Seattle WordPress Meetup

The Seattle WordPress community is thriving in recent months with the launch of the Seattle WordPress Meetup. The meetup began in the summer of 2010 as a place for anyone in the Seattle area.

People who attend this meetup and users group include business people, consultants, designers, developers, software engineers, and system administrators. We cover a variety of topics including theming, plugin development, WordPress tips & tricks, and SEO.

I developed and launched the Seattle WordPress Meetup site: wpseattle.com.

The site is powered by a combination of powerful tools:

With these tools, we hope to provide valuable resources and information to the community as well as being a demonstration of the capabilities of WordPress as a content management system, blogging platform, and social networking tool.

WordPress 2.9 Released

WordPress 2.9 has been released and is available for download. The most important new features are a new “trash” system for deleting posts or comments, a built-in image editor, batch plugin updating, and easier video embedding.

On a related note, Elitwee MyTwitter 3.0.3 is compatible with WordPress 2.9 and is a great way to include your tweets as a widget on your WordPress blog.