WordPress Community links: Found by WordPress edition


Is it that time again? That it is, my friend. That time it is. Each week we gather up the most noteworthy links from within the community, and name them (aptly so) Community Links. We spent a whole afternoon one day determining that name. It was rough.

This week we have discussion regarding WordPress’ success, all sorts of thoughts on WordCamp Phoenix 2011, as well as a number of solid tutorials. Check out the lot of them, just after the break.

There were a number of worthwhile blog posts this week:

  • Byrne Reese shared very interesting thoughts in “How did WordPress win?“. Read his post, and dig into the comments. Great stuff in there.
  • Darnell Clayton shared his thoughts on what “premium” WordPress themes should include, and exclude, for users.
  • Jeff Chandler has updated the backlog of show notes for his WordPress Weekly podcast to match the same format, all on WPTavern.
  • The Page.ly blog has a bit of insight into the statistics provided them by FireHost.
  • Sarah Gooding shared her thoughts on the MassivePress/WordCon announcement that happened recently. Oh, and WPMU.org saw a redesign recently, so check that out too.
  • Phil Sexton shared his thoughts on WordCamp Phoenix, and what impacted him the most.
  • Abbie Anderson shared her thoughts on running a WordPress for Kids class on Sunday at WordCamp Phoenix.
  • At WordCamp Phoenix it seems there was some conflict regarding the interpreters and deaf attendees. Amanda Blum, the organizer, weighed in, as did the interpreter.
  • David Perel discusses form design and layout with Gavin Elliott.
  • Brad Williams shared his thoughts on WordCamp Phoenix 2011.
  • Austin Passy posted his photos from WordCamp Phoenix.
  • Kevin Muldoon blogged about a new pagination plugin that seems pretty interesting.
  • Lisa Sabin-Wilson was interviewed on WPMU.org about building WordPress businesses and writing books.
  • John Bloch lost his computer, but found it — in part thanks to WordPress.
  • James Farmer proposed funding the WordPress Foundation to go after trademark violators.

Then, in tutorial posts:

  • The WPBeginner blog has a quick tutorial up showing how to display only one parent category in the WordPress post loop.
  • This post on moving from WordPress.com to WordPress.org has really been making the rounds.
  • A new series popped up on ChurchCode called Understanding Ajax for Beginners.
  • DigWP shows how to return content only from a requested page using Ajax.
  • Frank at WPEngineer shared how to exclude posts and pages in WordPress Search.
  • Justin Tadlock is out with another great tutorial. This one’s about creating a custom functions plugin, which we’re big fans of here at WPCandy.
  • Otto posted on how to deal with a hacked site.
  • The WPBeginner blog has a guide to taking automated screenshots of other websites using WordPress. Pretty cool.
  • Viva Themes has launched a batch of WordPress video tutorials.
  • Pippin Williamson put up a tutorial showing how to get a page’s ID based on that page’s title.
  • Frederick Townes shares with us some great ways to speed up our site by optimizing social media buttons and handling scripts.
  • Joost de Valk shares with us how to structure our site for SEO benefits.
  • John Bloch shared three of his favorite, and not well known, functions within WirdPress.

Just one resource this week:

  • Michael Martin has released a WordPress cheat sheet for $post, $term, and $comment.

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.

12 thoughts on “WordPress Community links: Found by WordPress edition

  1. I had asked on the Justin Tadlock blog if there was a plug-in that would tell me how many hits I get to each post that is written and I was referred here. I won’t pretend I understand plug-ins – is there a link here that will show me what plug-in would do that? I would really appreciate any help on that question.

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