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…)

Due to popular demand, I have created a new section within the WordPress forum called Business Thinktank. Many people operate businesses either on or around WordPress. Some deal with the GPL while others do not. There are many ways in which to operate a business and this section of the (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…)

Community member williamsba organizer of the New Jersey WordPress Meetup is currently live streaming the event. The topic for tonight at the meetup is the installation/configuration as well as new features in Thesis 1.4.x. *NOTE* Apparently, Brad has fell victim to the Ustream Bermuda Triangle. There were some issues involved (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…)

Just Tadlock (community member greenshady) has released a new child theme based on his theme framework ‘ThemeHybrid‘. If we were playing a drinking game which would be acceptable considering this is a tavern, you folks ought to be drunk by now. With that said, the Hybrid News theme features much (more…)

Andrew Rickmann, a regular here at the Tavern, spent the month of January concentrating on the subject of themes. I submitted a couple of ideas to him and he came through but he also published quite a bit of good information on topics that I think require some more discussion. (more…)

Welcome to the first installment of a new series I’ll be doing here on WPTavern 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. The first question is from community member, hallsofmontezuma. What Are The (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…)

Community member Kim Parsell recently sent me an email that contained a link to a post she found which describes the exact same problem I was having with the Filosofo Comment Preview plugin. Each time I activated the plugin on this blog, I received an error similar to this: Call (more…)