In episode 41 of WordPress Weekly, David Peralty and I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Scott Wallick, the creator of the veryplaintxt theme as well as the Sandbox theme. That’s right, David Peralty is my new co-host for WordPress Weekly which should be fun.
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WordPress Tavern Listener Poll:
Each week from now on, I’ll be featuring a new listener poll question on WPTavern.com The poll is located in the sidebar on the right hand side of the site.
Last weeks poll question was: Do you think configuration options need to be added to WordPress to configure Post Revisions?
With a total of 35 votes, 28 of you or 80% voted yes while 7 of you or 20% voted Let A Plugin Solve This Problem.
This Weeks Poll Question Is: Should The Sandbox Theme Be The Next Default Theme In WordPress?
Plugin Picks Of The Week:
Jeff –Post Templates – Post Templates is a plugin that enables you to save posts as templates. For example, say every Friday you create a Round Up type of post with numerous headings and sections. Using this plugin, you can save that particular post structure as a template for that post every Friday allowing you to save time from copy and pasting the text every week. You can also create Page templates as well.
David – Member Access – Member Access allows a WordPress administrator to make individual posts and pages accessible only to logged-in members. Member Access allows global configuration so that all posts or pages can be viewable by everyone (the default) or only by members, and it also allows each post and page to override the global setting. It is still in beta. I chose it because I think its better than the “passworded” posts that some blogs use
I will be giving away one Revolution site license courtesy of Brian Gardner to one lucky registered member of the forum. In order to win the giveaway, simply register an account on the WordPress Tavern Forum. I will then place all of registered Member IDs into a random number picker. Whichever member ID is chosen will be the winner. The winner will be contact by means of private message. If an ID is chosen which does not have an account attached to it, I will run the number picker again until a winner is selected. The winner will be announced next week on the Friday the 13th edition of WordPress Weekly.
Next Episode: Friday February 13th, 2009 8P.M. EST
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I don’t think that Sandbox should be the default theme. But I do think that Sandbox or another similar theme should come with WordPress instead of Classic to give designers a basic framework to start from.
And Kubrick should certainly be retired! The backend of WordPress has had two major design overhauls in the year, and the frontend hasn’t changed a bit.
WordPress’ biggest strength is its usability, my friends and clients all take to it with little to no instruction.
The design and functionality of WordPress.org, all the related sites, and the backend of WordPress itself are all fresh and inviting.
I think that WordPress needs a new default theme that is the equal of 2.7’s backend. Otherwise WordPress is like a rusted out old jalopy with a brand new engine and leather interior…