First off, Lyceum is the answer to the trivia question I presented in episode 49 of WordPress Weekly. More importantly, Lyceum is the name of the open-source software project developed by ibiblio. Its development is synchronous with WordPress although as it stands, development has pretty much been at a standstill (more…)

In episode 49 of WordPress Weekly, I announced that the first person to give me the correct answer to the trivia question would win a free ticket to WordCamp Chicago. So far, no one has submitted an answer to the question. So with that said, if no one answers the (more…)

Cathy Perkins who operates the website, The WordPress Wizard will be our special guest on the 50th episode of WordPress Weekly Friday, April 10th. We’ll be discussing general WordPress topics with Cathy including maintenance, backup and recovery, traffic analysis, and other WordPress related topics. This episode is aimed at the (more…)

David and I discussed recent development news into WordPress 2.8 as well as BuddyPress 1.0. We also had a chat regarding how to offer paid support packages while offering the main product for free. Last but not least, we covered a premium theme directory which is aimed squarely at showcasing (more…)

In the Tavern forum, I recently started a discussion thread around the topic of paid support models. The question I had on my mind was this, if you’re selling support packages for your themes, where does one draw the line in terms of giving away the whole thing or keeping (more…)

Leland who operates the ThemeLab website which consists of Free WordPress themes as well as tutorials announced today that he is back and ready to go. Leland explains that the reason behind his absence is that he had some offline endeavors that needed some attention. In his post, he provides (more…)

At about this time every year, the folks over at Webware present their Webware 100 finalists on which to vote on to see who will take the crown in their respective category. In 2008, WordPress was the winner of the publishing category. This year, the category is called Social Networking (more…)

Matt has created a new poll on PollDaddy.com which basically contains a small survey specifically for those who venture into the WordPress IRC Channel on a regular basis. The poll asks for information dealing with your WordPress Channel background. The last question however, gives you the chance to suggest channel (more…)

Now we’re heading into the summer of 2007, and the company found itself at a crossroads. Says Hirshland, “During this period, WordPress really hit that point in the curve where growth was very noticeably accelerated.” Major media firms noticed as well, and “all of a sudden took a whole bunch (more…)

In this special Saturday edition of WordPress Weekly, David and I had the chance to interview Joost De Valk of Yoast.com. During the interview, we discussed plugin development, WordPress SEO, why Joost has not created his own SEO plugin, his thoughts on some of the WordPress Google Summer Of Code (more…)

As per a conversation in the WordPress IRC Development channel discussing the GSoC project revolving around creating a theme framework. okay, fine, you guys have convinced me. I’m doing this for GSoC lol the NEW kubrick perhaps you can change the future, and wrong matt on his prediction he said (more…)

As per Bradley Potter on Twitter. If Content Management Systems were operating systems then WordPress would be Mac OS X, Joomla would be Windows and Drupal would be Linux. @bradleypotter