September 2013

Last week’s big news was the launch of the Pressgram app which allows you to publish filtered photos to your WordPress blog. Soon after the launch, controversy sprung up concerning Pressgram’s terms of service, proprietary license and security.

Today we’re going to take a look at TSP Author’s Note for adding after-the-fact post notations from the author, WP No Base Permalink for removing the base /tag/ or /category/ from your permalink structure, Remove Links From Comments, a Username changer, a great way to embed Word files, tools to monitor social sharing on a per post basis, graphic visualization tools and an awesome new RSS embed plugin that I started implementing immediately!

It started November 28th, 1999 before was even an idea. It was on this date that Xanga launched an alpha version of their product. Before blogging really took off, there were these things called portals. Portals were websites dedicated to specific topics. To make a long story short, portals (more…)

The results of the BuddyPress codex survey are in! 178 BuddyPress developers participated in the survey and the information they provided will help the team to prioritize short-term and long-term tasks for improving the BP Codex. Community developers @hnla and @mercime are spearheading the effort to improve the BuddyPress codex (more…)

Everyone has been waiting on the edge of their seats for the Pressgram app to be accepted in the app store and today it finally happened. Billed as “An Image Sharing App Built for an Independent Web”, Pressgram has received some major national attention, given its direct confrontation of the (more…)

On this weeks edition of WordPress Weekly, Swiftype will be our special guest. I reviewed their plugin/service back in May. We plan on talking about why the search in WordPress is not as good as it should be, what makes search hard, the performance impacts of search and of course, (more…)

It looks like the plug has been pulled on WordCamp Detroit 2013. In a blog post published on September 3rd, 2013 TJList one of the organizers has announced that they have canceled this year’s WordCamp. The primary reason given was that they were not ready to put on a high-quality (more…)