February 2012

Congratulations to Michael Torbert as the All In One SEO Plugin recently reached the 10 million downloads milestone. That’s a heck of a lot of downloads with Akismet being about 1.24 million away from reaching the same milestone. By the way, All In One SEO reached one million downloads around (more…)

Blogger will soon contain redirects to country-code URLs or ccTLD’s for all Blogger sites except for custom domains. For example, if you’re in Australia and viewing [blogname].blogspot.com, you might be redirected to [blogname].blogspot.com.au. A ccTLD, when it appears, corresponds with the country of the reader’s current location. This causes an (more…)

A few days ago, Sucuri mentioned that the Absolute Privacy plugin for WordPress contained a security vulnerability that would allow the ability to bypass the authentication mechanism and gain admin access to the application, that being WordPress. The plugin was subsequently pulled from the repository as there had not been (more…)

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a discussion revolving around those three magic letters GPL. It looks like we’ll be talking about it again considering that somewhere around 500 plugins run the risk of being purged due to their incompatibility with GPLv2. There has been an ongoing discussion within the (more…)

It’s been awhile since I’ve visited WPDevel.WordPress.com which is the home of WordPress development updates and I’m happily surprised to see so much content from the folks who make things happen. The different teams that are working on various aspects of WordPress 3.4 are doing a good job of keeping (more…)

BloggingPro.com has a good starter article on tips for designing your blog. Within the article, Amanda mentions that while most bloggers get the writing aspect of the job, design is another beast entirely. When people talk about the perfect blog, they always focus on content. The content of a blog (more…)

Justin Tadlock has published ThemeHybrid 3.0. The site has been rebuilt from the ground up and sports a new coat of paint. Amongst the changes, one of the most notable if the restructuring of the documentation area. Previously, Justin was using around 150 different pages whereas now, he’s implemented custom (more…)