April 2010

Status Check Despite the decision to release beta 2 last Monday, the menus are still holding everything up. Work is continuing on the menu system and once it’s close to being finalized, beta 2 will be pushed out. Right now, it looks like Beta 2 will be released in the (more…)

WPDocs was passed along on the hackers mailing list this morning. It was created by the folks over at The Dextrous Web which is a web development company that focuses on building websites for the public sector. The WordPress API along with files are located in a sidebar on the (more…)

Andrew Nacin who is one of the core developers for WordPress has put together an interesting visualization that displays all of the names of those who have contributed patches to the core of WordPress, specifically, 3.0. No surprise that Andrews own name shows up pretty large along with a few (more…)

I love it when other podcasts interview employees of Automattic, especially ones I’ve never heard from before. WordCast Conversations, episode twelve features an interview with Maya Desai who is charge of operations for Automattic. She is also the one WordCamp organizers most likely talk to when it comes to planning (more…)

If you’ve been too busy to spend some time playing around with the new menu system in the latest bleeding edge version of WordPress, WPEngineer has a couple of screenshots of the latest user interface that will be part of the 3.0 release for managing menus. A couple of the (more…)

There is a great post over on the Akismet blog talking about some of the newest trends they have noticed in web spam since 2005. Among them are Chinese wholesaler spam, human-posted spam, and malware spam. Considering the large volume of comments running through the Akisemet service, it’s always interesting (more…)

April has been a troubling time for a couple of well known web-hosts security wise. Ipstenu wrote a post on the various hacks that took place this month and I thought it was a well written piece that explains the variables that needed to happen for those events to occur. (more…)

Jean-Baptiste Jung who runs CatsWhoCode.com has compiled a list of what he considers to be the top WordPress hacks so far in 2010. Among the list are code snippets to allow contributors to upload files, display ‘time ago‘ dates, WordPress navigation outside the loop, and disallowing the ability to switch (more…)

I’ve been wanting to give my new Flip HD camera a try ever since I received it. Fortunately, I had an opportunity to do so at the most recent North East Ohio WordPress meetup where I conducted a short interview with Brian Layman who is employed with B5 Media. In (more…)

Menus Filosofo has submitted his patch for the menu system. A few fixes are needed but it’s mostly there and looks like wireframes. They also work without javascript. The list of to-dos remaining for the menu system are a couple of things involving Ajax and some Internet Explorer stuff. The (more…)