July 2009

This week on WordPress Weekly, I have the privilege of interviewing both Randy Hoyt of AmesburyWeb who will discuss making WordPress work for business oriented sites while Scott Clark, co-author of the Pods plugin will discuss using WordPress as a CMS. Both of these guys presented at WordCamp Dallas two (more…)

Most interviews with Matt Mullenweg revolve around WordPress which of course makes sense. However, there is more to Matt than just WordPress and the folks behind the blog BornRich do a good job showcasing that in their interview with the project leader. The interview ranges from discussing print media going (more…)

This post is part of an ongoing series called Ask Jeff. This is where I’ll take a question someone within the WPTavern or WordPress community gives me and provide my thoughts/answer to. The question is: Longtime listener of your podcast here. I noticed the “Submit a Post” feature now on (more…)

Aaron Brazell who heads up Technosailor.com and who used to work for B5 Media announced on July 3rd that he has secured a book deal with Wiley Publishing to write a 700 page WordPress Bible. Aaron had been working on the deal since April but only recently received the go (more…)

This blog post has been on the tip of my tongue ever since I introduced display advertising. Here on the Tavern, I use a plugin called OIO Publisher to handle my advertising needs and it’s been the best $48.00 I’ve ever spent. In the sidebar as well as the blog (more…)

Feel like whipping up a Thematic child theme that could earn you $240.00? If so, you should check out the Instinct blog to read up on the details regarding the Thematic Child theme challenge. The first person to submit a Thematic child theme which functions comparably and looks like the (more…)

I’m bummed to see that Andrew Rickmann who runs the Fun With WordPress blog about WordPress is selling the site. Andrew Rickmann always approached topics involving WordPress with an interesting angle. I say interesting because anytime I visited the site, I ended up thinking about writing a response blog post (more…)

When I initially published information regarding the virtual WordCamp, I was a bit miffed at the price tag as well as a few other things. However, after putting together some information that I discovered through an anonymous source and from what has been added to the Virtual WordCamp website, I’ve (more…)

Commercial theme authors who switched their business model to be completely inline with the GPL just like the WordPress software are cheering today as some of them have made the first part of a list that is now on the WordPress.org theme repository page under the heading of Commercial. The (more…)

So the WordPress development meeting took place today and boy was the atmosphere conducive to discussion. Lots of things discussed while new ideas were generated. Unfortunately, you get a bunch of developers into a chat room and when you announce an idea or feature, the talk immediately turns into implementation (more…)