March 2009

In the Tavern forum, I recently started a discussion thread around the topic of paid support models. The question I had on my mind was this, if you’re selling support packages for your themes, where does one draw the line in terms of giving away the whole thing or keeping (more…)

Leland who operates the ThemeLab website which consists of Free WordPress themes as well as tutorials announced today that he is back and ready to go. Leland explains that the reason behind his absence is that he had some offline endeavors that needed some attention. In his post, he provides (more…)

At about this time every year, the folks over at Webware present their Webware 100 finalists on which to vote on to see who will take the crown in their respective category. In 2008, WordPress was the winner of the publishing category. This year, the category is called Social Networking (more…)

Matt has created a new poll on which basically contains a small survey specifically for those who venture into the WordPress IRC Channel on a regular basis. The poll asks for information dealing with your WordPress Channel background. The last question however, gives you the chance to suggest channel (more…)

Now we’re heading into the summer of 2007, and the company found itself at a crossroads. Says Hirshland, “During this period, WordPress really hit that point in the curve where growth was very noticeably accelerated.” Major media firms noticed as well, and “all of a sudden took a whole bunch (more…)

In this special Saturday edition of WordPress Weekly, David and I had the chance to interview Joost De Valk of During the interview, we discussed plugin development, WordPress SEO, why Joost has not created his own SEO plugin, his thoughts on some of the WordPress Google Summer Of Code (more…)

As per a conversation in the WordPress IRC Development channel discussing the GSoC project revolving around creating a theme framework. okay, fine, you guys have convinced me. I’m doing this for GSoC lol the NEW kubrick perhaps you can change the future, and wrong matt on his prediction he said (more…)

As per Bradley Potter on Twitter. If Content Management Systems were operating systems then WordPress would be Mac OS X, Joomla would be Windows and Drupal would be Linux. @bradleypotter

Addicott web which is a web design company has published a list of six must have plugins for WordPress. Among the list is Easy Contact, Thank Me Later and WP-UnitPNGFix. Do you use any of the plugins they suggested?

I saw this pass by on the WP Hackers Mailing list without much fanfare but I think it will help at least a few of you plugin developers out there. Sudar Muthu has created an online WordPress plugin readme file generator. The generator provides all of the necessary fields you (more…)

Vladimir Prelovac who has been seen all over this site recently has published a pretty cool guide of 10 tips for WordPress plugin developers on The tips range from how to get an idea for a plugin to, using the WordPress plugin directory. Vladimir wrote an entire book dedicated (more…)

I suppose if he won’t argue about it, maybe we can? Any thoughts? I’m only going to say this once, and I’m not going to argue about it: Trying to include a “default theme framework” in WP core is STUPID. @NathanRice