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Yesterday on Twitter, I mentioned that I had accidentally deleted a comment in the WordPress iPhone app. I thought I was in trouble considering the comment disappeared and there was no way to access the trash-can feature implemented in WordPress 2.9. When I logged into the WPTavern back-end today, I (more…)

Due to some scheduling conflicts with their original guests, I was invited to participate on the WordPress Community Podcast hosted by Yoast and Frederick Townes. In this episode, we spent the majority of time talking about the GPL. It was good timing since Grant Griffiths of the Headway theme was (more…)

For those that follow Ian Stewart on Twitter, you know that he recently quit his job. He continuously hinted to something bigger happening in his life. Today, we learn what that something is. Ian Stewart has become the newest member of the Automattic team. Today marks the first day of (more…)

Version 2 of the awesome book, Digging Into WordPress has been released today. This new version includes a refreshed book cover and information about WordPress 2.9. According to Chris, right when the first print editions of the book sold out, WordPress 2.9 was on it’s way to being released so (more…)

For as long as I can remember, Fantastico has been the most popular form of auto installing WordPress without having to mess with the hassle of uploading files and configuring WP-Config. However, I logged into my cPanel account the other day and noticed a long message from AnHosting. We’re glad (more…)

Previous to WordPress having post thumbnails built in, there was a script called TimThumb. I know quite a few themes that integrated TimThumb in order to automatically generate post thumbnails instead of relying on the old method of using a custom field. Ben Gillbanks has chronicled the short history of (more…)

Darnell Clayton of BloggingPro.com takes a look at the prospects of WordPress possibly overtaking the popularity of Blogger thanks to mobile applications. At this point, WordPress has an application for the iPhone, BlackBerry, Nokia, and Google Android. That covers most of the smartphone market. However, I have a hard time (more…)

Back in July of 2009, I wrote about my experience of deleting a field within my database that unknowingly, was important for WordPress to have. The field is called comment_karma. At the time, I had no idea why this field was important to WordPress. Today, I stumbled across an article (more…)

ReadWriteWeb has published a short and sweet interview with Matt Mullenweg regarding cloud computing. When asked if WordPress.com was hosted on a grid or in a traditional data center, Matt responded with: “That’s a silly question, like asking whether Facebook is a cloud computing environment,” Most ‘clouds’ besides Amazon’s are (more…)

WPBeginner has a great writeup of what we can look forward to in WordPress 3.0. Of course there is the merge of WordPress MU into WordPress, the awesome Woo Navigation menus, a new default theme, and custom post types just to name a few. WordPress 3.0 has a tentative release (more…)

PollDaddy, the polling service acquired by Automattic on October 15th, 2008 has revamped their entire site. The new design features a rich red color with swirls and all sorts of nice eye candy. The overall design is more in tune with the logo. Even the back-end of the website has (more…)

Vsellis who is a member of the WordPress community has put together a movement which he hopes will catch on. He is declaring that on March 1st, everyone should make a $5.00 donation to their favorite plugin or plugin-author. If you participate in this event, be sure to send out (more…)