2009

As was announced on Twitter by quite a few people, the WordPress theme repository has now transitioned to hosting over 1,000 themes. The 1,000th theme to be added to the repository is called page-tiny. It was designed for simplicity but unfortunately, the screenshot of the theme is a 404. However, (more…)

Now that the WordPress plugin competition for 2009 is complete, Ozh has published his reviews of each plugin that was entered into the competition. Some of his reviews mention particular security issues that were discovered along with some shoddy coding. Once I read his reviews, it occurred to me that (more…)

The long wait is over as WeblogToolsCollection.com has finally announced the winner of this years plugin competition. Honestly, I had no idea this would be the plugin that claimed victory but it’s Section Widget by Godfrey Chan. Godfrey’s plugin provides a way to display section specific content on your WordPress (more…)

Last night, Matt Martz who is also known as Sivel in the WordPress IRC Channel and on Twitter announced that he was going to stop development and support on several of his WordPress plugins. Out of curiosity, I decided to check in with Matt to figure out what was going (more…)

On the WordPress Hackers Mailing list, Ptah Dunbar recently proposed an idea that I think is pretty cool and would be a time saver for developers and custom installers called Installation Profiles. Installation profiles could automatically pre configure WordPress with a set of activated plugins, change the default activated theme (more…)

Before I left for vacation, I announced a little game where the winner would receive a copy of GravityForms. In order to play the game, readers had to submit their craziest upgrade story in the comments. We received quite a few crazy stories during the week, some of which still (more…)

In this Jeffless episode of WordPress Weekly, David Peralty mans the ship by himself covering a number of different topics such as whether trackbacks should be dumped by bloggers, codepoet.com, WordPress MU/BuddyPress Contest, punishing IE 6 visitors and much more. I gave this show a listen on the deck of (more…)

Over the weekend, some big news was published on the SimplePie development blog where it was announced that development for the RSS Parser would cease effective immediately. While the first version of SimplePie was built ontop of MagpieRSS, it quickly became the de-facto RSS/Atom parsing software for PHP. WordPress uses (more…)

I wanted to write about this new site called WPCoop.org but was unsure how to go about it. Instead, I’ve pestered Jayson with a bunch of questions and decided to go the interview route. Enjoy. What inspired you to create WPCOOP.org? I am a raving fan of WordPress.  As a (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Randy Hoyt, author of the blog, RandyHoyt.com. He’s also the founder of Web development firm Amesbury Web. The recent attacks on older versions of WordPress have made security a hot topic in the community. There has been finger-pointing and mud-slinging from many (more…)