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Keeping Up with WordPress News

As WordPress continues to grow (and thrive) on the web, it is helpful to know where you can go to find information regarding WordPress. The following are just a few of the best sites to use when keeping up with WordPress news:

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Interview with Japh Thompson on WPWeekly

The WPWeekly Podcast (147) on WP Tavern featured an interview with Japh Thomson and his work at Envato. He worked in support before becoming the WordPress Evangelist for ThemeForest. The discussion covered the challenges of overcoming criticism in social media for a company with the best intentions for the WordPress Community. Other topics included new features in WordPress, WordPress News, and the WordPress Contributor Experience Survey.

Automattic Acquires Scroll Kit

Automattic, is adding to the WordPress production team by folding in Scroll Kit’s founders Cody Brown and Kate Ray. Scroll Kit is an app that allows for the customizing of web pages with out having to write lines of code. Included in the announcement is a schedule that outlines the ongoing functionality of the app, as the Scroll Kit teams merges with Automattic.

Hat Tip: WPTavern

Can You Find WordPress on the Map?

The internet is so vast, being made up of millions of websites and to most it would be seemingly impossible to put into perspective in a visual way. But Martin Vargic formerly known as The9988 on Deviantart.com took the challenge to create a visual representation of the internet upon himself. Martin decided to visualize what the internet would look like in the style of a world map. Martin states that this is only the first version of the the map because “an incredible amount of websites and software companies are not on the map.” The missing sites and companies will be added in later updates to the map.

After some searching WordPress was located along with Jetpack, NextGen and bbPress. I have yet to locate Akismet, which is concerning because how vast the spam ocean is. What on the map grabs your attention and what do you think could use improvement in it’s coming updates?

Hat Tip: WPTavern