‘WordPress Discussions’ Category

It’s All About The Author

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November 22nd, 2010
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According to Matt Mullenweg who made a visit to the Forbes offices recently, it’s all about the author. That’s the phrase that was heard repeatedly as he conversed with the Forbes team. Lewis then talks about why they chose to go with WordPress when revamping the True/Slant website: True/Slant was also about the author — just as Forbes has been for 93 years. At T/S, easy-to-use WordPress tools enabled our contributors to do what they loved to do: create content. They freely self-published 100 to 125 posts a day, sometimes more. When you stop to take a look at the development of WordPress over the past few years, it’s hard to argue that most of the improvements have NOT been centered around the author. Just a few author specific features that have occurred recently are: Post Revisions, continually improving media management system, Quickpress, word count, quick edit, reply to comments […]

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Thesis Adopts a Split GPL License

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Thesis has officially adopted a split GPL license, putting an end to the explosive debate between WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg and Thesis developer Chris Pearson which launched a community-wide discussion on the GPL and WordPress themes. To clarify the split GPL license, Chris Pearson adds, “the PHP is GPLv2 and the CSS, JS, and images are proprietary.” Specifically, this means that Thesis no longer violates the GPL of WordPress and the several plugins that Thesis was based on. Matt Mullenweg was thrilled to hear the news, replying with, “Now, back to work. This has taken a lot of my time over the past few days and was going to consume more if it went forward.” It is unknown if this will have any affect on Mr. Pearson’s business.  While the split GPL license now allows the core of Thesis be redistributed by a third-party either free or for a fee, the […]

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WordPress 3.0 – 10 Million Downloads and Counting

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About a month ago I posted about how fast WordPress 3.0 was being downloaded and there was a terrific discussion about the sheer amount of data that was being grabbed to get at the 3.0 version of WordPress.  We even had some comments as to why it was being downloaded at that scale. Well as of today the download counter reads that it has been downloaded just over 10.3 million times since it was released last month and the counter keeps rolling along! So what is it that makes the WordPress platform so popular?  What is it that drives people to download it over 10 million times? If you had the opportunity to talk to a non WordPress user what would you tell them about it to show that it is worth downloading and putting to use for a website? What is your favorite thing about WordPress?  What is your […]

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When Your Blog Gets Splogged, It’s More Than GPL.. Right?

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Yesterday, I wrote about a problem Matt had about the GPL license with the Thesis Theme. Though I am not biased and seriously do not want to get into an argument about it, let me put forth an argument that I think is really worth thinking about.

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What’s Your Take On the GPL Argument Between Matt and Thesis?

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If you have been on Twitter today, you might have come across a huge argument between WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg and Thesis theme developer Chris Pearson. Matt is unhappy that unlike other premium themes, Thesis does not distribute/sell their themes under the GPL licensing system.

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WordPress 3.0 Moving Fast

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June 20th, 2010
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Actually this should not be a big surprise for those of us who frequent sites like this to see that the latest version of WordPress is moving out the door at this kind of pace. If you want to watch the parade of downloads then you should check out this site: http://wordpress.org/download/counter/ Personally I do not remember a similar download counter on past versions but that does not mean it did not exist.  Maybe someone from WordPress can comment on how this versions download pace compares to past updates. I think that would be interesting to know and compare. I grabbed this screenshot at 8:20 AM EDT just to give you a frame of reference I did some very rough calculations and watched the counter for 60 seconds to get an idea of just how fast those downloads are happening: 50 downloads per minute 3,000 downloads per hour 72,000 downloads […]

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What Did You Like In WordPress 3.0?

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June 19th, 2010
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WordPress 3.0 came out couple of days ago and there might have been people who have upgraded to the latest version of WordPress. Though I am really not impressed with WordPress 3.0 yet and am exploring it throughout (a full review is coming soon :-) ) to be able to explain what it has and what it does not.

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Cleaning Up A WordPress Database After Plugins and Themes Are Uninstalled

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I have been thinking about this post for a while.  It really started to come to me after I went through a server move of my own website which I discussed on this site last month – Moving Your WordPress Site and Database. I did a lot of manual cleaning of my database to get rid of orphaned tables that had been in the database since the day I first set up a WordPress based website. The majority of these defunct tables were from either themes or plugins that I had used at different points in the life of WindowsObserver.com.  As you all know you try out a lot of stuff on your site – mine had 3 years worth of it in there! Of course I had uninstalled the theme or plugin but a majority of these do not remove the information they leave in your database.  Now I […]

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Segregating Comments and Trackbacks In Admin Panel?

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March 19th, 2010
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For quite some time I have been struggling to moderate comments on my technology blog, the problem is not only with an abundance of comments, but also with lots of trackbacks/pingbacks.

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