In light of my recent appearance on DradCast, the topic of conversation recently has focused on whether WordPress news centric websites can be self-sustainable. I came to the conclusion that they can’t which was the basis behind my WordPress news sites disappearing into the bermuda triangle post. I’ve had a (more…)

Custom post types are one of those things in WordPress that’s been difficult for me to figure out. However, after reviewing the Americanaura theme combined with the AudioTheme framework, I have a better understanding of why custom post types are so cool. Unlike a traditional theme framework, the majority of (more…)

I have the pleasure of being the guest host for episode 16 of DradCast tonight at 8PM Eastern time. I invite you to tune into the live video stream as we talk about WPTavern, the news of the week and whatever else pops up during the show. It’s an hour (more…)

Pippin has released a simple bbPress notices plugin that allows you to place forum notices that will be seen across the entire forum. By default, the notices appear at the top of the forum and use the default bbPress styling making integration painless.

I’ve made it a habit to read WordPress related Press Releases despite how boring most of them are. Occasionally, I’ll come across something that is pretty interesting such as TeslaThemes. TeslaThemes is a brand new theme club with the goal of producing one theme per month. In particular, I thought (more…)

Inline Preview is a brand new plugin being developed by Christopher Finke. Instead of previewing posts in a new browser tab, this plugin adds an editor to the right of the post within the same tab enabling you to see what the post will look like. If you end up (more…)

Tell us who you are and how long you’ve been using WordPress. My name is Kevin Muldoon. I am a writer, blogger and internet marketer. I am from Scotland but for the last two years I have been living in South America. I first tried WordPress in 2006. During that (more…)

This past weekend, WordCamp Milwaukee 2013 took place. If you missed it, Brad Parbs has a short recap of the event complete with links to a bunch of different slides from presentations. With over 300 attendees this go around, I congratulate the event organizers on another successful WordCamp.

Coen Jacobs developer for WooThemes has used his personal site to vent about commercial themes bundling commercial plugins. There were at least two themes hosted on the ThemeForest marketplace that were bundling commercial WooThemes plugins along with a copy of GravityForms. Those themes have been temporarily hidden from view by (more…)

If there has been one graphical element that has seen some changes over the years, it’s the template hierarchy diagram. The original diagram is located on the Codex and while it provides a graphical representation as to how Templates work within WordPress, it’s not pretty. I remember in 2008 when (more…)