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Marshall who goes by the user name MrMaz in the BuddyPress community has been appointed the newest member of the BuddyPress core team. Marshall will be focusing on the BuddyPress API which will make the lives of developers easier to seamlessly integrate their plugins into BuddyPress. His work will be (more…)

Although I’ve thought about this issue endlessly, including most of the issues raised here, there are some things brought up in the comments that I haven’t thought about before. More importantly, you could be right. That’s why we’re doing this whole thing as an experiment; not the Large Hadron Collider (more…)

For the past year or so, we’ve all been hearing this term ‘canonical plugin‘ at numerous WordCamps and in interviews Matt has conducted. I’ve struggled with understanding what this term means in relation to the WordPress ecosystem and how plugins are developed but after months of hearing Matt talk about (more…)

There is some great news for those involved with or following the BuddyPress project. Andy Peatling announced today on the development blog that John James Jacoby aka jjj has been added to the BuddyPress core development team which brings the total to two members. Anytime I’ve done a show about (more…)

While the plugin competition has come and gone, there is one plugin that I’m not done with just yet and that is the Advanced Exporter for WordPress and WordPress MU. Even though it did not take first place, I still think the WordPress userbase as a whole would benefit from (more…)

Over the past few days, there has been quite a debate taking place involving users from both WordPress.com and WordPress.org. The debate consists of a recent change to the core of WordPress where the default set of smiley images were replaced with a new set as per ticket #10145 in (more…)

Andrew Rickmann over on his WP Fun WordPress centric site divvied up an interesting question today and that is, what would it take for you to use a plugin that replaced a core feature of WordPress? My answer to this question is yes. An example I can think of off (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Andrew Rickmann, author of the blog, Fun With WP. There’s an interesting discussion happening on the wp-hackers mailing list right now about the issue of core plugins. Although it seems to have meandered away from the point slightly, the key suggestion was (more…)