It’s been a couple of weeks since the last community links post, so this time around we’re including what we could find this week plus some of the best of last week.
Because 3.1 was shipped this week, we’re giving you a present; a special WordPress 3.1 section, where we put together the 3.1 specific posts since release in their own special little section.
Links are after the jump.
WordPress 3.1 Special Section
- The official WordPress release post.
- John O’Nolan, of the WordPress UI team, shared his thoughts on the new admin bar in WordPress 3.1. Yes, he wrote it on Tumblr.
- The WordCast team takes a look at the man behind the name of 3.1, Django Reinhardt.
- WPVibe shares their favorite parts of 3.1.
- WPBeginner did a roundup of 3.1 features.
- Sarah Gooding created an infographic for 3.1 at wpmu.org.
- SitePoint shared what’s new in 3.1.
- Lorelle also did a nice bit on her favorite parts.
- Christina Warren shared what’s new on the user side of things at Mashable.
- And of course I hope you don’t forget our very own mashup of what’s new and exciting in WordPress 3.1.
We’ve got quite a few blog posts you might like to catch up on.
- Erica Johnson shared some basic commenting etiquette tips on the WordPress.com blog. We have a comment policy too.
- Darnell Clayton at Blogging Pro thinks we need WordPress hosting report cards.
- Mashable interviewed Joost de Valk on his WordPress SEO plugin.
- Scott Berkum showed us how WordPress.com is made.
- Dre Armeda shared a fun picture of the upcoming WordCamp San Diego site.
- Matt Mullenweg shared his thoughts on the so-called blogging drift.
- Pagely shared what kind of effect the Libyan unrest could have on their business, as .ly in a Libyan extension.
- Oli Dale at wplift did a nice interview of Jacob Gube, founder of Six Revisions and co-founder of Design Instruct, two of my personal favorite resources.
- The WordCast folks had a nice conversation with Anthony Cole, of WordCamp Melbourne, which is going on right now.
- Pagely also shares how to keep a lean startup. It includes version 1, yeah I said 1, iPhones.
- onSwipe, formerly PadPressed, was featured in Forbes / Fortune as a potential threat to iPad subsciption content. This used to be a WP plugin that went and raised a million dollars.
- Mark Jaquith shared his custom WordPress lapton skin. Yes please.
Check out these tutorials that are certainly worth a read.
- The folks at WPBeginner put together a nice guide to WordPress Custom Fields 101.
- The folks at Sucuri show us how to clean up a hacked WordPress site.
- Lance Willett shared a CSS tip for theme developers on the ThemeShaper blog.
- Chip Bennett wrote up a crazy detailed and thorough tutorial for incorporating the settings API into WordPress themes.
- John at Tentblogger put together a heck of a tutorial showing in detail how to set up Feedburner in WordPress.
- Ben at Binary Moon shared how to modify the pluggable.php function that sends emails when new users register.
- Devin did a nice post over at WordImpressed on handling common Custom Post Type issues.
- We learn on kovshenin.com how to add social counters in WordPress.
- Frequent power-er of WPCandy, Noel Tock, wrote up a very detailed, very good two part tutorial explaining how to set up custom post types for events. He also recently put together a list of his favorite web development tools
There are a few good resources this week you might like.
- Siobhan Ambrose at the WPMU blog has a fun roundup of tools that various WordPress developers and bloggers use. You may recognize someone from WPCandy on there.
- There’s a new tool out there we’d like to show you to sort themes. It’s called… wait for it… ThemeSorter.
- The HitchHacker put up a WordPress syntax for Coda, created by parsing WordPress documentation. Pretty snazzy.
- Elegant Themes posted new documentation that has Everything You Need to Know About ET.”
- James Dalman shared part two of how to choose a WordPress theme over at WP Design Coach.
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.