Jeff Chandler

Unfortunately, I bet this is a common question. I should browse the WordPress.com forums to see how many people are inquiring about the recent security upgrade. I have read that there is an important security update for the WordPress blogging software. Do I need to upgrade my blog www.anopensource.wordpress.com, if (more…)

In this Jeffroless addition of WordPress Weekly, David Peralty interviews Nikolay Bachiyski, creator of the GlotPress project. Among some of the topics discussed include translations, internationalization, localization, reasons for the GlotPress project, tools and techniques for translating themes and plugin, and more. I know that after I finished listening to (more…)

Yes I know, Drupal is being talked about on a WordPress centric site. However, I find a number of things about Drupal to be interesting such as its progress, its founder, and its newly created commercial entity Acquia. There are so many things that Drupal and Acquia are doing that (more…)

In a recent episode of WordPress Weekly, I discussed with Ryan Hellyer on why anyone would use WordPress.com for a serious blog or venture. In my opinion, if someone were serious about their project, they would get their own domain, hosting, etc and do it all themselves. However, I came (more…)

Adii of WooThemes mentioned a site I never heard of yesterday on Twitter called ThemeWars. The idea behind the site is that any blogger can submit an entry into their weekly design war. The war is a contest which decides what type of theme will be designed. Once that’s established, (more…)

Andy Peatling announced on Twitter today that he had completely rewritten the forums component for bbPress alleviating what he says are integration nightmares. One of the biggest advancements for the component is no longer needing an existing bbPress install to function. bbPress is now included as an external which can (more…)

After debating the inclusion of new smilies without an easy way of reverting them or opening up the decision to community feedback, the old smilies have found their way back into the core of WordPress thanks to Ryan Boren who performed the commit. While using a few text smilies himself, (more…)