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This post was contributed by Jesse Nickles. He is the founder of LittleBizzy, a managed WordPress hosting company, and a part-time blogger at CollegeTimes, where he gets into trouble exploring controversial issues. Two weeks ago, I announced that all current and future domains hosted at LittleBizzy would have XML-RPC permanently (more…)

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If you use Akismet to battle comment spam, make sure it’s running version 3.1.5 as it patches a critical security vulnerability. Due to the nature of the bug, the Akismet team pushed out auto updates to sites that can accept them. According to Sucuri, sites using Akismet 3.1.4 and lower (more…)

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If you’ve noticed an influx of brute force attacks on your site, you’re not the only one. Sucuri is reporting that brute force amplification attacks are targeting WordPress sites with XML-RPC enabled. In a nutshell, XML-RPC contains a system.multicall method which allows developers to execute multiple methods and commands inside (more…)

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The WordPress.tv team is requesting feedback on what features you’d like to see in a website redesign. Jerry Bates, volunteer moderator for WordPress.tv, says one of the goals for 2016 is to update the site to better showcase content from WordCamps around the world. While plans are underway, the team (more…)

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In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Drew Jaynes, WordPress core contributor. We discuss a wide range of topics, from Jaynes’ opinions on Scott Taylor’s work on WordPress 4.4 thus far to his trip to WordCamp Capetown Africa, 2015. We go in-depth on 10up’s (more…)

How to Favorite Themes on the WordPress Theme Directory

When the WordPress theme directory was redesigned earlier this year, a common request from readers was the ability to favorite themes as you can with plugins. This feature was also suggested by Mario Pesehv two years ago. On July 22nd, Dion Hulse committed a change with little fanfare to the (more…)

10up Invests In WordPress

In the last two years, 10up, a web design and development agency has contributed to WordPress in significant ways. From sponsoring Helen Hou-Sandi to work full-time on WordPress core, to sponsoring Drew Jaynes to lead the WordPress 4.2 development cycle. In a post published on the company’s blog, 10up announced (more…)

WP101 Founded by Shawn Hesketh Turns 7 Years Old

Earlier this week, WordPress video training site WP101, founded by Shawn Hesketh, turned seven years old. Since launching in 2008, Hesketh’s videos have been viewed more than a million times by over 500k people. He’s also re-recorded the videos that make up the WP101 series 17 times. With seven years (more…)