March 2010

Andrew Nacin who is one of the core developers of WordPress has published a post that should have come with a package of Tylenol. The post goes into the reasons behind why the terminology within WordPress MU was changed and why it’s created a soup of confusion. I’ve read the (more…)

Now that I’ve weathered the storm and the attacks have subsided for now, I think it would be good to share with you what my raw access log files looked like during that day to see the distributed denial of service in action. Thanks to Kim Parsell, I was able (more…)

Unfortunately, I had to cut off about 15 minutes of the show because of audio problems associated with my connection to talkshoe through X-Lite which is usually very stable. The first 15 minutes explained my week of webhosting hell as well as the weird random issues I’ve been encountering but (more…)

After what seems like a week of technology hell dealing with webhosting companies, I think things have started to calm down with a working solution. Right now, WPTavern is being hosted through HostGator after my first host, AnHosting told me there was nothing they could do to stop a Distributed (more…)

In this episode of WordPress Weekly, I spoke with Mike Cloutier who operates the RidgewayHerald.ca domain. The RidgewayHerald is a local online paper that specializes in local politics such as town hall meetings within the greater metro Ridgeway and Fort Erie areas of Canada. During our discussion, we talked about (more…)

Mallary Jean Tenore of Poynter Online has published an interview she conducted with Daniel Bachhuber, co-founder of CoPress which announced they were closing their doors a few weeks ago. It’s apparent from the interview that a lack of motivation on the part of student organizations as well as having CoPress (more…)

Franky Branckaute over at BloggingPro.com has published his review of a new book called WordPress In Depth written by Bud Smith and Michael McCallister. According to his review, the book is aimed at beginners but near the end, provides ample opportunity to explain themes and plugins a little more in-depth (more…)

Although the announcement has not yet been published on the BuddyPress blog, the release history page on the site has been updated to show the changes in version 1.2.2. A number of bugs have been fixed such as: Fixed inconsistencies with new account activation between WordPress MU and standard WP. (more…)

Status check up first The UI group is tackling a few design things while Jane is performing some testing at South By South West. After the testing is completed, all lingering UI will be done for WordPress 3.0. Ryan Boren stated that themes needed to be finished in the GUI, (more…)

Automattic CEO Toni Schneider will be presenting at the Freemium Summit taking place in San Francisco at the Mission Bay Conference Center on March 26th 2010. The price for admission is $449.00 which is a reality check to anyone who is used to attending a WordCamp. However, there will be (more…)

Raphael Mudge has published an interesting post that talks about re-thinking the relationship with the spell checker. His post made me reflect on just how dependent I’ve become on services such as After The Deadline or the built-in spell checker inside of FireFox. There used to be a time when (more…)

IntenseDebate has announced two new features, a moderator role and comment voting. IntenseDebate has always allowed users to assign multiple admins to help in administering the comments but these admins had full permissions to change various settings such as the blog account. Therefor, this required a fair bit of trust (more…)