WordPress

Well, here is something you don’t get to read every day. Byrne Reese who was the former product manager of Movable Type and TypePad as well as an employee of Six Apart from 2004-2008 wrote a great article outlining the various facets that have contributed to the success of WordPress. (more…)

WordPress 3.0.5 was released the other day to address a couple of issues dealing with security and untrusted user accounts. While those issues were addressed, it was soon discovered that one of the security fixes for 3.0.5 created another problem of stripping HTML on display from people with the unfiltered_html (more…)

What’s that sound? It’s a cannon ball being shot over the bow of Tumblr. The big discussion point over the past two days has revolved around a new feature slated to hit WordPress 3.1 called Post Formats. Otto as well as Mark Jaquith do a great job explaining what these (more…)

Matt Mullenweg who every now and then publishes a long essay did so today on his personal site Ma.tt, talking about version 1.0 of software and how it’s the loneliest number. In the post, he mentions how Apple is not afraid to release a first gen product that contained flaws (more…)

There’s been a lot of hype around a new tool that was released not too long ago called FireSheep. In a nutshell, FireSheep is an extension for FireFox that monitors the airwaves of public Wi-Fi to sniff out login credentials to popular websites such as WordPress.com, self-hosted WordPress installations, Twitter, (more…)

This post is an FYI to plugin developers. According to Scribu who posted on the WordPress development update blog, If you were using register_activation_hook() to also handle updates from older versions of your plugins, you will not be able to do so any more in WP 3.1: [16012]The activation hook (more…)

Once again, the discussion of WordPress and Easter eggs has popped up on the WP-Hackers mailing list. This time, it was a story shared by Eric Mann regarding a client of his who thought their website was hacked after accidentally triggering the Easter egg where you compare a revision to (more…)

Inspired by an article that explains how to bypass WordPress core functions in order to implement custom gravatars, Chip Bennett explains how to properly work with custom gravatars without having to bypass any core functionality. Using Chips tutorial, creating custom avatars for your users is a cinch. Always better to (more…)

Advanced Taxonomy Queries – Mark Jaquith updated everyone on the status of his advanced taxonomy queries. Scribu has been working on cleaning up the functionality and that is done with the exception of bug fixing. Now the scope and the best syntax for it needs to be determined, what to (more…)

At the end of the WordPress Developers meeting for September 2nd, 2010, I had the opportunity to ask a random question about WordPress that has been bothering me for some time. Out of curiosity will there ever be a way to organize the menus at least by alphabetical order? The (more…)

James Huff has published a list of this years WordPress support forum all-stars on WeblogToolsCollection.com. The list includes some familiar names such as Otto, mrmist, and andrea_r. Throughout the list, you get to find out a little bit about each person such as their history with WordPress and some even (more…)