In addition to being where I write about programming and other developer topics, this site is also where I test out new WordPress releases before installing them on other sites like the Voxeo blog portal or the Voice of VOIPSA site. This site runs on a WordPress Multi-Site installation, although there aren’t many sites here (another one is my new IPv6 book).
This past week I installed WordPress 3.2 (followed by the 3.2.1 bug fix) and I have to say I am quite impressed with the back-end changes described in the announcement. Some of them are just minor little nuances… the changes in the typography, even… it just feels snappier and faster. If you run a blog on top of WordPress, I have to say that 3.2 is definitely worth a look… I’m loving it!
I love being surprised… did you know that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is making code available as open source over on Github? And that FCC staffers have released a WordPress plugin?
I discovered this via a tweet from someone that brought me to the “Official FCC Blog” and the July 6th post, “Contributing Code Back: FCC.gov’s Open-Source Feedback Loop,” that outlines many of the contributions they have been making.
As a long-time open source advocate, I’m thrilled to see the FCC doing this. It’s great to see them on Github – and it’s great to see them giving back to the WordPress ecosystem.
And I love that they end the post asking readers to fork their code and contribute changes back!
Great to see – and kudos to the FCC “new media” team for getting involved in this way.