Jeff Chandler

Over the past few days, there has been quite a debate taking place involving users from both WordPress.com and WordPress.org. The debate consists of a recent change to the core of WordPress where the default set of smiley images were replaced with a new set as per ticket #10145 in (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 Unlike blogging software like WordPress which usually feature good on-site SEO even from a default install, forum software typically has never featured good on-site SEO features. Default themes (more…)

Yesterday on Twitter, a number of WordPress faithful were passing around a link to a site called CommentBits.com. The site focuses on designs specifically for the comment section of a WordPress blog. I got in touch with Ryan Imel, the guy behind the service and received the inside scoop. Oh (more…)

In case you haven’t noticed, WordPress 2.8.1 is now available for public consumption. This update fixes a number of issues people were having with 2.8 such as the visual editor disappearing and automatic core upgrades not deleting certain files causing various things to break. This release also contains extra security (more…)

Now that most of the big commercial theme operations have gone GPL, I’ve been wondering how I or their customers should contribute to their projects. I’m guessing the process is different for each company so if you operate a commercial GPL theme business, please respond in the comments so I (more…)

The first part of the meeting provided an update on the Google Summer of Code projects related to WordPress. The best way to stay updated and even check out the work people are doing since it’s open would be to check out http://gsoc2009wp.wordpress.com/ Next we discussed the poll results thus (more…)

Last week, it was Andrew Rickmann who announced that WP-Fun was up for sale. This week, it’s WPCult.com. WPCult.com was created by Austin Passy and was one of the first sites which really showed off how cool you could make the Hybrid News child theme. I’ve been following the blog (more…)

The feature priority survey for WordPress 2.9 has been published on the WordPress development blog enabling users to pick and choose which features they would like to take higher priority over others. Results of the survey will not be published however, the anticipated feature list for WordPress 2.9 will be (more…)

Joost de Valk known for his plugins as well as his knowledge of SEO as it relates to WordPress themes has announced that he will be a co-host for a new weekly WordPress centric podcast. The name of the show as well as the time slots have not been figured (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Jamie, author of the blog, IdealienStudios.You can also follow him on Twitter. Who: Anyone and everyone with an interest in design / development of WordPressWhat: WordPress Developer Group of Ottawa (WDGO) Pub NightWhen: Tuesday July 7, 2009Where: Shoeless Joe’s (3049 Carling Ave) (more…)