Starter Guide On Header.php


Ravael Angeline has a tutorial posted on WP.Tutsplus.com that covers the basics of a header.php file. This particular file is located in every WordPress theme and is essential to how a theme works. Also worthy of reading following the tutorial is a comment by Tom McFarlin.

WordPress News Sites And The Bermuda Triangle


A few days ago, I had the chance to participate briefly in a discussion held on Twitter around the topic of WordPress news centric sites seemingly disappearing off the face of the earth after a certain period of time. The question which started this conversation by Doug Stewart is as follows: “A question for which Read More

Up To The Community To Improve Theme Demo Data


Brian Krogsgard of Poststat.us has raised an issue that I never considered concerning the demo content displayed within themes on the theme repository. While commercial theme demos do a great job showing off what a theme is capable of doing, for at least some themes on the repository, the demo content ruins the look of Read More

Secrets Revealed: WLTC and WPTavern


A picture I took at WordCamp Dallas 2008. There has been a lot of speculation on the “shady mystery buyer” of Weblogs Tools Collection and WPTavern (here), which has been funny to watch. It’s me. Why on earth? Well, it’s the same and different for each one. Jeff wanted to step back from WPTavern and Read More

User Guide – How To Choose A Plugin


One of the best things about WordPress is its third-party ecosystem of themes and plugins. If WordPress doesn’t have the feature set you need out of the box, chances are very good that with just a few plugins, you can make the WordPress of your dreams. However, to new and veteran users alike, choosing which Read More

Easy Commerce With ShopLocket


E-Commerce is hard, for both developers and end users. That’s why I was happy to see something like ShopLocket come across my inbox. ShopLocket is perfect for those who have one, or just a few products to sell on their website. Instead of going through the process of installing an entire e-commerce system like WooCommerce, Read More

WordPress.com Makes Me Hulk Smash


Every now and then I’ll have a reason to visit WordPress.com. I don’t visit the site often so occasionally, I’ll see redesigns that have occurred that throw me for a loop. This is one of those times. 99% of the time when I visit, it’s to login to the dashboard of my .com blog. The Read More

Lofty Goal Set For Tung Do


Tung Do otherwise known throughout the WordPress community as ‘Small Potato‘ is on a mission. That mission is as follows: To create a more enjoyable and feature-packed service than WordPress.com. I’m not gunning for WP.com, but it’s the easiest way to explain what I’m going to build. And instead of re-inventing the wheel, I’ll use Read More

Dear Automattic: You Are Losing The Debate


The following post was written by Erlend Sogge Heggen of jmonkeyengine.org. 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