Andy Peatling has announced on the official BuddyPress development blog that version 1.2 is now available to the public. This version is a milestone because BuddyPress can now be used on standard WordPress installations whereas before, you needed to have WordPress MU installed. Other goodies that 1.2 offers include: Simplified (more…)

WordPress 2.9.2 was released just a few minutes ago to address a security problem dealing with the Trash feature. When WordPress implemented the new feature they failed to change the permissions granted when the post is in the trash. This means that an unauthenticated user cannot see the post, however (more…)

While at work the other day, I thought about how I have not added any new plugins for additional functionality to this site for a long time. The most recent ones being After The Deadline and WordPress.com stats. Other than that, I’ve been pretty darn happy with the features I’ve (more…)

Quick update on the menu management progress WooThemes is currently reconfiguring their menu management system into a patch that can be integrated into the core of WordPress. Once the patch is committed, everyone can try it out and weigh in with their concerns or improvements. The patch may be ready (more…)

One topic that has been discussed a number of times during the development cycle of WordPress 3.0 is how to handle menu management. At first, it looked like the team was going to go with a widget based menu management system but during one of the most recent meetings, that (more…)

Back in episode 82 of WordPress Weekly, a round-table discussion took place centered around the topic of the WordPress Beta testing conundrum. In that conversation, we discussed why critical bugs were found only after the so called stable release was offered to the public. The answer to the problem is (more…)

I had the opportunity to get in touch with Anika who is the marketing director for WPJewels.com which is on it’s way to being relaunched. What inspired you to create a shop that sells WordPress Jewelry? The short answer is our love for WordPress, the long answer would be the (more…)

Having said that, Mullenweg believes that if he had to do it all again starting in 2010 he would do it differently. “The trajectory (of WordPress) would look very different because the software world is different now. The blog market is more saturated and social tools are a lot more (more…)

We already know that Gravatar is a third party service and that support for it is built into WordPress. But, is that dependence on Gravatar slowing your site down? SEOMofo takes a hard look at the performance hit that Gravatar can cause on a WordPress powered website with various configurations (more…)

Read the entire meeting in detail here. Update on progress of the 2010 theme Matt Thomas let everyone know that the 2010 theme was just about done. Thanks to Ian, post thumbnails now work as custom headers in the default theme. The only things left to do are custom background (more…)

Back in October of 2009, Andrea_r passed a link on Twitter to a site called WPJewels.com that claimed to sell WordPress jewelery. Unfortunately, due to production issues with the first company they contacted, they had to search for another producer. Some time went by with no word on what happened (more…)

Found a page on the Codex that had a block which contained stats for the Codex. The stats are generated dynamically so they are accurate. Wiki Time Friday, January 29, 2010 Version 1.15.1 (r53576) Articles 1,826 Wiki Pages 13,138 Page edits 77,479 Uploaded Files 350 Registered Users 80,721 Sysops 15