If you’re using a theme that doesn’t have a widgetized sidebar or if you’re thinking of adding more widget spots to your theme, I recommend reading this two part series by Sarah on BloggingTips.com which walks you through how to create a dynamic sidebar. This is great stuff as it (more…)

What a busy weekend. Tomorrow marks the start of WordCamp Columbus. As I’ve found out this week, it’s not going to be as easy as I thought it would be to provide great coverage of the event because it’s multi-tracked. There are so many speakers presenting at the conference that (more…)

Community member Andrea passed this along on Twitter the other day. It’s called the WordPress plugin compatibility checker. The sites to scan the WordPress repository on a regular basis to show plugin authors if their plugin meets the guidelines for compliance. Amongst the data collected so far, it has been (more…)

Sam Bauers announced on the bbPress developers blog that release candidate 1 has been pushed out the door. According to the post, progression towards 1.0 will increase with these release candidates. Despite this version being a release candidate, Sam does not recommend using this on a live website just yet. (more…)

I just wanted to let everyone know that the issues involved with the RSS feed have been fixed. Michael Torbert is helping me create a custom post submission form to allow me to easily take on guest blog posts. In the initial plugin, a bit of code caused the XML (more…)

James Farmer who is the founder of Edublogs.org, one of the largest examples of WordPress MU in action has recently launched a new service called Blogs.mu that enables anyone to set up their own blog network. James describes Incsub as WordPress.com in a box. Instead of managing a WordPress MU (more…)

A new project called We Rock WordPress headed by Netizens Media aims to showcase the cream of the crop when it comes to talent in the WordPress community. Out of the 23 people on the site thus far, I have interacted or know of 18 of them. Not bad I (more…)

Sarah who does a great job sharing her WordPress knowledge for BloggingTips.com published a simple guide on how to add theme options to your theme. The guide goes over the code needed, explains what the code does, and provides a good base to start from if you’re planning on adding (more…)

With all of the various theme names these days, it’s getting harder to define what exactly a premium theme is. Andrew Rickmann over at Fun With WordPress tries to give us a better understanding of what premium means now a days as well as providing a valid argument that perhaps (more…)

Community member Brad Potter has published a great parody of the song ‘The Devil Went Down To Georiga’ using facets of the GPL and theme development as most of the lyrics throughout the song. His version is called ‘The Dev Went Down To Georgia‘. With all the mucking around that (more…)

With the release of BuddyPress 1.0, BuddyDress.com has released an updated version of their FaceBuddy theme which strangely enough, looks just like Facebook. This theme is very CSS dependent meaning little to no images. One nice thing about this particular theme is that BuddyDress provides the PSD file to customize (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Michael Torbert, owner of SemperfiWebdesign.com. Hopefully if you’re reading this, you’re already familiar with the wordpress.org support forums. However, sometimes you may have a dire need for one-on-one support with the actual developer or designer of a plugin or theme. When asking (more…)