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So far, this has been a great week for me and WPTavern. Not only did I receive a WordPress branded Flip HD camera to do video interviews at WordCamps, but I learned that WPTavern.com was mentioned as one of the websites to go to as a resource for WordPress news (more…)

Ben Gillbanks also known as Binarymoon on Twitter has relaunched the domain, WPVote.com. The first thing you’ll notice about the site is the colorful design which is better than the previous one. I especially like the use of red to direct attention to the number of votes each article has (more…)

Found a page on the Codex that had a block which contained stats for the Codex. The stats are generated dynamically so they are accurate. Wiki Time Friday, January 29, 2010 Version 1.15.1 (r53576) Articles 1,826 Wiki Pages 13,138 Page edits 77,479 Uploaded Files 350 Registered Users 80,721 Sysops 15

“2001 is just a visionary film in every single way,” Heilemann said. “There’s something about it that transcends every other film.” Naming the template Kubrick “seemed like a cool way” to honor the director, although Heilemann still has some reservations. “It seems almost blasphemous,” he said. “I would hate for (more…)

Shortly after I started the WordPress Weekly podcast, I got in touch with Brandon Rosage who was the webmaster of MVN.com. MVN which stands for Most Valuable Network was built around WordPress MU with a bunch of customizations. I interviewed Brandon in episode 8 where we talked about what goes (more…)

Raphael Mudge announced on the AfterTheDeadline blog today a pretty cool bit of news. He has released an AtD Bookmarklet that enables you to have the ability to check spelling, grammar, and misused words from your browser. The AtD button appears magically on every text field displayed on a web (more…)

It’s time to announce the winners of the WordPress Trivia game I started back in 2009. The game was fun and although I didn’t ask as many questions as I’d like, it was a challenge to stump those who regularly contributed to the game. To all who played, I hope (more…)

News is spreading around the community that the plugins created by MaxBlogPress have been removed from the plugin repository. Apparently, his plugins contained a forced opt-in mechanism that is, once you installed the plugin, you had to provide a name and email address in order to activate the plugin. Based (more…)

If I haven’t had a chance to say it to you over Twitter or on the forum, Happy New Years! With that said, time to update everyone on what’s been going on. For starters, I took on more hours at work during the holidays since I almost ran out of (more…)

I’m often asked the question, why do you use VBulletin? When WPTavern was under construction, I had the chance to try out a few different pieces of forum software. During my experiments, I used phpBB3, SimplePress, and I think I gave bbPress a look through as well. At the time, (more…)

The immediate future of The WordPress Podcast has been determined. Joost de Valk has purchased the name and rights to The WordPress Podcast for an undisclosed amount. Over time, PressThis and The WordPress Podcast will merge together with The WordPress Podcast eventually being the mainstay of the show. Also as (more…)

Just wanted to provide a quick update on what’s been going on. To make a long story short, going back to 35+ hours at the store from 4am to 12pm is taking it’s toll on me. On the side, I’ve been trying my best to put up at least one (more…)