category: wordpress

07
APR
2010

Professional WordPress

Posted by Shane
Professional WordPress

Professional WordPress

So you all that read this blog have at least some use of WordPress right? Good. That’s a start. 😉 So I knew this book was coming out and I have met two of the three people behind it: Hal Stern, David Damstra (Have not met.. I do not think) and Brad Williams.

I have note gotten it yet, but going through the pages that you can read via it’s Amazon page, I am mentioned in the acknowledgment page in Brad’s Paragraph. I feel really honored to be mentioned.

This book goes through everything you need to know to use, setup, and customize WordPress to it’s full advantage. It does not mention WordPress 3.0 and it does differentiate WordPress and WordPress MU where it is now one fork.

For those trying to make a better WordPress site this book might be for you! It’s one of many out there, but this one from the quick read that I have gotten does a pretty good job of being very through. So new… old… need a reference? Go get it or the E-Book version on Wrox (Good for those people with the iPad).

04
APR
2010

So I thought I give you all an update. I am still traveling back and forth between NY to MN for work, working on web design and other related Best Buy/Geek Squad issues. It has been frustrating to say the least to fly back every two weeks. I am meeting tons of new people while in Minnesota. Starting tomorrow I will be staying for an entire month, but I was allowed to have the entire week off from April 30 through May 10th. It just so happens that it falls during my birthday. I also have a wedding to attend to in Boston that week, so it works out perfectly.

read more ‘So it’s been a while since I posted something

12
FEB
2010

I took the dive today and moved this site into WordPress 3.0 Development trunk way ahead of the feature freeze date. I been monitoring the commits, and while I haven’t done much except for the few patches I have submitted the code is very stable.

For those daring, go ahead and run the trunk. You’ll notice a speed difference with everything including the jQuery. Backup your site for when something fails or you need to revert!

10
FEB
2010

WordPress Testing Solution

Posted by Shane

One of the problems the core developers have of WordPress is the amount of testing that goes on. Since this is free/open source software, users usually do not try software that they can get free. When its paid software they fell like it’s an obligation to make sure that they are getting their’s money worth before having it officially released as the ‘offical’ version.

It doesn’t work that way for WordPress. Stephen Cronin has posted up some ideas on his website and one stands out that could work for WordPress.
read more ‘WordPress Testing Solution

20
JAN
2010

The first meetup was very successful of the new year. Sun Microsystems came though for us and helped us out with some great space. Large room and three smaller room for other things. The main presentation hall held 113 people. We had close to the 78 people that RSVP to the event. Not sure of the real count, but we found out later the directions we had posted up brought people to the wrong location. (Fixed now..)

read more ‘WordPress NYC Meetup Summary, January 2010

19
JAN
2010
18
JAN
2010

Right now there is no plans to have jQuery updated to 1.4.0 in WordPress 3.0. It is not impossible, but very unlikely due to fact that it does not cover the WordPress 3.0 Scope of Work.

Use jQuery at your own risk and if you do use it, unload jQuery 1.3 first before registering jQuery 1.4.

wp_deregister_script( 'jquery' );
wp_register_script( 'jquery', '<Location of jQuery 1.4>', false, '' );

I will bring this up at the next dev meeting, but as of right now there is no jQuery 1.4 in WordPress 3.0.x.