is still in its early stages, running on a barebones P2 theme and categories limited by geography, but knowing the developers of WordPress, there’s bound to be some great features coming up. Perhaps even expanding to accommodate firms working on other Automattic products like bbPress, BuddyPress, VideoPress, Akismet, Gravatar, PollDaddy, IntenseDebate, etc.

And if you’re wondering why it’s called CodePoet, the WordPress slogan is “code is poetry”. Very apt. And very cool too—wouldn’t you love an email address at that domain?

(Via WordPress Tavern)

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An early look at WordPress.org Profiles

September 4, 2009 | 1 Comment

WP Tavern reports on the first instance of BuddyPress running on an official WordPress site: WP Profiles.

While we briefly talked about this during episode 70 of WordPress Weekly with Andy Peatling, today during the early part of the WordPress developer chat, Jane Wells passed on a link to http://profiles.wordpress.org which is the first public instance of BuddyPress in action on the WordPress.org domain

On the front page is a list of the recently active members. Click on one of them to view his/her profile, which lists contributions to the WordPress project, particularly the following sections: Plugins, Support forums, Ideas, and Trac. From that you can deduce that if you have an account at WordPress.org, you can login to WP Profiles.

One of its more important features is the ability to add oneself to the Consultants List. WordPress professionals can opt to have their names listed in the WordPress consultants list, presumably this page or something similar on WordPress.org. That’s instant exposure for your business, courtesy of the official WordPress site itself!

The WP Profiles site is a good example of taking BuddyPress to the next level with a custom members site, and of course increasing the social aspect of the official WordPress community site. But is this also a hint at the previous cryptic announcement at WordCamp San Francisco that WordPress.org and WordPress MU are going to merge?

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WordPress App for LinkedIn adds your blog to your professional profile

October 31, 2008 | No Comments Yet

If you’re networking professionally at LinkedIn, you’ll be pleased to know that you can now add your WordPress-powered blog to your profile with the WordPress app. Just look for it in the Application Directory, add your blog URL, and you’re all set. Your recent blog posts will now be displayed on your profile.

Users of both WordPress.com (hosted) and WordPress.org (self-hosted) can use this app, so don’t hesitate! Why use LinkedIn? It’s a great way to build your professional network online.

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