Jeff Chandler

The readme file that is used by all plugin authors in order to be hosted on the plugin repository has been updated to include a new section called Upgrade Notice. This section gives plugin authors the opportunity to tell users why they should upgrade to the newest version. While a (more…)

In the past few days, I’ve seen a lot of discussions centered around author credits in themes and plugins. Part of these discussions center around this particular guideline in the plugin repository: The plugin must not embed external links on the public site (like a “powered by” link) without explicitly (more…)

Woo Nav Menu Update Jeff Ikus who is the man responsible for the Woo Navigation menu system gave an update on his progress of integrating it into core. The menu stuff is ticket 11817. Jeff has stripped down the menu system to remove the Woo branding and has reworked it (more…)

Picking up where I left off in part one of the review, Backupify notified me via email that a backup of my site had successfully completed and that it was available in their Archive. After downloading the archive to check out what was backed up, it was clear that this (more…)

Back in episode 78 of WordPress Weekly, I had the chance to interview Daniel Bachhuber of CoPress to talk about their work with college publishing. Unfortunately, news has come out today that CoPress is shutting down operations. The two major reasons cited for the closure are lack of financial sustainability (more…)

Nuclear powered Raphael Mudge has announced on the After The Deadline blog a couple of interesting developments the first being the removal of API Keys. Using the service no longer requires users to register with the site. However, if you need to use AtD in a commercial environment, you are (more…)

Some stats for the forum. Most users ever online was 110, 01-27-2010 at 05:45 AM. Threads: 1,274, Posts: 12,728, Members: 589, Active Members: 133. We’re rolling right along towards the 1,000 registered user count which I hope we can achieve by June but things are slow going so far this (more…)

What a pleasant surprise this show turned out to be. I started the show solo but about 10 minutes into the recording, a familiar voice called into the show. You might know him as Matt Mullenweg. Kim Parsell also joined me to talk about WordPress. We discussed a number of (more…)

Browsing through my feedreader today, I came across a service known as Backupify which uses Amazons cloud service to store the backup data. Much if not all of the data that we send to Twitter, Facebook, and other social outlets does not exist on our own machines. Depending on how (more…)

Andrew Warner who produces the video show Mixergy which interviews entrepreneurs of successful start ups and established businesses has published the video featuring his interview with Adii of WooThemes.com. In the interview, we get a glimpse of just how successful WooThemes has become with net margins now in the 50-60% (more…)

Andy Peatling has announced on the official BuddyPress development blog that version 1.2 is now available to the public. This version is a milestone because BuddyPress can now be used on standard WordPress installations whereas before, you needed to have WordPress MU installed. Other goodies that 1.2 offers include: Simplified (more…)

WordPress 2.9.2 was released just a few minutes ago to address a security problem dealing with the Trash feature. When WordPress implemented the new feature they failed to change the permissions granted when the post is in the trash. This means that an unauthenticated user cannot see the post, however (more…)