Jeff Chandler

Joost DeValk aka Yoast in the community has produced his first episode of his WordPress podcast called Press This published through Webmastradio.FM. In his first episode, Joost interviews John Gridley who is an Automattic new hire. Also during the show, Joost answers questions from the chatroom on optimizing WordPress for (more…)

One of the new features already implemented in the bleeding version of WordPress aimed at WP 2.9 is the Trash Status. This new status serves two purposes. One functional and the other UI related. First I’ll start with the UI. In the backend of WordPress, the Trash status link will (more…)

I really need to start doing more of these if I’m ever going to improve. This screencast features a review of the Advanced Exporter plugin for WordPress and WPMU by Ron Rennick. This plugin adds the type of functionality I’ve been expecting out of the WordPress exporter ever since I (more…)

The folks over at WPBeginner.com have a great list of 15 different hacks for WordPress that they consider to be extremely useful, and I’d tend to agree. Their first hack which enables you to link to an external source from the post title sounds like something Matt Mullenweg could implement (more…)

Were you surprised to see WordPress 2.8.3 released? I was, but I didn’t think it would be because of the same security related issue that 2.8.1 was supposed to address. I thought 2.8.3 was released as a bug fix version as a few annoying bugs have popped up that were (more…)

John Kolbert who authors a few different WordPress plugins has released an update to Absolute Privacy. The new update now allows XML-RPC protocols such as the iPhone App and also prevents subscribers from reaching any of the administration pages. Absolute Privacy provides a wealth of options for those wanting to (more…)

While browsing through my feedreader this morning, I had a chance to read a bunch of the feedback related to the 2.0.x legacy branch of WordPress being retired. However, one site I came across which I’ve seen many times before in my feedreader, Globalgold.co.uk published a hilarious press release of (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Ryan Hellyer, who operates PixoPoint.com. While you’re there, check out his WordPress Menu Plugin I’m involved with the development of a new bbPress theme. This in itself would not normally be particularly interesting, people develop new themes for forums all the time. (more…)

Shane had: “I think we should talk about getting WordPress 3.0 into PHP 5.3.0+ min. PHP 4 is not supported anymore and we need to think about getting the code into a object based for speed and security.” According to Mark Jaquith, there is about 15% of the WordPress userbase (more…)

The Carrington framework by Alex King and Crowd Favorite has published an extensive question and answer post on their development blog. The post covers everything from what the Carrington theme framework is all about, what makes it different from other frameworks, and the philosophy behind the framework. While a number (more…)

In episode 66, we interviewed Scott Reilly also known as Coffee2Code. Scott has developed over 50 plugins for WordPress. In this interview we discussed whether or not WordPress was a thankless community, various business models around plugins, why he contributes to open source projects and much more. It was a (more…)