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Chris Wallace

Partner & Creative Director @ Lift UX

My Thoughts on Calypso

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So I’ve seen quite a number of reviews on the new Calypso application from the WordPress.com/Automattic team floating around twitter and the Post Status Club Slack channel (if you’re not a member, you should be, it is 1,000% worth it). Many of the opinions centered on the fact that Calypso is a vote of no-confidence in the current WP admin architecture. While I agree with that, I also write this very post from that admin, which is used by millions of sites around the world. I’ve been waiting to hear some reactions from inside and outside the WordPress community before I offer my own thoughts on the matter.

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7 WordPress Plugins Every Developer Needs for building better websites in 2015

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Finding WordPress plugins is easy. Finding great plugins is not. The following list is my recommendation of plugins based on years of working in the WordPress community building sites for clients and themes for customers at UpThemes. (more…)

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I had the privilege of chatting with Carrie, Suzette, Nick, Chris, Jason, and Steve about commercial WordPress themes, which is one of the things I’ve been writing about on my blog lately. Watch the episode below and make sure to subscribe to WP Watercooler here. (more…)