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WordCamp Europe – Need a Ticket?

WordCamp Europe has been sold out for some time, however there are still tickets being donated or sold, mostly from those who unfortunately cannot make it. A few people who are looking for a ticket have contacted me so I am publishing this post to help them out. If you or anyone you know need a ticket please post in the comments section below. Likewise, those who have extra tickets can jump in and contact those looking for a ticket.

Good luck and see you in Vienna!

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Automattic Going After Sites with Woo in Their Domain Name

Through a discussion in our comments section for the GPL post we recently got to know that Automattic is actively asking businesses having the word ‘woo’ in their domain name to change the domain name. This will no doubt affect GPL plugin resellers as many do have woo in their domain name. The first known site to bow to the pressure is WooGPL. The owner of that site, Billy Ablett, has in fact announced the closure of WooGPL and its reopening as GPLKit.

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Content Curation Websites That We Love

Content Curation websites provide added value for their readership and in this post we will be listing some of the best content curation websites out there – from WordPress news to travel blogs – sites that we love and are sure that you will too.

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Modern Tribe Acquires GigPress

Capitola, CA (March 25, 2016) – Modern Tribe, Inc., a full-stack development agency with extensive experience developing and supporting WordPress plugins, is excited to announce the acquisition of GigPress, a live performance listing plugin for WordPress, effective immediately.

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An Update on Our Call for Writers

Last month we issued a call for writers to join our team. We received such an overwhelming response to last month’s call for writers, that unfortunately we were unable to reply to each applicant. We have now made our choices and are delighted to welcome these new writers to our team.

To the rest, don’t despair, we had to pass over many excellent applicants simply because we had so many to choose from. We will issue another call in the future so please apply again at that time.

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Looking for a Part-time WordPress Developer

We’re looking for a talented freelance WordPress plugin developer to work on our plugins, such as WP RSS Aggregator.

As a developer here, you’ll create kick ass products and help improve existing code. You’ll also create fanatic users by providing stellar high level support and writing easy to follow documentation.

The opportunity calls for a mixed set of skills. We need someone with expert level PHP / MYSQL skills, impeccable WordPress experience, and basic system administration experience (Apache/Nginx).

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Key Takeaways from Pressnomics 2016

This month myself and Alyona attended Pressnomics 2016 in Tempe, Arizona. Pressnomics is the number one conference dealing with the business of WordPress. What this means is that you will find all the best business people in the WordPress community; owners of the big plugins as well as top agencies.

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WordCamp Europe 2016 aims to get 2200 WordPressers in Vienna for the biggest WordPress event to date

I’m super stoked to be attending WordCamp Europe, in fact I haven’t missed one so far. The event has been growing in numbers year on year and this year looks like it’s going to be another record breaking one.

The WordCamp Europe team is releasing 400 more tickets WordCamp Europe after securing three additional halls in Leopold Museum and the Baroque suites in the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, Austria.

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New Version of Recurring Payments for Easy Digital Downloads Released

For many WordPress business owners, such as plugin and theme sellers, the big news this week was the release of a new version of Recurring Payments for Easy Digital Downloads.

Most people in the WordPress community that are selling themes and plugins do so using the Easy Digital Downloads plugin and specifically the excellent Software Licensing add-on.

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Attending Pressnomics 2016

Next week myself and Alyona will be at the Pressnomics conference in Phoenix. We’re really looking forward to making the most of this awesome conference.

For those of you who are hearing about it for the first time, Pressnomics is the conference for those that power the WordPress Economy. It’s organised by the Strebel family, founders of Pagely. In attendance there will be many successful WordPress entrepreneurs like Pippin Williamson, Tony Perez, Cory Miller, Carl Hancock and of course my podcast co-host James Laws.

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Mastermind.fm – A New WordPress-centered Business Podcast

Last week I launched a new podcast, Mastermind.fm, with my friend James Laws from WP Ninjas. In this podcast we talk about doing business within the WordPress ecosystem. We will be having a number of guests joining us in the near future as we discuss the different facets of doing business with WordPress.

The first five episodes are out and we already have some very good feedback (thanks to everyone who has left a review so far!). I encourage you to check them out and givve us feedback. Podcasting is a new thing for both of us but we are very motivated and want to make this an important resource for all those who want to get into the WordPress product space as well as those who are already in it.

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