WPWeekly Episode 79 – Alex King And WPHelpCenter

wordpressweekly1In this episode, I had the chance to welcome Alex King back to the show to talk about the WPHelpCenter, his Carrington theme framework and last but not least, his take on PremiumMod as well as his thoughts on building a business around GPL software such as WordPress. When I published my review of WPHelpCenter when it launched in April of this year, I had my doubts as to whether there would be demand for it considering the numerous outlets for support that exist within the community. After talking with Alex King within this interview, it’s clear that there is demand for such a service and it’s doing well.

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WordPress Tavern Listener Poll:

Last weeks poll question was: Should WordPress Change The Blog Nomenclature Within The Backend?

Out of a total of 103 votes, 92 of you said Yes while 11 people voted No.

This Weeks Poll Question Is: Would You Like To Hear An Interview With Anil Dash?

Picks Of The Week:

JeffWP Manage Plugins – WP Manage Plugins, is an easy way to give you more control over the plugins section of WordPress. This plugin enables users to disable upgrade notices for specific plugins, hide the plugins page from all users except yourself, hide the wp manage plugins settings page from all users except yourself, automatically email the site admin when any plugin is added/activated/deactivated and much more.

Last Weeks WordPress Trivia Question:

Which forum software was the first to use CSS based layouts rather than tables?

WordPress Trivia Answer:

bbPress. bbPress was originally written by WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg, after he could not find software available at the time that fit his needs. bbPress was the first forum software to utilize a CSS-based layout, rather than the tabular layouts of other forum software available at the time.

This Weeks Trivia Question

What powers the WordPress.org website?


Aaron Brazell aka Technosailor will be on the show next week to discuss his work with WordPress as well as his new book, The WordPress Bible.

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Length Of Episode: 1 Hour 27 Minutes

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