Jeff Chandler

Over the weekend, some big news was published on the SimplePie development blog where it was announced that development for the RSS Parser would cease effective immediately. While the first version of SimplePie was built ontop of MagpieRSS, it quickly became the de-facto RSS/Atom parsing software for PHP. WordPress uses (more…)

I wanted to write about this new site called but was unsure how to go about it. Instead, I’ve pestered Jayson with a bunch of questions and decided to go the interview route. Enjoy. What inspired you to create I am a raving fan of WordPress.  As a (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Randy Hoyt, author of the blog, He’s also the founder of Web development firm Amesbury Web. The recent attacks on older versions of WordPress have made security a hot topic in the community. There has been finger-pointing and mud-slinging from many (more…)

How long have you been a part of the WordPress community? I’ve been using WordPress since about 2006. Back then I was a newbie, and just using it for basic development. I liked how it was easy to hack up and theme to make pretty much any kind of site (more…)

The growing consensus among theme designers is that being listed on the GPL commercial theme page on is useless. Do you fall into that line of thought? I wouldn’t consider being listed there as useless – has the traffic trend from that page decreased over the past few months (more…)

Wow. This week has been tough on me as I’ve worked double time to insure that there would be content published on the site next week while managing to publish content for this week. Following meetings, watching WordCamp Coverage, and conducting interviews. I feel like I’ve done it all this (more…)

As I speak, WordCamp Portland is in high gear with the first presentation of the event getting set to take place. The folks putting this event together have a great looking video stream which you can view here while also reading the discussion of the event on Twitter using the (more…)

I had so much fun on Twitter the other day coming up with bizarre methods of upgrading WordPress that I have decided to host a giveaway. Here is how it works. You come up with the craziest, funniest story of how WordPress could be upgraded. I’ll take what I consider (more…)

This weeks meeting covered basic image editing which is being worked on by Andrew Ozz, Gallery improvements, embeds, and the possibility of a new supported legacy branch of WordPress. The chat heavily focused on the topic of handling gallery improvements along with the use of photo albums. This is a (more…)

It used to be that if you needed to find a WordPress consultant, you would need to visit the consultants page hosted on Today, that is no longer necessary. Instead, all of that information and more can be found on which is running on P2. Thanks to an (more…)

I’ll be out of town starting next week and although I think I’ll have a few posts of my own that I will schedule, I’m wondering if anyone within the community is interested in writing a guest blog post for this site? The article should be submitted through the WPTavern (more…)