Jane Wells, Author at The Mastermind Collective

6 March 2012
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WordPress Takes SXSW 2012!

6 March 2012, Comments Comments Off on WordPress Takes SXSW 2012!

The South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW) holds a special place in the history and heart of WordPress. Though the conference has changed in the years since I first met Matt in the hallway in 2003 — before WordPress even had a name — it’s still arguably one of the most influential events in our […]


27 January 2012
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Year of the Meetup

27 January 2012, Comments Comments Off on Year of the Meetup

We hereby declare 2012 as the Year of the WordPress Meetup. You’ll want to get in on this action. So what is a WordPress Meetup? Basically, it’s people in a community getting together — meeting up — who share an interest in WordPress, whether they be bloggers, business users, developers, consultants, or any other category of person able to say, “I use WordPress in some way and I like it, and I want to meet other people who can say the same.


17 January 2012
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Internet Blackout Day on January 18

17 January 2012, Comments Comments Off on Internet Blackout Day on January 18

WordPress.org is officially joining the protest against Senate Bill 968: the Protect IP Act that is coming before the U.S. Senate next week. As I wrote in my post a week ago, if this bill is passed it will jeopardize internet freedom and shift the power of the independent web into the hands of corporations. […]


10 January 2012
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Help Stop SOPA/PIPA

10 January 2012, Comments Comments Off on Help Stop SOPA/PIPA

You are an agent of change. Has anyone ever told you that? Well, I just did, and I meant it. Normally we stay away from from politics here at the official WordPress project — having users from all over the globe that span the political spectrum is evidence that we are doing our job and […]


11 December 2011
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WordPress 3.3 Release Candidate 3

11 December 2011, Comments Comments Off on WordPress 3.3 Release Candidate 3

The third (and hopefully final!) release candidate for WordPress 3.3 is now available. Since RC2, we’ve done a handful of last-minute tweaks and bugfixes that we felt were necessary. Our goal is to release version 3.3 early next week, so plugin and theme authors, this is your last pre-release chance to  test your plugins and themes  to find any […]