WPWeekly Episode 23 – Back From The Dead

wordpressweekly1Episode 23 of WordPress Weekly is now ready for your consumption. In this episode, Keith and I discuss the IntenseDebate acquisition and what that means for both WordPress.com and WordPress.org while also discussing the business aspects of the deal. We also give our thoughts on the developmental version of WordPress 2.7 thus far. We highlight the fact that there has been at least two differen UI surveys available to the public highlighting the increased awareness as well as end user participation into the final product. There is a major difference between the way the UI is being handled in terms of end user feedback between WordPress 2.5 and WordPress 2.7. Last but not least, Keith and I give you our plugin picks up the week.

Stories Discussed On The Show:

Automattic acquires IntenseDebate

WordPress 2.7Tentatively Scheduled For Release On November 10th

WordPress Usability Surveys: / Navigation Options / Where To Put That Search Box 

WordPress 2.7 Comment Enhancements

Didn’t get the chance to mention this on the show but I wanted to pass along a happy birthday to WPCandy.com as they have turned 1 year old.

Plugins Of The Week:

Jeff – Insights by Vladimir Prelovac

Keith – Progressive License v1.0 (Alex King / Crowd Favorite)

Announcements:

Hallsofmontezuma otherwise known as Michael Torbert will be appearing on the first half hour of WordPress Weekly episode 24 Friday October 10th, 2008 at 8 P.M. EST. During this interview, we’ll be covering what it takes to write plugins for WordPress, what it’s like to maintain a plugin used by plenty of WordPress users and much more. If you have questions for this plugin author, be sure to show up during the live stream and ask them in the chatroom or, you can ask them here in the comments.

Also, pay attention to the podcast feed as later this week, you’ll receive a dose of extra content that is not directly related to the podcast.

Thanks to Ryan Mccue, we now have an IRC room setup for the show for those who are technically savvy and who don’t enjoy the Talkshoe interface. Once I receive the IRC information, I’ll pass it along.

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