August 2013

If you use the Jetpack plugin by Automattic, you’ll notice there is an update to version 2.4 available. The changelog for Jetpack is usually a mile long but in this case, I was happy to see that the Widget Visibility module was added to Jetpack. Widget Visibility was made available (more…)

As was stated by Matt Mullenweg in his State Of The Word 2013 at WordCamp San Francisco, one of the goals for WordPress was to perform automatic updates similar to the Chrome browser. That is, perform automatic updates without breaking anything to the point where you don’t even know the (more…)

Since the creation of WordPress Weekly back in 2008, I’ve used Talkshoe.com to record the show in front of a live audience. Over the years, a number of people have subscribed to the iTunes feed provided by Talkshoe. Starting this week, I will no longer be using the Talkshoe iTunes (more…)

Plugin Author, License, And Pricing: Created by the same folks who created the IssueM plugin. The plugin is licensed under the GPL and has three different pricing tiers. Single site for $55.00, 2-5 sites for $75.00 and 6-25 sites for $95.00. Description And Review: Leaky Paywall takes a different approach (more…)

Ryan Sullivan and Rami Abraham of WPSitecare will be my special guests this week on WordPress Weekly. WP Site Care is a WordPress Support & Maintenance Company. The first time I discovered a company like WP Site Care was in 2009 which was around the time WP HelpCenter was created. (more…)

Supportdash, a company specializing in providing customer support for WordPress developers has published an infographic that highlights the state of WordPress themes. Their survey pretty much has nothing to do with the design of the themes themselves but of trends, where are they being sold, the marketplace, and their support (more…)

Over the week-end, I received an email from Mollom notifying me that they had discovered a security breach. According to their official blog post on the matter, the breach was discovered on August 21st. Mollom is a service managed by Acquia, a commercial open source software company providing products, services, (more…)

If you’ve been scouring the web for WordPress specific images to use as your desktop background, have a look at WP-Wallpaper. The site doesn’t have a huge variety of images to choose from now but over the course of the next few months, I think that will change. I reached (more…)

Things I Learned About The City This event marks the first time I’ve visited Grand Rapids, Michigan. I can say without any doubt that Grand Rapids is a beautiful city. I got the impression while being downtown that I was in a large city but it wasn’t large enough to (more…)

The official WordPress Job board was recently relaunched with a brand new design. Considering the site has existed since 2007 and has not seen very much in the way of upgrades since then, I thought it would be interesting to hear from Scott Reilly and Mel Choyce if there were (more…)

Dave Martin also known as Lessbloat has published the results from the Dashboard survey. There were 438 responses which is a good sample to start from but Dave mentions that the survey has biased results as most of the people who participated were developers. Knowing that the majority of responses (more…)