WordPress Weekly returns this Friday with special guest Matt Mullenweg. The last time Matt appeared on WordPress Weekly was July 16th, 2010. Needless to say, we’ll have a lot of catching up to do. Among some of the topics I plan on discussing with Matt are: The plugins as features (more…)
One of the most common complaints from users of the Jetpack plugin is not being able to easily disable or enable modules. A new plugin called Rocketeer developed by Brady Vercher hopes to solve this problem. Rocketeer creates an interface in the back-end of WordPress similar to the plugin management (more…)
The speaker schedule for WordSesh 2 has been published. The event begins Saturday, December 7, 2013. 00:00 – 24:00 UTC. If you don’t know how to convert your current time into UTC time, visit Worldtimeserver.com. WordSesh is the equivalent of a virtual WordCamp. Speakers from across the world will gather (more…)
Osirt, a malware security company is reporting that the WordPress theme OptimizePress contains a significant security vulnerability. According to the security bulletin published a few days ago, the problem lies within the Media-upload.php file. When a browser loads this file within the theme, the media upload screen appears. From here, (more…)
It’s been awhile since we’ve conducted a poll on WPTavern. This time, it’s a simple question. Do you prefer the left administration menu in the backend of WordPress to be expanded or collapsed? Personally, I prefer it be collapsed. I use a 23 inch monitor so I don’t have as (more…)
It’s a phrase that’s all too common in open source software development, “iterate quickly, release often“. The idea that any time a bug is fixed or an improvement is made that those fixes should be pushed out immediately to the end-user. The process is wonderful for companies operating under the (more…)
bbPress 2.5 is now available! This is a great release filled with a number of improvements. The most notable addition in bbPress 2.5 are forum subscriptions. Forum subscriptions allow users to subscribe to new topics created in specific forums. Other items that contain a new car smell are: A number (more…)
Jeffrey Zeldman founder of Happy Cog and co-founder of A List Apart has joined Automattic’s advisory board. The news was announced by Zeldman in a tweet on November 22nd. In that same tweet, Zeldman mentioned that his personal site Zeldman.com is now using WordPress. In a quote from Matt Mullenweg (more…)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is reporting that Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com has joined two lawsuits in federal court under Section 512(f) of the DMCA. Section 512(f) is the provision that allows users to hold people accountable when they make false infringement accusations.
WordPress developers Dan Hefferan and Brian Workman have launched a brand new website aimed at helping youth ministries create and host websites called ymLaunch. In a blog post published by Dan Hefferan on his personal site, he tells the how and why ymLaunch was created.
In this episode, we did something a little different. Instead of reviewing the headlines by ourselves, Tom McFarlin chimed in sharing his opinions on the headlines of the week. After going through the news, we spent some time getting to know Tom while finding out what happened at 8bit, what (more…)
For the second year in a row, WordPress advent calendar will be hosting their WordPress Snippets til Christmas campaign. Started in 2012, the WordPress Snippets til Christmas features a number of useful WordPress code snippets from members of the community. Submissions for 2013 are now open and don’t have to (more…)