WordPress

For some reason this morning, I was browsing the web and came across the Ping-O-Matic website and noticed in the footer that the servers the site runs on were donated by Automattic. This peaked my curiosity so I browsed the Automattic website to see if Ping-O-Matic was listed as a (more…)

This post is part of an ongoing series called Ask Jeff. This is where I’ll take a question someone within the WPTavern or WordPress community gives me and provide my thoughts/answer to. This weeks question was submitted by community member andrew. Which current WordPress feature do you think is most (more…)

Keeping an eye on the WordPress Hackers mailing list of late, I noticed a discussion where the word bloat was used numerous times. Out of my own curiosity, I decided to ask those on the list what the definition of bloat was. The answers were not surprising. Everything from items (more…)

Ryan Boren announced on the WordPress Testers mailing list today that WordPress 2.7.1 RC1 has been released. So far, looks like a couple of bugs have been squashed with the potential for a few more before this version hits the public. Here is a short list composed by Ryan announcing (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Andrew Rickmann, author of the blog, Fun With WP. There’s an interesting discussion happening on the wp-hackers mailing list right now about the issue of core plugins. Although it seems to have meandered away from the point slightly, the key suggestion was (more…)

The other night, I picked up the January 2009 issue of the good yet, expensive Practical Web Design magazine. Browsing through the issue, I came across a giant photo of Matt Mullenweg as WordPress 2.5 took the crown for Open Source application for the year 2008. Taking photos of the (more…)

On January 31st, 2009 WordPres 2.7.1 beta was released on the WP-Testers mailing list. For those interested, you can download it here or if you would like to automatically upgrade from 2.7 to 2.7.1-beta1, change the version in wp-includes/version.php from 2.7 to 2.7.1-foo and then visit Tools->Upgrade as per Ryan (more…)

On a recent discussion thread within the WordPress Hackers Mailing list, Aaron Brazell of Technosailor.com suggested that the Media RSS or (mrss) plugin be integrated into the core of WordPress. Media RSS is built on top of the Media RSS Module framework developed by Yahoo!. Essentially the module supplements the (more…)

Scott Wallick, one of the founding developers behind the popular Sandbox theme for WordPress has published an announcement on his blog where he states that he is selling the Sandbox website as well as Plaintxt.org. Scott mentions the following in his post: I have withdrawn from the WordPress community. Active (more…)

USA Today’s Jefferson Graham sat down with Matt Mullenweg the other day to talk WordPress. The article covers the brief history of how Matt got involved with the WordPress project as well as how Automattic was founded. Much of what was stated in the interview can be found in Matt’s (more…)

The following guest post was written by Brad Williams of WebDevStudios.com I’ve been developing with WordPress for a few years now and the projects I’ve been working on have started to expand into bleeding edge software. Bleeding edge software is defined as “technology that is so new (and thus, presumably, (more…)

Donncha has announced the release of WordPress MU version 2.7 today. Donncha states that this release is mostly a code sync release but it also contains quite a few bug fixes. The most notable change in WordPress MU is the addition of Viper007bond’s admin bar. Upgrading to the latest release (more…)