Jeff Chandler

If we were playing a game of Family Feud and they asked the question, What word comes to mind when you hear about WordPress and Spam? I bet Akismet would be the top answer. However, Akismet is not for everyone. There are alternatives and today, I’m happy to report that (more…)

Recently, two WordPress development companies announced big name hires. The first was John James Jacoby leaving Automattic to join the WordPress development agency 10UP. The second, is Scott Kingsley Clark who has been hired by WebDevStudios most widely known throughout the WordPress community as the man behind the popular Pods (more…)

One of the announcements from WordCamp San Francisco was the decision to use Further as the default theme for WordPress 3.8 dubbed 2014. Since the day I discovered Further, I’ve been trying to figure out how I could make the theme work for WPTavern.com. The things I like most about (more…)

After a long, frustrating, development cycle, WordPress 3.6 Oscar is now available to the public. This release doesn’t have the Post Formats UI but it does contain a number of great features such as built-in video and audio support, a completely revamped UI for Post Revisions, 2013 Theme that utilizes (more…)

*Updated August 5th* WooThemes has published a follow up post that explains in more detail the reasoning behind the first post. It also contains apologies and although we could argue on whether their choice to customers should have been to opt-in or opt-out, the choice is there for customers regardless, (more…)

Since I started writing about WordPress in 2007, WordCamp San Francisco has been labeled as the grandest WordCamp of them all. It’s where the first event of its kind took place which started a revolution in WordPress meetups. Unfortunately, I’ve been unable to attend any WordCamps in the San Francisco (more…)

Quick Overview: Developed by Syed Balkhi and Thomas Griffin, Floating Social Bar adds a floating bar with share buttons to your content without slowing down your site. My Experience: This plugin is incredibly simple to set up. For starters, these two get bonus points for adding a settings link that (more…)

With PostStat.us gaining traction and becoming a hub of activity within the WordPress community, I reached out to Ben Gillbanks, creator of WPVote.com to get his thoughts on why WPVote hasn’t really seen the same adoption even though it’s been around for three years and what his thoughts are on (more…)

While reading press releases about new WordPress services or plugins, I’ll occasionally discover that their website uses the full term of WordPress in their domain name. According to the domain policy, this is a violation of the WordPress trademark unless they have explicit permission. A couple days ago, I came (more…)

If you’re new to WordPress development and looking for a way to learn about the various filter hooks that reside within WordPress, you’ll want to bookmark and view the new Filters of The Day Website started by Drew Jaynes. The site publishes three WordPress filters a day with snippets of (more…)