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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…)

demetris – http://wordpress.org/about/features/ ā€” This page needs some work, or maybe a rewrite ā€” A few months ago a poor soul was asking at the forum when the pMachine importer will be ready! :-D ā€” Iā€™m willing to help with this I agree with what demetris had to say regarding (more…)

Now that the WordPress plugin competition for 2009 is complete, Ozh has published his reviews of each plugin that was entered into the competition. Some of his reviews mention particular security issues that were discovered along with some shoddy coding. Once I read his reviews, it occurred to me that (more…)

On the WordPress Hackers Mailing list, Ptah Dunbar recently proposed an idea that I think is pretty cool and would be a time saver for developers and custom installers called Installation Profiles. Installation profiles could automatically pre configure WordPress with a set of activated plugins, change the default activated theme (more…)