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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…)

Over the course of this past weekend, Leland of Themelab.com launched a new website called WPChat.com. The site consists of a simple design which almost takes minimalism to a new level but I like it. The chatroom loads on the index page enabling you to choose any nickname you want (more…)

Ozh has been around the block a number of times. He is known as one of the longtime veterans of WordPress throughout the community. There are a few people who I look up to as role models within the community. Ozh is one of those people. At any rate, I (more…)

Joost De Valk who hosts his own weekly WordPress podcast called PressThis recently interviewed Vitaly Friedman who is the creator of SmashingMagazine.com, one of the most popular sites dedicated to the topic of web design. During the interview, I found out that the site is run on eight different servers, (more…)

Small Potato recently announced on his personal blog yesterday that he was coming back to design WordPress themes. Not only that, but he stated he was going to compete with the commercial theme authors. A bold move by Small Potato but if anyone could do it, he could. Coming back (more…)

*Update* Based on some feedback as well as more personal thought, I’ve decided not to pursue the idea of paid memberships. Instead, I’ll find another way. If you blinked twice after reading the headline of this post, I don’t blame you. I’ve had some time to think about different ways (more…)