WPWeekly Episode 74 – SimplePie Disappears – Leaves Crumbs Behind

wordpressweekly1Wow, this episode of WordPress Weekly is a long one so be prepared to have some time set aside to listen to it, or break it up into two sections. In this episode, we talk about what the implications are for WordPress with SimplePie ceasing development, big changes coming to users of Woopra, the winner of the 2009 plugin competition hosted by Weblogtoolscollection.com and one of the last topics we discussed dealt with the feud between WPMU.org and Matt Mullenweg.

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Stories Discussed:

SimplePie Disappears
Big Changes To Woopra
WeblogToolsCollection.com Plugin Competition Winner Announced
WordPress.com – Image Widget and Support Improvements
Matt And WPMU.org Go At It Again

WordPress Tavern Listener Poll:

Last weeks poll question was: Who’s Responsible For Keeping Your WordPress Site Up To Date?

Out of a total of 74 votes, 50 of you said the end user, 9 people voted for the new world order, at least seven of you said Matt Mullenweg, 6 voted for WordPress while 2 people voted for Automattic.

This Weeks Poll Question Is: Who has the craziest WordPress upgrading story?

Picks Of The Week:

JeffWhat it means to use WordPress as a CMS

DavidStyling Posts

This Weeks Trivia Question

What is the template tag that was introduced in WordPress 2.3 which provided one of the major feature additions in WordPress themes?

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Next Episode: Tuesday October 6th, 2009 8P.M. EST

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Length Of Episode: 1 Hour 43 Minutes

Download The Show: WordPressWeeklyEpisode74.mp3

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4 responses to “WPWeekly Episode 74 – SimplePie Disappears – Leaves Crumbs Behind”

  1. I don’t want to go any near this latest WordPress debate, but I appreciate you guys covering both perspectives fairly.

    This trivia question is a little tricky, it looks like the big feature in 2.3 was tags? Only significant template tag I see is “the_tags”…

  2. Yep, all three of you got the right answer. That’s the function tag I was looking for. Back in those days, I used the Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin but thankfully, the exporting of tags from that plugin into the WordPress system was seamless.


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