For years, I’ve been telling WordPress users that the day we can control when and where widgets are displayed is the day WordPress takes a huge leap forward. I always thought instead of having a WordPress theme with sidebars of widgets displayed on specific posts or pages that it would (more…)
Jetpack is a plugin developed by Automattic, made up of a bunch of useful modules.. However, some of these modules require a connection to WordPress.com. You also can’t use one or two modules unless Jetpack as a whole is installed. I decided to challenge myself to see how many plugins (more…)
PostStat.us is reporting that Crowd Favorite, the WordPress consultancy company created by Alex King has been acquired by VeloMedia. VeloMedia much like Crowd Favorite does most of its business within the enterprise sector. According to the report, Alex King will be the CTO of the company while Karim Marucchi will (more…)
In this edition of WordPress Weekly, we covered the headlines of the week such as what features will be in WordPress 3.8, the default BuddyPress theme being retired in 1.9, and when to expect 3.8 to be released. During the second half of the show, we were joined by Lorelle (more…)
Chip Bennett announced on the Make.WordPress.org website that the theme review guidelines have been updated. Specifically, the theme unit tests have been reduced from required, to recommended. This change was inspired by a passionate conversation, started by Lance Willett. In that conversation they debated whether or not guidelines were hard (more…)
Good news for WordCamp organizers! There is now an official forum where WordCamp organizers can share tips, advice, and work together. Announced on the Make.WordPress.community website by Andrea Middleton, new organizers are encouraged to ask questions while past organizers are asked to share their knowledge.
WordPress hosting company ZippyKid has announced that it will be operating under the name of Pressable. Accompanying this major shift in rebranding will be a newly designed website. ZippyKid was started in 2010 by Vid Luther, who at the time just wanted to help out a few friends who were (more…)
On October 31st, Opera announced that it is shutting down My Opera on March 1, 2014. My Opera is a social network of sorts made up of blogs, email, and a place to discuss Opera with friends. While the initial concept was launched in 2001 and then expanded upon in (more…)
Themify has announced that they have discovered and confirmed a vulnerability in their framework. The vulnerability stems from an unsecure file named themify-ajax.php. The fix was released on November 9th, 2012 but the auto upgrade process failed to delete the file. Themify states they have “recently received several reports of (more…)
WP DB Migrate is an awesome plugin created by Brad Touesnard. This plugin makes it easy to transfer the database contents between WordPress powered sites. While there is a Pro version of this plugin available, my experience was with the free version, hosted on the WordPress plugin repository.
Despite WordPress powering over 20% of the web, there are still a lot of static websites that could use a dynamic upgrade. In order for a static website to take advantage of WordPress it requires two things: A WordPress installation and a WordPress theme that looks like the static HTML (more…)
During Matt Mullenweg’s keynote speech at the Joomla World Conference this past weekend, he announced the date WordPress 3.8 would be released. The magical day is December 12th. It’s not that the release date was a secret, considering the project schedule was published before development got started. It’s just that (more…)