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I’ll be out of town starting next week and although I think I’ll have a few posts of my own that I will schedule, I’m wondering if anyone within the community is interested in writing a guest blog post for this site? The article should be submitted through the WPTavern (more…)

The folks over at WPBeginner.com have put together a comprehensive list of the best 404 page designs they have come across from sites using WordPress. This showcase is good for inspiration for your own 404 page, a page which I usually neglect when it comes to WordPress themes. As long (more…)

I was tipped off by Brad Williams on Twitter, to this video based interview between Matt Mullenweg and Andrew Warner on Mixergy.com which focuses on interviews with ambitious folks. During this video interview, Matt pretty much covers all the bases between his first involvement with open source software to the (more…)

The last I heard about the ideas section of WordPress was that Jane Wells was cleaning up the place to prepare it for an upgrade to bbPress 1.0.  Not sure how the progress is going but upon checking my feedreader this morning, I noticed some ideas starting to trickle in. (more…)

Paul Boutin over at VentureBeat  gives us a look at how the NYTimes uses WordPress for their blogging needs. Paul explains the process of getting a post published onto Gadgetwise which is a blog focused on teaching people how to buy and use stuff. The process is similar to a (more…)

A few days ago, the highly anticipated GravityForms plugin launched to the public with much fanfare. However, many people voiced their concern that there was no way to try before you buy which put off a lot of folks from buying it. Thankfully, the RocketGenius team is a responseful bunch (more…)

Angelo Mandato who produces the PluginsPodcast, a weekly show dedicated to WordPress plugins recently pushed out episode 24 which featured an interview with Mitcho, the developer of my favorite related posts plugin YARPP (Yet Another Related Posts Plugin). Not only is the interview informative, but during the second half of (more…)

Monitoring the Twitter stream today, I discovered that Automattic has hired on a new Systems Wrangler in Stephane Daury. In his post, you can clearly read the excitement given off by this job opportunity. Hell, I’d be happy to. Stephane has a few WordPress plugins under his belt, WPhone being (more…)

In this weeks episode of Press This, the podcast of Joost De Valk, he interviews Mashables CTO Frederick Townes. Quite a bit of the interview is focused around listener submitted questions including one or two of my own. The one question and answer I found interesting is when I asked (more…)

Thanks to Viper007bond on Twitter, I was notified of a new redesign for Gravatar.com. Seems as though most sites under the Automattic umbrella are getting a refresh these days. The new design definitely provides more information than its counterpart along with links to developer resources on the front page. Also, (more…)

So says Matt Mullenweg in his official WordPress.com blog post announcing that the new domain, WP.me would be host to shortened URL’s for users of WordPress.com. According to the post: WP.me is the only two-letter .me domain in the world. Every blog and post on WordPress.com has a WP.me URL (more…)

The WP Synergy Project formerly known as the Gorilla Theme Project that I told you about back on April 27th is still going. According to a blog post by project creator Jeeremie, the project is steadily gaining steam. Since April, the project gained a new name which I’m very happy (more…)