Category Archives: WordPress

WordPress Database Errors and the Post Hoc Fallacy

Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit mentioned WordPress today in not-so-flattering terms (emphasis added): LIEBERMAN CAMPAIGN CRASHED OWN WEBSITE: “The server that hosted the joe2006.com Web site failed because it was overutilized and misconfigured.” That’s like when people send me a link to their underpowered WordPress blog, then it produces a “Database Error” message when too many [...]

Less Obvious New Stuff in WordPress 2.5

WordPress 2.5 has been officially released. The new look of the administrative interface, a Flash-based file uploader, and the plugin auto-installer are the new features that have been getting all of the attention. But here are some less glamorous changes that you still might want to know about. WordPress no longer allows you the option [...]

WordPress 2.5 Release Candidate

The first release candidate for WordPress 2.5 has been announced. That means that work on this major upgrade to WordPress, whose release is now over a week delayed, is starting to wrap up. However, activity on the lists shows that there is still quite a bit of bug-fixing that remains.

Define “Imitation”

I couldn’t help noticing the similarity between the upcoming re-design of the WordPress admin interface and Dictionary.com, and sure enough, Happy Cog has designed both.

Venture Capital and Automattic

Xconomy has an article about the birth of Automattic, the company started by WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg. The author has interviewed Mike Hirshland, a partner at Polaris Venture, Automattic’s main investor.

Adding Advanced Options Boxes in WordPress 2.5

The upcoming WordPress 2.5 has a completely-redesigned admin backend. Plugin authors who add custom fields to the “Write Post” and “Write Page” pages will need to change their methods to work with the new design. Ozh explains how to use add_meta_box() with the new design to add those custom fields. He has a simple, straightforward [...]