While reading press releases about new WordPress services or plugins, I’ll occasionally discover that their website uses the full term of WordPress in their domain name. According to the domain policy, this is a violation of the WordPress trademark unless they have explicit permission. A couple days ago, I came (more…)

If you’re new to WordPress development and looking for a way to learn about the various filter hooks that reside within WordPress, you’ll want to bookmark and view the new Filters of The Day Website started by Drew Jaynes. The site publishes three WordPress filters a day with snippets of (more…)

File this website into your resources area. WPGear is a compilation of useful developer tools. The site is filled with links to developer centric resources such as the WP-CLI tool, synching WordPress plugins between Github and the WordPress plugin repository and much more. The unique thing about this website is (more…)

Earlier this week, WordPress 3.6 lead developer Mark Jaquith gave us an update on progress and notified us that the goal was to have an RC release by Friday. With just 30 minutes to go before it becomes Saturday on the East coast, 3.6 RC 1 has arrived. This gets (more…)

WPRemote is a quick and easy way to monitor multiple websites all for the price of free. However, they’ve recently launched a $5.00 per month/per site automatic backup plan. I caught up with the founders of this small service to see what their plans were for the future. What is (more…)

Came across this recently published friendly guide to the GPL and WordPress licensing by Ivycat. It’s not filled with debates on what plugins and themes should do but generally just covers the basics and highlights things to know. If you’re new to WordPress or curious of it’s licensing, this is (more…)

I received an email the other day from a concerned 1&1 customer informing me that their one-click application installer does not allow WordPress to be automatically upgraded. I sent the following email to 1&1 sales department to figure out why it’s set-up that way. If I understand this correctly, the (more…)

What is WPSessions and what is its goal? My main focus with WPSessions is to provide high quality content to help train the greater WordPress community. I’m hoping to accomplish this in two ways: 1) Pay expert presenters for their time so that I can curate high quality presentations on (more…)

I need your help diagnosing whether I have a hosting problem, a WordPress problem, or if the combination of the two are causing the problem. For starters, WPTavern is hosted on HostGator.com. I’ve had few problems over the years but within the past few months, I’ve had my share of (more…)

Tell us who you are and what it is you’re doing these days. My name is Leland Fiegel. Some of you WordPress old timers might know me from my site called Theme Lab where I used to release a lot of free WordPress themes, along with tutorials on how to (more…)

Week In WordPress is a weekly videocast covering the WordPress headlines of the week featuring different guest co-hosts. I had the pleasure of being on episode 2 with Brian Krogsgard of PostStat.us You can see links to all of the news stories we discussed via the SlocumStudio blog. I had (more…)