June 2009

Matt Mullenwegs state of the Word presentation from WordCamp San Francisco is now online over at WordPress.TV. This is the presentation where Matt first introduced the merger between WPMU and WordPress.org, a commercial GPL theme page and a host of other announcements. Thanks to Dave Curlee, John P., and Michael (more…)

Unfortunately, the interview I had scheduled with Sam Bauers didn’t take place because he couldn’t make it. However, it was awesome to finally have Peter Westwood, one of the core developers join us from the UK to participate in our roundtable discussion of stories. I’ll reschedule Sam for another episode (more…)

The Degusto theme review I recently published showed me that switching themes on an established site is not as easy as 1, 2, 3. I didn’t know whether I should write the review from a fresh install of WordPress or on an established site pre filled with content. This is (more…)

Summary: Degusto is a dark styled portfolio type theme containing a featured content block on the front page, three columns for content, and a three column footer. This theme costs 39 Euros or, $54.24. License: ThemeShift is a new entrant to the commercial theme marketplace within the WordPress community. However, (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Andrea, you can catch her work at, WPMUTutorials.com. You can also follow her on Twitter With the recent news coming out of WordCamp San Fransisco, and even the buzz from WordCamp RDU, interest is high in WordPressMU, the multi-blog version of single (more…)

So the WordPress development chat in the dev channel on IRC just took place and here is a brief rundown of the information presented within. WordPress 2.8.1 Beta aimed to be release by the end of this week WordPress 2.9 Target date is October 31st Some fixes to high impact (more…)

Kevin Eklund who operates ToMuse.com published a thought provoking article the other day which has become yet another piece of this puzzle known as ‘How To Make Money Making WordPress Plugins‘. On the WordPress Tavern forum, this is a topic that we have been discussing in different incarnations for a (more…)

I was notified this morning that WordCamp New Zealand will be taking place this year on the 8th and 9th of August. The event will take place in the city of Wellington and will feature a keynote presentation from Matt Mullenweg. However, there will also be plenty of other hands-on (more…)

Justin Tadlock announced on the ThemeHybrid blog earlier this morning that version 0.6 of the Hybrid Theme Framework was released to the public. This is a big release for Justin as the new framework has been coded from the ground up with modularity in mind. One of the most important (more…)

Sean Daily who does the TEC Podcasts for the Lexnet Consulting Group recently published an audio interview he conducted with Matt Mullenweg. The 15 minute interview talks about what’s new in WordPress 2.8, the merger between WordPress.org and WordPress MU, the future of Matt and WordPress and a few other (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by JD Hartley, author of the blog, JDH23.com. You can also follow him on Twitter. With WordPress 2.8 out, many people are loving the new drag and drop widget page, plus the faster-loading-by-compression backend (have you noticed yet?). But there are some features (more…)

Last week, I published a post which discussed the fact that there are so many sites centered around WordPress that perhaps we were reaching a point where there are TOO many sites. Darren Hoyt who we know from creating the Mimbo Pro theme has launched a new site called WPTopics.com (more…)