Celebrating the 1st year of Italy’s WordPress Community on Slack

Sara Rosso’ recipe for a good WordPress website

During last week-end I had the chance to read over some old post in the When I have time weblog of Sara Rosso. Those slides were made for her speech at the latest International Food Blog Conference in Sept. 2015. I thought you might enjoy it as well as I did …

Academicons, a font icon set for academics

Academicons (20160406)

For working reasons I had to work on a project at work were for each researcher I had to link a ‘social’ profile, not on Facebook or other popular – consumer – networks, but for some specialized ones … like ReaserchGate, Google Scholar, Mendeley, etc.. If you’re into academics you know them. Here is Academicons

With a bit of luck I found a GitHub project by James Walsh, a post-doctoral researcher, were he made and collected a series of font icons – 100% compatible with the more famous FontAwesome that solved my need with few lines of code.

10 (ten) years of WordPress.com

Last week was a busy one, and the notification system of WordPress.com didn’t put enough emphasis on it but … I’ve just passed the mark of 10 years of WordPress.com use last Jan 2nd !!!

WOW! Time flies … seems yesterday I’ve signed in but so many changes have happened in my life and over the platform and WordPress ecosystem of services (JetPack, Gravatar, Akismet, PoolDaddy and so on).

10-years-WPcom-badge

Looking forward the next ten years! Thanks for everything!

Indipendent Publisher

At last The Indipendent Publisher theme has arrived on WordPress.com. Developed by Raam Dev this template is one of the cleanest and best content focued theme born in these last two years.

I’ve even adopted it on my self-hosted blog, customizing it a little, translating it and planning to suggest a couple of enhancement to its author. Read Raam’s annouce: Independent Publisher Announced on WordPress.com

I enjoy it so much that I couldn’t resist but adopt it immediately … now there are going to be some polish here and there, but I think I’ll stick with it for long time.

enters the Hew theme

Here it goes again. I’ve moved away from a classic, 2 columns, WordPress theme to a single column, responsive one. I will see how it goes.

Twenty Fifteen is a great theme, but I wasn’t able to make the most out of it in terms of “reading pleasure” and ease on the eyes. So welcome Hew

Who are you gonna call? WordPress!

Thanks to a post by Luca Sartoni on his Facebook stream, I got to know the result of this Electronic Frontier Foundation‘s research on the topic:

Who Has Your Back? 2014: When Copyright and Trademark Bullies Threaten Free Speech

This is the premise:

When somebody wants to silence speech, they often use the quickest method available. When the speech is hosted on a major online platform, that method is usually a copyright or trademark complaint. For many years, EFF has worked with people whose lawful speech has been unfairly targeted by these sorts of complaints. We’ve observed that some approaches tend to work better than others in preventing that sort of deliberate abuse, as well as the casual censorship that comes from haphazard and dragnet approaches to policing online infringement.

Read carefully the rest of EFF post & report!

Who Has Your Back Electronic Frontier Foundation (20150619)

the future of WordPress

I think to power more of the web, WordPress needs to go from a blogging tool that can make websites, to a website tool that can make blogs. It’s a fundamental shift, but I believe that’s where WordPress is headed.

Collis Ta’eed (CEO of Envato), THE FUTURE OF WORDPRESS

ciao Wilson, benvenuto Sela

After no more than fifteen days I’m giving a farewell to the Wilson theme and changed again the theme of this weblog. Wilson had a couple of major issues in scaling and some spaces in the information text of each post. And it was probably a bit too dark for my tastes.

So here’s in action Sela, another free post-formats, responsive theme here on WordPress.com … the silence in these days is due to my ongoing quest to clean all the mess of the Uncategorized category of this blog (which I remembers comes from the defunct Posterous.com import).

Sara Rosso on communitie’s life

What I’ve Learned as a Serial (Community) Founder: The Community Life Cycle →