Joost De Valk who hosts his own weekly WordPress podcast called PressThis recently interviewed Vitaly Friedman who is the creator of SmashingMagazine.com, one of the most popular sites dedicated to the topic of web design. During the interview, I found out that the site is run on eight different servers, (more…)

When I was on vacation, I took notice of a particular tweet by Ian Stewart regarding a blog post that contained an interview with six of the mainstream WordPress theme developers. Each person had to answer the same question. The entire post is filled with great information but of course, (more…)

Small Potato recently announced on his personal blog yesterday that he was coming back to design WordPress themes. Not only that, but he stated he was going to compete with the commercial theme authors. A bold move by Small Potato but if anyone could do it, he could. Coming back (more…)

*Update* Based on some feedback as well as more personal thought, I’ve decided not to pursue the idea of paid memberships. Instead, I’ll find another way. If you blinked twice after reading the headline of this post, I don’t blame you. I’ve had some time to think about different ways (more…)

The voting results are in for the craziest WordPress upgrade story game I hosted before I left for vacation. Donnacha took a commanding lead and finds himself with a single license copy of GravityForms courtesy of WPTavern for winning the game. I thought the Kanye West internet meme was over (more…)

The GPL dominoes continue to fall as PremiumThemes.net has announced that beginning October 1st, all themes available on the site would be sold under the GPL. R.Bhavesh who operates the site had this to say regarding the switch: While I personally don’t agree with some of the aspects of GPL (more…)

Unfortunately, the time has come yet again to announce that I am looking for a new co-host for WordPress Weekly. David hasn’t been fired or anything like that, but his interests and passions have changed to the point where it doesn’t make sense for him to continue on with the (more…)

Ever wanted to know how to stream your life using WordPress? Matt Mullenweg does it with his blog, Adii does it with his and now you can to. The idea is to publish snippets along with the usual long form content. The problem is, the snippets and the long form (more…)

Andy Peatling announced on September 30th that version 1.1 of BuddyPress was available to the public. This new version contains a bunch of core improvements along with new features. One of the new features that I think is huge, especially for those who want easier bbPress integration revolves around the (more…)

As was announced on Twitter by quite a few people, the WordPress theme repository has now transitioned to hosting over 1,000 themes. The 1,000th theme to be added to the repository is called page-tiny. It was designed for simplicity but unfortunately, the screenshot of the theme is a 404. However, (more…)