It’s time for another dose of community links, this time in delicious star cookie form. If you’re new to WPCandy, our Community Links roundups are ways for us to share link-worthy materials with you each week. We keep an eye out for interesting WordPress related blog posts, tutorials, and resource posts and hand deliver them to you. Why? Well, we just love you that much.
All the tasty links are just after the jump. As well as an explanation for the cookies.
First up we have blog posts. This week:
- Josh Leuze hit a milestone with his Meteor Slides plugin, and celebrated with 5-star cookies.
- Jason Paul shared why he uses WordPress. Why do you use WordPress?
- Thomas Svenson, a member of the Drupal community, shared his thoughts on how the Drupal community can learn from WordPress.org.
- Automattic’s Ian Stewart posed an interesting question on ThemeShaper regarding responsive design.
- It’s not quite a blog post, but Matt Mullenweg was on This Week in Tech last week, discussing the DDoS attack on WordPress.com. Jump to approximately the 40 minute mark to hear Matt’s portion. Mullenweg was also interviewed at SXSW by John Battelle.
- WPMU.org put together a list of musicians using WordPress.
- Ryan Ray, the latest hire at WooThemes, explains just what his job involves as a Community Manager.
- For the developers in the crowd, Andrew Nacin wrote about code refactoring on the WordPress dev blog.
- Jeff Chandler shared his thoughts on the new Atlas theme framework. He also started a discussion on his blog about Akismet.
- Ozh Richards shared his excitement when he received copies of the book he recently co-authored with Brad Williams and Justin Tadlock. The same book was reviewed by Ronald Huereca this week too.
- Don’t miss the latest WordCast (about what might be in WordPress 3.2) and Jeff’s WPTavern podcast, mostly about Jetpack.
- Austin Passy took photos of Mark Jaquith’s new WordPress laptop sticker. See this one and this other one.
- Our own Brian Krogsgard posted about his thoughts regarding image attachment URLs.
- Otto shared his thoughts on why the GPL should be used for commercial themes.
- Jackie Dana attended SXSW and shared her thoughts on it.
Next we have tutorials. Learn something:
- Noel Tock showed how to integrate his events custom post type with the FullCalendar jQuery plugin. Michael Martin also published a tutorial showing how to create an events list with custom post types and taxonomies, as well as how to add links to the new 3.2 admin bar.
- Michael Kuhlmann is a WordPress and BuddyPress developer, and this week shared his tips forcustomizing the BuddyPress admin bar.
- Sarah Gooding at WPMU.org shows how to completely remove BuddyPress from your site after you’ve installed it.
- Jean-Baptiste Jung has a tutorial showing how to create multilingual sites with WordPress.
Finally, we have resource posts. These might be worth bookmarking:
- Jean over at WPMayor put together a collection of slideshow plugins for WordPress. It’s a good list, though Meteor Slides is missing from it.
- Chris Pearson wrote up a beginner’s guide to website optimization.
That’s it for this week’s community links. If you have a link you think should be in our weekly roundup, please do contact us.