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

My Thoughts On The Atlas Theme Framework


A few days ago, Donal MacArthur of Cranes And Skyhooks reached out to let me know about a new framework he’s developed called Atlas. After playing around with the theme for about an hour, I have a couple of suggestions for Donal. Out of the gate, Atlas and it’s first child theme Elegance are clean Read More

WordPress iPhone App 2.7 Released


Version 2.7 of the WordPress for iPhone app has been released to the App Store. In this version, there have been over 100 bug fixes which should help alleviate crashes and increase stability. The development blog states 2.7 is more of a performance and stability update rather than a feature upgrade. The main focus of Read More

My Thoughts On The Atlas Theme Framework


A few days ago, Donal MacArthur of Cranes And Skyhooks reached out to let me know about a new framework he’s developed called Atlas. After playing around with the theme for about an hour, I have a couple of suggestions for Donal. Out of the gate, Atlas and it’s first child theme Elegance are clean Read More

Feedback Needed For New Widget Context User Interface


Kaspars Dambis of Konstruktors.com has publised his second version of a proposed user interface design for his popular Widget Context plugin. Widget Context is a plugin that provides users the opportunity to show or hide widgets. I’ve used Widget Context in the past but I’ve been quite happy with the performance and functionality of Widget Read More

Alex King Releases Post Formats Admin UI Code


Alex King has made available code that creates an admin UI for using Post Formats. While working on their upcoming new theme, FavePersonal, the CrowdFavorite team created an admin interface for post formats that takes advantage of custom fields and replaces the built-in radio button post format selector with tabs across the top of the Read More

Why WordPress Has Fewer Options, Not More


Andrew Nacin one of the WordPress core developers highlighted a philosophy that WordPress follows by providing decisions, not options. One of the documents linked to in the article points to the WordPress Release Philosophy and more notably, the section of text by GNOME contributor Havoc Pennington. It turns out that preferences have a cost. Of Read More

A Look At The New Menu UI


If you’ve been too busy to spend some time playing around with the new menu system in the latest bleeding edge version of WordPress, WPEngineer has a couple of screenshots of the latest user interface that will be part of the 3.0 release for managing menus. A couple of the comments mentioned that based on Read More

Violet, WordPress 3.0 And Jane Wells


In this special interview with Jane Wells from WordCamp Raleigh, we discuss the prospects of WordPress 3.0. We also have a good discussion revolving the new menu system, including the question I’ve had since Beta 1 and that is, why bother going with Woo Nav if at the end of the day, there is little Read More

Progress Report On A/B Testing Plugin


Mitcho who is the author of the Yet Another Related Posts Plugin is currently working on a new project called ShrimpTest, sponsored by Automattic. ShrimpTest is a simple, A/B testing plugin that enables users to create various experiments on their site. For example, with ShrimpTest, you can create an experiment to track conversions based on Read More