Help Me Cleanup The Ideas Forum


For those of you that have been following me on Twitter, I’ve referenced the ideas forum quite a bit. I’ve been keeping it under wraps because there was less of a chance of running into people responding to the same ideas but since Jane Wells has made the work more public today, (Highly appreciated by Read More

WordPress Developer Chats Should Focus On Core


Peter Westwood has published a short document on the WordPress Developers Prologue site that outlines what the focus of the developer chats should be. In recent weeks, issues that are related to WordPress but not to the core code have been added to the meeting agenda providing less time to talk about core development of Read More

Two Common Mistakes In Themes


Scribu who is the author of the Front-end Editor plugin that I reviewed in April 2009 has published some common mistakes found within themes. For some reason, themes sometimes don’t have the wp_footer template tag declared which is used by analytic plugins such as Woopra and by Front-end editor. The other problem deals with the_title Read More

PollDaddy Gets A Facelift


PollDaddy, the polling service acquired by Automattic on October 15th, 2008 has revamped their entire site. The new design features a rich red color with swirls and all sorts of nice eye candy. The overall design is more in tune with the logo. Even the back-end of the website has received a face lift. The Read More

What’s In Store With WP 3.0


WPBeginner has a great writeup of what we can look forward to in WordPress 3.0. Of course there is the merge of WordPress MU into WordPress, the awesome Woo Navigation menus, a new default theme, and custom post types just to name a few. WordPress 3.0 has a tentative release date in early May but Read More

Matt Weighs In On Cloud Marketing


ReadWriteWeb has published a short and sweet interview with Matt Mullenweg regarding cloud computing. When asked if WordPress.com was hosted on a grid or in a traditional data center, Matt responded with: “That’s a silly question, like asking whether Facebook is a cloud computing environment,” Most ‘clouds’ besides Amazon’s are just marketing BS. WordPress.com is Read More

WordPress Dev Chat For 2-25-10


Woo Menus Update Jane has published her UX manifesto regarding the new navigational menu system that you can read here. Ryan and Jane will catch up with Jeff Ikus tomorrow as he couldn’t make the meeting today. Accessibility is a concern as without JS, the menus become inoperable. Ptah Dunbar and Filosofo have volunteered to Read More

Comment_Karma In Action


Back in July of 2009, I wrote about my experience of deleting a field within my database that unknowingly, was important for WordPress to have. The field is called comment_karma. At the time, I had no idea why this field was important to WordPress. Today, I stumbled across an article on True/Slant that explains their Read More

Overtaking Blogger Through Mobile Apps


Darnell Clayton of BloggingPro.com takes a look at the prospects of WordPress possibly overtaking the popularity of Blogger thanks to mobile applications. At this point, WordPress has an application for the iPhone, BlackBerry, Nokia, and Google Android. That covers most of the smartphone market. However, I have a hard time believing these devices are being Read More

Using BuddyPress With Existing WordPress Theme


Hot off the press is the announcement of the BuddyPress template packs plugin. This plugin makes it very easy to use your current theme with BuddyPress on a single site install of WordPress instead of having to use the default BuddyPress theme. Kudos to Andy Peatling for making it even easier for people to use Read More

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