WPWeekly Episode 54 – Warmup For WordCamp Toronto

wordpressweekly1In this episode, David and I discussed WordCamp Toronto which started yesterday and will last until Sunday May 10th. So far, it looks like not all things are going according to plan at the event as the venue has awkward placement of outlets, no dedicated video or audio equipment and expensive food. Hopefully, David has a better time the rest of the weekend.

We also briefly discussed the fact that we may go six entire months before the first major release of WordPress for 2009. A stark contrast to the past two years where by this time of year, we would be gearing up for the second major release. Also worthy of note is that so far, the need to push out a point release such as 2.7.2 has not occurred. Hope you enjoy this weeks episode.

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Stories Discussed:

WordCamp Toronto
The Synergy Project
Joomla And WordPress Together At Last
WordPress Plugin Competition Underway
What Will You Put Up With Regarding Plugin Authors And How They Justify Their Time?

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: Do you take into consideration whether a theme is licensed under the GPL or not before you purchase it?

Out of a total of 27 votes, 13 of you said yes, 8 of you said no and 6 of you voted don’t care

This Weeks Poll Question Is: Do you think Premium themes have helped or harmed the WordPress community?

Plugin Picks Of The Week:

JeffThumbnail Viewer – Thumbnail Viewer is simply used to overlay images on a page, similar to Lightbox JS. The javascript is from the Image Thumbnail Viewer code from DynamicDrive. The javascript included in Thumbnail Viewer from DynamicDrive is much faster than Lightbox JS, although not as feature packed, which is the entire point.Thumbnail Viewer works with the following image formats: png gif jpeg jpg bmp

DavidComment Geo Maps

WordPress Trivia Question:

Which version of WordPress introduced the ability to manage static pages?

Announcements:

On May 16th from 9am-5pm, join me at WordCamp Columbus taking place at Columbus State Community College. so far, there are over 100 people scheduled to be in attendance including Lorelle, Jane Wells, Noel Jackson, Mark Ghosh and more. Tickets cost $25.99 and I believe there are a few more left.

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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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