Having tried several solutions for publishing delicious bookmarks on WordPress I came to the conclusion that nothing did what I wanted. What I wanted was each link on the front page, interspersed with any articles I write, so that the time-line of links and articles becomes apparent and the main page is a more dynamic thing that is more useful for me (this is, after all, a long-running set of technical experiments and what-ifs rather than a vanity site). So my experimental sync plug-in is now operational and links can be seen (requires a stylesheet reload), currently, as green items, whereas articles show up blue. Simple, huh? Continue reading
Last year’s WordCamp UK was a huge success. Around sixty people turned up to the Birmingham gig with backgrounds as diverse as one might hope for and expect, given that WordPress is used by all kinds of people for all sorts of things: bloggers, developers, hackers, journalists, authors, academics, idealists and dreamers were all there, and most stood up and talked for a few minutes on what they’re doing with WordPress, or how they’re making WordPress better, or how they’d like to do stuff if only they could find the help (and lo, the help was forthcoming, and it was good). Following on from that success, it made sense to make WordCampUK an annual affair, so WordCampUK 2009 was born. Continue reading
My colleague Barrett Abernethy has drunk from the WordPress fountain for the first time and found it to be good. He’s writing at bv2.co.uk on coding for GPUs, games consoles and (I predict) cycling.
The very good news on the grapevine is that the first WordCamp UK has, already broken even (through sponsorship and ticket sales) with a full 10 days of ticket sales still to go. This is particularly good news since it pretty much guarantees the success of this years event, and future events. If you’ve been thinking about popping along to say hello, now’s a very good time to get your ticket!
WordCamp is coming to the UK.Â WordCamp is a weekend event where the users and developers of WordPress (i.e. members of the general public) can get together for a series of formal presentations, less formal discussions and informal refreshments.
I’ve run this site on WordPress since 2003.Â I’ve also written a couple of plugins for WordPress. So that’s why I’m interested in WordCamp.Â It’s a chance for me to put some faces to names and hopefully to help others along the path to publishing using zero cost, free (as in liberty), open source software that adheres to, and promotes global open standards.
If you’re a user of WordPress, or if you’ve gone further and started to develop your own plugins, or if you’d like to start a website but don’t know where to start, or if you’re generally interested in the development of open standards or open source content management systems (and the satellite web services that support them) – WordCamp may be of interest to you.
- Date: Saturday and Sunday 19-20 July 2008
- Venue: Aston University, Birmingham
- Venue: The Studio, Birmingham
Find out more at the WordCamp UK website.