community

Earlier today, there was a new section of the WordPress.org forums created specifically for meetups. In the announcement post, Jane Wells explained what the purpose of the forum was. This forum is the first step toward WordPress.org helping to facilitate local WordPress meetups. Some meetups are specific to skill/interest (users, (more…)

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…)

I’ve been writing about WordPress since 2007 and since then, I’ve seen a number of websites about WordPress come and go. Like many of you, I’m a fan of all these different websites and enjoy reading their points of view. Some of them even have breaking stories from time to (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…)

Ryan Imel, the same guy who brought you CommentBits.com has announced that he is the new owner of WPCandy.com. WPCandy used to be a definitive resource amongst the WordPress community long before the Tavern was around. In fact, I was a big fan of the website so it’s good to (more…)

Patrick O’ Keefe who is known as iFroggy on Twitter and the author of the book Managing Online Forums presented at WordCamp Raleigh this past weekend. In his presentation, Patrick talks about how to extend your community beyond the blog as well as bringing community from various outposts spread across (more…)

Justin Tadlock who goes by the username of greenshady has started an interesting discussion in the Tavern forum. The idea he presents is to create a website which could be a blog or anything else that discusses on anything and everything WordPress, bbPress, BuddyPress, etc. It could range from quick (more…)

In what I hope will be a regular occurrence, this is an interview with a featured member of the WPTavern forum. I hope to put the spotlight on at least one forum member per month. The member I choose to interview is random but in order to be in the (more…)

I’m often asked the question, why do you use VBulletin? When WPTavern was under construction, I had the chance to try out a few different pieces of forum software. During my experiments, I used phpBB3, SimplePress, and I think I gave bbPress a look through as well. At the time, (more…)

Those of you who keep a keen eye on this website should have noticed the addition of the WordCamp 360 link about a week ago. Typically during a WordCamp, the only option I have of interacting with the event and discussing things being presented is on Twitter. I decided that (more…)

*Update* Based on some feedback as well as more personal thought, I’ve decided not to pursue the idea of paid memberships. Instead, I’ll find another way. If you blinked twice after reading the headline of this post, I don’t blame you. I’ve had some time to think about different ways (more…)