WordPress

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…)

Over the week-end, I had a chance to read chapter 3 of the WordPress history book which is an ongoing project by Siobhan McKeown. This is a fantastic project and one that I’m eagerly anticipating to read cover to cover. Chapter 3 is 37 pages long and covers the creation (more…)

It’s hard to disagree with anything Cory Miller says in his 6 Keys To The Future Of WordPress Post. One of his keys is Blogging. He’s right in that blogging is the history and heritage of the WordPress software but over the past few years, so much has been done (more…)

WordPress developer Simon Dickson had the chance to sit down with WordPress co-founder Mike Little for about a half hour during their WordPress 10th anniversary party. This is one of the longest interviews with Mike that I’ve seen and it covers his history of using computers, programming, the beginnings of (more…)

In what many will consider to be sad news, the Post Formats UI that so many people were looking forward to as part of WordPress 3.6 has been stripped from core, for now. The decision was made by Mark Jaquith as the new feature just wasn’t quite ready for prime (more…)