The folks over at WPBeginner.com have a great list of 15 different hacks for WordPress that they consider to be extremely useful, and I’d tend to agree. Their first hack which enables you to link to an external source from the post title sounds like something Matt Mullenweg could implement (more…)

Were you surprised to see WordPress 2.8.3 released? I was, but I didn’t think it would be because of the same security related issue that 2.8.1 was supposed to address. I thought 2.8.3 was released as a bug fix version as a few annoying bugs have popped up that were (more…)

John Kolbert who authors a few different WordPress plugins has released an update to Absolute Privacy. The new update now allows XML-RPC protocols such as the iPhone App and also prevents subscribers from reaching any of the administration pages. Absolute Privacy provides a wealth of options for those wanting to (more…)

While browsing through my feedreader this morning, I had a chance to read a bunch of the feedback related to the 2.0.x legacy branch of WordPress being retired. However, one site I came across which I’ve seen many times before in my feedreader, Globalgold.co.uk published a hilarious press release of (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Ryan Hellyer, who operates PixoPoint.com. While you’re there, check out his WordPress Menu Plugin I’m involved with the development of a new bbPress theme. This in itself would not normally be particularly interesting, people develop new themes for forums all the time. (more…)

Shane had: “I think we should talk about getting WordPress 3.0 into PHP 5.3.0+ min. PHP 4 is not supported anymore and we need to think about getting the code into a object based for speed and security.” According to Mark Jaquith, there is about 15% of the WordPress userbase (more…)

The Carrington framework by Alex King and Crowd Favorite has published an extensive question and answer post on their development blog. The post covers everything from what the Carrington theme framework is all about, what makes it different from other frameworks, and the philosophy behind the framework. While a number (more…)

In episode 66, we interviewed Scott Reilly also known as Coffee2Code. Scott has developed over 50 plugins for WordPress. In this interview we discussed whether or not WordPress was a thankless community, various business models around plugins, why he contributes to open source projects and much more. It was a (more…)

WordPress.com, the commercial service owned and operated by Automattic has undergone a redesign. Now, I can’t tell you what changed and what didn’t because I don’t visit the site often enough to notice the changes. However, if I had to take a guess, I’d say the footer is different, some (more…)

Digging Into WordPress has an interesting poll online asking the question, Should the Hello Dolly plugin be included with WordPress? I won’t divulge the numbers but I can say that the majority of people who have voted for the poll say No, it should be removed. Honestly, Hello Dolly doesn’t (more…)