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If you haven’t been listening to the WordPress Community Podcast, you ought to tune into the previous episode as well as the upcoming episode slated for Tuesday, August 17th as both feature an interview with Matt Mullenweg. In the interview, Matt talks about the changes that have taken place so (more…)

Before they had a WordCamp to call their own. Hard to believe that considering Houston is the birth place for at least half of WordPress that it’s only now that a WordCamp was created in the area. Culturemap.com has a great writeup of the event including a few quotes from (more…)

HostGator who I know a lot of you use for hosting WordPress powered websites now has a new toy for you to play with that makes installing WordPress quick and easy with no uploading required. It’s called QuickInstall and is a custom developed script by HostGator that performs practically the (more…)

In a few weeks, I’ll be on vacation from September 5th to September 11th. During this time, I won’t be available to write or publish anything which is why I’m asking for volunteers to write guest posts. What I’m looking for are user guides, plugin reviews, tutorials, regarding WordPress, BuddyPress, (more…)

While I don’t normally write about WordPress.com happenings at WPTavern.com, the removal of Cutline for a new theme called Coraline is making headlines, and rightly so. The first reason why this is such a big story is because the Cutline theme was developed by Chris Pearson a few years ago. (more…)

While WordPress for the iPhone 2.6 is almost ready to be released Chris Boyd announced that the iOS team is putting together a beta team for the project. Team members will receive releases before they reach the public’s hands for testing in order to fix bugs proactively rather than having (more…)

Raphael has released an updated version of the After The Deadline extension for OpenOffice that fixes a bug that prevented OpenOffice from applying AtD to non-English (US) documents. Instead of using en_GB, en_UK was used instead, creating the problem. The new version also cleans up the AtD Service option where (more…)

A topic of discussion that’s popped up numerous times within the WP Hackers Mailing List as well as other places throughout the community is when WordPress would stop supporting PHP version 4 and move up to version 5. Well, the good news for all WordPress theme and plugin developers is (more…)

It’s been a little while since I’ve installed the Limit Login Attempts plug-in that I’ve reviewed here and so far, it’s worked as advertised. Since May 15th, I’ve had 11 failed attempts to log into the back-end of WPTavern.com. Three of those occurred on July 24th. 10 out of 11 (more…)

It’s no secret that Google’s own Matt Cutts is a fan of WordPress as he has used it to power his own website for quite some time. Recently, Matt was a guest on the WordPress Community podcast hosted by Joost de Valk and Frederick Townes. In the episode, Matt talks (more…)

Peter Westwood, one of the core developers for WordPress announced on his personal blog that he has created a new resource specifically for those looking for information on how to contribute to WordPress. The new site is called Patches Welcome and will provide tutorials, a question and answer list, contributor (more…)

Over at the Akismet blog, there’s a new post asking users if they appreciate Akismet. The site is currently going through a redesign and new testimonials will be published when it’s finished. Now I know some of you have had your share of bad experiences with Akismet, especially when it (more…)