WordPress

A few days ago, Glenn Bennett got in touch with me to let me know about a site called Widgetifyr.com. This site is a service which aims at making the WordPress widget creation process much easier than creating the code from scratch every time. If you’ve ever tried to turn (more…)

Congratulations to Automattic, WordPress.org and to everyone who voted for WordPress in this years Webware 100. WordPress became a winner for the second year in a row, this time in the Social and Publishing category. The award covers both WordPress.com and WordPress.org. Among some of the other winners in this (more…)

James Farmer who is the founder of Edublogs.org, one of the largest examples of WordPress MU in action has recently launched a new service called Blogs.mu that enables anyone to set up their own blog network. James describes Incsub as WordPress.com in a box. Instead of managing a WordPress MU (more…)

Community member Brad Potter has published a great parody of the song ‘The Devil Went Down To Georiga’ using facets of the GPL and theme development as most of the lyrics throughout the song. His version is called ‘The Dev Went Down To Georgia‘. With all the mucking around that (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Michael Torbert, owner of SemperfiWebdesign.com. Hopefully if you’re reading this, you’re already familiar with the wordpress.org support forums. However, sometimes you may have a dire need for one-on-one support with the actual developer or designer of a plugin or theme. When asking (more…)

Back on episode 47 of WordPress Weekly, I had the chance to interview Vladimir Prelovac but due to technical difficulties, I had to edit out the interview. So to make up for that interview, I’ve asked Vladimir a set of questions from the interview which covers most of what was (more…)

Back around May 1st, the CMS Expo was taking place in Chicago, Illinois. during this event, Rafael Corral of CorePHP gave a talk on a new Joomla component that integrates WordPress with Joomla. I first came across this news on CMSWire.com. The component enables the use of tags, all of (more…)

Jane Wells who was hired on to the Automattic team because of her usability specialty has published a post on the WordPress development blog initiating phase three, Usability Testing, in her ongoing series, how to contribute to WordPress. In this post, Jane outlines what it takes to conduct a usability (more…)

The results for the WordPress design challenge poll are in and it looks like the dark fluency style has emerged as the winner. But as Jane mentions in the official blog post, the results are interesting. Overall, the various Fluency variations made up for a large majority of the votes (more…)

It’s been awhile since the last time I’ve created a screencast but last night, I finally opened Camtasia Studio 6. It seemed easier to use this time around versus my first two screencasts with version 5. Upon some initial feedback last night on Twitter, I need to work on the (more…)

Pretty awesome to see that in such a short notice, there were ten different header tweaks submitted including one by Kaspars Dambis. I placed my vote early this morning but I followed Janes instructions in opening each full view screenshot in a browser tab and viewing each one. I must (more…)

Bradley Gillap sent me a note not too long ago that he was going to publish a lengthy blog post which explained why he moved from the Drupal community to WordPress. I checked out BastardGeek.com today as that is the site he maintains and he has his story published. Here (more…)