As most of you are aware, I ended up choosing to edit a child theme of the Theme Hybrid framework called Hybrid News. Out of the gate, using a child theme that is built on top of a framework certainly has a learning curve. For instance, if I installed a (more…)

Dave Coveney of Spectacu.la announced on the Tavern forums that they have released their WordPress 2.7 user guide. The user guide covers everything from getting started with WordPress to using the Visual editor to managing users. The downloadable guide is 56 pages in length and is in PDF format so (more…)

Soon, there will be another Press application added to the family called GlotPress. Heck of a name right? GlotPress will be a web-based translation tool similar to how WordPress is a web-based publishing tool. According to Nikolay who made the announcement on the Polyglot mailing list here is what to (more…)

I think in the past few weeks, I’ve fallen into a trap both here on the blog and on the forum. That trap being the discussion of the GPL license as it relates to WordPress. I was on the fence with regards to publishing Ryan’s guest post but I thought (more…)

In episode 55, we had a roundtable discussion of sorts centered around the various WordCamps we attended over the past two weekends. David Peralty and Jeremy Clarke discussed WordCamp Toronto, I talked about WordCamp Columbus and Brad Williams talked about his experience at WordCamp Mid-Atlantic. We discussed the good, the (more…)

A few days ago, Glenn Bennett got in touch with me to let me know about a site called Widgetifyr.com. This site is a service which aims at making the WordPress widget creation process much easier than creating the code from scratch every time. If you’ve ever tried to turn (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Ryan Hellyer, who operates PixoPoint.com. While you’re there, check out his WordPress Template Generator Disclaimer: All of my current distributed software is GPL licensed and I have no intention of releasing or promoting non-GPL software for WordPress in the future. I know (more…)

Since the launch of WordPress Tavern, I’ve been trying to figure out a way to promote/review commercial themes without joining their affiliate program. I think I’ve come up with an answer outside of telling those who want reviews to just purchase display advertising. If you expect me to review your (more…)

Despite the Tavern forum being located on the same domain as the site as well as looking the same, the forum seems to be a different world when compared to the site. For instance, there are quite a few people in the forum who are active but don’t comment on (more…)

Community member Dan Cole started a conversation the other day asking if it was time that theme authors got together to standardize the names of theme hooks. More and more themes are putting hooks in their themes, but when they do this they use their own naming convention. Theme developers (more…)