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This weeks edition of WordPress Weekly features special guest, David Bisset. We were also joined by Marcus Couch. After catching up on the headlines, we dove into the topic of WordCamps. Specifically, encouraging women to speak while also increasing diversity, new IRS regulations that corporate sponsors must abide by and (more…)

Google Releases Its First Plugin For WordPress Publishers

Google released its first plugin for self-hosted WordPress sites today. Google Publisher is now in beta and available on WordPress.org. The WordPress community is invited to test it out. So far, the plugin includes two main features: Easily add AdSense ads to your site to make money from advertising. Verify (more…)

If you have not had the chance to see Automattic’s new office in downtown San Francisco in person, you’re in luck. You can now take a virtual tour of the Automattic office via Google Maps. Joey Kudish who is an Automattic employee shared the news on his blog. According to (more…)

When the dashboard redesign is officially added to WordPress core, it looks like it will be missing a widget that’s been with the software since 2005 when the Dashboard feature was introduced with WordPress 1.5 “Strayhorn”. In its early days, the incoming links widget used Technorati but due to the (more…)

Over the past few years, WordPress has made it a tradition to take part in the Google Summer Of Code. This year however, thanks to Jane Wells, there will be two interns from the Gnome Outreach Program for Women. This program is organized by the GNOME Foundation to encourage more (more…)

When performing a search on the Codex, you’re presented with a slew of search results. However, not all of those results are within the Codex. The search portion of the Codex is powered by a Google custom search box which not only presents results from within the Codex, but from (more…)

For the first time that I can remember, WordPress has been rejected from the Google Summer Of Code mentor ship program. This was an unexpected move, especially considering how WordPress has been a part of the program for the past few years. As you read through the comments of the (more…)

It’s no secret that Google’s own Matt Cutts is a fan of WordPress as he has used it to power his own website for quite some time. Recently, Matt was a guest on the WordPress Community podcast hosted by Joost de Valk and Frederick Townes. In the episode, Matt talks (more…)

I just finished watching a great video presentation by Brian Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman that discusses open source projects and poisonous people. I have seen this video and idea referred to numerous times but when it was referenced today in the WordPress Hackers Mailing list, I finally decided to sit (more…)

The 2010 Google Summer Of Code program for WordPress is just about ready for prime time. The Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. It was created in 2005 and continues to this day. Thanks (more…)