Category Archives: Asides

Title Capitalization Plugin

When I saw John Gruber’s Perl script that corrects title capitalization, then John Resig’s JavaScript version, I thought, “that would make a great WordPress plugin ported to PHP!” Adam Nolley has done just that. Switches to WordPress

Today switched its Healthy Eating, Healthy Living, and Poked & Prodded blogs to WordPress from Movable Type, hosted on Automattic’s VIP service.

Bible Verse Tagger Plugin for WordPress

Logos has released a new version of its RefTagger tool, which links Bible verse references to their full text at It also shows the verse in a pop-up if you hover over the link. RefTagger works on any sites that use its JavaScript, but the Logos page includes WordPress plugin that does this automatically.

Adobe on WordPress vs. Movable Type

Aaron Campbell points out that the Adobe Linux Flash blog seems to be making a snide comment about Movable Type.

Sara Rosso Interviews Matt Mullenweg at WordCamp Milan

I thought the most interesting question in this interview was Rosso’s asking Mullenweg to follow up on his comment during the WordCamp Milan Q&A about starting a WordPress “ninja” forum. During the Q&A, Mullenweg had said that he wanted the WordPress ninjas to provide free support help to other users. Here, he says that he […]

Magnify Plugin for WordPress has supposedly developed a plugin for WordPress (and Movable Type) to allow bloggers to manage videos from their blog’s administrative interface. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find a link to download the plugin, even after registering an account at From the video here, it sounds like the WordPress version of the plugin may […]

Interview with Matt Mullenweg

Phil Leigh interviews lead WordPress developer Matt Mullenweg in a short podcast. Leigh for the most part asks the usual questions: how Mullenweg got started with WordPress, Automattic’s funding, etc. However, the response to one question stood out to me: asked about the future of blogging, Mullenweg said he thought that the nature of blog […]

Vidoop Hires Chris Messina and Will Norris

Chris Messina and Will Norris, leaders of the DiSo project, have been hired by Vidoop to continue their work on behalf of that company. This is good news for DiSo, because now these men have financial backing for continuing their work. It’s also good news for users of WordPress, because DiSo and related open, distributed […]

Matt Mullenweg Q & A from WordCamp Milan

Paolo Valenti has published in a series of videos Matt Mullenweg’s question and answer session from last weekend’s WordCamp Milan. The videos are in seven parts, and you can view them all here (the last video is on the top of the page, and the first, at the bottom). To summarize, with my comments in […]

WordPress MU 1.5.1 Released

To keep up with version 2.5.1 of regular WordPress, WordPress MU had now been updated to version 1.5.1. You can download it here.