Jeff Chandler

While at work the other day, I thought about how I have not added any new plugins for additional functionality to this site for a long time. The most recent ones being After The Deadline and WordPress.com stats. Other than that, I’ve been pretty darn happy with the features I’ve (more…)

Quick update on the menu management progress WooThemes is currently reconfiguring their menu management system into a patch that can be integrated into the core of WordPress. Once the patch is committed, everyone can try it out and weigh in with their concerns or improvements. The patch may be ready (more…)

One topic that has been discussed a number of times during the development cycle of WordPress 3.0 is how to handle menu management. At first, it looked like the team was going to go with a widget based menu management system but during one of the most recent meetings, that (more…)

Back in episode 82 of WordPress Weekly, a round-table discussion took place centered around the topic of the WordPress Beta testing conundrum. In that conversation, we discussed why critical bugs were found only after the so called stable release was offered to the public. The answer to the problem is (more…)

Chip Bennett has an interesting post on his site that shows results of an audit he performed on some of the most popular plugin authors to see if they declared what license the plugin is under within the plugin in the form of a license.txt file or from within the (more…)

While monitoring twitter today, I noticed a few prolific theme designers agree with a point that Chris Pearson made today. Now that I’ve built the platform, I see why Thesis can do plugins’ jobs more efficiently than the plugins themselves. There’s no comparison. – pearsonified I think I understand the (more…)

It’s become evident that a large portion of the WPTavern readership is made up of consultants. This next plugin should be right up their alley. It’s called Technical Support and is authored by Konstantin Kovshenin. The plugin provides a dashboard widget that after configuration, gives clients an easy way to (more…)

I had the opportunity to get in touch with Anika who is the marketing director for WPJewels.com which is on it’s way to being relaunched. What inspired you to create a shop that sells WordPress Jewelry? The short answer is our love for WordPress, the long answer would be the (more…)

When Woopra was first launched to the public in 2008, one of the coolest features it had was the ability to chat to visitors that were browsing your site. To be honest, once the Woopra effect died off, I rarely if ever initiated conversations with my visitors. I always thought (more…)

Having said that, Mullenweg believes that if he had to do it all again starting in 2010 he would do it differently. “The trajectory (of WordPress) would look very different because the software world is different now. The blog market is more saturated and social tools are a lot more (more…)

We already know that Gravatar is a third party service and that support for it is built into WordPress. But, is that dependence on Gravatar slowing your site down? SEOMofo takes a hard look at the performance hit that Gravatar can cause on a WordPress powered website with various configurations (more…)

Read the entire meeting in detail here. Update on progress of the 2010 theme Matt Thomas let everyone know that the 2010 theme was just about done. Thanks to Ian, post thumbnails now work as custom headers in the default theme. The only things left to do are custom background (more…)