Plugin Developers Receive A Christmas Gift

With the Santa hat on, Matt Mullenweg has decided to try out an experiment specifically for plugin authors and their respective plugin pages. He’s decided to give plugin authors a little more control with regards to how their plugin pages look by offering them a chance to upload a 772 x 250 pixel image that Read More

Matt’s Reflections On 2011

The independent web is growing quite a bit. Although we have these great cloud servers for WordPress, the software that people run and install themselves is still as popular as ever. Our services are bringing more people online, but they’re also bringing more people who want to own their own space on the web–they want Read More

Plugin Created By A 10 Year Old

Making the rounds on Twitter today is a WordPress plugin called Dashboard Site Preview that allows you to preview your website from the WordPress dashboard. The plugin was created by 10 year old, Jesse Friedman who goes by jesseenterprises on According to Brad Williams, this guy attended WordCamp Philly in 2011 and used what Read More

Alternatives For A Better Planet WordPress Feed

The WordPress Planet is a collection of WordPress centric websites that aggregate their content into one stream of information. In 2009, I proposed the idea of refocusing the dashboard so that it presented more WordPress Centric content. While some sites have been added and removed from the official Planet WordPress feed over the years, the Read More

Matt Mullenweg Donates $1.5 Million To Bay Lights Project

WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg has stepped up and donated the remaining 1.5 million dollars to the Bay Lights project in San Francisco, California. Talk about generosity! Thanks to his donation, the project will be able to go through with its planned 2-year run. Now I have one more reason to view the bridge when I Read More

Dear Automattic: You Are Losing The Debate

The following post was written by Erlend Sogge Heggen of Erlend spends his copious amounts of spare time managing the jMonkeyEngine project, all the while sticking his nose into whatever open source projects left the door unlocked. He’s a veteran WP amalgamator, webmastering many a site as a hobbyist and occasional freelancer. Long-term, I Read More

My First Ever WordCamp San Francisco Experience

Since I started writing about WordPress in 2007, WordCamp San Francisco has been labeled as the grandest WordCamp of them all. It’s where the first event of its kind took place which started a revolution in WordPress meetups. Unfortunately, I’ve been unable to attend any WordCamps in the San Francisco until this year. The following Read More

Pods – What Happened After The Kickstarter Campaign?

Recently, two WordPress development companies announced big name hires. The first was John James Jacoby leaving Automattic to join the WordPress development agency 10UP. The second, is Scott Kingsley Clark who has been hired by WebDevStudios most widely known throughout the WordPress community as the man behind the popular Pods Framework plugin. If you remember 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

EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Gooding Moves To The WordPress Tavern

Hello WordPress Tavern readers! Some of you may know me as a word wrangling WordPress writer from, where I spent the last four years writing about everything from WordPress and BuddyPress news to theme and product reviews, tutorials, and everything in between. Today, however, I’m excited to announce that I have officially moved to Read More