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This meeting was only 15 minutes long. By the time I joined the room, it was already over. Unfortunately, the log file for the 17th does not contain the beginning of the meeting. Peter Westwood and Jane Wells do not have log files for me to comb through but Jane (more…)

For the past year or so, we’ve all been hearing this term ‘canonical plugin‘ at numerous WordCamps and in interviews Matt has conducted. I’ve struggled with understanding what this term means in relation to the WordPress ecosystem and how plugins are developed but after months of hearing Matt talk about (more…)

When Matt announced that he had purchased the wp.me domain back in August, there was a lot of questioning on what he would do with it. After publishing a poll and getting ideas on what to do, he developed a URL shortener for WordPress.com users where they could easily create (more…)

I’m sure you’ll be seeing plenty of sites with the following video embedded in their post as some exciting news was announced. In 2010, there will be a new default theme that will be shipped with WordPress called 2010. This is the only detail that is known about the new (more…)

Ever since I discovered the site, I’ve been keeping tabs on DigWP.com which used to be known as Digging Into WordPress.com. I’ve linked to them a number of times from WPTavern.com because of the awesome content they were producing. It’s no surprise then that the book Digging Into WordPress which (more…)

Plugin Development Information Post Idea If you host a plugin on the WordPress plugin repository, you should have received an email letting you know about what is coming in WordPress 2.9 that might break your plugin. The idea was to have 2-3 of these per major release and eventually for (more…)

After putting this question out on Twitter today and receiving a bunch of answers, I decided to take it out of the 140 character limit and provide a comment form. Here are the rules. First, you’re only allowed one answer. If you have multiple answers, figure out which one you (more…)

Here it is, the 17 minute interview I conducted with Matt Mullenweg during WordCamp New York this past weekend. I wish I could have recorded everything I discussed with Matt considering I asked him just about every question under the sun regarding this and that as it involves WordPress. In (more…)

Upgrade notification in core The consensus is that it will not happen. However, Lynne Pops idea to change the first default post in a new install of WordPress to something that contains useful information will likely happen. No update email in core. Use the mailing list. Improve the copy in (more…)

I’ve been sitting on this post for a long time. In fact, I started thinking about this complex issue around the time when the discussions were centered around WordPress security and end user responsibility. The complexity extends way beyond end user responsibility in that, the bar to use WordPress has (more…)

Admin templating – filosofo – I’d like to propose that we abstract a lot of the admin markup, in particular the stuff that’s repeated a lot, such as form elements and things like tables of posts, comments. Much of the core stuff is hard-coded, and plugin authors still have to (more…)

While the plugin competition has come and gone, there is one plugin that I’m not done with just yet and that is the Advanced Exporter for WordPress and WordPress MU. Even though it did not take first place, I still think the WordPress userbase as a whole would benefit from (more…)