Jeff Chandler

The folks over at WPBeginner.com have put together a comprehensive list of the best 404 page designs they have come across from sites using WordPress. This showcase is good for inspiration for your own 404 page, a page which I usually neglect when it comes to WordPress themes. As long (more…)

Earlier today, I checked out what’s been going on with my favorite comment editing plugin, Ajax Edit Comments and was pleased to see the addition of a particular new feature called Request Deletion. As of version 2.3.7.0, Ajax Edit Comments now provides the ability to allow or disallow anonymous users (more…)

Amidst all the fuss about what it takes to find out when there is an upgrade available for WordPress, Konrad Karpieszuk took advantage of the situation and created a plugin that provides email notifications on when an upgrade is available. The plugin sends a check to WordPress.org every day to (more…)

This weeks edition of WordPress Weekly will be an open mic roundtable centered around the topic of security. We’ll talk about security practices, things to avoid doing to make upgrading a harder process, the entire situation surrounding the worm that hit older versions of WordPress, ideas for what WordPress can (more…)

Recently, Matt Mullenweg announced Automattics latest acquisition, a company called After The Deadline. After The Deadline is a service that uses artificial intelligence to find writing errors and offer smart suggestions. In a nutshell, it takes your usual spell checker to the next level. I find it ironic that just (more…)

I fired up my local server today and installed the latest version of WordPress 2.9 and was surprised to see the basic image editing tools already available in the media library. I decided that the best way to display them in action was through video which also gave me another (more…)

This weeks meeting consisted of an agenda that was light to non existent. However, we still managed to find some things to talk about such as the addition of changed files that are linked to in a release post, quite a few issues dealing with the plugin repository and more. (more…)

A few days ago, Matt Mullenweg announced on the WordPress.com blog that they had enabled support for something called RSS cloud. RSS cloud may seem new, but support for it in the RSS 2.0 specification has been around for a long time. Since 2001 to be exact. However, the RSS (more…)

I was tipped off by Brad Williams on Twitter, to this video based interview between Matt Mullenweg and Andrew Warner on Mixergy.com which focuses on interviews with ambitious folks. During this video interview, Matt pretty much covers all the bases between his first involvement with open source software to the (more…)

Remember when I mentioned that Justin Tadlock was working on a new plugin to manage roles and capabilities for users in WordPress? A few days ago, Justin announced that the first beta version of the plugin is available to the public. So far, here is what you can do with (more…)

In this edition of WordPress Weekly, we have a fireside chat with Jonathan Davis, lead developer of the Shopp e-commerce plugin. We discuss what it’s like to run a business around open source software, marketing, customer service, the technicalities of the plugin and much more. If you’re a plugin author (more…)

Considering all of the security talk of the past week, I figured the poll question ought to deal with the subject. Plain and simple, do you think WordPress is secure? Let’s talk about it.