Download the WordPress Visual Cheat Sheet

November 6, 2009 | No Comments Yet

WordPress Visual Cheat Sheet

The WordPress Visual Cheat Sheet was created by Antonio Lupetti of Woork Up for all you hard core WP developers. This PDF file contains 5 pages worth of template tags and corresponding code examples, which should be a more convenient to look them up compared to the Codex.

A preview of the PDF is also up at Scribd. Check it out here!

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Automattic’s WordPress Consultants list moves to CodePoet.com

September 17, 2009 | No Comments Yet

CodePoet is Automattic’s very own domain for WordPress consultants. They moved their massive list to a specialized site for professionals specializing in WordPress design and development.

As the largest operator of WordPress blogs (over 9 million and counting), we receive a steady stream of requests from people looking for WordPress savvy web design and software development firms. In response we’ve started CodePoet, a directory of consultants who specialize in building beautiful and efficient WordPress sites.

The site is still in its early stages, running on a barebones P2 theme and categories limited by geography, but knowing the developers of WordPress, there’s bound to be some great features coming up. Perhaps even expanding to accommodate firms working on other Automattic products like bbPress, BuddyPress, VideoPress, Akismet, Gravatar, PollDaddy, IntenseDebate, etc.

And if you’re wondering why it’s called CodePoet, the WordPress slogan is “code is poetry”. Very apt. And very cool too—wouldn’t you love an email address at that domain?

(Via WordPress Tavern)

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WordCamp Philippines theme and plugin developer profiles

June 19, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Calling all Filipino WordPress theme and plugin developers! WordCamp Philippines is compiling a list of developer profiles and plans to feature them on a special section on their website.

As part of our activities running up to WordCamp Philippines 2009, we’d like to feature you right here. Wouldn’t it be great to have a section on this site containing all Filipino contributors to the further development of WordPress? Once we have enough of you guys in the database, we’ll publish a Philippine WordPress Developers section on WordCamp.ph.

Tangkilikin ang gawang Pinoy! This is a great next step in strengthening the local WordPress community. Sign up here.

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Important announcements from the #wordpress-dev IRC meetup

June 4, 2009 | No Comments Yet

A few heads-up announcements regarding the future of WordPress development at the #wordpress-dev IRC meetup:

  • WordPress 2.8 target release date is June 10, next week.
  • WordPress 2.9 will require MySQL 4.1.2. (Might be good to start contacting your webhost this early to see if yours is compatible, or can be made compatible within the coming months.)
  • Upgrading to PHP 5 from PHP 4 is highly recommended and will pushed for in the future WordPress upgrader. (Another thing to ask your webhost about.)
  • In case you want to check out the IRC meetup, they’re held weekly every Wednesday at 9 pm UTC.

Very useful information to help you prepare for future versions of WordPress. Although WP is pretty easy to deal with when it comes to web hosting requirements, it doesn’t hurt to know about these things even if you’re an ordinary blogger.

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WPSeek, a WordPress search engine & reference

May 26, 2009 | No Comments Yet

wpseek.com - A WordPress-centric search engine

What started out as a Firefox add-on is now a full-blown standalone search engine for all things WordPress. WPSeek returns content from WordPress Codex documentation, useful code snippets, Google search results, Support Forum discussions, and your own notes. All in one place. Thrown in some AJAXy autosuggest goodness and you’re all set!

Depending on your web browser of choice, you can add the website as a custom search engine. There’s also an API, a Firefox Ubiquity plugin, and finally an Adobe AIR desktop client in the works.

Theme and plugin authors will definitely find WPSeek immensely useful. And if you’re just learning the ropes of WordPress, it’s definitely worth a visit.

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Get to know the “rockstars” of WordPress

May 13, 2009 | No Comments Yet

We Rock WP

The term “rockstar” has been pretty popular in the WordPress community but how this site has taken it to a whole new level. It’s not your typical showcase of well-designed sites rocking WordPress, but of people! Specifically, individuals who have done a great job in improving the WordPress brand, whether as designers, developers, or evangelists. Which is why you’ll probably recognize a lot of the names and faces on WeRockWP.

And if you don’t, time to get to know them!

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Super-Awesome WordPress 24-Hour Has-Patch Marathon

April 14, 2009 | No Comments Yet

The WordPress developers are inviting everyone to help contribue to the lower-priority open tickets for WP 2.8 in a 24-hour marathon starting April 16 at 8am Pacific time.

To keep things moving, we’re announcing a new kind of event, related to bug hunts, but with a different slant. We need a sprint to clear out these tickets. Thursday is the day (and Friday for those over the date line). Core devs will spend 24 hours going through all the tickets tagged with has-patch, and committing those that have been tested and work. So how can you get in on the Super-Awesome WordPress 24-Hour Has-Patch Marathon?

Write a patch. There are dozens of tickets for discrete little pieces of correction (change … to actual ellipses in admin interface, change the ‘go back’ link to a ‘view page’ link, etc.), dozens that are browser-specific bugs, dozens that might be more challenging. Pick the one you want to work on, add a comment to the thread so other marathon contributors know someone is working on it, and get the patch submitted before the marathon ends. If you start coding now, your patch could be in by the weekend!

Test a patch. There are, as of right now, 177 tickets marked with has-patch. Patches can’t be committed until they’ve been thoroughly tested. If you’re already running the nightly build start testing out these patches in as many operating system/browser combinations as you have. Only have one? Hey, it’s probably more than has been tested already! If you’re not already running the nightly build, you can download it here to set up a test blog. Don’t forget to add what you found to the comment thread for each ticket. If it doesn’t work, be specific about what is not working so that others can jump in and fix it.

Check out all the tickets tagged as has-patch here. Great way to help out with the devs without committing too much of one’s time.

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WPLookup: unofficial function and template tag reference

March 13, 2009 | No Comments Yet

WPLookup is a nifty tool and reference for WordPress designers and developers. It lets you enter a WordPress function or template tag and display the necessary documentation from the WordPress Codex. You can even add it as a search engine to your web browser of choice so it’s just much easier to access.

I can just imagine this becoming an official tool integrated into the WordPress site, and even having an API of sorts so you can plug it into text editors and such. Great potential here.

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15 WordPress experts on the future of WordPress themes

March 5, 2009 | 2 Comments

Ian Stewart of Theme Shaper has put up this year’s installment of the Future of WordPress Themes, which is a compilation of ideas and opinions from different WordPress theme designers, developers, and enthusiasts in general. This year, the following people have been invited to weigh in on this meaty subject:

There are a lot of things that can be done to WordPress to take its theming system to the next level, but if you’ll read the accomplishments of the designers/developers in the article, it’s staggering to see just how much they’ve already achieved! It’s been clear for a long time now that people want WordPress to be more than just a blogging system, even more than a publishing system. Themes are a large part of making that possible, because they’re the first step to changing the way a WP site presents its content, but it’ll take cooperation from other aspects of the WordPress system—plugins, widgets, and the core code—to undergo a real evolution.

That said, are you in favor of where WordPress is headed, or what these people believe WordPress should be headed, or do you wish WordPress were kept as simple as possible?

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