Here is a brief sampling of a few of the newest plugins released in the WordPress Plugin Repository. This is a daily plugin briefing only and does not reflect my endorsement or rating of plugins shown. Use at your own risk. Always test on a staging site for compatibility and (more…)

Week In WordPress is a weekly videocast covering the WordPress headlines of the week featuring different guest co-hosts. I had the pleasure of being on episode 2 with Brian Krogsgard of PostStat.us You can see links to all of the news stories we discussed via the SlocumStudio blog. I had (more…)

WordPress 3.5.2 just shipped and addresses a few security issues one of which was brought up around June 7th. The release also contains a few bug fixes as well. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a dedicated security release but I guess it’s time to start a new streak. Also (more…)

Plan to set aside about 1 hour and 38 minutes to watch both parts. Each is filled with a ton of good information and great dialogue. Topics covered include, GPL licensing, iOS controlling the marketplace for apps, what happened with Six Apart/MovableType, social networking replacing blogging, and much more. The (more…)

  If you’re a woman and looking for a tech oriented job, it looks like Automattic may be the perfect place to work. According to a recent article published by Women 2.0 the distributed nature as well as the entire company culture is about empowering people regardless of their gender. (more…)

Matt Cutts, the public figure for the Google Webspam team has switched his site from using the Thesis theme to Genesis. Matt has used Thesis on his blog since April 26, 2009. I tried to figure out a way to get in touch with Matt to find out why he (more…)

Tom McFarlin of 8Bit has written a piece entitled The WordPress Community Needs an Attitude Adjustment and while I agree with the overall point of needing to just be nicer to each other, his post generates a lot of different thoughts and emotions inside of me. On the one hand, (more…)

Who doesn’t love a good code generator for WordPress? GenerateWP.com should definitely be added to your list of bookmarked resources as the site provides a number of different generators for common tasks such as WP-Config file, sidebars, custom post types, menus, and more. Best of all, the code generated from (more…)

    With the impending shutdown of Google Reader on July 1st, I’ve been looking for Feedreader alternatives. I happened to stumble across a recently developed plugin called PressForward. Developed for the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University by Aram Zucker-Scharff, Boone B. Gorges, (more…)

I’ve received some emails and Twitter responses asking me if I knew any information as to when WordPress 3.6 would be released. After looking around, it was clear that not a lot of information about the upcoming release is available. I stopped by the WordPress developers chat today to figure (more…)

In what is the first time I’ve ever seen the issue raised, WP Garage brings up the topic of whether scandalous images sell more WordPress Themes? In the examples Rebecca Markowitz provides within the post, there are a couple of images featuring women covered in different colors of paint while (more…)

Tung Do otherwise known throughout the WordPress community as ‘Small Potato‘ is on a mission. That mission is as follows: To create a more enjoyable and feature-packed service than WordPress.com. I’m not gunning for WP.com, but it’s the easiest way to explain what I’m going to build. And instead of (more…)