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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WPSeek, a WordPress search engine & reference

May 26, 2009 | No Comments Yet

wpseek.com - A WordPress-centric search engine

What started out as a Firefox add-on is now a full-blown standalone search engine for all things WordPress. WPSeek returns content from WordPress Codex documentation, useful code snippets, Google search results, Support Forum discussions, and your own notes. All in one place. Thrown in some AJAXy autosuggest goodness and you’re all set!

Depending on your web browser of choice, you can add the website as a custom search engine. There’s also an API, a Firefox Ubiquity plugin, and finally an Adobe AIR desktop client in the works.

Theme and plugin authors will definitely find WPSeek immensely useful. And if you’re just learning the ropes of WordPress, it’s definitely worth a visit.

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Get to know the “rockstars” of WordPress

May 13, 2009 | No Comments Yet

We Rock WP

The term “rockstar” has been pretty popular in the WordPress community but how this site has taken it to a whole new level. It’s not your typical showcase of well-designed sites rocking WordPress, but of people! Specifically, individuals who have done a great job in improving the WordPress brand, whether as designers, developers, or evangelists. Which is why you’ll probably recognize a lot of the names and faces on WeRockWP.

And if you don’t, time to get to know them!

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WPLookup: unofficial function and template tag reference

March 13, 2009 | No Comments Yet

WPLookup is a nifty tool and reference for WordPress designers and developers. It lets you enter a WordPress function or template tag and display the necessary documentation from the WordPress Codex. You can even add it as a search engine to your web browser of choice so it’s just much easier to access.

I can just imagine this becoming an official tool integrated into the WordPress site, and even having an API of sorts so you can plug it into text editors and such. Great potential here.

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15 WordPress experts on the future of WordPress themes

March 5, 2009 | 2 Comments

Ian Stewart of Theme Shaper has put up this year’s installment of the Future of WordPress Themes, which is a compilation of ideas and opinions from different WordPress theme designers, developers, and enthusiasts in general. This year, the following people have been invited to weigh in on this meaty subject:

There are a lot of things that can be done to WordPress to take its theming system to the next level, but if you’ll read the accomplishments of the designers/developers in the article, it’s staggering to see just how much they’ve already achieved! It’s been clear for a long time now that people want WordPress to be more than just a blogging system, even more than a publishing system. Themes are a large part of making that possible, because they’re the first step to changing the way a WP site presents its content, but it’ll take cooperation from other aspects of the WordPress system—plugins, widgets, and the core code—to undergo a real evolution.

That said, are you in favor of where WordPress is headed, or what these people believe WordPress should be headed, or do you wish WordPress were kept as simple as possible?

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Be sure to add these CSS declarations to your WordPress 2.5/2.6 stylesheets

August 20, 2008 | 1 Comment

Versions of WordPress 2.5 and 2.6 have added arbitrary new CSS classes for styling uploaded images (WP 2.5) and their captions (WP 2.6). The WordPress Codex has a page that provides CSS declarations you can add to your custom theme if you’re not too familiar with tweaking your stylesheets.


.aligncenter,
div.aligncenter {
   display: block;
   margin-left: auto;
   margin-right: auto;
}

.alignleft {
   float: left;
}

.alignright {
   float: right;
}

.wp-caption {
   border: 1px solid #ddd;
   text-align: center;
   background-color: #f3f3f3;
   padding-top: 4px;
   margin: 10px;
   /* optional rounded corners for browsers that support it */
   -moz-border-radius: 3px;
   -khtml-border-radius: 3px;
   -webkit-border-radius: 3px;
   border-radius: 3px;
}

.wp-caption img {
   margin: 0;
   padding: 0;
   border: 0 none;
}

.wp-caption p.wp-caption-text {
   font-size: 11px;
   line-height: 17px;
   padding: 0 4px 5px;
   margin: 0;
}

Also check out the links posted for more help on CSS, HTML, and WordPress blog design in general.

(Via)

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Looking for WordPress Jobs?

May 22, 2008 | 2 Comments

Isn’t it that time of year where fresh grads troop to job expos in hopes of jumpstarting their careers? But whether you’re a newbie in the rat race, a seasoned veteran (read: constantly unemployed), or just looking to earn spare change, why not get paid to do something you’re good at if you truly live and breathe WordPress?

jobs.wordpress.net

Arguably the most popular resource for WordPress-related gigs since it’s hosted on an official WordPress site and backed by Automattic. Positions are grouped into WordPress bloggers, designers, programmers. And yes, it runs on WordPress!

wordpressJob

Not a job board per se, but a job postings aggregator. It gathers classifieds from several websites like ScriptLance, GetAFreelancer, RentACoder, and jobs.wordpress.net. It also runs on WordPress.

Other Jobs Boards

With “wordpress” as search query:

General job boards:

Job boards for blogging:

Jobs for Filipinos:

Note that some of these sites charge for posting and/or reading the listings.

You can also visit our forum to post a job or look for one, completely free.

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