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Herbert: A New WordPress Plugin Framework

WordPress plugin authors have a great deal of liberty when it comes to structuring and organizing their code. There’s no prescribed file structure, so when you look under the hood of a plugin, you often need to poke around a bit to find out how the author is organizing things. (more…)

Seville, Spain to Host WordCamp Europe 2015

The WordCamp Europe organization team announced today that the 2015 event will be held in Seville, Spain from June 26 – 28 at the Barceló Gran Hotel Renacimiento. Last year’s WordCamp in Sofia, Bulgaria was a tremendous success with nearly 800 attendees, a world-class speaker lineup, and a strong local (more…)

Recent Pressable Outages the Result of a Slow Loris Attack

Last week, Pressable was engaged in a 24/7 struggle to keep its customers’ sites operational. The recent outages caused some customers 24+ hours of downtime and many closed their accounts in favor of finding an alternative host. Today the company announced that the root cause of the outage customers experienced (more…)

GenerateWP Introduces WordPress Custom Code Snippets

GenerateWP, the popular WordPress code generator site, is celebrating two years in operation this week. The site, founded by Rami Yushuvaev, launched with five code generators and now has more than 20. Yushuvaev sees the site as an educational tool that helps WordPress developers learn more about coding best practices. (more…)

How Important is Jetpack on WordPress' Road to 50% Market Share?

This past weekend, 250 professionals gathered in Phoenix, Arizona for Pressnomics, a three-day event focused on entrepreneurship in the WordPress economy. During the last day, attendees had the opportunity to watch Pagely CEO Joshua Strebel interview Matt Mullenweg. Although the session wasn’t recorded, the audience tweeted out the highlights of (more…)

Deflame Web App Aims to Improve Discussion on WordPress Blogs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoRPVsN2SVM?rel=0 Life on the internet is full of controversial debates, people with strong opinions, and trolls, occasionally mixed in with intelligent, engaging conversation. You never know what you will encounter when you venture into the comments section on blogs with open discussion enabled, but that’s the beauty of free expression. (more…)

WP Chat Hosts AMA with Justin Tadlock

WP Chat is currently hosting an AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) session with Justin Tadlock, founder of Theme Hybrid and co-author of Professional WordPress Plugin Development. Tadlock recently joined forces with fellow WordPress.org Theme Review team member Emil Uzelac to provide theme review as a service. Leland Fiegel, founder of WP (more…)

Tackling Depression in IT

One of the most unique sessions I attended at WordCamp Europe 2014 was Yana Petrova’s presentation on Depression in IT – Why Sometimes Happiness Requires Effort. Petrova, a marketing expert and long-time food blogger, is a member of both the WordPress community and the larger tech community in Bulgaria. She (more…)