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To WordPress Plugin Authors – Add Changelogs

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The lack of changelogs in a lot of WordPress plugins is something that’s bothered me for a while, and I wasn’t the only one. I’m very wary of upgrading plugins, and when I see that a plugin needs to be upgraded in my WordPress dashboard, I’d like to know exactly what’s being changed. It might

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Commercial Themes and the GPL

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For those not following the latest WordPress and GPL theme news lately, some big stuff has happened in the past week or so. First, iThemes announced they were going GPL, and WooThemes followed suit later in the week. Some people reading this blog might have no idea what I’m talking about when I’m referring to

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Disable Syntax Highlighting in WordPress 2.8

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I was initially excited about the CodePress syntax highlighting in WordPress 2.8, although after actually using it recently, I changed my mind. While just the syntax highlighting alone is not a problem, the way it completes quotes, and auto indents makes it somewhat annoying to say the least. I asked on Twitter, and found a

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WordPress Weekend Resources – June 12, 2009

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Since WordPress 2.8 was just released yesterday, I thought it might be a good idea for this week’s issue of WordPress Weekend Resources to focus specifically on 2.8-related content. WordPress Version 2.8 – The WordPress 2.8 page over at the Codex. The page is broken up into 4 parts: highlights, new features, advanced features, and

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WordPress 2.8 “Baker” Released

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It was announced late yesterday night that WordPress 2.8 had been released. There have been improvements made to themes, widgets, and taxonomies. There were also over 790 bugs fixed. The WordPress team also released a video tour of WordPress 2.8, where they go over things like the new widget admin area, as well as syntax

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WordPress Weekend Resources – June 5, 2009

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Another week has passed, which means more WordPress weekend resources. 10 Sites That Produce Quality WordPress Content – The title pretty much says it all. This post by Nathan Rice lists 10 sites that produce WordPress-related content on a regular basis. I can think of a few more quality WordPress resource sites that fit the

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WordPress and WordPress MU Merged?

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At the last WordCamp in San Fransisco, apparently Matt Mullenweg announced that the codebase of WordPress and WordPress MU (multi-user) would be “merging.” What exactly this means, and when exactly it’s going to happen, I’m not sure. WordPress 3.0 is the version number floating around when it’s supposed to be introduced. Again, this is uncertain

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WordPress Weekend Resources – May 29, 2009

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Another week has gone by, which means another set of weekend resources. WordPress 2.7 User Guide – This is a free 56-page PDF download released by Spectacu.la. I skimmed it and it looks like it would be very useful to those just starting out with WordPress. While the PDF is free, they will also have

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