This Week

Weekly Recap: Publicize!, Community, BuddyPress, Q&A, and More from WordCamp Seattle

As Matt mentioned in last month’s wrap-up, the Automattic crew has been meeting up in Quebec, but that hasn’t stopped us from publishing another week of quality content to We hope you’ve been watching. In case you missed something, here’s what’s been released this past week:

The first round of sessions from WordCamp Seattle were posted, including:

Next week, we’ll be publishing a somewhat different set of sessions from the same WordCamp. WordCamp Seattle entertained a series of “Ignite-like” presentations, where the presenters were given only five minutes in which to deliver their topic. We’ll close next week’s WordCamp TV publish with Liz Strauss’ closing presentation from Seattle.

In upcoming weeks, we’re looking forward to video from even more WordCamps, like WordCamp Philippines, WordCamp Netherlands, and WordCamp Phoenix. Are you interested in attending awesome sessions like these and meeting up with other WordPress users? Check the WordCamp schedule to see if one is coming to your part of the world.

This week, we also published a tutorial on the new Publicize! feature for, a French-language tutorial on Gravatars (Utiliser les gravatars), and an interview with Automattic’s Matt Mullenweg on WordPress and the GPL.

Remember that is your visual source for WordPress. If you have suggestions for future video tutorials—or if you’ve made a tutorial—we’d like to hear about it. We’ll be back with more video on Monday!

Weekly Recap: The WordPress Family, E-Commerce, Failure, and Howtos

Welcome to the weekend from!

It’s time to recap the last week in video tutorials, and this week we have the continuation of a very strong lineup of WordCamp video from the busy final weeks of summer. This week’s batch is from WordCamp Los Angeles, which was held on September 12 at Loyola Marymount University:

Once again, this is a great lineup of speakers put together by a wonderful group of volunteers. If watching these and other WordCamp sessions piques your interest, you should check to see if there’s an upcoming WordCamp in your area.

We also posted a great bunch of how-tos and announcements for this week:

And one French-language tutorial:

I’d like to take a second and recommend that you watch the tutorial on translating videos. We have a broad selection of videos available here, but the vast majority of them are voiced in English. As time passes, and WordPress users become more of an international community, the need for translated subtitles will only grow—and you can help to create those translations. The short tutorial linked above will show you how you can contribute.

Of course, we hope that you find the content available here on to be useful and informative as you continue to use and learn more about WordPress. Remember: if you’re a plugin developer or a WordPress whiz, and you don’t see a tutorial you think should be here, you can always create one and get in touch with us. We’re always seeking videos from the community and publishing the best of them here on

With your contributions, and your suggestions, you’ll help us truly make your visual resource for all things WordPress. Enjoy your weekend! We’ll be back on Monday with more video, including the sessions from WordCamp Seattle.

Weekly Recap: Speeding Up WordPress, Podcasting, The Mobile Web, Portfolio Sites, and More

It’s time to breathe a little life back into the blog, and what better way than to begin a regular series of posts detailing for you what’s new on

Each week, we’ll recount for you the tutorials, WordCamp sessions, and interviews that have been posted to to try and help you find content that speaks to you and teaches you more about WordPress.

This week, we posted a whole bunch of WordCamp sessions and a few new tutorials.

From WordCamp Portland, on September 19 and 20:

We also published a handful of tutorials this week, on:

This was a great week with lots of great WordCamp content, and there’s more to come. I hope you find these sessions and tutorials useful and informative as you learn more about what’s possible with WordPress. If you have any ideas for future tutorials you’d like to see, please feel free to leave a comment here or to drop us a note using our contact form.

Next week, we’ll be publishing sessions from WordCamp Los Angeles, and we’ll have another set of tutorials for you as well. Stay tuned!