Jeff Chandler

What’s that sound? It’s a cannon ball being shot over the bow of Tumblr. The big discussion point over the past two days has revolved around a new feature slated to hit WordPress 3.1 called Post Formats. Otto as well as Mark Jaquith do a great job explaining what these (more…)

Matt Mullenweg who every now and then publishes a long essay did so today on his personal site Ma.tt, talking about version 1.0 of software and how it’s the loneliest number. In the post, he mentions how Apple is not afraid to release a first gen product that contained flaws (more…)

In this long awaited live edition of WordPress Weekly, I gave everyone a detailed description as to my whereabouts within the past few months. I then went through some news stories that caught my eye during the week. The show ended with a 20 minute interview with Brad Williams discussing (more…)

This is just a heads up that I’ll be recording a live show of WordPress Weekly on Saturday, November 6th which is tomorrow. I’ll try to cover the news of the week if I can figure out what it is. I’ll also be updating everyone as to what I’ve been (more…)

If you use the third-party commenting system Disqus, you’ll want to read the following post by Zemalf.com. In the post, Antti explains that although you can mark comments as spam which are then removed from view in Disqus, the comments are not removed from the WordPress database. Therefor, even though (more…)

What a great milestone for the WordPress ecosystem. On November 3rd, Isaac Keyet used the WordPress.com announcement blog to let us know that the userbase for the various WordPress mobile apps had reached 1 million. In addition to that announcement, there is now a WordPress application for Nokia phones both (more…)

There’s been a lot of hype around a new tool that was released not too long ago called FireSheep. In a nutshell, FireSheep is an extension for FireFox that monitors the airwaves of public Wi-Fi to sniff out login credentials to popular websites such as WordPress.com, self-hosted WordPress installations, Twitter, (more…)

This post is an FYI to plugin developers. According to Scribu who posted on the WordPress development update blog, If you were using register_activation_hook() to also handle updates from older versions of your plugins, you will not be able to do so any more in WP 3.1: [16012]The activation hook (more…)

The largest search engine for work-from-home and freelance jobs DoNanza has released their quarterly State of the Work-From-Home and Freelancing Economy trends report. Based on their findings, WordPress is still the king when it comes to demand for use in projects as it had six times the amount of projects (more…)

Once again, the discussion of WordPress and Easter eggs has popped up on the WP-Hackers mailing list. This time, it was a story shared by Eric Mann regarding a client of his who thought their website was hacked after accidentally triggering the Easter egg where you compare a revision to (more…)

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the folks over at PollDaddy.com for sponsoring my trip to WordCamp Detroit. Without their support, I would not have been able to attend. If you’re looking for an easy to use service to poll your readers or conduct surveys, definitely give them (more…)