There’s a never ending discussion about WordPress themes in forums and meetups. Paid vs. free; custom clones vs. child-parent themes; large frameworks like Genesis vs. stand-alone themes like Twenty Eleven. How does someone choose?
WordPress is 9 years old today and has announced the availability of the first release candidate (RC1) of the next version, 3.4. I installed it on my MAMP stack and took a first quick look.
Also, last Thursday, PandoDaily inaugurated a series of monthly “fireside chats” in New York City with Sarah Lacy interviewing Matt Mullenweg, the creator of WordPress.
Working With WordPress Hooks
How do you know what WordPress is fetching from your database when someone does a site search? Does it include the custom post types created by your specialty theme or plugins? Did you want it to? Larry Aronson provides a quick and dirty hack for displaying the main SQL query statement in the footer of a WordPress page.