Jeff Chandler

Last night, Matt Martz who is also known as Sivel in the WordPress IRC Channel and on Twitter announced that he was going to stop development and support on several of his WordPress plugins. Out of curiosity, I decided to check in with Matt to figure out what was going (more…)

On the WordPress Hackers Mailing list, Ptah Dunbar recently proposed an idea that I think is pretty cool and would be a time saver for developers and custom installers called Installation Profiles. Installation profiles could automatically pre configure WordPress with a set of activated plugins, change the default activated theme (more…)

Before I left for vacation, I announced a little game where the winner would receive a copy of GravityForms. In order to play the game, readers had to submit their craziest upgrade story in the comments. We received quite a few crazy stories during the week, some of which still (more…)

In this Jeffless episode of WordPress Weekly, David Peralty mans the ship by himself covering a number of different topics such as whether trackbacks should be dumped by bloggers, codepoet.com, WordPress MU/BuddyPress Contest, punishing IE 6 visitors and much more. I gave this show a listen on the deck of (more…)

Over the weekend, some big news was published on the SimplePie development blog where it was announced that development for the RSS Parser would cease effective immediately. While the first version of SimplePie was built ontop of MagpieRSS, it quickly became the de-facto RSS/Atom parsing software for PHP. WordPress uses (more…)

I wanted to write about this new site called WPCoop.org but was unsure how to go about it. Instead, I’ve pestered Jayson with a bunch of questions and decided to go the interview route. Enjoy. What inspired you to create WPCOOP.org? I am a raving fan of WordPress.  As a (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Randy Hoyt, author of the blog, RandyHoyt.com. He’s also the founder of Web development firm Amesbury Web. The recent attacks on older versions of WordPress have made security a hot topic in the community. There has been finger-pointing and mud-slinging from many (more…)

How long have you been a part of the WordPress community? I’ve been using WordPress since about 2006. Back then I was a newbie, and just using it for basic development. I liked how it was easy to hack up and theme to make pretty much any kind of site (more…)

The growing consensus among theme designers is that being listed on the GPL commercial theme page on WordPress.org is useless. Do you fall into that line of thought? I wouldn’t consider being listed there as useless – has the traffic trend from that page decreased over the past few months (more…)

Wow. This week has been tough on me as I’ve worked double time to insure that there would be content published on the site next week while managing to publish content for this week. Following meetings, watching WordCamp Coverage, and conducting interviews. I feel like I’ve done it all this (more…)

As I speak, WordCamp Portland is in high gear with the first presentation of the event getting set to take place. The folks putting this event together have a great looking video stream which you can view here while also reading the discussion of the event on Twitter using the (more…)

I had so much fun on Twitter the other day coming up with bizarre methods of upgrading WordPress that I have decided to host a giveaway. Here is how it works. You come up with the craziest, funniest story of how WordPress could be upgraded. I’ll take what I consider (more…)