Jeff Chandler

Due to some scheduling conflicts with their original guests, I was invited to participate on the WordPress Community Podcast hosted by Yoast and Frederick Townes. In this episode, we spent the majority of time talking about the GPL. It was good timing since Grant Griffiths of the Headway theme was (more…)

For those that follow Ian Stewart on Twitter, you know that he recently quit his job. He continuously hinted to something bigger happening in his life. Today, we learn what that something is. Ian Stewart has become the newest member of the Automattic team. Today marks the first day of (more…)

Version 2 of the awesome book, Digging Into WordPress has been released today. This new version includes a refreshed book cover and information about WordPress 2.9. According to Chris, right when the first print editions of the book sold out, WordPress 2.9 was on it’s way to being released so (more…)

For as long as I can remember, Fantastico has been the most popular form of auto installing WordPress without having to mess with the hassle of uploading files and configuring WP-Config. However, I logged into my cPanel account the other day and noticed a long message from AnHosting. We’re glad (more…)

Justin Tadlock who goes by the username of greenshady has started an interesting discussion in the Tavern forum. The idea he presents is to create a website which could be a blog or anything else that discusses on anything and everything WordPress, bbPress, BuddyPress, etc. It could range from quick (more…)

The next WordCamp on my list to attend is WordCamp Raleigh being held in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event will be taking place at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel which is awesome since I’ll be able to sleep in and still make the event on time. So far the speakers list (more…)

Previous to WordPress having post thumbnails built in, there was a script called TimThumb. I know quite a few themes that integrated TimThumb in order to automatically generate post thumbnails instead of relying on the old method of using a custom field. Ben Gillbanks has chronicled the short history of (more…)

Hot off the press is the announcement of the BuddyPress template packs plugin. This plugin makes it very easy to use your current theme with BuddyPress on a single site install of WordPress instead of having to use the default BuddyPress theme. Kudos to Andy Peatling for making it even (more…)

Darnell Clayton of BloggingPro.com takes a look at the prospects of WordPress possibly overtaking the popularity of Blogger thanks to mobile applications. At this point, WordPress has an application for the iPhone, BlackBerry, Nokia, and Google Android. That covers most of the smartphone market. However, I have a hard time (more…)

Back in July of 2009, I wrote about my experience of deleting a field within my database that unknowingly, was important for WordPress to have. The field is called comment_karma. At the time, I had no idea why this field was important to WordPress. Today, I stumbled across an article (more…)

Woo Menus Update Jane has published her UX manifesto regarding the new navigational menu system that you can read here. Ryan and Jane will catch up with Jeff Ikus tomorrow as he couldn’t make the meeting today. Accessibility is a concern as without JS, the menus become inoperable. Ptah Dunbar (more…)

ReadWriteWeb has published a short and sweet interview with Matt Mullenweg regarding cloud computing. When asked if WordPress.com was hosted on a grid or in a traditional data center, Matt responded with: “That’s a silly question, like asking whether Facebook is a cloud computing environment,” Most ‘clouds’ besides Amazon’s are (more…)