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After attending a conference where other universities touted the benefits of using WordPress to manage their website, the Colorado Mountain College team began hunting for the right partner to leverage WordPress as a content management system. Insert Crowd Favorite. We needed to move our main website from a dysfunctional platform, and we needed to move…

Our CTO Alex King was interviewed by Richard Banfield for Fresh Tilled Soil’s Digital Design Leadership series. In this 20 minute interview, Alex provides background on the evolution of Crowd Favorite and the shaping of our inspired culture. He also shares a sneak peak into his vision for the future of Crowd Favorite.

We were proud to return1 as a sponsor for WordCamp Miami again in 2014. This was a great opportunity for us to re-connect with old friends in the community and make a few new friends as well. Our thanks to the organizers for putting on another stellar event. Our CEO Karim Marucchi participated on The…

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

*This article was originally published on Forty.co. Forty is now Crowd Favorite.   I approach design the same way I approach life: success lies in balancing a given set of goals or requirements. In almost all cases, “perfection” does not define success—rather, the best outcome lies at the intersection of desirability, feasibility, and viability.  …

Hiring well into a small, focused team like Crowd Favorite is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Over the last few months we’ve had openings for a front-end developer and a web application designer. We put a lot of effort into the job listings, our “we’re hiring” page and trying to project our…

VeloMedia and Crowd Favorite have successfully closed the deal, joining the two companies. For those of you behind the times, in October of 2013, Karim Marucchi (Founder, VeloMedia) and Alex King (Founder, Crowd Favorite) started a discussion: What if we took the skill sets and reach of both our companies, and combined them? That simple…

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…

*This article was originally published on Forty.co. Forty is now Crowd Favorite.   We recently redesigned our own website (on which you’re probably reading this article right now), and thought you might be interested in hearing about some of the technology elements running the background that help shape the overall user experience. Ultra advanced front-end…

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.

We’ve released an update to the Twitter Tools plugin for WordPress. Twitter Tools works with Social to create an elegant 2-way integration between your WordPress site and Twitter. Twitter Tools archives your tweets on your own site, and gives you the option to turn them into blog posts. You can see it in action on…

We’ve released a very minor update to the Social plugin for WordPress. This update corrects the documentation about the CRON jobs actions that Social executes. Download the new version from WordPress.org. Developers, collaborate with us on GitHub where active development takes place.

We’ve released an update to our FavePersonal theme for WordPress. This new version brings compatibility with the admin UI refresh in WordPress 3.8 and brings the minimum required WordPress version to 3.8. Find links to the download, documentation and more on the FavePersonal product page. Developers, collaborate with us on GitHub.

We’ve released an update to the Social plugin for WordPress. Social is a plugin that creates a two-way integration between your WordPress blog and your Twitter and Facebook accounts. You can broadcast your posts to your social networks and bring responses back in as comments. It’s also integrated into our FavePersonal theme. This version includes…