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So WordPress 3.0 is now in the public’s hands but for developers, what’s changed with regards to template tags? Navjot Singh of Nspeaks.com has a fantastic post on new and updated template tags for WordPress 3.0. Among them are wp_nav_menu, add_custom_background, and comment_form. Most of these template tags are for (more…)

As is common with every release of WordPress, once the stable version reaches the masses, that is when the bug reports start flying in. WordPress 3.0 is no exception. However, the volunteers that make up the WordPress.org support forum are on top of things and have created a special sticky (more…)

Francine Hardaway gives her six reasons as to why small businesses need WordPress on the FastCompany blog. While all of the reasons she gives are good ones, I needed to take a moment to correct her on number 1. WordPress does not have an in house e-commerce plugin. Francine probably (more…)

Today is the day many within the WordPress community have been waiting for. The release of WordPress 3.0. The new release contains menu management, a new default theme, custom post types and taxonomies, bulk upgrader, multi-site capabilities and more. Michael Pick produced a short video summary of the new features (more…)

This is the first time I’ve seen anyone refer to Matt as the son of Gutenberg but it seems like a good fit. The Big Money takes a look at how WordPress has been able to democratize publishing and how the software has been able to change the way people (more…)

The following is a review written by Bes Zain of The Reader Appreciation Project. You can also follow Bes on twitter. Every now and then a book comes along that actually makes a difference in your life. The difference could be minute, and it could be vast too, depending on (more…)

Earlier today, I mentioned that Otto would be the man in charge working with the WordPress.org redesign project. Part of WordPress.org and perhaps the most active section of the website is the support forums. Everyone seems to have their own round of complaints regarding the forum but this time around, (more…)

The WordPress.org redesign is about to get underway and the person who is in the hot seat to complete the work is Otto. For the past few weeks, we’ve been giving Otto some ideas as to what we would like to see done with the website. If you have not (more…)

Justin Tadlock has an excellent post online talking about the new menus feature in WordPress 3.0. The post title says it all. Goodbye, headaches. Hello, Menus!. As I have reviewed numerous commercial WordPress themes along with a few free ones, I’ve noticed that just about each one tackles the menu (more…)

Today, WordPress turns 7 years old. I’ve been using WordPress since 2007 which is only a few years ago. I always enjoy hearing the stories from those who were on board with WordPress since the day it was created by a fork of b2. I suppose those folks can be (more…)

General RC Readiness RC readiness could be better. However, a big punt is needed but 3.0 is now under 100 tickets. The blockers are under control. Menus are looking good now that the IE issues are fixed. The rest of the menu tickets are trivial and if needed, can be (more…)