WPWeekly Episode75 – Davids Last Show

wordpressweekly1This episode of WordPress Weekly marks David Peralty’s last episode as co-host of the show. He is moving on to other endeavors in his life and I wish him the best of luck. As for what we talked about during the show, plenty of stuff revolving around themes. You’ll want to tune in to listen to our discussion on whether releasing free themes is dead or not, we also discuss what might happen in the theme market now that Small Potato is back as well as the Theme repository now called home for over 1,000 themes.

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Stories Discussed:

Not The Way To Monetize Forums Just Yet
BuddyPress 1.1 Released
PremiumThemes.net Goes GPL
Theme Repository Now Over 1,000 Themes
Small Potato Coming Back, Again?
Are Free Themes Dead?
Premium Images on WordPress.com

WordPress Tavern Listener Poll:

Last weeks poll question was: Who has the craziest WordPress upgrading story?

Out of a total of 19 votes, Donnacha had 13, Redwall with 4 while Nic Myers had 2 votes. Donnacha won a single license copy of gravityforms for winning the game.

Picks Of The Week:

JeffNextGEN Public Uploader – The NextGEN Public Uploader plugin for WordPress allows users to upload images from the frontend of your blog to a specified gallery.

Davidhttp://wordpress.alltop.com/ Good source of blogs to read all in one location dealing with WordPress.

Last Weeks WordPress 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?

WordPress Trivia Answer:

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Announcements:

On October 20th, Todd Mann will be joining us on the show to talk about InJersey.com as well as the meaning of Hyperlocal and how he is using BuddyPress to power his efforts.

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Next Episode: Tuesday October 13th, 2009 8P.M. EST

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Length Of Episode: 57 Minutes

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  1. I seriously think that the idea about charging for a forum sucks. Indeed, you have a vibrant community around your boards, lots of great people around, but I don’t think that all will stick around when the paid wall crosses their way into the forums, and even more do I believe that the growth will be nonexistent too.

    I mean, you’ve got a great forum, but there’s no “real value” that people should pay for using it. You need something catchy on it (something I can’t think about right now) before you push through with this idea. It’s especially a bit odd to imagine to have a paid forum for WORDPRESS which is a GPL software. It makes WordPress look more and more premium if you’ll join the bandwagon of designers, authors and plugin authors “I am not earning and need to make money from WordPress Users”.

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