Welcome to the second edition of Weekly WordPress Roundup!
Sorry for the late posting! I was busy making lemonade from life’s lemons…
What Is It?
Weekly WordPress Roundup is a hybrid between a blog carnival and a weblog. Every Monday morning the editor of that week’s roundup makes a single post linking to the “best” WordPress articles they’ve come across that week. The choices are made from their own web surfing and from articles submitted via the Roundup’s blogcarnival.com page. If you’re interested in hosting the Weekly WordPress Roundup, just drop an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
On To The Entries…
General WordPress News-
Our first entry comes from Jackie at Internet Marketing Strategy For Moms and even though it was posted last October, it’s still very relevant today. The title pretty much tells the story: WordPress.com Deleted All Of My Blogs. Apparetnly the folks at WordPress.com decided she was a splogger simply because she linked out to her other blogs. Not good news. And it’s not a problem that’s going away. It was a full year ago that I posted Isn’t Freedom Of Expression Worth $5 Per Month? right here at Philaahzophy.
Looking for work? Well, according to the WordPress Publisher Blog, oDesk Reports “WordPress” Fastest Growing In-Demand Skill in 2008! So it seems like your blogging skills can pay off in the “real world” as well.
Madeline Begun Kane submitted her brief article on the wonders of the WP-SpamFree plugin titled Life-Saving, Spam-Fighting WordPress Plugin. I didn’t investigate WP-SpamFree during my own recent search for a comment spam solution, because it’s listed as only being compatible up to WordPress 2.6.2. If you know that it’s been upgraded for (or is compatible with) 2.7 then I’d love to hear about it in the comments section below!
As I’ve started exploring the limits of what can be done with WordPress I’ve found myself coming closer and closer to altering the core WordPress files. Since any changes to the core will have to be redone manually whenever a new update comes out, this is a very bad thing. Luckily, the folx over at Cats Who Code have an elegant solution in their How To: Overwrite Core WordPress Functions.
Ever wish you could use more widgets without your blog looking overcrowded? Well check out last week’s Thursday Themeday review of the Quadruple Blue four column WordPress theme! Considering many people (myself included much of the time) feel that three column themes are, by their very nature, cluttered, the concept of a four column theme may seem preposterous. But, somehow, this one pulls it off.
Anthony Delgado’s Free WordPress Themes may not be what you expect. Instead of listing more free themes he actually discusses how to make a theme “your own” with only minor modifications.
Want to use WordPress as a CMS? Then you absolutely have to check out the WordPress ReMix Theme I reviewed last week!
That’s wraps up this week’s WordPress Roundup! Look for next week’s edition over at Gilroy Review on Monday, January 26th! Submit your WordPress-related article (or someone else’s that you find worthwhile!) to the next edition of Weekly WordPress Roundup using our carnival submission form or by emailing it to email@example.com. Future hosts can be found on the Weekly WordPress Roundup homepage. If you’d like to be added to the list, just drop an email!
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