It’s the Saturday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and that means only two things: a lot of turkey sandwiches for lunch, and a lunch eaten while poking through the weekend’s WordPress community links. We can’t help you with the turkey, since distributing cold cuts to all of our subscribers is a wee bit beyond our power at this point.
Maybe next year.
Let’s get straight to those links; we have WordPress related stories in big publications, a number of solid resources, and, according to sources, the links are around 50% clickier this week. We assume it’s to celebrate Cyber Monday.
In blog posts this week:
- The Open Source Living blog has a nice post praising WPShower, a site that produces free WordPress themes.
- Siobhan Ambrose at WPMU.org posted a roundup of 10 innovated WordPress themes.
- iPhone AppStorm featured Express for WordPress, with their own walkthrough on how to use it. Also see our review of Express for WordPress.
- Forbes featured a story on Matt Mullenweg, specifically on his interest in building a platform for authors.
- Jeff Chandler posted a plugin review of Headline Split Tester at WBTC.
- Matt Martz posted a very in depth WordPress caching comparison (just part one so far).
- James Dalman at the recently launched WPDesignCoach posted a review of Standard Theme.
- The Guardian has a really interesting story on Polldaddy, and specifically talking about their sale to Automattic in 2008. Read Jeff Chandler’s commentary on the story as well.
In tutorials and resource posts this week:
- The Next Web posted a tutorial showing how to create a private collaboration site using P2 and WordPress.com (via Matt).
- John Saddington posted a nice comparison between WordPress.com and WordPress.org at TentBlogger.
- Frank Bültge posted a code snippet to WPEngineer that will automatically create users within a WordPress install.
- Oli Dale posted a guide to selling premium WordPress themes at WPLift.
- Pavel Ciorici at WPZoom posted a huge set of 154 icons for free download.
That’s it for links this week. If you run across something link worthy, don’t hesitate to let us know about it. If it’s worth a story we’ll jump on it, and if it’s best suited for a community news post it will show up in this space next week.