Another week has gone by, and it’s time for another collection of WordPress community links. Every weekend, when fewer WordPress blog posts and announcements tend to happen, we bring you community links to keep you happily reading.
Let’s get straight to the links. We have almost two dozen worthy blog posts, a handful of tutorials, and a list of resources that should keep you busy for a while.
We have a number of interesting blog posts this week:
- While not directly related to WordPress, Richard Gaywood wrote a post about how the GPL can affect apps in Apple’s App Store.
- Joost de Valk interviewed Christina Warren of Mashable (and frequent commenter on WPCandy) on the WordPress Community podcast.
- Ipstenu wrote up a post explaining how the WordPress upgrade process works.
- WPBeginner posted about John Chow’s favorite WordPress plugins, themes, and blogs.
- Ron and Andrea Rennick posted about how they built WPeBooks.com.
- Bronson Quick put together a few predictions on what will happen in 2011 for WordPress.
- Fast Company asked “What’s the best blog platform?” on their blog. I bet I know what your choice is.
- Matt Mullenweg’s birthday was Tuesday. He snapped a photo of the crew he was hanging out with. Of course, they were WordPress folks.
- Jeff Starr wrote up his findings on some of the recent changes to the WordPress htaccess file.
- Matt Mullenweg reflected on his 27th year alive. Also see the fun giveaway we launched regarding something he teased for the new year.
- Nile Flores wrote up an editorial on plugin etiquette and dashboard widgets.
- Adii Pienaar of WooThemes wrote up a post on their blog about how each of their team members is unique.
- Ben Werdmuller, CEO of Latakoo, shares his thoughts on making money with open source.
- Adii Pienaar of WooThemes shared his goals and thoughts on 2011.
- The Page.ly blog is continuing their WP Heavy Hitter series, this time with an interview with Brad Williams of WebDevStudios.
- Brian Gardner of StudioPress gets a bit introspective in his latest blog post: “Who is Brian Gardner?“
- Andy Killen started a discussion, asking whether the community does enough to support plugin developers.
- Audrey Capital redesigned their site. It’s simple, but nice and worth a look.
- Matthew Carpenter wrote up why and how Thesis became as successful as it did.
- Justin Tadlock posted his thoughts on using taxonomies instead of settings pages to control posts within a news theme.
We also have WordPress tutorials:
- Joe Valdez put together a WordPress 101 walkthrough post.
- Chip Bennett put together a solid guide to using post formats as a taxonomy.
- Chris Coyier put together a straightforward tutorial showing how to simplify the default WordPress login URL.
- Oli Dale wrote up how to use the W3 Total Cache plugin with a CDN.
- Phil Frumph put together a tutorial explaining what to consider when submitting themes to the WordPress.org theme directory.
- Jonathan Dingman at WPVibe wrote up how to customize the WordPress logo on the login screen.
- Michael Martine put together a guide to SEO using Headway.
- Ozh Richard, author of the soon-to-be-released Professional WordPress Plugin Development, put together a tutorial showing how to write a plugin to add a simple htaccess rewrite rule to your WordPress site.
Finally, these resources might be worth bookmarking:
- Joost de Valk posted a sizable graphic depicting the anatomy of a WordPress theme.
- Devesh at WPKube put together a short guide to WordPress security.
- Sarah Gooding put together a list of beautiful photography sites using WordPress. Also at WPMU.org, Siobhan Ambrose wrote up a post explaining why you shouldn’t use Google to find WordPress themes. Finally, Sarah collected a number of resources useful for learning WordPress plugin development.
- Oli Dale put together a collection of free portfolio WordPress themes.
That’s it for WordPress community 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.