November 2009

There is a new framework in town, this one is called BuddyMattic. Developed by Ron Rennick with help from Daisy Olsen, BuddyMattic is a theme framework based on Thematic that can be used on WordPress, WordPress MU, and BuddyPress. The unique feature of this theme is that BuddyPress functionality is (more…)

For those using BuddyPress and having a hard time coming across decent free themes for the project you’re in luck. A new site has launched called FreebpThemes.com which so far contains six different themes for BuddyPress. Out of the choices provided, Avenue K9 looks to be my favorite from a (more…)

Back on November 18th, I released the interview I conducted with Matt Mullenweg during WordCamp New York. The audio in the interview was terrible and even though I tried for 30 minutes to fix it, I just couldn’t figure it out so I released it as is. Special thanks goes (more…)

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up on what I have planned for WordPress Weekly this month. On December 1st, I’ll be interviewing Raphael Mudge who is the lead developer of the After The Deadline plugin/service. AtD is the most recent acquisition by Automattic which is a contextual grammar (more…)

About a week ago, GravityForms version 1.3 was released to paying customers. This new version includes a number of additional features such as: Email Notification Routing – Now you can set up notifications to route to different email addresses based on rules that you define. Use one form to route (more…)

Here it is, the 17 minute interview I conducted with Matt Mullenweg during WordCamp New York this past weekend. I wish I could have recorded everything I discussed with Matt considering I asked him just about every question under the sun regarding this and that as it involves WordPress. In (more…)

Last week, thanks to the help of BHavesh, I was able to offer readers of WPTavern a pretty cool deal. Five PremiumThemes.net club memberships. The only thing you had to do was tell me how you would use WPTavern.com if it were in your hands. The post received a number (more…)

In this episode, I had the chance to welcome Alex King back to the show to talk about the WPHelpCenter, his Carrington theme framework and last but not least, his take on PremiumMod as well as his thoughts on building a business around GPL software such as WordPress. When I (more…)

This past weekend at WordCamp New York, I had the unexpected opportunity to meet and greet Anil Dash, founder of Six Apart the creators of MovableType. While some may wonder why I would bring an Automattic competitor onto a show about WordPress, I think Anil Dash has a lot to (more…)

I recently had the chance to send some questions over Darren’s way regarding the newest theme released by Pro Theme Design called TheLocal. This theme is aimed at the HyperLocal news market and contains specific items such as the weather, date and time, and an awesome front page that is (more…)

I’ve received a good amount of feedback from folks asking me to generate case studies on the use of WordPress when it comes to large scale use or heavy modified development. I’d love to do these case studies to find out the particulars on how WordPress is used in certain (more…)