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…)

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…)

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 users. Fast forward to today and Prologue 2 is now on the theme repository. The theme features the following perks: Hassle-free posting from (more…)

I haven’t published one of these posts in awhile so without further adieu, lets see what’s been happening on the forum as of late. Checklist for Moving Domains -I’m thinking of moving everything from to Instead of looking up all of the different guides to move the site, (more…)

Justin Tadlock, a notable theme developer in the WordPress community recently published his thoughts on why the WordPress theme repository is in need of an upgrade. Among his arguments is that the ability to update a theme via subversion needs to be added, the community needs a way to police (more…), 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 from a few months ago as it was Dave Coveney who spoke out against 200 themes being removed from the theme repository, one (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…)

I suppose if he won’t argue about it, maybe we can? Any thoughts? I’m only going to say this once, and I’m not going to argue about it: Trying to include a “default theme framework” in WP core is STUPID. @NathanRice

During WordCamp Germany, Matt Mullenweg mentioned something called Prologue 2. This new version of the Prologue theme introduces Ajax like real-time commenting meaning, if I place a comment on the blog and someone else is staring at the site, they will see that comment appear before them as it happens. (more…)