is a community-driven reporting project covering every murder in the District of Columbia. Using original reporting, court documents, social media, and the help of victims’ and suspects’ friends, family, neighbors and others, we cover every homicide from crime to conviction." [more inside]
A quick google search for "free wordpress themes" returns quite a number of varied results. The author of Why You Should Never Search For Free WordPress Themes in Google or Anywhere Else
does a quick run-down of which of the first 10 results are genuine, trustable sites, vs. how which carry themes full of malicious code. The results aren't good.
Who gets to make money off WordPress?
Dust-up brewing in the world of WordPress as theme author Chris Pearson
head honcho Matt Mullenweg
battle out the question: Is a theme a 'derivative work'? [more inside]
Wordpress.org launches Wordpress 3.0.
The popular blogging platform and open source CMS continues to evolve with 3.0, “Thelonious” (wordpress versions are named after jazz musicians
). The official Wordpress.org announcement
has an excellent video tour and overview. Tune into some Monk
and catch up on the new features
(sixrevisions.com has a great overview
). [more inside]
After The Deadline
is an open source spell/style/grammar checker from Automattic
for WordPress, Firefox and other stuff. [more inside]
WordPress has added Twitter API support to hosted blogs.
Now you can use Tweetie
(or any other configurable Twitter client) to actually read blogs, instead of just getting links to them. The
is still undercooked, but is a reminder that there's a lot happening outside of 140 characters. APIs may be BizDev 2.0
, but does that include work-alikes?
(This isn't the first
project to use the Twitter API as a lingua franca for micro-blogging.)
is a treasure trove from a Malaysian designer, developer that features Photoshop tutorials
, Wordpress tips and tricks
for everything from sound
, graphics and templates
, stunning wallpapers
including for Windows 7
, and iPhone
, and finally a library of how-to's
to make your everyday internet simpler.
Rod McFarland's Wordpress Theme's
Tired of these slick web2.0-ish blog
templates? They are either inspired by OSX or seemed to be built completely around stock photographry
. No my geeks, this interface will not cut it. I need something a bit more familiar
, something that resonates
with my inner nerd
Upgraded your install of WordPress to 2.1.1 in the last few days?
You'll want to upgrade again to 2.1.2 real quick-like. Seems somebody gained access to the server hosting the download file, added some bad code, and now your barn doors are wide open.
Remember today as the day that Blogging jumped into the shark's mouth. Spam blogs
, fake blogs
, fake celeblogs
, moblogs, miliblogs
, lawblogs, catblogs
, everybody's got a blog and if they use WordPress
, it came with a prepackaged post and comment from "Mr. WordPress"
. Well, the inevitable has happened. Mrs. WordPress has a blog.**
*because on the internet, no one knows you're a dog unless you tell them
**and based on the picture on the front page, Mr. WP's first name may be Waldo
Word Press 1.5:
People have been waiting
, and people
have been talking
, and now, the wait is over. If you're in the Bay Area, consider attending the party
I'm done with Movable Type.
After months of little useful communications about their plans, Ben and Mena have for all intents and purposes ditched the free version of their once-shining weblogging software. Now, MT is a "publishing platform" that costs at least $69 (with limited functionality). Lucky for us that, while MT slept, we have discovered a much improved and free
Blogger, a truly open source WordPress
, and a similarly priced but more powerful ExpressionEngine