It’s time yet again, my friends, for this week’s edition of WordPress Community Links. Each week we gather together all the best reading material the WordPress community has produced and present it here for you in a clean, straightforward list. If it isn’t quite news material, but is still interesting, it will show up here.
This week we have advice from industry leaders, tutorials for beginning bloggers and Multisite developers, and hopefully an editorial or two that will be a worthy over-coffee read. All the good stuff is just after the jump.
First up we have interesting blog posts:
- Lisa Sabin-Wilson’s latest Dummies book was released on Amazon this week, and she shared a bit of a retrospective on the book’s creation on her blog.
- Adii Pienaar wrote a bit about how he sees success in the small victories at WooThemes.
- Alex Denning started a discussion about paid WordPress plugins at WPShout.
- Siobhan Ambrose at WPMU.org thinks everyone should get a bit more creative with their product names.
- Andrew Nacin posted a few ideas for how companies could contribute to the local D.C. WordPress community. His ideas and suggestions would be worthwhile in just about every local WordPress community.
- Adam Warner interviewed WordPress user Brianna Karp on his blog.
- This one didn’t happen this week, but a couple weeks ago and we missed it. Otto wrote up an editorial talking about the process of scanning for malicious code in WordPress.
- Alec is an experienced developer who has worked with a number of content management systems in depth. In an editorial this week he shared his thoughts on all of them, including WordPress.
- Pete Mall blogged about updating the UI on one of his plugins to fall in line with the default WordPress UI.
Next up are tutorials to feed your WordPress powered brain:
- WPBeginner has a tutorial up showing how to show off your most popular posts in WordPress.
- Kevin Muldoon posted about how to add navigation menus to your WordPress site. He also showed how to retrieve comments across a multisite network this week too.
- While we’re on multisite tutorials, WPEngineer shows how to retrieve the blog id of sites in a multisite network.
- WPMU.org has a collection of tips for speeding up your WordPress website.
- Oli Dale has put together a tutorial showing how to take advantage of multiple post thumbnail sizes in WordPress.
- Jeff Starr has a post up showing how to emulate Tumblr with the new WordPress post formats.
- WinkPress has published an in depth tutorial series showing how to create a product review site with WordPress.
- Michael Martin talks about using the Twitter API within WordPress, a simple and efficient script that grabs the tweets, then displays them from Twitter.
Finally, we have a few resources that you might want to bookmark:
- The organizers of WordCamp Melbourne shared their survey results on their blog. If you’re participating in a WordCamp somewhere, these results might be interesting to you.
- Brad Vincent assembled a list of alternatives to Akismet (hat tip Jeff for finding that one).
- JT Pratt has posted a collection of 100 things you should know about WordPress. That’s probably a good place to start if you aren’t sure what you don’t know yet.
And that does it for links this week. If you’ve found others, be sure to drop them in the comments below. Or, if you have a link you think should be in next week’s roundup, feel free to contact us.