I typically say we have a lot of links. It’s a thing I do each week. But this week it’s serious business. There are a lot of WordPress posts worth checking out. I typically lie to your face, straight through your monitor. This week I’m being honest.
There are a lot of links in this post, just for you, just after the jump.
Also, find out where that WordPress cake came from. Read on, friends.
First of all, we have WordPress blog posts this week:
- Andrea Rennick shared a few experiences from her life online and offline, and provides a number of sound pieces of business advice.
- Justin Tadlock shared his own goals for 2011, one of which is to design more and develop less.
- The Mojo Themes has a 2010 retrospective and a look at what 2011 will bring the marketplace.
- Eugen Oprea reviewed the Genesis framework from StudioPress.
- The folks at Organic Themes shared a bit on their approach to theme design, which they will also be sharing at WordCamp Phoenix next week.
- Sean Obrien put up a post with a series of modifications that he has completed on various WooThemes themes.
- Phil Frumph posted a list of eleven things you should know about ComicPress.
- An interesting discussion went down on the WPTavern forum, regarding plugin abandonment.
- Jeff Starr started a discussion at Digging into WordPress by asking when clients should be allowed to update their own wordPress site.
- Adii Pienaar shared some behind the scenes information on how WooThemes has done its hiring. Adii also wrote about their technique to go after low hanging fruit, when it comes to choosing ideas to run with.
- Derek Halpern has done some research at Social Triggers that is pretty interesting. He explained the perfect widget for content, and the biggest mistake bloggers make.
- Under30CEO put up a list of the thirty most influential CEOs under thirty. Matt Mullenweg made it in at number three.
- Sarah Gooding shared a list of eight ways to spot a bad WordPress developer. She also put together the business owner’s guide to open source software.
- Neil Matthews at WPDude shared his WordPress troubleshooting method. Neil is also newly a code poet, so congrats Neil!
- Rachael Acklin shared why she designs and develops using the Thesis theme framework.
- Nile at WPAddict put together a bit of a theme framework speed test.
- Relevant after our mascot throw-down post the other day, found a post explaining the creation of the Wonder Themes mascot.
- WPArcade shared their plans for 2011.
- Leland at the ThemeLab put up a post ranting about theme developers using random snippets in their themes. All I have to say is plus one.
- Kevin at WPMods shared a few thoughts on our future of WordPress themes post. Thord Daniel Hedengren shared a few thoughts as well.
- WPCanada now has a forum.
- WordPress developer John Bloch was married recently and shared a few stories on his blog, including the cake pictured above. Don’t worry, it was just the groom’s cake. Or no, definitely worry.
Tutorials this week:
- John Saddington gave a nice introduction and how-to regarding salt keys to your WordPress install. He also put together a nice guide for migrating a site from Blogger to WordPress.
- The ThemeBaker blog has a tutorial explaining how to fetch data via Ajax on a WordPress site.
- John Kolbert has a post pointing out how to change the “Enter Title Here” text in WordPress using a new filter coming in version 3.1.
- David at PressCoders wrote up a blog post walking through the additional ways to call permalinks, added in version 3.0.
- WPBeginner has a nice walkthrough for styling WordPress navigation menus.
- Bill Erickson wrote up how to attribute multiple authors to a single post.
- Sarah Gooding wrote up how to dump photos from your iPhone directly into your WordPress blog.
- Frank at WPEngineer put together a post explaining how to exclude an individual post from the WordPress RSS feed.
- Ptah Dunbar wrote up a blog post explaining how his new function
get_theme_part()is superior to WordPress’
- WPMods is a new WordPress site I’ve started watching. This week a tutorial went up there explaining how to control capabilities with custom user roles. There is also a walkthrough explaining how to run a function when a post is published.
There were also a few resources worth taking a look at this week:
- I think Oli Dale at WPLift likes making our community links posts. This week he assembled both a list of functions that can replace plugins and a roundup of WordPress tumblelog themes.
- Devesh put together a collection of themes at WPKube.
- Leland at ThemeLab released a template for free at his blog, specifically designed for displaying apps.
- Jean at WPMayor put together a guide to custom post types.
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.