The first Ohio WordPress meetup went off last night as a success. While we did not have a huge crowd (only five people) the first event proved to be a nice base to build upon. Kim Parsell, Angelo Mendato, Jeff Lee, Brian Layman and myself were all in attendance. We (more…)

The other day, Kym Huynh sent another gem of a WordPress rap into my inbox. This rap is hilarious and just as good if not better than the first one. This rap is based on an episode of WordCast where the group covered people who they believed were famous in (more…)

After the security vulnerability kerfuffle that I reported on the other day regarding my beloved contact form 7 plugin, the plugin author has released an update which contains the necessary security fixes. Based on the changes, we can see that the security problem lied within the fact that the previous (more…)

What a way to kick off this category of the site, that being the blogging category. Today, I feature a fresh comment just into Akismet where it was obviously a human writing it but there was something about it that struck me as humorous. I’ll let you have a look (more…)

Over on the BuddPress blog, Andy Peatling has published a post explaining to us why BuddyPress themes are future proof. Andy explains that for folks into blogging, it makes sense to access a backend to configure settings such as your profile, etc. The software should enable you to write with (more…)

Darren Rowse who is the guy I think of when I see or hear the word ‘Problogger‘ recently started his 31 Days to Building a Better Blog challenge. Upon checking out the forum, I noticed a familiar structure to them. After viewing the source code for the site, sure it (more…)

Yesterday afternoon, I was pretty shocked to see a message over twitter from Mark Jaquith announcing that the WP Contact Form 7 plugin had a security vulnerability in it which was being exploited and that anyone using the plugin should uninstall it immediately. Contact Form 7 is a popular plugin. (more…)

Ptah Dunbar has been working on his very own Theme Framework for quite some time now and today, after five revisions the framework has ended up on the theme repository for download. According to Ptah, this is what we can expect from the framework: A blank WordPress Theme Framework that’s (more…)

WordCamp Central which is the home base for all WordCamps has recently been redesigned. The site now features a large header which clearly explains a WordCamp is, eight upcoming WordCamp events and my favorite feature, the WordCamp events scheduled around the world presented on a Google map. Clicking on any (more…)

David Peralty didn’t make it this week but a wide range of people did. It was a blast from the past episode as it mainly consisted of a roundtable discussion on a number of topics ranging from TalkPress to the WordPress HelpCenter to Plugin Style Sheets. This is an insanely (more…)

I didn’t realize how complicated styling threaded comments can be until I watched this video. David Perel published a screencast on From The Couch.com which goes over how to style threaded comments in WordPress complete with source files for the code but more importantly, hand holding to figure out all (more…)

Back in March, I let you know that P2 was on the horizon for self installed WordPress users and that it was already available for WordPress.com users. Fast forward to today and Prologue 2 is now on the WordPress.org theme repository. The theme features the following perks: Hassle-free posting from (more…)