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…)

David and I discussed recent development news into WordPress 2.8 as well as BuddyPress 1.0. We also had a chat regarding how to offer paid support packages while offering the main product for free. Last but not least, we covered a premium theme directory which is aimed squarely at showcasing (more…)

In the Tavern forum, I recently started a discussion thread around the topic of paid support models. The question I had on my mind was this, if you’re selling support packages for your themes, where does one draw the line in terms of giving away the whole thing or keeping (more…)

Leland who operates the ThemeLab website which consists of Free WordPress themes as well as tutorials announced today that he is back and ready to go. Leland explains that the reason behind his absence is that he had some offline endeavors that needed some attention. In his post, he provides (more…)

At about this time every year, the folks over at Webware present their Webware 100 finalists on which to vote on to see who will take the crown in their respective category. In 2008, WordPress was the winner of the publishing category. This year, the category is called Social Networking (more…)

Matt has created a new poll on PollDaddy.com which basically contains a small survey specifically for those who venture into the WordPress IRC Channel on a regular basis. The poll asks for information dealing with your WordPress Channel background. The last question however, gives you the chance to suggest channel (more…)