As is common with every release of WordPress, once the stable version reaches the masses, that is when the bug reports start flying in. WordPress 3.0 is no exception. However, the volunteers that make up the WordPress.org support forum are on top of things and have created a special sticky (more…)

Today is the day many within the WordPress community have been waiting for. The release of WordPress 3.0. The new release contains menu management, a new default theme, custom post types and taxonomies, bulk upgrader, multi-site capabilities and more. Michael Pick produced a short video summary of the new features (more…)

Earlier today, I mentioned that Otto would be the man in charge working with the WordPress.org redesign project. Part of WordPress.org and perhaps the most active section of the website is the support forums. Everyone seems to have their own round of complaints regarding the forum but this time around, (more…)

General RC Readiness RC readiness could be better. However, a big punt is needed but 3.0 is now under 100 tickets. The blockers are under control. Menus are looking good now that the IE issues are fixed. The rest of the menu tickets are trivial and if needed, can be (more…)

WordCamp San Francisco has come and gone but there are a few things in the keynote by Matt Mullenweg that I wanted to focus on. When Matt thinks of WordPress, he doesn’t think of it as a software project, he thinks about it as a creative artwork project. Matt would (more…)

Beginning of the keynote, Matt reflects on the beginning of WordPress and how it came about from b2. How WordPress has grown is far from what it was in the beginning. 10% Rule. Everyone only uses 10% of the features in software but everyone has a different 10% Plugins turn (more…)

Status Check Despite the decision to release beta 2 last Monday, the menus are still holding everything up. Work is continuing on the menu system and once it’s close to being finalized, beta 2 will be pushed out. Right now, it looks like Beta 2 will be released in the (more…)

Andrew Nacin who is one of the core developers for WordPress has put together an interesting visualization that displays all of the names of those who have contributed patches to the core of WordPress, specifically, 3.0. No surprise that Andrews own name shows up pretty large along with a few (more…)

If you’ve been too busy to spend some time playing around with the new menu system in the latest bleeding edge version of WordPress, WPEngineer has a couple of screenshots of the latest user interface that will be part of the 3.0 release for managing menus. A couple of the (more…)