WordPress, Openness, and Communication


One of the battles the WordPress.org project has faced since its inception is communication. Not just how much or how little but also the tools used to communicate. When I followed the development of WordPress with eagle eyes from 2008-2011, I used all of the communication channels that were available. IRC, the WordPress development blog, Read More

Theme Review Team Could Use Some More Reviewers


The Theme Review Team tried something new this past weekend. Members of the review team that could make it, spent all day in IRC to review themes stuck in the Priority 2 queue which lists themes that have been stuck in the review process for more than two weeks. While the goal was to clear Read More

New eBook On How To Become A WordPress Development Professional


Always on the lookout for new resources to share with others to help learn WordPress related topics, I came across an eBook published ($29.99-$39.99) by long time WordPress developer Curtis McHale. I got in touch with Curtis to ask him a few questions concerning his book, including whether or not he plans on contributing to Read More

WordPress 3.8 – Taking The Default Theme Further


One of the announcements from WordCamp San Francisco was the decision to use Further as the default theme for WordPress 3.8 dubbed 2014. Since the day I discovered Further, I’ve been trying to figure out how I could make the theme work for WPTavern.com. The things I like most about it is the layout, the Read More

Ryan McCue on Creating The JSON REST API for WordPress


In the not too distant future, the WordPress core is going to incorporate a powerful new API that will open new doors for the platform to be part of the interactive web. Long time WordPress hacker, Ryan McCue is busily creating a JSON REST API that will pave the way for outside applications to be Read More

Introducing WordPress Post Forking: Version Control For Writers


The WordPress platform has been helping writers publish their thoughts to the web for years. Though it now powers many large newsrooms and other organizations, the posting process still caters entirely to the individual writer working by himself on a post. Collaboration for multiple content creators is non-existent within the core right now. The WordPress Read More

BuddyPress Dev Chat For 10-06-10


1.2.6 Release – Many of the tickets left for 1.2.6 have patches. Ticket 2587 appears to be the only blocker dealing with the ability to hide multiple child-level comments. The feeling is that 1.2.6 is really close but a firm date can not be given. When JJJ entered the chat about a half hour after Read More

WordPress Dev Chat For 2-11-10


Quick update on the menu management progress WooThemes is currently reconfiguring their menu management system into a patch that can be integrated into the core of WordPress. Once the patch is committed, everyone can try it out and weigh in with their concerns or improvements. The patch may be ready by some time next week. Read More

WordPress Dev Chat For 2-18-10


Woo Nav Menu Update Jeff Ikus who is the man responsible for the Woo Navigation menu system gave an update on his progress of integrating it into core. The menu stuff is ticket 11817. Jeff has stripped down the menu system to remove the Woo branding and has reworked it for the core and in 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