WPWeekly Episode 49 – Were You Fooled?

wordpressweekly1David and I discussed recent development news into WordPress 2.8 as well as BuddyPress 1.0. We also had a chat regarding how to offer paid support packages while offering the main product for free. Last but not least, we covered a premium theme directory which is aimed squarely at showcasing the premium themes that exists across the community.

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Stories Discussed:

Webware 100
BuddyPress 1.0 On The Horizon
WordPress 2.8 – Due out sometime this month – “Screen Options” for the post, page, comment, and media management pages now allows setting the number of items to show per page.
WordPress To Tight On The UI?
Paid Support Models
Premium Theme Directory?

WordPress Tavern Listener Poll:

Each week from now on, I’ll be featuring a new listener poll question on WPTavern.com The poll is located in the sidebar on the right hand side of the site.

Last weeks poll question was: Will you be purchasing a copy of WordPress Plugin Development: A Beginners Guide

Out of a total of 29 votes, 21 of you said no while 7 of you voted yes. Only 1 of you who voted said you already own the book.

This Weeks Poll Question Is: Will WordPress Win A Webware 100 Award For The Third Straight Time?

Plugin Picks Of The Week:

JeffThe Excerpt re-reloaded – This plugin is based off of the Excerpt Reloaded plugin by Kaf Oseo. The highlight of this plugin consists of the ability to use a number of different parameters to control the display of the excerpt. For example, I can define how long the excerpt is via a character limit, insert html tags, an easily style able container class and more.

DavidNo Self Pings

The person with the correct answer to tonight’s trivia question will win one ticket to WordCamp Chicago, courtesy of Margaret Roach of Margaretroach.com Either comment on this article with the correct answer or send me an email at wpweekly at gmail.com

WordPress Trivia Question:

What is the name of the software which is an enterprise edition based off of WordPress? Hint: stores all of its information in a set number of database tables meaning it has a normalized schema.

WordPress Trivia Answer:

Won’t tell you unless someone wins.

Announcements:

Cathy also known as the WordPress Wizard will be appearing on WordPress Weekly on Friday April 10th, 2009

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Length Of Episode: 53 Minutes

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Who is Jeff Chandler


Jeff Chandler is a WordPress guy in the buckeye state. Contributing writer for WPTavern. Have been writing about WordPress since 2007. Host of the WordPress Weekly Podcast.

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