Jeff Chandler

I was tipped off by Brad Williams on Twitter, to this video based interview between Matt Mullenweg and Andrew Warner on Mixergy.com which focuses on interviews with ambitious folks. During this video interview, Matt pretty much covers all the bases between his first involvement with open source software to the (more…)

Remember when I mentioned that Justin Tadlock was working on a new plugin to manage roles and capabilities for users in WordPress? A few days ago, Justin announced that the first beta version of the plugin is available to the public. So far, here is what you can do with (more…)

In this edition of WordPress Weekly, we have a fireside chat with Jonathan Davis, lead developer of the Shopp e-commerce plugin. We discuss what it’s like to run a business around open source software, marketing, customer service, the technicalities of the plugin and much more. If you’re a plugin author (more…)

Considering all of the security talk of the past week, I figured the poll question ought to deal with the subject. Plain and simple, do you think WordPress is secure? Let’s talk about it.

The last I heard about the ideas section of WordPress was that Jane Wells was cleaning up the place to prepare it for an upgrade to bbPress 1.0.¬† Not sure how the progress is going but upon checking my feedreader this morning, I noticed some ideas starting to trickle in. (more…)

Chris Coyier published a great technique on the Digging Into WordPress site that explains how to create editable regions instead of text areas that are baked into the theme. For instance, ever get a theme with a block that looks like a widget but it’s really just a div container (more…)

Paul Boutin over at VentureBeat¬† gives us a look at how the NYTimes uses WordPress for their blogging needs. Paul explains the process of getting a post published onto Gadgetwise which is a blog focused on teaching people how to buy and use stuff. The process is similar to a (more…)

Sivel also known as Matt has announced that he has changed his forum to read only status. Instead, support for all of his released plugins will be handled by the WordPress.org forums. The reason for the move stems from not enough time in the day to handle the support load (more…)

Over the weekend, news quickly spread throughout the WordPress community of a worm that was taking advantage of older versions of WordPress. I found out about the problem through Lorelle’s twitter account where she linked to an article on her blog covering the details of the attack. Mark Ghosh of (more…)

The folks over at Sitepoint.com have released episode 25 of their podcast which features an interview with Matt Mullenweg. The interview contains news and tidbits related to WordPress development, some hints as to what we can look forward to in WordPress 2.9, three major issues that are bouncing around Matts (more…)

Before the September 3rd WordPress development meeting took place, Mark Jaquith added some interesting items to the meeting agenda that specifically addressed commercial plugin authors and the guidelines of the repository. Mark had conversed with Matt Mullenweg and the decision was that there was not much to talk about. Matt (more…)