WordPress

Every week, the WordPress core developers get together to discuss a series of items that are outlined on an agenda. This agenda is not set in stone and in fact, users can suggest topics to be discussed at each meeting by suggesting them on the agenda outline posts on the (more…)

Out of nowhere, WordPress 2.8.2 has been released to the public. You should notice the upgrade notification within a few hours if you don’t see it already. However, I think now a days, the upgrade actually is triggered when you visit the upgrade section of the backend. Ok, just received (more…)

From now on, the way I am going to format these posts is to bold the item that was listed on the agenda and then below it, publish a summary of what was decided for that item. Creating an announcements mailing list that include all plugin and theme developers and (more…)

There was an interesting post published on WPCandy.com by JD Bentley where he discussed three different ways in which WordPress could be used as a project management application. JD describes three different ways to accomplish this functionality. Using a plugin called WP-Project, using the P2 theme, or using a vanilla (more…)

PC World out of the UK has published a three page guide aimed at beginners to help them begin customizing their WordPress powered site. The guide covers everything from plugins to themes while even providing a few tips on customizing the look of Kubrick. Just ignore the part where he (more…)

Jeff Starr who is one of the co-authors for the book Digging Into WordPress has published a great article that goes in depth on various ways on how to display WordPress pages. The first, most-commonly used tag is wp_list_pages(), and the second, lesser-known tag is wp_page_menu(). First we’ll explore the (more…)

Over the past few days, there has been quite a debate taking place involving users from both WordPress.com and WordPress.org. The debate consists of a recent change to the core of WordPress where the default set of smiley images were replaced with a new set as per ticket #10145 in (more…)

In case you haven’t noticed, WordPress 2.8.1 is now available for public consumption. This update fixes a number of issues people were having with 2.8 such as the visual editor disappearing and automatic core upgrades not deleting certain files causing various things to break. This release also contains extra security (more…)

The first part of the meeting provided an update on the Google Summer of Code projects related to WordPress. The best way to stay updated and even check out the work people are doing since it’s open would be to check out http://gsoc2009wp.wordpress.com/ Next we discussed the poll results thus (more…)

The feature priority survey for WordPress 2.9 has been published on the WordPress development blog enabling users to pick and choose which features they would like to take higher priority over others. Results of the survey will not be published however, the anticipated feature list for WordPress 2.9 will be (more…)

So the WordPress development meeting took place today and boy was the atmosphere conducive to discussion. Lots of things discussed while new ideas were generated. Unfortunately, you get a bunch of developers into a chat room and when you announce an idea or feature, the talk immediately turns into implementation (more…)

Before making the domain move the other day, I made a mistake by deleting something I shouldn’t have from the database. It was the comment_karma field located within the wp_comments table. A long time ago, I remember installing a plugin called Comment Karma which enabled visitors to rate a comment (more…)