May 2009

A new project called We Rock WordPress headed by Netizens Media aims to showcase the cream of the crop when it comes to talent in the WordPress community. Out of the 23 people on the site thus far, I have interacted or know of 18 of them. Not bad I (more…)

Sarah who does a great job sharing her WordPress knowledge for BloggingTips.com published a simple guide on how to add theme options to your theme. The guide goes over the code needed, explains what the code does, and provides a good base to start from if you’re planning on adding (more…)

With all of the various theme names these days, it’s getting harder to define what exactly a premium theme is. Andrew Rickmann over at Fun With WordPress tries to give us a better understanding of what premium means now a days as well as providing a valid argument that perhaps (more…)

Community member Brad Potter has published a great parody of the song ‘The Devil Went Down To Georiga’ using facets of the GPL and theme development as most of the lyrics throughout the song. His version is called ‘The Dev Went Down To Georgia‘. With all the mucking around that (more…)

With the release of BuddyPress 1.0, BuddyDress.com has released an updated version of their FaceBuddy theme which strangely enough, looks just like Facebook. This theme is very CSS dependent meaning little to no images. One nice thing about this particular theme is that BuddyDress provides the PSD file to customize (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Michael Torbert, owner of SemperfiWebdesign.com. Hopefully if you’re reading this, you’re already familiar with the wordpress.org support forums. However, sometimes you may have a dire need for one-on-one support with the actual developer or designer of a plugin or theme. When asking (more…)

If you’ve read a guest post on this site recently, you may have noticed a special block I created just for them which is styled differently than the rest of the post. The block contains information about the author of the post, an avatar image and a link to the (more…)

Do you even know how to pronounce the word wpazo? Try wuh PAW zo. According to the site, the word means to hit something or someone—esp. over the head—with the power of WordPress. The best WordPress stuff and a blog that hits you over the head with the good links (more…)

In this episode, David and I discussed WordCamp Toronto which started yesterday and will last until Sunday May 10th. So far, it looks like not all things are going according to plan at the event as the venue has awkward placement of outlets, no dedicated video or audio equipment and (more…)

Welcome to the Friday Happy Hour. Each Friday, this post will provide a summary of what is going on within the WordPress Tavern Community. I haven’t done of these in awhile so lets see if I’m a bit rusty. From The Forum: The forum this week has been rather active (more…)

Over the past few days, I’ve been reporting on the fact that the WPGorilla project were in the midst of a name change. The change took place not only because of a premium theme author with a business centered around a gorilla, but also for SEO, and other reasons. After (more…)

This is a guest post by community member Katemag Check out her work on Pixert.com as well as her personal blog Nineteenlabs Thematic is a free, open-source, highly extensible, search-engine optimize WordPress Theme Framework featuring 13 widget-ready areas, grid-based layout samples and styling for popular plugins. Thematic is an easy (more…)