WPWeekly Episode 159 – The Future of WPChat With Leland Fiegel

In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Leland Fiegel. Fiegel is the founder of WPChat.com, a site he relaunched into a forum dedicated to WordPress discussions. Fiegel shares the history of the domain and how he acquired it. He also explains why he chose Discourse to power the forum rather than bbPress or phpBB.

Stories Discussed:

WordCamp Survival Guide For First Time Attendees
Time To Move On From The “Is WordPress A CMS” Debate
The Problem With Image Attachments In WordPress
How to Find All Posts Using a Specific File Attachment In WordPress
Akismet Account Dashboard Gets a Major Overhaul

Plugins Picked By Marcus:

Log Emails lets you log your outgoing emails to the WordPress database for analysis. Access is restricted to administrators. Emails with WordPress passwords are obfuscated for security and privacy. This plugin is useful for diagnosing email problems. The logs are automatically purged after a defined period, adjusted through a settings page in the WordPress admin. Setting the period to 0 prevents logs from being purged. Deactivating the plugin purges all logs.

WP Dashboard Notes is a new way to display notes and to-do lists in the Admin Dashboard. They are presented just like Post-It notes. This is a great plugin if you are developing a site or have multiple authors publishing content on your site.

Simple Post Expiration is a simple plugin that allows you to set an expiration date on posts. Once a post is expired, Expired will be prefixed to the post title. You can alter the behavior of this plugin using a short code with five different parameters.

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