I’ve taken the MP6 plugin for a test drive and so far, my eyes love what they see. MP6 is an experimental plugin for testing out new ideas for the various UI elements that are within WordPress. My first reaction after activating the plugin was, WOW. The textual elements on (more…)

Siobhan McKeown has published what many in the community are calling the most thorough, researched, guide on contributing to WordPress. Articles like these pop up from time to time because the WordPress project is ever-evolving. Just a few years ago, contributing to the WordPress project outside of writing code was (more…)

The wait is over for those that have wanted an affordable offering from VaultPress. The service announced on May 8th that a new service level called VaultPress Lite would be available for an astoundingly cheap $5.00 per month, per site. The plan covers the basics: Daily backups that happen automatically, (more…)

Earlier today on Twitter, WordPress community member Travis Ballard @Ansimation published a link to a plugin that will have people thinking twice before they sign up to a WordPress based website. Ironically, it’s called WPEvil and saves passwords into plain text instead of hashes. One thing I’ve learned over the (more…)

Brian Krogsgard of Poststat.us has raised an issue that I never considered concerning the demo content displayed within themes on the theme repository. While commercial theme demos do a great job showing off what a theme is capable of doing, for at least some themes on the repository, the demo (more…)

Over at Design Is Philosophy, Morten Rand-Hendriksen raised the question if after 10 years, is it time to fork WordPress? The gist of the post is an argument/discussion that’s been made over the years at different times. It boils down to figuring out a way to remove all the stuff (more…)

Not long ago, Themeforest announced that theme authors would be able to choose a 100% GPL theme license. However, as a customer, it’s difficult to find where those 100% GPL licensed themes are located on the site. Upon browsing the Themeforest Marketplace, I could not find a category, tag, or (more…)

The folks behind Pressnomics have announced the dates for this years conference. It will be held on October 17th-19th. For those that don’t know, Pressnomics is a conference centered around the services and products that have created a successful and diverse economy around WordPress. Tickets go on sale June 19th (more…)

On May 6th, the WordPress VIP team blog announced a new VIP service they’ll be offering centered around search. While at first it may be surprising that the default search in WordPress was not used in their latest project, the fact is, WordPress search in its current state can not (more…)

Almost four years ago, the idea of having custom WordPress installation profiles was brought up. The initial idea was to change core around so that developers could pre-configure WordPress with a set of activated plugins while also being able to change/activate the default theme. The idea was championed at the (more…)

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to attend WordCamp North Canton located in North Canton, Ohio. The event took place on the Stark State College Campus within the Center for Entrepreneurship and was coordinated by Joe Rozsa. The venue offered plenty of seating, multiple classrooms for sessions and outlets (more…)