WPWeekly Episode 10 – WP 2.5 Delayed / WPDesigner Up For Sale

wordpressweekly1On this weeks episode we discuss color schemes and admin themes for WordPress 2.5, WordPress 2.5 is delayed, WpDesigner.com up for sale and more.

Panel Members:

Michael Castilla of WPCandy.com

Ronald Huereca of ReadersAppreciationProject.com

Patricia Mayo of ComHacker.org

Jeremy Clarke of Simianuprising.com

Ptah Dunbar of Ptahdunbar.com

Jacob Santos of Santosj.name

Stories Discussed:

WPDesigner is up for sale with an asking price of $65,000 and a current bidding price of $16,500.00

2 Colors to choose from for the 2.5 administration area.

One of the if not the first WordPress 2.5 admin themes – Fluency

WordPress 2.5 Delayed by at least one week

Gravatars have now been added to the WordPress Support Forum

ShareThis announces that they have raised $15 million dollars of second round funding

WordPress Is Open Source or at least thats what Matt says

WordPress Tips Of The Week:

Jeffro2pt0 – Ever wish WordPress out of the box would have a certain feature? Perhaps you believe that your idea should be in the core of WordPress? The good news is that, WordPress has a section of their website dedicated to users sharing their ideas with the team. Its located at wordpress.org/extend/ideas. Once you submit an idea, people can then rate your idea base on a 5 star rating system. The higher the stars, the higher the rating which means the higher the probability that the idea will see the light of day. For example, the most popular idea right now is Easy Updating of WordPress which honestly, is coming down the pike faster than we know it.

Ronald – Duplicate your website locally, and install WP 2.5 from there.

Patricia – Make mobile friendly WordPress blogs with Alex King’s plugin, http://alexking.org/projects/wordpress – readers can comment too! More information is also available on Dev.Mobi – http://pc.dev.mobi/?q=node/78

For the less code-savvy ahemmecough – you can make your blog mobile just as easily as typing your URL with http://www.andanza.com/ There’s also:

Taptu.com – Mini Search for Mini Spaces

SubliMobi.com – Mobile Software for Chat, Blog + RSS


For developers, you can develop and sell mobile applications easily with the help of http://www.movaya.com/

Ptah Dunbar – When floating DIVs, use margins rather than padding and provide width and height parameters to the floating DIVs to contain IE bugs.

Jeremy Clarke – To make sure your plugins are working, try out 2.5 and if the plugin does not work, notify the plugin author and encourage them to look at making their plugin compatible with WordPress 2.5.

Jacob Santos – If you don’t want to start a flame war with the folks dealing with Ruby, don’t say it sucks and don’t say Ruby is Ruby on Rails as they are two separate things. Don’t say PHP does not scale to prevent flame wars with PHP people.

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