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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…)

Back on February 27th 2009, I came across a unique looking WordPress MU theme where the entire site was like a Google map. It was called gMaps and was created by a company called WPMU Premium. That company has now re-branded into The PremiumPress. They have now made gMaps compatible (more…)

Back in episode 78 of WordPress Weekly, I had the chance to interview Daniel Bachhuber of CoPress to talk about their work with college publishing. Unfortunately, news has come out today that CoPress is shutting down operations. The two major reasons cited for the closure are lack of financial sustainability (more…)

Nuclear powered Raphael Mudge has announced on the After The Deadline blog a couple of interesting developments the first being the removal of API Keys. Using the service no longer requires users to register with the site. However, if you need to use AtD in a commercial environment, you are (more…)

Thesis creator Chris Pearson was the special guest on last weeks episode of the WordPress Community Podcast with Joost de Valk and Frederick Townes. There is at least one sticking point in the conversation that I can readily agree with Chris Pearson on and that’s the lack of synergy between (more…)

I had the opportunity to get in touch with Anika who is the marketing director for WPJewels.com which is on it’s way to being relaunched. What inspired you to create a shop that sells WordPress Jewelry? The short answer is our love for WordPress, the long answer would be the (more…)

We already know that Gravatar is a third party service and that support for it is built into WordPress. But, is that dependence on Gravatar slowing your site down? SEOMofo takes a hard look at the performance hit that Gravatar can cause on a WordPress powered website with various configurations (more…)

When I attended WordCamp Boston in early January, I had the chance to meet Raphael Mudge again, a man who is composed of nuclear energy. He showed me some interesting stats that I hope he makes public soon but he also gave me a glimpse into the extension that was (more…)

Back in October of 2009, Andrea_r passed a link on Twitter to a site called WPJewels.com that claimed to sell WordPress jewelery. Unfortunately, due to production issues with the first company they contacted, they had to search for another producer. Some time went by with no word on what happened (more…)

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…)