May 2009

I think in the past few weeks, I’ve fallen into a trap both here on the blog and on the forum. That trap being the discussion of the GPL license as it relates to WordPress. I was on the fence with regards to publishing Ryan’s guest post but I thought (more…)

In episode 55, we had a roundtable discussion of sorts centered around the various WordCamps we attended over the past two weekends. David Peralty and Jeremy Clarke discussed WordCamp Toronto, I talked about WordCamp Columbus and Brad Williams talked about his experience at WordCamp Mid-Atlantic. We discussed the good, the (more…)

A few days ago, Glenn Bennett got in touch with me to let me know about a site called This site is a service which aims at making the WordPress widget creation process much easier than creating the code from scratch every time. If you’ve ever tried to turn (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Ryan Hellyer, who operates While you’re there, check out his WordPress Template Generator Disclaimer: All of my current distributed software is GPL licensed and I have no intention of releasing or promoting non-GPL software for WordPress in the future. I know (more…)

Since the launch of WordPress Tavern, I’ve been trying to figure out a way to promote/review commercial themes without joining their affiliate program. I think I’ve come up with an answer outside of telling those who want reviews to just purchase display advertising. If you expect me to review your (more…)

Despite the Tavern forum being located on the same domain as the site as well as looking the same, the forum seems to be a different world when compared to the site. For instance, there are quite a few people in the forum who are active but don’t comment on (more…)

Community member Dan Cole started a conversation the other day asking if it was time that theme authors got together to standardize the names of theme hooks. More and more themes are putting hooks in their themes, but when they do this they use their own naming convention. Theme developers (more…)

Fresh off our one week break, this week we’ll be going crazy with our thoughts and opinions of WordCamps we attended. I attended WordCamp Columbus, David attended WordCamp Toronto, and Brad Williams who will be calling in will be talking about his experience at WordCamp Mid-Atlantic. If you are a (more…)

John Pratt over on has published a great guest post explaining the ins and outs of WordPress Theme Template Pages. These pages are what make up a WordPress theme. Although most theme designers end up doing things their own way, it’s a good idea to figure out the basic (more…)

It was announced yesterday that which is a VIP member now has a forum available which is powered by In fact, the TalkPress website itself now clearly explains what the service is all about. Because of the nature of this program it is not open to the (more…)