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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…)

Jeremy Visser published what I believe to be a great post regarding the recent WordPress 2.8 header design challenge which took place this past weekend. In his post, Jeremy discusses the fact that the challenge requires entrants to work from a .PSD file which is a proprietary format tied to (more…)

The following guest post was written by Ryan Hellyer who operates PixoPoint.com While you’re there, check out his WordPress Template Generator You can also catch him in the Tavern forum under the username Ryan. Have you ever tried using MediaWiki, the platform used to power the mighty Wikipedia project? If (more…)

The other day, Kym Huynh sent another gem of a WordPress rap into my inbox. This rap is hilarious and just as good if not better than the first one. This rap is based on an episode of WordCast where the group covered people who they believed were famous in (more…)

Just wanted to pass a note along that my review of the new WordPress HelpCenter has been published on WPCandy.com. In this review, I share my opinions as well as my experience I had when I decided to give them a call and ask an easy question to see if (more…)

Today I wanted to talk about a problem which Justin Tadlock will be covering in more detail at some point in the future and that is, plugins which contain a CSS file to edit their style. Don’t get me wrong, Lester Chen is a great plugin author, but I find (more…)

Jane Wells has announced on the WordPress.org development blog that the 24 hour has-patch marathon is now underway. The reason it’s called has-patch is because in trac, when someone submits a patch, the tags ‘has-patch‘ is added to the keyword field making it easier to sort through those tickets which (more…)