This post is an FYI to plugin developers. According to Scribu who posted on the WordPress development update blog, If you were using register_activation_hook() to also handle updates from older versions of your plugins, you will not be able to do so any more in WP 3.1: [16012]The activation hook (more…)

Once again, the discussion of WordPress and Easter eggs has popped up on the WP-Hackers mailing list. This time, it was a story shared by Eric Mann regarding a client of his who thought their website was hacked after accidentally triggering the Easter egg where you compare a revision to (more…)

Inspired by an article that explains how to bypass WordPress core functions in order to implement custom gravatars, Chip Bennett explains how to properly work with custom gravatars without having to bypass any core functionality. Using Chips tutorial, creating custom avatars for your users is a cinch. Always better to (more…)

Advanced Taxonomy Queries – Mark Jaquith updated everyone on the status of his advanced taxonomy queries. Scribu has been working on cleaning up the functionality and that is done with the exception of bug fixing. Now the scope and the best syntax for it needs to be determined, what to (more…)

At the end of the WordPress Developers meeting for September 2nd, 2010, I had the opportunity to ask a random question about WordPress that has been bothering me for some time. Out of curiosity will there ever be a way to organize the menus at least by alphabetical order? The (more…)

James Huff has published a list of this years WordPress support forum all-stars on WeblogToolsCollection.com. The list includes some familiar names such as Otto, mrmist, and andrea_r. Throughout the list, you get to find out a little bit about each person such as their history with WordPress and some even (more…)

Need help finding the right hook within WordPress? Thanks to PressCoders.com, the job of finding that hook just became much easier with a newly developed resource called WordPress Hook Explorer or WHeX. WHeX is an application built on top of Silverlight 4.0 which means you’ll need to have the Silverlight (more…)

Thanks to some detective work from community member Gautam, it looks as though After The Deadline will be renamed to SpellPress. The open source version of After The Deadline has recently seen a slew of file name changes where sp is now the file prefix. SP standing for SpellPress. When (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by David Peralty You can follow him on Twitter. Recently, at Cross Media TO I was shown some great demonstrations of what companies are doing to bridge the gaps when it comes to the creation and distribution of ideas, and it got me (more…)

Who would have guessed that automatically correcting the use of WordPress within the post title and content areas would cause such a flurry of activity. I’ll try to summarize the points of discussion up to this point. In WordPress 3.0, folks can no longer incorrectly misspell WordPress with a lower (more…)

Jacob Gube of SixRevisions.com has published his take on ten features that are missing from the core of WordPress. According to Jacob, these features should be adopted into the core of WordPress for the benefit of all. I agree with some of his reasoning on moving features into core but (more…)