February 2010

This was like having two episodes in one. During the first 20 minutes of the show, Hal Stern and Brad Williams gave me the 411 on their upcoming WordPress book, Professional WordPress. This book was written to take people directly into the core code of WordPress to figure out how (more…)

Vsellis who is a member of the WordPress community has put together a movement which he hopes will catch on. He is declaring that on March 1st, everyone should make a $5.00 donation to their favorite plugin or plugin-author. If you participate in this event, be sure to send out (more…)

Back on February 27th 2009, I came across a unique looking WordPress MU theme where the entire site was like a Google map. It was called gMaps and was created by a company called WPMU Premium. That company has now re-branded into The PremiumPress. They have now made gMaps compatible (more…)

A few days ago, I mentioned that the readme file for repository hosted plugins was updated so that authors could provide a short explanation as to why a user should upgrade to the newest version. The readme file has been updated again to include support for videos. According to Michael (more…)

GravityForms just scored a deluge of new fans thanks to their FreshBooks Add-On available for those who own developer licenses. This add on integrates seamlessly with the FreshBooks service making it easy to use data from forms to create FreshBooks clients, invoices and estimates. WordPress consultants have to love that. (more…)

I’ve finally had the chance to upgrade Ajax Edit Comments to 4.0 beta. This new version offers two new cool features. The first is that After The Deadline support is built right into the plugin. So regardless of whether site visitors are using the AtD FireFox extension, commenters will have (more…)

The readme file that is used by all plugin authors in order to be hosted on the plugin repository has been updated to include a new section called Upgrade Notice. This section gives plugin authors the opportunity to tell users why they should upgrade to the newest version. While a (more…)

In the past few days, I’ve seen a lot of discussions centered around author credits in themes and plugins. Part of these discussions center around this particular guideline in the plugin repository: The plugin must not embed external links on the public site (like a “powered by” link) without explicitly (more…)

Woo Nav Menu Update Jeff Ikus who is the man responsible for the Woo Navigation menu system gave an update on his progress of integrating it into core. The menu stuff is ticket 11817. Jeff has stripped down the menu system to remove the Woo branding and has reworked it (more…)

Picking up where I left off in part one of the review, Backupify notified me via email that a backup of my site had successfully completed and that it was available in their Archive. After downloading the archive to check out what was backed up, it was clear that this (more…)

Back in episode 78 of WordPress Weekly, I had the chance to interview Daniel Bachhuber of CoPress to talk about their work with college publishing. Unfortunately, news has come out today that CoPress is shutting down operations. The two major reasons cited for the closure are lack of financial sustainability (more…)

Nuclear powered Raphael Mudge has announced on the After The Deadline blog a couple of interesting developments the first being the removal of API Keys. Using the service no longer requires users to register with the site. However, if you need to use AtD in a commercial environment, you are (more…)