I learned about this through WP Engineer where the CMS Awards for 2009 are now open for nominations. The total prize purse is $24,000 with each winner of their respective category taking a share of that money. The categories are as follows: Best Overall Open Source CMS Most Promising Open (more…)

During my chat with Jane Wells on episode 68 of WordPress Weekly, we spoke about a number of different topics, but one I wanted to put a little more focus on today was the developer chat. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to encourage people to join the (more…)

Earlier this morning, I pre ordered my copy (non-affiliate link) of the WordPress bible being written by Aaron Brazell also known as Technosailor. If anyone has been following Aaron on Twitter (@technosailor) you’ll know that he has been busy writing his hands off to finish the rest of the chapters (more…)

If you haven’t heard the news, WordPress 2.8.4 has been released to fix another security/annoying issue that was discovered the other night. According to the announcement, this is what happens: a specially crafted URL could be requested that would allow an attacker to bypass a security check to verify a (more…)

One of the new features already implemented in the bleeding version of WordPress aimed at WP 2.9 is the Trash Status. This new status serves two purposes. One functional and the other UI related. First I’ll start with the UI. In the backend of WordPress, the Trash status link will (more…)

I really need to start doing more of these if I’m ever going to improve. This screencast features a review of the Advanced Exporter plugin for WordPress and WPMU by Ron Rennick. This plugin adds the type of functionality I’ve been expecting out of the WordPress exporter ever since I (more…)

Were you surprised to see WordPress 2.8.3 released? I was, but I didn’t think it would be because of the same security related issue that 2.8.1 was supposed to address. I thought 2.8.3 was released as a bug fix version as a few annoying bugs have popped up that were (more…)

While browsing through my feedreader this morning, I had a chance to read a bunch of the feedback related to the 2.0.x legacy branch of WordPress being retired. However, one site I came across which I’ve seen many times before in my feedreader, Globalgold.co.uk published a hilarious press release of (more…)

Shane had: “I think we should talk about getting WordPress 3.0 into PHP 5.3.0+ min. PHP 4 is not supported anymore and we need to think about getting the code into a object based for speed and security.” According to Mark Jaquith, there is about 15% of the WordPress userbase (more…)

Digging Into WordPress has an interesting poll online asking the question, Should the Hello Dolly plugin be included with WordPress? I won’t divulge the numbers but I can say that the majority of people who have voted for the poll say No, it should be removed. Honestly, Hello Dolly doesn’t (more…)

Instead of hunting down a frequently used code snippet on the Codex or doing a Google Search, wouldn’t it be nice to have a cheat sheet right in front of you to save time? Dainis Graveris of 1stWebDesigner has put together a list of 23 different cheat sheets and resources (more…)