WordPress Community Links: the sleepless in Seattle edition


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Did I hear someone say they’ve been hiding under a rock for the past week, and missed out on all the juicy WordPress information thats been posted on the internet? Well as I’m sure most of you are all aware, the WPCandy team have been at WordCamp Seattle over the weekend, so this edition of WordPress Community Links is dedicated to them, and the after_after_party.

So have no fear, rock or no rock, WPCandy is here ready with links you can sink your teeth into just after the jump.

Up first are the blog posts:

  • Giving back to the WordPress community can be done in a varity of different ways. One particular way might be becoming part of the WordPress Theme Review team, in which Justin Tadlock is encouraging people to do.
  • John James Jacoby shows off his new WordPress bag for Poppa. Looks pretty cool!
  • With the release of 2.7.2 of WordPress for iOS and the app becoming much more stable, Isaac Keyet talks about what’s next for 2.8. What would you like to see?
  • WPShout needs your help. They are looking to create the most accurate view of which hosts are best for WordPress. You have until Friday 22nd April to fill out a short questionaire before WPShout compiles the results.
  • Speaking about WordPress hosts, Joshua Strebel of Page.ly published an article on the blog where he talks about looking after the customer from day one, going that extra mile and standing out from the crowd.
  • Douglas Van Bossuyt talks about what ValutPress means for him.
  • Ryan Ray started working for WooThemes as their Community Manager last month. In this post, he speaks about his enthusiasm, why he went for the job, and offers some hints and tips for others looking to get their dream job. If you’re applying for any positions WPCandy covered, would you apply some of Ryan’s information?
  • WordPress.org has posted a list of upcoming Summer WordCamps for 2011. Will you be attending any? You know the WPCandy team loves WordCamps.

Second, we’ve got tutorials for all ages:

  • Michael Martin is back again with another post in his Event Series, this time showing us how to add a jQuery DatePicker (in a Meta Box) to the “Add New Event” screen.
  • From adding a Meta Box, to removing a Meta Box. Justin Tadlock shows us how you can unclutter the Post Editing screen without using the Screen Options, removing it completely.
  • WPBeginner is out with an infographic on why you need a CDN for your WordPress site.
  • Oli Dale, of WPLift, talks about using affiliate links, and recommends some plugins to handle them.
  • Adam Heitzman of Six Revisions has written a nice post with some tips for fine-tuning WordPress for SEO.
  • Sarah Gooding from WPMU.org shows us how to add custom TwentyTen headers for each category with a pretty cool plugin.
  • Pippin Williamson of WP Mods, has written a quick tutorial on getting adjacent posts to the one you’re currently viewing through the use of a WordPress function.
  • Also at WP Mods, a tutorial on customising the default WordPress search box.
  • Joost de Valk gave a nice quick tip to use RSS feeds to help get custom post types indexed by Google.

Thirdly it’s resources. Just a couple this week:

  • Development on WordPress 3.2 is going strong. The project schedule has been published. It changed quite a number of times throughout the 3.1 development, but the Core Developers are hoping to stick to the schedule this time around. You can keep up over on the WPDevel blog.
  • The auto-update feature in WordPress is incredible, but if you’ve ever had an auto-update fail it feels like the whole world has just caved in on your site. Well Jeff Starr of DigWP.com walks us through the steps required to sort the error, and get your site back up and running again!

And that wraps it up for this weeks WordPress Community Links. If you have a link you think should be in our weekly roundup, then please do get in touch. We don’t bite. Honest.

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