Kenya WordCamp 2011: Naivasha

WordCamp is a conference that focuses on all things WordPress. This past weekend, November 12th and 13th, bloggers, developers and fans of WordPress packed their bags and headed out to Naivasha for the inaugural Kenya edition of this conference. Despite a three hour delay in the program schedule, the conference kicked off at a high […]

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Africa Programmers Survey Results

It is evident from our writing that tech startups and innovation are central to the growth of Africa and African economies. At the heart of tech and innovation in tech are the actual guys who create the cool apps and the neat websites and the frameworks around which these are built, the programmers! So the […]

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A South African Startup Success Story: WooThemes

WooThemes is literally a household name to anyone who’s done almost anything with WordPress that involved theming their site. The South African company has grown into a massive success story creating great looking premium themes for WordPress. Not only are they good, they’re also getting their money’s worth for their great design skills, according to […]

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Embed Ushahidi in WordPress with UshahidiPress

We ran into an interesting project called UshahidiPress by David Kobia, one of the co-founders of Ushahidi. UshahidiPress is an attempt to embed Ushahidi into WordPress. The plugin allows you to embed an Ushahidi map showing reports within a wordpress post using the tags [ushahidi][/ushahidi] Juliana, another co-founder, gave the plugin a spin on her […]

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Nokia Launches Official WordPress App on Ovi Store

According to Opera’s State of the Mobile Web report for June 2010 Nokia remains the most popular handset brand across Africa. The popular blogging platform Wordpress has now released their official app on Nokia’s Ovi Store for Nokia devices so people can update their WordPress blogs from their mobile phones.

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5 Quick Questions for the Marc and Dave Perel from Obox Themes

Marc & David Perel are the duo behind Obox Design, a South African Premium Theme Development Shop. More recently, blogging platform Posterous commissioned them to design some new themes for the popular simple blogging platform. CEO and Co-founder of Posterous Sachin Agarwal lauded their team and described their themes as “incredible”. Afrinnovator caught up with […]

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E-commerce + WordPress = DukaPress

As always, great applications of technology get us all goosebumply at Afrinnovator. A Kenyan web company, Nickel Pro, has taken the ever popular blogging platform and CMS¬†- Worpress – and built an ecommerce solution around it. More and more websites today are based on wordpress (25 million or more by some estimations). NickelPro aims to […]

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