Culture & Community

The Road to Open Source - make|SHIFT

Open Source Software: A Legacy of Digital Transformation WordPress has taken 35% of the web, it is driven by the opportunities of Open Source and supported by the community. Companies are demanding comprehensive solutions that utilize and integrate the entirety of their digital platform, provide flexibility as they evolve, and make long term financial sense…

Standing together, against injustice (or Racism)

Crowd Favorite doesn’t come to the table today purporting solutions to the sad, painful, long-tenured, and nuanced issue of bigotry in the United States, but rather we bring our empathy, our humanity, our patience, our understanding, and most importantly our love to all communities affected by the stain of generations of racial injustice. Crowd Favorite…

Over the last year, WP Engine, a WordPress digital experience platform leader, dedicated itself to creating a feature-length documentary exploring the art and science behind the advertising industry’s 20+ year evolution. The result is make|SHIFT, a documentary that explores the history of modern advertising and the role that creative technology played in its evolution. Crowd…

Remote Work: Setting Yourself Up for Success

Remote work has been a practice for a long time and has been a proven work model. It is not a trend anymore and certainly not bound to companies in the technology industry. Businesses across all industries are discovering the benefit of remote working, especially with the amount of tools on the market to leverage…

In March of 2013 we invited Chris Lema to join our board of directors. It was a move that we hoped would provide strategic insight into several areas: building a high performance culture, managing remote staff, navigating ecosystems, and leveraging his 20 years of experience in managing successful startups and enterprise-level teams. In short, our…

Companies offering enterprise WordPress hosting have focused too much on technology and not enough on the missing element in enterprise hosting…

A somewhat common idiom in WordPress is to pass an object by reference 1 into do_action for possible modification: do_action(‘before_frobulation’, $frob_params, &$this); Just out of curiosity, if you’re expecting possible modification, wouldn’t apply_filter be more semantically logical? I’m glad you asked! It is a subtle distinction, but in this case, no. apply_filter gives the opportunity…

I am pleased to announce that Crowd Favorite’s hosting business, CloudMoxie, has been acquired by our friends at WP Engine. We were the majority partner in CloudMoxie, a boutique web hosting business from 2010-2013. We are no longer offering web hosting services so that we can better focus on our client services and product offerings….

Crowd Favorite founder Alex King has been interviewed by Troy Dean on WP Elevation. He talks about his history with WordPress, his approach to building the team here, the merger with VeloMedia and more in the 70 minute conversation. Prefer just the audio? You can also download the MP3.

I’m very excited to announce that Crowd Favorite is joining forces with our good friends at VeloMedia! Karim (VeloMedia) with Jon, Jonel and Alex (Crowd Favorite) at WordCamp Denver 2013. When I started building the team at Crowd Favorite I did so with the intention of creating a sustainable business where I’d want to work….

Today we’re happy to announce we are the proud maintainers of two brand new gems on RubyGems: Capistrano-WP: A Ruby gem containing recipes for deploying, rolling back, and maintaining remote WordPress installations with Capistrano. In other words, these are the set of tasks that we use for local development environment configuration and remote Capistrano deployments…

Crowd Favorite is proud to sponsor Junior Achivement . Four out of the last five years we’ve sponsored a hole at the JA golf event at the Sanctuary. Alex played with the Ernst & Young golf foursome and the team tied for 3rd gross score and placed first for net (handicaps applied) score. Alex says,…

Alex was recently interviewed by Sally Strebel at the Page.ly Blog under their “WordPress Heavy Hitters” series. Head over the the interview to read more about: What Crowd Favorite is working on Insight into the company’s success Working with WordPress HelpCenter and Crowd Favorite The future of WordPress Here’s a quick quote explaining how we…