Crowd Favorite Archives

  1. Social 2.6

    Social 2.6 is now available for download! This release was initially intended to handle a smallish set of bug fixes, but then Twitter announced version 1.1 of their API and we figured while we were in there we might as well make all the changes necessary for compatibility. So the good news is that this…

  2. Twitter Tools 3.0.2

    I’ve released Twitter Tools 3.0.2 to address a handful of bugs and add a few customization points: Add aktt_tweet_create_blog_post filter to allow other plugins/code to make programatic decisions about when to create blog posts from tweets Add aktt_tweet_create_blog_post_format filter to allow post format to changed or omitted Properly apply title prefix when creating blog posts…

  3. Hiring: Web Application UI/UX Designer

    We’re still in the process of filling the three positions I posted about previously (technical project manager, front-end web developer and full-stack web developer), but we’ve just added another position that I’m really excited about. We are looking for someone to join our team specifically as a UI/UX lead for web applications. We do a…

  4. Crowd Favorite is Hiring: Devs and Project Manager

    Earlier this summer Crowd Favorite enjoyed it’s 5 year anniversary. I’m really proud of what we’ve been able to do as a team over this time. In the last few years, it’s become clear to me that hiring and recruiting is both the hardest and most important part of my job. A great team sets…

  5. RAMP 1.1

    Quick Send

    When I was posting about our recent releases, I overlooked version 1.1 of RAMP. This is the first major feature release of RAMP, and we added a bunch of great features. Perhaps the most useful user feature is the “quick send” feature. Now when you publish or update a post, there is a “RAMP It”…

  6. FavePersonal 1.1

    We’ve released version 1.1 of our FavePersonal theme for WordPress (the theme you see on this site). This release includes the new 2.5 version of the Social plugin as well as updates to Carrington Core and other libraries and code changes to use new best practices added in WordPress 3.4. As a result, this release…

  7. Carrington Build and FaveBusiness Updates

    Carrington Build

    We recently updated Carrington Build for compatibility with WordPress 3.4. We also updated our pricing structure for Carrington Build, dropping the single site price from $499 to $299 and adding an unlimited site package1 at $999. Our Carrington Build packages include access to our developer support forums and developer documentation, along with example theme integrations…

  8. Social 2.5 Sketches

    Broadcast sketch

    I’ve already professed my love for Paper1, and one of my primary usages is for wireframing UX models. I used it for a few of the improvments we added in Social 2.5, and thought it might be fun to share a couple of them here. One of the biggest changes we made was an overhaul…

  9. Social 2.5

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    I’m very pleased to share version 2.5 of Social with you. Brought to you by our good friends at MailChimp (see their blog post), Social is a WordPress plugin that connects your WordPress site to Twitter and Facebook in really interesting ways. Here are the high level bullet points: easily connect your Twitter and Facebook…

  10. Social 2.5 beta 2

    We’re just about ready to put a bow on version 2.5 of Social. If you’d like to test the second beta release, grab it from GitHub. Social is a plugin that allows you to maintain a centralized conversation on your site, while also participating in conversations on Facebook and Twitter. This post is part of…

  11. WP App Store

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    Congratulations to Brad on today’s launch of WP App Store. I’m very pleased to see this come to life. It’s an idea we toyed around with several years ago, but decided not to pull the trigger on – I hope it’s a huge success. We’ve put our FavePersonal and FaveBusiness themes along with our RAMP…

  12. Colorado Flag Web Geek T-shirts

    Fellow Colorado web geeks, I made you a t-shirt. The code that comprises the white stripe is a full, working HTML page with canvas code that draws the Colorado flag. Yes, it’s very meta. Want one? We’re taking orders for the rest of the month, then we’ll place an order to get them all printed…

  13. GameTonight (for 16 Metros)

    GameTonight

    It’s baseball season again, and in downtown Denver that means traffic and bad cell phone connections. We can’t do much about the latter, but be sure to use GameTonight for warning about potential traffic concerns. GameTonight is a single-serving site that answers “is there a game tonight?” and tracks the major sports teams in 1516…

  14. RAMP v1.0.4 Released

    We pushed out an update to RAMP today, our WordPress plugin that makes it easy for you to stage content for review in one environment, then push it to your production server once it’s ready to go. As the version number indicates, this release is primarily to deliver a few bug fixes. Here is a…

  15. Streamline FavePersonal with a Child Theme

    We’ve just released version 1.0.1 of FavePersonal, which has a few minor updates. There’s one in particular that I think will be particularly useful: we’ve added a link to download a the style.css file you need to create a child theme (with your currently selected colors) from the Theme Settings page in FavePersonal. While I’m…