April 2009

Pretty awesome to see that in such a short notice, there were ten different header tweaks submitted including one by Kaspars Dambis. I placed my vote early this morning but I followed Janes instructions in opening each full view screenshot in a browser tab and viewing each one. I must (more…)

Bradley Gillap sent me a note not too long ago that he was going to publish a lengthy blog post which explained why he moved from the Drupal community to WordPress. I checked out BastardGeek.com today as that is the site he maintains and he has his story published. Here (more…)

A few days ago, I was alerted on Twitter that a new WordPress News centric site had launched called WPInformer.com. The site was created by Aaron D Campbell and is part of the Xavisys brand. So far, there are a couple of posts on the site including a detailed look (more…)

John Kolbert, who wants to enter this years plugin competition has a problem. He is out of ideas. What better place or group of people to ask than the Tavern community? Stop by the forum thread we have going on and share your thoughts or ideas on plugins you would (more…)

Theme Frameworks. Those two words have buzzed around the WordPress community since the beginning of this year. Every time I turn around, someone else is developing their own theme framework. But, if you side with Dion Hulse’s line of thinking where any theme can be classified as a theme framework (more…)

Jeremy Visser published what I believe to be a great post regarding the recent WordPress 2.8 header design challenge which took place this past weekend. In his post, Jeremy discusses the fact that the challenge requires entrants to work from a .PSD file which is a proprietary format tied to (more…)

WebDevStudios headed up by Brad Williams and current sponsor of WordPress Weekly has recently announced that they now have WordPress specific support packages. The packages enable site owners to practically hire a team of people who are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week to maintain your site (more…)

A few days ago, I reported on a piece published by Andy Peatling regarding why BuddyPress themes were future proof and how the themes provided functions where you could perform most backend tasks on the frontend. This perked my interests because I’d love to see the same thing implemented on (more…)

Over the course of this past weekend, I migrated content from one domain to another. My biggest concern regarding the migration was all of the backlinks that the site had received plus the Search Engine pointers which would exist for some time to come. Thankfully, I discovered two things which (more…)

Checking out the WPTavern Twitter stream early this morning, I noticed this tweet from Matt: This could be interesting for WP themes: http://wpgorilla.org/ They should add finished product to theme directory. Taking a look into the Gorilla Project, looks like they will be producing open-source ‘Premium‘ WordPress themes. The Gorilla (more…)

Community member andrea_r published this in the Tavern forum and I thought it was notable to mention here on the site. In one of the more recent changesets for BuddyPress, Andy Peatling made a few changes that I think the overall community will appreciate. It’s not fair just having my (more…)

Mark Ghosh over at WeblogToolsCollection.com has announced the next installment of the sites coveted WordPress plugin competition. If you’re not familiar with it, check out the winners from 2008 which brought us WP Comment Remix, Manageable, and WP Easy Uploader. Last year, I was lucky enough to be one of (more…)