July 2010

A topic of discussion that’s popped up numerous times within the WP Hackers Mailing List as well as other places throughout the community is when WordPress would stop supporting PHP version 4 and move up to version 5. Well, the good news for all WordPress theme and plugin developers is (more…)

It’s been a little while since I’ve installed the Limit Login Attempts plug-in that I’ve reviewed here and so far, it’s worked as advertised. Since May 15th, I’ve had 11 failed attempts to log into the back-end of WPTavern.com. Three of those occurred on July 24th. 10 out of 11 (more…)

It’s no secret that Google’s own Matt Cutts is a fan of WordPress as he has used it to power his own website for quite some time. Recently, Matt was a guest on the WordPress Community podcast hosted by Joost de Valk and Frederick Townes. In the episode, Matt talks (more…)

Although Paul Cunningham wanted to hear experiences by those who have used the Genesis theme framework, he ended up starting a conversation that discussed the other frameworks as well. One of the common threads within the conversation is that Justin Tadlock has done a great job with Hybrid as the (more…)

Peter Westwood, one of the core developers for WordPress announced on his personal blog that he has created a new resource specifically for those looking for information on how to contribute to WordPress. The new site is called Patches Welcome and will provide tutorials, a question and answer list, contributor (more…)

About a week ago, Matt Mullenweg published a post over on the newly designed bbPress blog that hints to the platforms future. The topic of discussion was WordPress integration, and what better way to do that than to build an awesome bbPress plugin? One, it’s an embarrassing pain in the (more…)

Over at the Akismet blog, there’s a new post asking users if they appreciate Akismet. The site is currently going through a redesign and new testimonials will be published when it’s finished. Now I know some of you have had your share of bad experiences with Akismet, especially when it (more…)

Yesterday was a great day for the WordPress community as Chris Pearson announced that the license for Thesis would be changed so that the PHP would fall under the GPL while the images, CSS, and other stuff would be licensed under something else. While this is not WordPress.org GPL worthy, (more…)

Drew Strojny who operates The Theme Foundry and is the author behind the Traction Pro theme which I reviewed here, has published the back story of how he came to be involved with WordPress theme designing as well as how he founded his commercial theme company. From football player to (more…)

WordPress community member Kris Young has registered the domain WP-Hackers.com which so far, points to a holding page. The question Kris asks on the WP-Hackers mailing list is what do to with it. His idea so far is to create a PasetBin like site where users could comment on code (more…)

No, this isn’t an episode of WordPress Weekly but I am using the podcast feed to publish this interview. Once a month, I get in touch with Matt Mullenweg to find out where he’s at and what he’s been up to. In this months edition, we talked about the climax (more…)

In this episode of WordPress Weekly, we discussed a number of topics including the headlines of the week such as the release of BuddyPress 1.2.5.2, an A/B testing plugin in the works, WordPress milestones, and the hot story of the week, The Capital P Dangit Filter. I was joined on (more…)