Theme.fm Weekly Roundup

Welcome to another edition of Theme.fm’s Weekly Roundup, where we take you through this week’s latest happenings around WordPress.

DevPress has announced the launch of a theme and plugin review service that will aim at providing code review for WordPress themes and plugins. The luxury and usefullness of peer-reviewed will be available at an undisclosed (for now) price and is planned to be conducted in a ticket-driven environment (helpdesk of some sorts) where your theme or plugin will be studies in detail and commented on by the DevPress team. With the pricing scheme still though over by DevPress and its readers, there’s no clue as to how soon will the service be available.

WordPress frameworks have always been around and there are many of those around like Genesis, Thesis, Thematic, etc. But how about creating your own WordPress framework with the things you need and require, with little or no overhead? Well that’s what journey Joseph at wptuts+ has embarked on – a series on (DIY WordPress Theme Framework)[http://wp.tutsplus.com/articles/diy-wordpress-theme-framework-part-1-defining-your-needs/] and the first part covers a quick introduction on the “why” aspect of WordPress frameworks – code reuse, etc., and helps you define your needs for a framework. The introductory lesson is very short and we’ll be eagerly waiting for all next parts of the series.

Joost de Valk from Yoast has published a great Q&A article on SEO, chaching, moving WordPress, WordPress.com, plugins and woodchuckers. How does

15 Entertaining & Informative WordPress Infographics will surely entertain and inform you about WordPress. From timelines to anatomies, stats to plugins, hacks to communities, self-hosted to hosted on WordPress.com – most of the things you need to visualize is definitely there. Although Chip Bennett’s 8th revision of the WordPress Template Hierarchy seems to be missing.

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And if you want to know all about Apache’s .htaccess files, check out Salman’s Unleashing .htaccess for WordPress. The article talks about the basics of how it works, how to make WordPress more secure with .htaccess rules, disable hotlinking, caching, playing a bit with permalinks and all the rest of the usual suspects.

And Joe, from wpmu.org shows us how to Reset Your Lost WordPress Password without Breaking a Sweat, using cPanel and phpMyAdmin. The user responses generated so far seem to offer a couple of alternative methods and tips, however Shawn came up with the great idea of simply having WordPress execute the following two lines:

$user = get_user_by( 'login', 'george' );
wp_set_password( 'whatever', $user->ID );

Connor Turnbull on wptuts+ offers an insight into WordPress Permalinks in his WordPress Permalinks 101: What, How, When and Why to Use Them. It’s a great article for WordPress beginners, does not touch upon the Permalinks API or any code for that matter.

And last, and certainly not least, let’s enjoy this 5 minute time lapse of WooTheme’s Jeffrey Pearce update of the Listings theme from version 2 to version 3.

That’s it for this Friday. Enjoy your weekends and stay tuned for next week’s edition of Theme.fm Weekly Roundup. Subscribe and follow for more WordPress action.