Getting Started With WordPress Starter Kits By Max Foundry


I received an email a few weeks ago giving me the heads up on a cool concept called WordPress Starter kits by Max Foundry. Max Foundry is in the business of of making themes, plugins, and starter kits for WordPress. While they currently don’t have any themes available for purchase or download, they do have Read More

Should Easter Eggs In WordPress Be Removed?


Once again, the discussion of WordPress and Easter eggs has popped up on the WP-Hackers mailing list. This time, it was a story shared by Eric Mann regarding a client of his who thought their website was hacked after accidentally triggering the Easter egg where you compare a revision to itself. The question Eric asked Read More

WordPress Projects Still In Huge Demand


The largest search engine for work-from-home and freelance jobs DoNanza has released their quarterly State of the Work-From-Home and Freelancing Economy trends report. Based on their findings, WordPress is still the king when it comes to demand for use in projects as it had six times the amount of projects when compared with Joomla and Read More

Plugin Authors And The Activation Hook


This post is an FYI to plugin developers. According to Scribu who posted on the WordPress development update blog, If you were using register_activation_hook() to also handle updates from older versions of your plugins, you will not be able to do so any more in WP 3.1: [16012]The activation hook is now fired only when Read More

Matt Mullenweg Interviewed By KTEH


Matt Mullenweg was recently interviewed by KTEH who produces the program, “This Is Us“. The interview goes over a bunch of information such as Automattic, Matt’s enjoyment of WordCamps, the GPL licensing, and more. This is a great 5 minute spotlight for anyone that is not familiar with Matt. One of the best things he Read More

Need Post Format Support Added To WPTavern


Is anyone out there interested in adding Post Format support to the WPTavern theme including the necessary styles to go with them? I’m willing to pay $20.00 to have this done as I’m currently working on some other things and don’t have time to add the support let alone the stylesheet additions. If you’re interested Read More

Protecting WordPress Login Credentials From FireSheep


There’s been a lot of hype around a new tool that was released not too long ago called FireSheep. In a nutshell, FireSheep is an extension for FireFox that monitors the airwaves of public Wi-Fi to sniff out login credentials to popular websites such as WordPress.com, self-hosted WordPress installations, Twitter, Facebook, and more. Once those Read More

WordPress Mobile Users Grow To 1 Million


What a great milestone for the WordPress ecosystem. On November 3rd, Isaac Keyet used the WordPress.com announcement blog to let us know that the userbase for the various WordPress mobile apps had reached 1 million. In addition to that announcement, there is now a WordPress application for Nokia phones both newer, and older devices. If Read More

WordPress, Disqus, And Spam Comments


If you use the third-party commenting system Disqus, you’ll want to read the following post by Zemalf.com. In the post, Antti explains that although you can mark comments as spam which are then removed from view in Disqus, the comments are not removed from the WordPress database. Therefor, even though the comments are not in Read More

WordPress Weekly November 6th


This is just a heads up that I’ll be recording a live show of WordPress Weekly on Saturday, November 6th which is tomorrow. I’ll try to cover the news of the week if I can figure out what it is. I’ll also be updating everyone as to what I’ve been up to the past few Read More

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