2009

I’m often asked the question, why do you use VBulletin? When WPTavern was under construction, I had the chance to try out a few different pieces of forum software. During my experiments, I used phpBB3, SimplePress, and I think I gave bbPress a look through as well. At the time, (more…)

Episode 83 which was originally scheduled to be recorded on December 29th has been rescheduled for January 5th. This is due to a number of reasons such as my recent upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium, software configuration that still needs to take place, and last but not least, family (more…)

I’ve been a fan of Ajax Edit Comments ever since its creation. Ajax Edit Comments enables anonymous users to easily edit their own comments in a Digg like interface using Ajax. Since its creation, Ronald Huereca and Ajay D’ Souza have done a fantastic job continuously improving the plugin. For (more…)

In episode 82, I geeked out with Otto42 and Jeremy Clarke as we discussed a number of topics centered around WordPress development. This episode will most likely go over a lot of people’s heads but I still think it’s worth a listen if you’re at all interested in the privacy (more…)

This meeting was only 15 minutes long. By the time I joined the room, it was already over. Unfortunately, the log file for the 17th does not contain the beginning of the meeting. Peter Westwood and Jane Wells do not have log files for me to comb through but Jane (more…)

For the past year or so, we’ve all been hearing this term ‘canonical plugin‘ at numerous WordCamps and in interviews Matt has conducted. I’ve struggled with understanding what this term means in relation to the WordPress ecosystem and how plugins are developed but after months of hearing Matt talk about (more…)

When Matt announced that he had purchased the wp.me domain back in August, there was a lot of questioning on what he would do with it. After publishing a poll and getting ideas on what to do, he developed a URL shortener for WordPress.com users where they could easily create (more…)

It’s been awhile since I’ve published a list of interesting threads in the forum but before I break that streak, let me share some statistics. Threads: 1,065, Posts: 9,773, Members: 505, Active Members: 150 Most users ever online was 103, 10-12-2009 at 03:32 PM. The forum launched at the end (more…)

Thanks to the generosity of Brian Gardner and the StudioPress team, I’ll be heading to Boston to attend WordCamp Boston on January 23rd. StudioPress has reimbursed me for half of my plane ticket to Boston. It’s not even Christmas and the event has sold out with an extensive waiting list. (more…)

In this episode of WordPress Weekly, I have a chat with Jacob Goldman of CmurrayConsulting.com to talk about his companies work involving WordPress. During the discussion, we talk about what it’s like to use WordPress for developing custom solutions that WordPress is not really known for as the perception is (more…)

I’m sure you’ll be seeing plenty of sites with the following video embedded in their post as some exciting news was announced. In 2010, there will be a new default theme that will be shipped with WordPress called 2010. This is the only detail that is known about the new (more…)

The immediate future of The WordPress Podcast has been determined. Joost de Valk has purchased the name and rights to The WordPress Podcast for an undisclosed amount. Over time, PressThis and The WordPress Podcast will merge together with The WordPress Podcast eventually being the mainstay of the show. Also as (more…)