Jeff Chandler

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 Results of the survey will not be published however, the anticipated feature list for WordPress 2.9 will be (more…)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…)

This week on WordPress Weekly, I have the privilege of interviewing both Randy Hoyt of AmesburyWeb who will discuss making WordPress work for business oriented sites while Scott Clark, co-author of the Pods plugin will discuss using WordPress as a CMS. Both of these guys presented at WordCamp Dallas two (more…)

Most interviews with Matt Mullenweg revolve around WordPress which of course makes sense. However, there is more to Matt than just WordPress and the folks behind the blog BornRich do a good job showcasing that in their interview with the project leader. The interview ranges from discussing print media going (more…)

This post is part of an ongoing series called Ask Jeff. This is where I’ll take a question someone within the WPTavern or WordPress community gives me and provide my thoughts/answer to. The question is: Longtime listener of your podcast here. I noticed the “Submit a Post” feature now on (more…)

Aaron Brazell who heads up Technosailor.com and who used to work for B5 Media announced on July 3rd that he has secured a book deal with Wiley Publishing to write a 700 page WordPress Bible. Aaron had been working on the deal since April but only recently received the go (more…)