This post is part of an ongoing series 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. This weeks question was submitted by community member andrew. Which current WordPress feature do you think is most (more…)

Keeping an eye on the WordPress Hackers mailing list of late, I noticed a discussion where the word bloat was used numerous times. Out of my own curiosity, I decided to ask those on the list what the definition of bloat was. The answers were not surprising. Everything from items (more…)

If you’re in the market for a new theme and have been eying up Brian Gardner’s Revolution 2 series of themes wishing you could have just one of them for free, here is your chance. From now until next Friday, anyone who registers an account on the WordPress Tavern forum (more…)

In episode 41 of WordPress Weekly, David Peralty and I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Scott Wallick, the creator of the veryplaintxt theme as well as the Sandbox theme. That’s right, David Peralty is my new co-host for WordPress Weekly which should be fun. Ad Copy:This episode of WordPress (more…)

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…)