June 2010

As is common with every release of WordPress, once the stable version reaches the masses, that is when the bug reports start flying in. WordPress 3.0 is no exception. However, the volunteers that make up the WordPress.org support forum are on top of things and have created a special sticky (more…)

Francine Hardaway gives her six reasons as to why small businesses need WordPress on the FastCompany blog. While all of the reasons she gives are good ones, I needed to take a moment to correct her on number 1. WordPress does not have an in house e-commerce plugin. Francine probably (more…)

The White Screen Of Death. How many of you have seen it? Chances are, just about everyone who visits WPTavern on a daily basis has at one time, seen the WsOD or have created it. The error is not caused by a single mistake but can be caused by any (more…)

Today is the day many within the WordPress community have been waiting for. The release of WordPress 3.0. The new release contains menu management, a new default theme, custom post types and taxonomies, bulk upgrader, multi-site capabilities and more. Michael Pick produced a short video summary of the new features (more…)

This is the first time I’ve seen anyone refer to Matt as the son of Gutenberg but it seems like a good fit. The Big Money takes a look at how WordPress has been able to democratize publishing and how the software has been able to change the way people (more…)

Now that I can play pre-recorded audio over the air, I think it’s time the show gets its own intro and outro sections. But before I go trailblazing, I wanted to open it up to hear what other people could do if given the opportunity. Here is what I’m looking (more…)

Dustin Bolton, one of the lead developers for PluginBuddy.com goes into detail on their solution to solve the Gulf Oil Spill. Nice to see those guys putting that fancy drawing board in their new office to good use. By the way, I hope that piece of paper didn’t come out (more…)

I always enjoy attending WordCamps that are close to home. On October 9th and 10th, 2010 WordCamp Detroit will be in full effect and I’d like to be there. Attending WordCamps is pretty expensive if you don’t live in the local area and attend a few of them each year. (more…)

A few weeks ago, there was a poll published on PollDaddy.com that asked the question, What do you call these draggable, expandable boxes in WP? For example, “The Publish _________.”. The choices were postbox, metabox, module, widget, area, container, box, or other. I think the poll question was not specific (more…)

Leland of ThemeLab.com has a great interview with Jason Schuller of ThemeGarden.com which talks about his upcoming theme marketplace. Of course, the licensing question cropped up again but I was happy to see Jason’s response as the following: Leland: Part of the seller requirements state that themes must be licensed (more…)

In this short and sweet episode of WordPress weekly, we discuss how WordPress can control missiles, the release of RC3, and WordPress 2.9 surpassing the 10 million download mark. Although not related to WordPress, I provide an update as to what has been going on in my personal life. Sometimes, (more…)

At A Glance: Classical Gamer is a child theme built around the Arras theme framework. The Arras theme is number 8 out of the top 10 most downloaded themes in the WordPress.org theme repository. The front page layout of the Classical Gamer theme is of the magazine variety with different (more…)