WPWeekly Episode 1 – The Beginning Of Something Special

wordpressweekly1The first ever episode of WordPress Weekly is now complete and it went off without a hitch. I want to give a special thanks to Brad of Strangework.com and Ronald from the ReadersAppreciationProject for coming on the show as panel members. Based on the comments I’ve received thus far on the first episode, these two individuals were well liked. I’ve spoken to both Brad and Ronald and they have agreed to show up on future episodes. (PHEW) I also want to thank each and every one of you who managed to get into the Talkshoe client and participate by way of chat. For my first episode, I had a decent turn out of people and that was awesome. I hope the seed that was planted with this first episode grows into something special.

WordPress 2.3.2 is released and contains numerous bug fixes with a few of them being security bugs. We talked about the upgrade and discussed the upgrade process in general.

2.4 Skipped 2.5 Is Next Earlier this week, it was announced that version 2.4 of WordPress would be skipped in favor of 2.5. We go over the reasons behind the change and discuss the release cycle in general.

Telligent Lacks Intelligents Charles Stricklin published an article that shows off Grafiti essentially slamming WordPress. According to Charles, Telligent has purchased the keyword WordPressPodcast from Google Adwords. Upon clicking on the promotional landing page, you discover that the Grafiti CMS is THE alternative for WordPress. We discuss why this isn’t the case.

Install WordPress Locally Part 1 Install WordPress Locally – Part 2 Of 2 I go over some of the details that made this article tough to write. We discuss our experiences with local installs and why it would be benficial to you to have a local install of your WordPress site. Ronald also informs me of two WP_Config entries that you can add to your WP-Config file which would replace the need to edit any tables within an imported database. They are:

define(‘WP_SITEURL’, ‘http://www.madisonbiblechurch.org’);
define(‘WP_HOME’, ‘http://www.madisonbiblechurch.org’);
Well, they say since WP 2.2.


9 WordPress Admin Themes Earlier this week, Mark Ghosh published a posts that highlighted 9 different WordPress administration themes. We cover why there is a lack of administration themes available and go into a little more detail in regards to the WordPress admin panel redesign.

WordPress Tips Of The Week:

Jeffro2pt0Give WP-Admin a Custom Favicon

John Kolbert has a simple guide on how to give your WordPress Administration area it’s own default favicon. This is really useful when you have more than a few tabs open in FireFox and you have no idea which one is your admin panel.

RonaldWordPress Automatic Update plugin: An easyto use plugin which aides in updating your WordPress install. Anything to make it easier is a winner in my book.

Ronald also mentioned the WP Plugin Generator from WP-Fun: this plugin helps you generate a functional framework for a WordPress plugin. The framework is the building block of your plugin, so you would do well to start the plugin off write with a good base.

BradWordPress Database Backup Plugin Brad let us know of this awesome plugin that creates a backup of your WordPress database and then emails you the backup file. Both Brad and Ronald use this plugin and have it configured in this way. Good for those who are not to keen on keeping up with making backups.

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