Over this past weekend, I finally spent some time on the advertising side of things for the site. I mustered up the courage and dove right into OIO Publisher. Thankfully, this plugin made it VERY easy to create advertising zones as well as different forms of advertising. On top of (more…)

I’ve been in talks with Brian Layman for a long time with regards to doing a WordPress meetup in the northern Ohio area. Ever since I attended my first WordCamp in Dallas, TX I’ve been wanting to tap into that experience, what better way to do that than a WordPress (more…)

Today, I’ve implemented a Tip Jar also known as donations on the site. On the right hand side under the sponsor block is a text widget with a link to the donations page. Donations is not a requirement or an obligation but I realize some folks would like to contribute (more…)

A relatively new plugin was released today by Peter Westwood called PJW BlogMinder. The plugin allows your users to configure a reminder to be sent to them if they haven’t posted in the last ‘n‘ of days. At first, I was a bit confused as the directions do not state (more…)

Spectacu.la, a premium WordPress theme company has announced on their corporate blog today that they have decided to abide by the GPL 100%. You may remember Spectacu.la from a few months ago as it was Dave Coveney who spoke out against 200 themes being removed from the theme repository, one (more…)

Vladimir Prelovac has opened yet another can of worms but I feel its warranted. In his post, he suggests that WordPress sites have the option to select a setting which tells people that they are running a commercial site based on WordPress. If set to yes, plugin authors would get (more…)

WPWebHost which is a webhosting company specializing in hosting WordPress powered websites has put their design finalists on display for their respective categories. Now it’s up to us to vote for the winner. The categories range from clean and minimalist to grunge. Notable websites within this design contest include Joost (more…)

This post is part of an ongoing series called Ask Jeff. Since writing this article, I have used GravityForms to take care of my contact form needs. Not only is it easy to configure but it’s the plugin choice of many when it comes to contact forms. You can even (more…)

First off, Lyceum is the answer to the trivia question I presented in episode 49 of WordPress Weekly. More importantly, Lyceum is the name of the open-source software project developed by ibiblio. Its development is synchronous with WordPress although as it stands, development has pretty much been at a standstill (more…)

In episode 49 of WordPress Weekly, I announced that the first person to give me the correct answer to the trivia question would win a free ticket to WordCamp Chicago. So far, no one has submitted an answer to the question. So with that said, if no one answers the (more…)

Cathy Perkins who operates the website, The WordPress Wizard will be our special guest on the 50th episode of WordPress Weekly Friday, April 10th. We’ll be discussing general WordPress topics with Cathy including maintenance, backup and recovery, traffic analysis, and other WordPress related topics. This episode is aimed at the (more…)