It's random, too damn random.


Capricorn Reaches 5000+ Downloads WordPress

February
27
2010
Posted by Shaibani | Tags: , ,

Capricorn, my first WordPress theme, has hit the 5000+ downloads mark. Just sayin’!

Capricorn Tweaking + Poll Tutorials, WordPress

April
8
2009
Posted by Shaibani | Tags: ,

AaronJenkin.com

I got an email today from Aaron, telling me to take a look at what he’s done with my WordPress theme Capricorn. What awesome tweaks he’s made! Definitely worth checking out. ;-)

If you’ve downloaded Capricorn and have tweaked it (not simple tweaks like changing the font)- contact me and I’ll take a look at it [and possibly post it]. :-)

Now, you all remember Big-Show.NET, right? Okay- so I’ve had thoughts of re-opening it. Would you like to see it back?

Would you like to see Big-Show.NET back?

  • Yes (100%, 11 Votes)
  • No (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

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Capricorn Hits Over 2000 Downloads WordPress

April
1
2009
Posted by Shaibani | Tags: ,

Capricorn hits 1000 more downloads. :-D

1000 + 1000 = 2000

WordPress 2.7.1 WordPress

February
12
2009
Posted by Shaibani | Tags:

Just upgraded – WordPress 2.7.1!

WordPress.tv WordPress

January
17
2009
Posted by Shaibani | Tags:

W00t! A video WordPress site — WordPress.tv — launched today. I looked around a bit and found some interesting videos. I recommend checking it out! :-)

Capricorn Downloaded 1000+ Times WordPress

January
4
2009
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First Ever WordPress Meetup In Dubai WordPress

December
31
2008
Posted by Shaibani | Tags: ,

Matt Mullenweg, WordPress founder is in Dubai! There’ll be a meetup and here are the details:

Who: Matt, and other WordPress users.
What: WordPress user meetup with Matt.
When: Friday, January 2nd 2009.
Where: Montgomery Golf Course – Dubai, UAE.
Why: To meet Matt and other fellow WordPress users.
RSVP to this event.

Why do I live in Abu Dhabi again? (Another city in the UAE) All the cool stuff happens in Dubai, lol. :-|

Prioritizing Features for WordPress 2.8 WordPress

December
24
2008
Posted by Shaibani | Tags: , ,

Wow, I thought that they’d start working on 2.8 sometime in February or something :-) Go WP Devs!

Everyone knows by now that WordPress 2.7 is packed with new features. Now that it’s available (almost 600,000 downloads as I write this!), it’s time to start working on 2.8. There were dozens of things that got tabled during 2.7 due to time constraints, and there are a lot of high-rated features in the Ideas forum, so there are a lot of potential features under consideration.

Right now, the lead developers are thinking the top priorities for 2.8 will be widget management, theme browser/installer and performance upgrades. The rest of the development time will be taken up with bug tickets and additional features/enhancements from a prioritized list. To that end, we’ve posted a new survey for you to help us prioritize features for 2.8. The list pulls from the developers’ “2.7 leftovers” list as well as the most popular features from the Ideas forum. Just rank each feature and tell us your top pick (up to three). You also have the option of adding comments or additional suggestions, but this is not mandatory. For your response to count, you must rank all of the features in the list. The survey has only one page.

Note that media features are not included in this list as we will be posting a separate survey for media-specific features soon.

Cast your votes any time this week, but as always the sooner the better. This survey will close at noon on December 31, 2008 UTC.

In the new year, we will be reviving scheduled IRC developer chats, where the lead developers will discuss the week’s progress on feature development, providing opportunities for people to ask questions or make suggestions. These will be held early in the day on Wednesdays (U.S. Wednesday), and the specific time will be posted here on the development blog once it’s been finalized.

As a related aside, we spent a significant amount of time during 2.7 development sifting through Trac tickets that really shouldn’t have been there. Feature ideas and requests do not belong in Trac, they belong in the Ideas forum. Please reserve Trac for reporting bugs and things that need fixing (typos, code enhancements, etc.). If you are asking for a new UI, a new feature, or a new approach to coding something, that’s not an enhancement, it’s a new feature. New features will be entered into Trac by developers once it has been determined that the feature should be included in core. To help speed up development, moving forward we will close Trac tickets that are actually feature requests, with the comment that they should be posted in the Ideas forum instead. Please help the developers maximize their time by following this guideline.

Thanks for your help!

The Beast Has Been Unleashed! WordPress

December
11
2008
Posted by Shaibani | Tags: ,

WordPress 2.7 is out! Sooner than I though, I thought it would come out around the end of December. There is a post on the WP Dev Blog, that outlines everything. Thanks WordPress for this awesomeness of a blog publishing tool! :-D

WordPress 2.7 RC2 WordPress

December
10
2008
Posted by Shaibani | Tags: , ,

WordPress 2.7 RC2 has been released. Woo!

There comes a time in every WordPress release when it’s ready for the world , to come out of its cocoon and feel the light of the world on its wings for the first time.

It’s not quite that time yet, but we’re as close as we’ve ever been, hence the immediate availability of 2.7 Release Candidate 2, or RC2 for short.

Of course if you were already testing 2.7, you can just use the built-in core updater (Tools > Upgrade) to download and install RC2 for you (and later upgrade you to the final release when it’s available) but if not you can use the download link above.

We feel this release is pretty much exactly what we’re going to ship as 2.7, barring any final bugs or polish tweaks that you report or we find.