2.7 Overdose

November 8th, 2008
WordPress Weekly

As you can probably tell from the title, this episode features quite a bit of discussion surrounding WordPress 2.7. Not to worry though as there are plenty of other things that Keith and I discuss such as our favorite feature in WordPress 2.7 Beta 1, the WordPress showcase, whether or not Drupal can beat WordPress, and near the end of the show, Anthony Cole called in and gave us the 411 on WordCamp Australia which is taking place on November 29th and November 30th.

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Stories Discussed:

Your Favorite Feature In 2.7 Beta 1

Comment Remix Vulnerability

Good Enough To Be ShowCased?

Can Drupal Beat WordPress

WordPress 2.7 Beta 2 Released


We encourage you to leave a comment whether it be feedback, questions, rants, or corrections then tune in and see if your comment made it on the air!

Plugin Of The Week:

Jeff - Custom Permalinks – Custom Permalinks is a WordPress plugin that gives you ultimate control over your site structure. Lay out your site the way you want it. Set the URL of any post, tag or category to anything you want. Old permalinks will redirect properly to the new address.

Keith - Feed Entry Header – FeedEntryHeader provides you the ability to protect your content online. Many of us have had the experience of seeing our content posted mysteriously on someone else’s website word-for-word. It usually happens by having someone grab content from your RSS feed and slap it into their blog. (Bloody splogs!) This plugin provides you the ability to customize a header to be placed at the start of each article in your feed to help ensure that sploggers are pointed out, and links back to your original post are included in the splog’s repost.

WordPress Job Of The Week:

Job was posted on October 30th, 2008 by Mark Ghosh. The job description is as follows:

We are looking for a web and graphics designer for a popular blog. Ideal candidates include artists and designers with experience in working on WordPress, who have a fair amount of experience in designing graphics with a flair for modern colors and styles and the ability to conceptualize and produce web experiences from the ground up. Experience with SEO, web usability, semantics and

ethical and effective marketing also required. PHP programming experience not as important. If you want to work with us, you need to wow us with your portfolio. Individuals and design houses welcome. Our promise is to give you the ability to flex your design muscles, provide outlets for your creativity and a lot of exposure for your work. If we like your work, we will get back with you and talk about costs and timelines under NDA.

If interested please contact mark at wltc dot net

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  1. Rich Schmidt (2 comments.) says:

    Evidently, that custom permalinks plugin is causing some problems…? The link times out after too many redirects! (And it’s not a bad link. The same thing happens if you click the link on his blog.)

    • Jeff Chandler (295 comments.) says:

      Well then, I guess that is not good. I can’t find the plugin within the repository so I guess we’ll have to wait and see if the page I linked to gets fixed.

  2. redwall_hp (40 comments.) says:

    Hey, thanks for the mention in the podcast. It really caught me off guard when I was listening. I heard “thanks to Matt” and started to think “so…what’s Matt Mullenweg been up to lately then?” and then you moved on to mention my blog. Thanks for the mention again.

  3. Stephen Cronin (30 comments.) says:

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks to Keith for mentioning FeedEntryHeader.

    Since it’s relaunch, WordPress Weekly has been a regular feature of my train commute soundtrack.

    Ironically, I didn’t find out that FeedEntryHeader had been featured while listening to the podcast (probably lucky) or from Weblogtoolscollection – I found out by a backlink (in my WordPress Admin Dashboard) pointing to a site that appears to be scraping Weblogtoolscollection.

    If you want to follow this up, it’s at patronitdotnet (replace the dot with . there’s no way I want them to get a link out of this). At least they’re a nice scraper that leaves all the links in there, so you’ll be getting some link juice out of it, but it appears they’re just taking your articles.

    Anyway, thanks again and keep up the great work!

  4. Jake Ruston (8 comments.) says:

    This is the first episode I’ve watched and it seems pretty good :)

    I can’t wait for the next version of WordPress!


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