2012

Automattic or more aptly VaultPress, has acquired security company, CodeGarage. This is the first time I’ve ever heard about CodeGarage but they appear to be a VaultPress alternative. Looking over the pricing and plans for each service, I see that CodeGarage was definitely cheaper as you can monitor 5 websites (more…)

Over the past few days, I’ve read various posts regarding a security hole discovered in the popular W3 Total Cache plugin. According to a security bulletin published by Jason Donenfeld on Seclist.org, after installing the plugin from the WordPress plugin repository through the backend of WordPress, there are two avenues (more…)

John James Jacoby has published the 2012 year in review post for bbPress. It’s been one year since the project went from being stand alone software to a WordPress plugin. So far, it looks like the project is progressing along quite steadily. Among some of the cool stuff added to (more…)

With all the hub bub surrounding the Terms of Service changes for Instagram, users are flocking to various competitive services like Flickr. However, one of the safest bets in insuring that your photos remain the property of the person who took them, is to host them on your own website, (more…)

To celebrate the unique date of 12/12/12, ColorlabsProjects is offering each single pack theme for just $12. When checking out, you’ll need to use the special coupon code to take advantage of the deal. Here are is the list of coupons. STNDLNE12, use this coupon code while purchasing any of (more…)

CodePoet has published a great interview with WordPress support extraordinaire , Mika Epstein also known as Ipstenu. The interview covers the basics of how she got involved with the web and WordPress. While the interview is great, I’ll take her last words as a great piece of advice. Remember to (more…)

The latest version of bbPress was released on the same day as WordPress 3.5. The new version sports a few bug fixes with themes and BuddyPress compatibility. On the topic if bbPress, there is also news that Jennifer M. Dodd has been officially given committ access to the bbPress project. (more…)

Terry Sutton shares his experience on contributing to WordPress 3.5. I wonder how many other newcomers to WordPress feel the same way or have gone through the same struggles as Terry. Hopefully, most of his issues along with everyone else’s will be addressed in the Core Contributors handbook.

WordPress 3.5 has finally arrived thanks in part to the many people who have volunteered their time to make it happen. Over the next few days, users will be reporting problems and errors that they run into via the WordPress.org support forum. As with every major release, Ipstenu and the (more…)

Whether you’re creating your own Christmas cards or developing a Christmas oriented WordPress theme, there should be something for you in this comprehensive Christmas toolbox put together by Speckyboy.com. Browsing through the toolbox, there are quite a few great looking textures and brushes for use with Photoshop.

Noupe.com has an overall comparison post between the MODx CMS and WordPress. The overview is not thoroughly comprehensive but it does provide an at a glance view of MODx. I’ve never used MODx before so I’ll have to take their word for it.

Siobhan McKeown who I’ve noticed has made a name for herself within the WordPress community over the past two years has published an excellent guide with all sorts of tips on how to become one of the top WordPress professionals. While she nails it on multiple levels, I have a (more…)