Jeff Chandler

Zen is a distraction free plugin that removes just about everything in order for you to concentrate on your words. Franky over at BloggingPro.com has a good writeup going into more details on how the plugin works. If you’re a fan of ‘anti-clutter’ plugins such as simple email notifications, you’ll (more…)

After I published my review of BackupBuddy yesterday, I managed to talk Cory Miller into letting me give away a single and a developer membership option to two lucky commenters. I’d like to announce that Kevin has won the single membership version while Jeremy LeRay takes the developer version. In (more…)

Yesterday on Twitter, I mentioned that I had accidentally deleted a comment in the WordPress iPhone app. I thought I was in trouble considering the comment disappeared and there was no way to access the trash-can feature implemented in WordPress 2.9. When I logged into the WPTavern back-end today, I (more…)

It’s exciting times for the guys over at iThemes as they have finally launched their commercial plugin store, PluginBuddy. PluginBuddy is a seperate entity of iThemes whereas iThemes concentrates on themes while PluginBuddy is strictly commercial plugins. Just like iThemes, the plugins on PluginBuddy.com will be licensed under the GPL. (more…)

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…)