Jeff Chandler

Pennsylvania Convention Center

When organizing teams in different cities applied to host WordCamp US earlier this year, they provided a substantial amount of information through the application process. While Philadelphia will host the event in 2015 and 2016, their application is not public information. Juliana Reyes, who writes for Technical.ly Philly, acquired and (more…)

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The WordPress project achieved a milestone earlier today as the official WordPress plugin directory surpassed one billion total downloads. According to Scott Reilly who helps maintain WordPress.org, we’ll never know which plugin generated the one billionth download. That’s because WordPress.org doesn’t log information that matches downloads to plugins. “A download (more…)

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If you enjoy skiing and WordPress, mark your calendars for SkiPress, November 21-28, 2015. SkiPress is a week long excursion to Serre Chevalier, a ski resort in the French Alps. The cottage can hold up to 15 people where attendees can ski, discuss WordPress, develop code, or disconnect from technology. Bernard-Jacquet (more…)

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On this week’s episode, Marcus Couch and I talk about the news of the week, including the release of WordPress 4.2.4 which patches six security vulnerabilities. I shared my experience attending Prestige last weekend while Marcus describes what it was like to watch the livestream. Marcus and I closed out (more…)

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At Prestige over the weekend, I heard a presenter say that family comes first. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard this advice but it’s becoming more prevalent. I generally hear this advice from those who are living comfortably, have two kids or more, and/or have gone through the startup (more…)

WordPress 4.2.4 Patches Six Security Vulnerabilities

WordPress 4.2.4 is available and patches six security vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities were discovered by outside parties and members of the WordPress core security team. This release also fixes four bugs: WPDB: When checking the encoding of strings against the database, make sure we’re only relying on the return value of (more…)

Tony Perez of Sucuri

Over the weekend, I attended Prestige, a conference geared towards freelancers, entrepreneurs, and small agencies looking to grow their businesses. Unlike WordCamps, plugins, themes, and WordPress in general were rarely mentioned. Instead, sessions included high level topics such as, how to land enterprise clients, knowing when to move on to (more…)