How Many Cans Of Worms?

November 22nd, 2008
WordPress Weekly

Keith, Andrew, Jacob and I discussed the news of the week. In fact, I tried to break the world record by opening up as many cans of worms as possible within a 60 minute period. You’ll have to listen to the show to hear if I was successful.

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Stories Discussed:

WordPress 2.7 Beta 3 Released

Why 2.7 Is Not 3.0

The Icons Have Been Chosen

Integrating Plugins – Is This Bad For WordPress?

Adding A Twitter ID Field To Comments

Listing Pages The 2.7 Way

10 Best WordPress Web Hosts Compared


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! To send us feedback via email, conect us at wpweekly at gmail dot com.

Plugin Of The Week:

Jeff - WPTuner – WP Tuner for WordPress is a powerful and easy way to answer hard questions about why your blog is slow or cranky. What’s causing the slowdown? Is it a plugin? Is it your host? This plugin will help you find out. Used with a bit of common sense, this powerful plugin helps blog administrators as well as software developers improve their WordPress blog performance – One caveat with this particular plugin is that it’s not for the faint of heart. While I was able to understand what the plugin was showing me, it may not be that obvious to you. Be sure to read the plugins readme file and the associated help documents before using it.

Keith - Comment Approval Notification – This WordPress plugin will send an email to comment authors once their held-for-moderation comment is approved.

The WolfHound Segment:

Bill needs some help working with WordPress. He came away from WordCamp Dallas excited to use the software but has run into a few roadblocks and thus, needs our help. So to help Bill out, we have created the WolfHound segment because we know that not everything we cover on the show is addressed to a specific audience. I’ve been told numerous times by new comers who listen to the show that the content flies over their head. If this sounds familiar, this segment is for you.

The Short History Of The Blog And Near Term Goals:
Here is a quick history of Bills blog. – Installed a late 1.x version and have been updating along the way and experimenting with themes. Just recently I finally installed Akismet after I starting get hit with spam. Being that I still considered it to be “in work” I never really let the world know it was out there. I guess you could say that I have two sets of goals. One being near term and the other long term.

First, the near term goals.

1) Get my logo to work on my chosen theme (Chameleon 1.0 by Ainslie Johnson)
2) Only have most recent articles (2 max) appear on front page
3) Settle on what should be considered “must-have” plug-ins

Listen to the show to hear our responses. If you disagree and feel you can help Bill out better than we did, leave a comment with your tips and suggestions.

Announcements: Lisa Sabin Wilson, Author of the WordPress For Dummies book is scheduled to appear on November 28th.

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Length Of Episode: 1 Hour 6 Minutes

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  1. mercime says:

    - Loving 2.7 beta 3 and new features so far in my testing on webhost PHP5. Auto upgrade from 2.7 beta 1 to beta 2 was a breeze with no problems even with plugins enabled (I know, disable plugins first, but I was testing). Running wp-admin/upgrade-core.php to upgrade to beta 3 with plugins disabled was easy as well.
    – Enjoying the QuickPress feature but I hope someone will add categories there :-)
    – Problem encountered in Appearance-Theme viewer doesn’t work on all themes uploaded – same themes previously showed up in 2.6.3, 2.7 and 2.7.2 Themes viewer/tester

    • Jeff Chandler (295 comments.) says:

      It’s weird that so many people want the quickpress area to have categories. In that case, might as well just place the write panel on the dashboard.

      • mercime says:

        I will find a way to take away that Publish button or the whole QuickPress entirely so that the bloggers will go to the Write Post Page to add all necessary media plus categories :-)

        • Patrick D. (4 comments.) says:

          You can easily remove the QuickPress box from the ‘Screen Options’ box.

          • mercime says:

            Yes Patrick, but the other bloggers would still see the QuickPress widget. Hacked wp-admin/includes/dashboard.php to user level who can delete_user, that’s moi. Cheers.

  2. Patrick D. (4 comments.) says:

    Thanks for the linkage. I haven’t had a chance to listen to the show, but will today. I wish I could have called in, but kids, man, kids. Anyway, can’t wait to hear the lastest show.

    Also, in regards to mercime’s comment, if it had everything, it wouldn’t be ‘Quick’. :)

    • Jeff Chandler (295 comments.) says:

      Oh yea, the topic created great a discussion on the show just like I thought it would. We sort of went in depth on it heh.

  3. Iva (8 comments.) says:

    Listing Pages The 2.7 Way link is wrong, thought I’d tell you. :)

  4. Stephen Cronin (30 comments.) says:

    Hi Jeff,

    The link to download the show above seems to be to Episode 29 rather than 30. I thought I was going crazy, it all seemed so familiar!

    • Jeff Chandler (295 comments.) says:

      Aww man, what a boneheaded mistake! I wrote up the show notes during a time when I was a breath away from passing out. I guess this is a lesson not to do that again! Thanks for listening and letting me know.

      • Stephen Cronin (1 comments.) says:

        Great, looks like I’ve got it now, so can listen in on the train tomorrow! Thanks for fixing it so quickly.

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