Yes, we really do love releasing newsletters, announcement, discount codes, and all sorts of other fun things in the middle of the night. Midnight, PST, to be exact. And that’s an important thing to remember as you read and take note of the specials and promotions in this newsletter. We have a lot to cover and we’ve saved the best for last – so let’s dive right in!
ServerPress Happenings & Updates
- Larry James won our Ultimate Holiday Bundle Giveaway
Larry was one of over 5000 entries in our $500+ ServerPress Ultimate Holiday Bundle Giveaway. We are so happy for him and excited to see how he leverages his new developer tools in the coming years! Congrats, Larry!!
- DesktopServer 3.8.1 Was Released
We have released DesktopServer 3.8.1 which addressed a number of fixes and upgrades. Please check the release notes and upgrade as soon as you can. We will leave the last 2 versions of DesktopServer available to you for downloads, but all support requests will require the latest version and we encourage you to upgrade as soon as possible.
- Sarah kicked off the Inaugural WordCamp US Lightning Talks
How cool is it that ServerPress was basically the FIRST speaker of the FIRST WordCamp US? We were honored for the privilege. Sarah presented on WordPress Project Management and you can view her slides here or watch the presentation on WordPress.tv.
- Marc Survived WordCamp US
And there are photos to prove it. (And he even enjoyed it, in spite of his initial feelings about Philly in December.) Check out his cool photoblog and his Instagram account – you might actually be in one of his many photographs.
- We hired Zac Gordon to make some videos for us.
This is really one of the cooler things that came out of WordCamp US. Zac has been working on the tutorials for a week or so and they’re almost ready for release. The video tutorials should roll out after the new year holidays are over, so…literally right around the corner!
- We are building a CLI Component for DesktopServer and…
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
If you use the Command Line please fill out our quick survey!
- And last of the housekeeping duties….WP Presenter Needs a New Home
We first introduced you to WP Presenter this past summer when Trisha Salas was doing some work for us. She did a great job helping us pull this idea together and bring it to a full Beta Release. Unfortunately, we are no longer supporting this build and are looking for a new home for the repository. If you are interested in taking over this theme, we would love to give it to you! It has a nice group of influential followers on GitHub and in the right hands, it could be a nice presentation option for WordCamp presenters.
Let’s Celebrate 2015 Together
Let’s celebrate the amazing year that ServerPress has had, thanks to each and every one of you with a coupon code and another awesome giveaway!
Save 30% off DesktopServer Premium
Yep – you read that right! THIRTY PERCENT! The last time we ran this special was our 2014 End of Year Newsletter. We don’t know if or when we will run 30% off again, we can tell you that we have no other discounts planned for the immediate future. If you’ve been waiting for The Best Time To Buy DesktopServer – it’s like…right now!
There is no guarantee that we will ever run this special again, and you only have until 11:59PM PST on January 3rd to purchase.
Along with a great New Years Weekend Special, we have pulled together another awesome WordPress Designer and Developer Giveaway Package valued at over $400 and there is NO purchase necessary to enter or win!
This package includes the following:
- Two Year Membership to DesktopServer Premium! ($198.00)
- Free Copy of the Genesis Framework ($59.00)
- Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
- Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance
- jQuery for Designers : Beginners Guide (By our own friend Natalie MacLees)
- Professional WordPress Plugin Development
- HTML5 & CSS3 for the Real World: 2nd Edition – Digital Files
- Jump Start Foundation – Digital Files
- Jump Start Git – Digital Files
- Jump Start MySQL – Digital Files
This bundle sets you up for two full years of professional level WordPress website design and development. We can’t wait to give this bundle to ONE LUCKY WINNER!
You are free to use the items in the bundle however you want. Keep for yourself or give away to friends. Should a DesktopServer Premium member win, we will tack an additional 24 months on to their account. All digital files will be sent to the winner via email. All physical books will be snail mailed to the winner ASAP.
HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
To enter the contest check out our Rafflecopter Widget below. You will need to login via Facebook or Email. Once you are logged in click any of the options presented to in the widget and you’re automatically entered into the contest. Bump your chances of winning by coming back to this page anytime between now and December 6th to enter more than once!