Jeff Chandler

Milestone: WP Tavern Publishes its 30,000th Comment

When I founded WP Tavern in 2009, comments were an important part of the site’s initial success. After six years, the site has published its 30,000th comment. At a time where large websites such as Copyblogger and the Toronto Star are closing down comments in favor of social media, the (more…)

Restore Lost Functionality Featured Image

Over time, features and user interface elements in WordPress are removed or hidden from view. This generally occurs after a significant amount of discussion. Since WordPress is used by so many people, even a small percentage of users who depend on those features is a significant amount. Thankfully in most (more…)

JavaScript Books Next to WordPress Books

During Matt Mullenweg’s State of The Word presentation at WordCamp US, he said everyone in the community should make an effort to learn JavaScript deeply. I visited Barnes and Noble today and discovered that some books are heeding Mullenweg’s call and are doing their part to encourage people to learn (more…)

WordPress Weekly Featured Image

In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Jeff Matson who writes and maintains documentation for Rocketgenius. Matson tells us how he became involved with WordPress and the community. We learn how he’s transitioned from working in an office everyday to an office being optional. (more…)

YouCaring Donation Featured Image

A few days ago, I asked the WordPress community to help Terri Caissie fund her medical equipment and treatment as she battles Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy (Autoimmune) with Progressive Cerebella Ataxia or HE/SREAT. The community responded in a big way by completely funding the $2,500 campaign. Fifty-six people contributed to the campaign, including (more…)