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Lessons From the Rise of WordPress

wordpres-growthBack in 2004 WordPress was a simple blogging tool. Over a decade later, it is the most popular CMS on the planet. Read about just how much WordPress has changed since its birth and the lessons learned along the way.

The Future of the REST API: An Interview with Daniel Bachhuber


In this interview, Daniel Bachhuber, a contributing developer to the WP REST API, shares his insights on the REST API, including the first future update it’ll receive.

What I’ve Learned From Writing WordPress Proposals For Over 8 Years


Learn how to write better proposals for your prospects and start winning more projects. Troy Dean, co-founder of Video User Manuals and WP Elevation, shares his expertise from the past eight years and offers a viable framework to become skilled in writing WordPress proposals.

WordPress.Org Announces First Ever Worldwide Contributor Day


Want to try your hand at a WordPress challenge? Starting this weekend you can take your shot at answering 20 support questions for’s first ever worldwide contributor weekend. Learn more about the event…

Stash Live Available In Backupbuddy 7.0


BackupBuddy was the first plugin to make it easy to backup, restore data, and move WordPress sites, and yesterday iThemes announced its biggest update yet — Stash Live. Discover more about this game-changing feature…

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