WordPress

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…)

Dave Coveney of Spectacu.la announced on the Tavern forums that they have released their WordPress 2.7 user guide. The user guide covers everything from getting started with WordPress to using the Visual editor to managing users. The downloadable guide is 56 pages in length and is in PDF format so (more…)

I think in the past few weeks, I’ve fallen into a trap both here on the blog and on the forum. That trap being the discussion of the GPL license as it relates to WordPress. I was on the fence with regards to publishing Ryan’s guest post but I thought (more…)

A few days ago, Glenn Bennett got in touch with me to let me know about a site called Widgetifyr.com. This site is a service which aims at making the WordPress widget creation process much easier than creating the code from scratch every time. If you’ve ever tried to turn (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…)

James Farmer who is the founder of Edublogs.org, one of the largest examples of WordPress MU in action has recently launched a new service called Blogs.mu that enables anyone to set up their own blog network. James describes Incsub as WordPress.com in a box. Instead of managing a WordPress MU (more…)

Community member Brad Potter has published a great parody of the song ‘The Devil Went Down To Georiga’ using facets of the GPL and theme development as most of the lyrics throughout the song. His version is called ‘The Dev Went Down To Georgia‘. With all the mucking around that (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Michael Torbert, owner of SemperfiWebdesign.com. Hopefully if you’re reading this, you’re already familiar with the wordpress.org support forums. However, sometimes you may have a dire need for one-on-one support with the actual developer or designer of a plugin or theme. When asking (more…)

Back on episode 47 of WordPress Weekly, I had the chance to interview Vladimir Prelovac but due to technical difficulties, I had to edit out the interview. So to make up for that interview, I’ve asked Vladimir a set of questions from the interview which covers most of what was (more…)

Back around May 1st, the CMS Expo was taking place in Chicago, Illinois. during this event, Rafael Corral of CorePHP gave a talk on a new Joomla component that integrates WordPress with Joomla. I first came across this news on CMSWire.com. The component enables the use of tags, all of (more…)

Jane Wells who was hired on to the Automattic team because of her usability specialty has published a post on the WordPress development blog initiating phase three, Usability Testing, in her ongoing series, how to contribute to WordPress. In this post, Jane outlines what it takes to conduct a usability (more…)

The results for the WordPress design challenge poll are in and it looks like the dark fluency style has emerged as the winner. But as Jane mentions in the official blog post, the results are interesting. Overall, the various Fluency variations made up for a large majority of the votes (more…)