Jeff Chandler

Despite the Tavern forum being located on the same domain as the site as well as looking the same, the forum seems to be a different world when compared to the site. For instance, there are quite a few people in the forum who are active but don’t comment on (more…)

Community member Dan Cole started a conversation the other day asking if it was time that theme authors got together to standardize the names of theme hooks. More and more themes are putting hooks in their themes, but when they do this they use their own naming convention. Theme developers (more…)

Fresh off our one week break, this week we’ll be going crazy with our thoughts and opinions of WordCamps we attended. I attended WordCamp Columbus, David attended WordCamp Toronto, and Brad Williams who will be calling in will be talking about his experience at WordCamp Mid-Atlantic. If you are a (more…)

John Pratt over on WPHacks.com has published a great guest post explaining the ins and outs of WordPress Theme Template Pages. These pages are what make up a WordPress theme. Although most theme designers end up doing things their own way, it’s a good idea to figure out the basic (more…)

It was announced yesterday that Health.com which is a WordPress.com VIP member now has a forum available which is powered by TalkPress.com. In fact, the TalkPress website itself now clearly explains what the service is all about. Because of the nature of this program it is not open to the (more…)

Congratulations to Automattic, WordPress.org and to everyone who voted for WordPress in this years Webware 100. WordPress became a winner for the second year in a row, this time in the Social and Publishing category. The award covers both WordPress.com and WordPress.org. Among some of the other winners in this (more…)

I always enjoy looking at the results of any poll Darren Rowse puts onto his Problogging.net site considering the large reach the site has. In the most recent poll, he asked his readers whether they preferred light or dark backgrounds. Here were the results: Not surprising to me to see (more…)

While I was attending WordCamp Columbus, I was also monitoring what was going on at WordCamp Mid Atlantic when I was shocked to find out Anil Dash, CEO of Six Apart provided the keynote for the event. The premise of the keynote was that Six Apart would be creating plugins (more…)

If you’re reading this post, it means I returned home safe and sound! Although I will admit, I almost fell asleep on the way home! At any rate, I had a blast this past weekend at WordCamp Columbus. My day started at 5AM but I didn’t get on the road (more…)

Ryan McCue has released a cool bookmarklet which when used on the WordPress Plugin Repository, will take you directly to the code browser for that plugin. The bookmarklet works on subpages of the plugin page as well as the installation or FAQ pages. If you’re using FireFox, drag the link (more…)

If you’re using a theme that doesn’t have a widgetized sidebar or if you’re thinking of adding more widget spots to your theme, I recommend reading this two part series by Sarah on BloggingTips.com which walks you through how to create a dynamic sidebar. This is great stuff as it (more…)