April 2009

In this article by Vladimir Prelovac, we will learn to create our first functional WordPress plugin and learn how to interact with the WordPress API (this is the WordPress interface to PHP) on the way. The knowledge you will gain in this article alone will allow you to write a (more…)

For those who didn’t get a chance to listen to episode 50 of the WordCast Podcast, you missed Kym Huynh’s awesome WordPress Rap. So, he’s been a trooper and sent me the mp3 file which you can download and take a listen to. It definitely fits the bill for being (more…)

How long has it been since we started talking about the media management system in WordPress receiving a major overhaul? Based on what I’ve read, the plan is to revamp the media system in WordPress 2.9 instead of WordPress 2.8. Shane who operates Bugssite.org has released his proposed wireframes for (more…)

Mark Jaquith, the developer of the popular Subscribe To Comments plugin has put the call out on his developer blog asking users to test out the new version of the plugin. According to the post, the new version will contain options to Double Opt-In but more importantly, the entire storage (more…)

This week on our big Five-O episode, we had the chance to interview Cathy Perkins otherwise known as The WordPress Wizard. We discussed a number of issues pertaining to WordPress such as the complexity of the software, how its changed over the years, tips on how to choose a theme (more…)

Ever wish you could search for WordPress functions, template tags, function sources, user notes, etc all from one place? That is exactly what WPSeek.com allows you to do as it acts as a very slick WordPress centric search engine. WPSeek was originally used to be a gateway page for the (more…)

Do you remember a little something called TalkPress? The idea was first mentioned in the public limelight back on January 1st, 2008 in a Houston Chronicle article where Dwight Silverman interviewed Matt Mullenweg. The bit about TalkPress went a little something like this: Mullenweg says he’ll use the new cash (more…)

Over this past weekend, I finally spent some time on the advertising side of things for the site. I mustered up the courage and dove right into OIO Publisher. Thankfully, this plugin made it VERY easy to create advertising zones as well as different forms of advertising. On top of (more…)

I’ve been in talks with Brian Layman for a long time with regards to doing a WordPress meetup in the northern Ohio area. Ever since I attended my first WordCamp in Dallas, TX I’ve been wanting to tap into that experience, what better way to do that than a WordPress (more…)

Today, I’ve implemented a Tip Jar also known as donations on the site. On the right hand side under the sponsor block is a text widget with a link to the donations page. Donations is not a requirement or an obligation but I realize some folks would like to contribute (more…)

A relatively new plugin was released today by Peter Westwood called PJW BlogMinder. The plugin allows your users to configure a reminder to be sent to them if they haven’t posted in the last ‘n‘ of days. At first, I was a bit confused as the directions do not state (more…)

Spectacu.la, a premium WordPress theme company has announced on their corporate blog today that they have decided to abide by the GPL 100%. You may remember Spectacu.la from a few months ago as it was Dave Coveney who spoke out against 200 themes being removed from the theme repository, one (more…)