John Pratt over on WPHacks.com has published a great guest post explaining the ins and outs of WordPress Theme Template Pages. These pages are what make up a WordPress theme. Although most theme designers end up doing things their own way, it’s a good idea to figure out the basic (more…)

It was announced yesterday that Health.com which is a WordPress.com VIP member now has a forum available which is powered by TalkPress.com. In fact, the TalkPress website itself now clearly explains what the service is all about. Because of the nature of this program it is not open to the (more…)

Congratulations to Automattic, WordPress.org and to everyone who voted for WordPress in this years Webware 100. WordPress became a winner for the second year in a row, this time in the Social and Publishing category. The award covers both WordPress.com and WordPress.org. Among some of the other winners in this (more…)

I always enjoy looking at the results of any poll Darren Rowse puts onto his Problogging.net site considering the large reach the site has. In the most recent poll, he asked his readers whether they preferred light or dark backgrounds. Here were the results: Not surprising to me to see (more…)

While I was attending WordCamp Columbus, I was also monitoring what was going on at WordCamp Mid Atlantic when I was shocked to find out Anil Dash, CEO of Six Apart provided the keynote for the event. The premise of the keynote was that Six Apart would be creating plugins (more…)

If you’re reading this post, it means I returned home safe and sound! Although I will admit, I almost fell asleep on the way home! At any rate, I had a blast this past weekend at WordCamp Columbus. My day started at 5AM but I didn’t get on the road (more…)

Ryan McCue has released a cool bookmarklet which when used on the WordPress Plugin Repository, will take you directly to the code browser for that plugin. The bookmarklet works on subpages of the plugin page as well as the installation or FAQ pages. If you’re using FireFox, drag the link (more…)

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…)