July 2009

WordPress.com, the commercial service owned and operated by Automattic has undergone a redesign. Now, I can’t tell you what changed and what didn’t because I don’t visit the site often enough to notice the changes. However, if I had to take a guess, I’d say the footer is different, some (more…)

Digging Into WordPress has an interesting poll online asking the question, Should the Hello Dolly plugin be included with WordPress? I won’t divulge the numbers but I can say that the majority of people who have voted for the poll say No, it should be removed. Honestly, Hello Dolly doesn’t (more…)

Back on July 3rd, I published an article about the first WordCamp event to take place on line giving it the name, Virtual WordCamp. I wasn’t the only one to take issue with the fact that the price to attend a Virtual WordCamp was higher than a physical event. Not (more…)

Thanks to Josh Leuze who tipped me off to this, it looks like bbPress.org is finally going to receive an overhaul with a brand new site design. The new design sticks with the same basic color scheme but the overall site gives a refreshed look and feel. My corny joke (more…)

Things have been pretty quiet in the WordPress community surrounding the GPL and it’s actually been rather nice as I’ve been able to focus on the cool things people are doing with and for WordPress. However, Kevin Eklund of ToMuse.com is at it again with yet another article discussing Matt (more…)

This week on WordPress Weekly, I have the distinct pleasure to interview an awesome WordPress plugin developer. His name is Scott Reilly who has authored over 50 different WordPress plugins that you can browse here. It’s not too often I get the chance to interview a plugin author on the (more…)

QuickOnlineTips.com has a list of what they believe to be the best nine security plugins to use with WordPress. Some of the usual suspects have made the list such as WP Security Scan. I’m not sure if it’s good to mention this or not, but I don’t use any of (more…)

I caught this story in my feedreader this morning thinking it wouldn’t be that great but after reading through it, there are lessons to be learned. The Anchorage Daily News published a story about Eileen Goode who lives in the small town of Dillingham as a public radio reporter and (more…)

One of my all time favorite plugins, Ajax Edit Comments recently undergone a minor update. AEC now enables the ability to disable the plugin on WordPress pages. By default, this is enabled. Considering I don’t have comments turned on for any pages on WPTavern.com with the exception of the Trivia (more…)

Instead of hunting down a frequently used code snippet on the Codex or doing a Google Search, wouldn’t it be nice to have a cheat sheet right in front of you to save time? Dainis Graveris of 1stWebDesigner has put together a list of 23 different cheat sheets and resources (more…)

Are you fed up with the way the default search works on your WordPress powered site? You’re not alone. As was discussed in the forum thread I just linked to, Google Custom Search was brought up as a way to substitute the WordPress search engine with one powered by Google. (more…)