The Week in WordPress: 2nd Week of September, 2012

WordPress 3.4.2 is out. It’s a maintenance and security release, so better be upgrading if you haven’t yet.

Here’s an article on Forbes about the history of WordPress and Automattic. I always find Automattic to be a company that does the right thing, for the most part. Seems to be a great working place, too. Matt Mullenweg wrote his thought about that article as well.

Making of: BillErickson.net Redesign“. Bill Erickson wrote some of the best WordPress tutorials out there, and the website recently got a redesign from well-known designer Rafal Tomal. The article reveals a detailed look into his redesign process.

The Ecology of WordPress Plugin Development” is a well-written article about making your code ecosystem-friendly. The lessons should apply both for plugin and theme development.

5 Common WordPress Issues and How to Fix Them” is a quick read, good to know the solution for each of these.

Problems with themes on ThemeForest, are problems with themes“. Japh Thomson, WordPress Evangelist at Envato, addresses the problem us developers often find when working with themes bought from ThemeForest. The discussion in the comment section is especially worth reading.

Ultimate WordPress Custom Post Type Tricks Roundup“. Title says all.

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