WordPress 3.5.2 just shipped and addresses a few security issues one of which was brought up around June 7th. The release also contains a few bug fixes as well. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a dedicated security release but I guess it’s time to start a new streak. Also (more…)

Tom McFarlin of 8Bit has written a piece entitled The WordPress Community Needs an Attitude Adjustment and while I agree with the overall point of needing to just be nicer to each other, his post generates a lot of different thoughts and emotions inside of me. On the one hand, (more…)

Who doesn’t love a good code generator for WordPress? GenerateWP.com should definitely be added to your list of bookmarked resources as the site provides a number of different generators for common tasks such as WP-Config file, sidebars, custom post types, menus, and more. Best of all, the code generated from (more…)

I’ve received some emails and Twitter responses asking me if I knew any information as to when WordPress 3.6 would be released. After looking around, it was clear that not a lot of information about the upcoming release is available. I stopped by the WordPress developers chat today to figure (more…)

John O’ Nolan believes that publishing on the web is in a state of complete disrepair. That is hard to believe considering it’s never been as easy to publish content online as it is today. However, whether or not WordPress is the best tool for THAT job is up for (more…)

In light of my recent appearance on DradCast, the topic of conversation recently has focused on whether WordPress news centric websites can be self-sustainable. I came to the conclusion that they can’t which was the basis behind my WordPress news sites disappearing into the bermuda triangle post. I’ve had a (more…)

I have the pleasure of being the guest host for episode 16 of DradCast tonight at 8PM Eastern time. I invite you to tune into the live video stream as we talk about WPTavern, the news of the week and whatever else pops up during the show. It’s an hour (more…)

Tell us who you are and how long you’ve been using WordPress. My name is Kevin Muldoon. I am a writer, blogger and internet marketer. I am from Scotland but for the last two years I have been living in South America. I first tried WordPress in 2006. During that (more…)

If there has been one graphical element that has seen some changes over the years, it’s the template hierarchy diagram. The original diagram is located on the Codex and while it provides a graphical representation as to how Templates work within WordPress, it’s not pretty. I remember in 2008 when (more…)

Since launching WPTavern.com, I’ve had the distinct pleasure to watch people become a part of this community with very little WordPress knowledge and within a few years, either work for themselves or for an established WordPress centric company. This new series will highlight folks that have been a part of (more…)

For some unknown reason, the performance of this website over the past 2-3 weeks has been terrible. While writing posts, I would routinely see a warning that said I was disconnected from the server while taking forever to reconnect. Navigating the back-end of the site was a major pain as (more…)

Every now and then I’ll have a reason to visit WordPress.com. I don’t visit the site often so occasionally, I’ll see redesigns that have occurred that throw me for a loop. This is one of those times. 99% of the time when I visit, it’s to login to the dashboard (more…)