Jeff Chandler

In the WordPress Developers channel on IRC today, Ryan Boren announced that the target date for the release of WordPress 2.8 is June 10th. There are a couple other things that were announced as well: WP 2.9 will require MySQL 4.1.2 or greater.  This is raised from the current requirement (more…)

Ryan Imel who runs the WordPress blog ThemePlayground.com got in touch with me the other night and we had a very interesting discussion about a topic I’ve thought about since the days before I launched WPTavern.com and that is the possibility that there are too many people writing about WordPress (more…)

Well, what can I say other than plenty of other people throughout the community picked up on the same message I did from WordCamp San Francisco regarding the merging of WordPress.org and WordPress MU. In fact, there is even a slide that goes with the presentation that says: WPMU and (more…)

One question I’ve heard pop up more than once at local WordPress Meetups and at WordCamps is whether WordPress can be used as a CMS or not. My basic response to them is that WordPress IS a CMS but if it doesn’t have something you need out of the box, (more…)

Two blogs which regularly feature WordPress content, BloggingPro.com and NathanRice.net have been redesigned. Nathans new design features a green and blue color scheme while using white as the background color for the content. The design strikes me as different than most other WordPress focused sites. I’m not sure if I (more…)

In this episode of WordPress Weekly, special guests Brian Gardner and Lisa Sabin Wilson give us the lowdown on WordCamp Chicago taking place this weekend. Afterwords, David and I discussed the news of the week getting everyone back on track. Ad Copy: This episode of WordPress Weekly is sponsored by, (more…)

While WordCamp San Francisco will be in it’s second day today with the focus on developer topics, Saturday proved to be a huge day in terms of news. I was not able to attend the event but I have every intention of making WordCamp San Francisco the one event I (more…)

The second North East Ohio Meetup which took place on Thursday, May 28th was a success. We had a total of six attendees with three of those being new faces. Thanks to Jeff Lees efforts on Facebook, we at least got the word out about this particular event. Now that (more…)

At A Glance: Wooden Fence is a three column theme compatible with WordPress 2.7 released by TemplateLite.com on May 6th, 2009. This theme is also free. Also mentioned by the author: Compatible with IE6, IE7, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and W3C XHTML and CSS compliant. License: As for the license, (more…)

The following guest was written by Leland Fiegel who operates ThemeLab.com. While you’re there, be sure to check out his free WordPress themes. You can catch him on the WP Tavern forums under the username Leland. Quiz time: What is one thing that the following Automattic products/services have in common? (more…)

Next weekend, I’ll be on my way to Chicago, Illinois for WordCamp Chicago. I’ve been psyched up for this event ever since it was announced mostly due to the people organizing it as well as the awesome list of speakers that will be doing presentations. People such as Liz Strauss, (more…)

Thursday May 28th, will mark the second Northeast Ohio WordPress Meetup. The meetup is held at the OfficeSpaceCoworking building in Akron, Ohio from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. This time around, I’ll be giving folks a tour of WordPress 2.8 to showcase whats new. If you’re in the Akron, Canton, Youngstown or (more…)