Where Are They Now? – David Peralty


David and I have an intertwined past as it relates to WordPress. While I was getting my feet wet writing about the project, David already had a few years of experience writing about WordPress on BloggingPro. In fact, he has over 130 archived pages dedicated to his name on BloggingPro. Once I started writing about Read More

Revamping The Content Creation Experience In WordPress


In one of the slides for Matt Mullenweg’s state of the WordPress Presentation at WordCamp San Francisco, there was a concept screenshot of the post writing panel. Some of those concepts can be viewed here with the discussion surrounding those designs found on the WordPress UI blog. Proposal To Revamp The Post Writing/Editing Interface There Read More

WP.com Gets A Trophy Case – Is WP.org Next?


Automattic employee Isaac Keyet published an interesting tweet yesterday that showed off a WordPress.com Trophy case that was custom made. The trophy case displays all of your achievements on WordPress.com and looks like the following. I find this to be particularly interesting because I remember Toni Schneider saying in a presentation or in an interview, Read More

I’ll Be At WordCamp Grand Rapids 2013


I’m happy to announce that I’ll be in attendance at WordCamp Grand Rapids 2013 next weekend August 24-25th. Not only will I be in attendance, but I’ve been selected to moderate a panel discussion on commercial themes and plugins. The other speakers participating in the panel are Pippin Williamson, Adam Pickering, Daniel Espinoza, and Jake Read More

The Daily Plugin – BuddyPress Plugins To Encourage Engagement


Today we’ve got an interesting mix of new BuddyPress plugins from the WordPress Plugin Repository. I’ve been working on both an intranet version of a BP installation, in addition to the new creation of a multisite BP explosion that is quickly becoming a monster all on its own. Share in the results of my hunt! Read More

NextGEN Gallery Creator Publishes Open Letter


NextGEN Gallery is one of the most popular WordPress plugins in the repository and has been for a long time. The last time I checked, it was closing in on over 8 million downloads. However, the latest release of the plugin has caused grief for many people as evidenced by the plugin’s support forum. This Read More

Survey – How Do You Use The Dashboard?


Amidst all of the conversation taking place on improving the WordPress back-end user interface, there is now a public survey you are encouraged to participate in that will help determine how people use the dashboard and where improvements need to take place. The survey is only 5 questions long but should provide enough information to Read More

The Return Of WordPress Weekly


Beginning this Friday at 9P.M. Eastern, I’ll be back behind the microphone providing you with the news of the week around the WordPress ecosystem. I’ll also be interviewing some of the smartest people in the WordPress community that are making things happen. Unlike the previous episodes which were all conducted on Talkshoe.com, these will be Read More

WP-ABTesting – Split Testing As A Service


There is a new up and coming AB Split testing service for WordPress called WP-ABTesting that aims to help you optimize websites based on data, not opinions. Anytime I’ve heard of anyone wanting an A/B testing plugin, I’ve referred them to ShrimpTest by Mitcho and Automattic however, it appears that development on that plugin has Read More

Better Wording Needed For After The Deadline Prompt


I’ve used the After The Deadline service for a long time. In fact, I think I’ve been using it ever since Automattic acquired it in 2009. I proofread almost every post before it’s published. However, I’ve recently been struck by the wording of the AtD prompt once I schedule or publish a post. If you Read More

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