The WordPress.com VIP development team maintains some of the largest WordPress installations on the web, including Time, NBC Sports, TechCrunch, CNN and many others. Creating a proper development environment is crucial to serving clients who use WordPress on such a large scale, but it’s not very easy to set up. (more…)
For the past two years or so, Hotfix has been one of those essential WordPress plugins that many users have added immediately upon installation. This plugin was created by Mark Jaquith in early 2011 to provide early, automatic fixes for WordPress based on the version you’re using. He created it (more…)
Want to learn the basics of creating a WordPress plugin? If you’re a visual/audio learner, check out the free Building WordPress Plugins video series from WP Sessions. Inspired by the WordCamp style presentations of the 24hr WordSesh event, Brian Richards wanted to create a site to bring WordPress educational resources (more…)
WordPress 3.7 made big strides towards helping users create stronger passwords with the new password strength meter, powered by the zxcvbn library. Despite having this excellent tool available, many users have admitted that they are in fact too lazy to come up with a strong password and would prefer to (more…)
Cart66, previously known as PHPurchase, was one of the very first WordPress e-commerce plugins on the scene. Over the years the company has experimented with different WordPress e-commerce products but this week marks a major milestone. Cart66 Hosted has launched the first fully managed WordPress e-commerce platform. In partnership with (more…)
When the Inline Documentation project was started in July at WordCamp San Francisco, a handful of contributors set out to tackle a massive list of hooks in 195 files. This effort continues and the team is hoping that they will have the hook documentation completed in time with the WordPress (more…)
wpXtreme is trying to take the WordPress App Store idea to the next level. The site recently launched and provides a method to download plugins and themes through their marketplace. While their plugin didn’t function properly on my local WordPress install, it worked just fine on the Tavern website.
Today was an important day for nailing down the features that will be moving forward in WordPress 3.8. In an epic three hour planning and decisions meeting, Matt Mullenweg opened up the discussion by asking plugin leaders to provide a status for their proposed features. I’ve summarized a few of (more…)
If you have not had the chance to see Automattic’s new office in downtown San Francisco in person, you’re in luck. You can now take a virtual tour of the Automattic office via Google Maps. Joey Kudish who is an Automattic employee shared the news on his blog. According to (more…)
WordPress.com is passing milestones left and right. The site is now the 7th most trafficked website in the United States. This comes a month after WordPress.com slid into the #8 spot, passing Yahoo, Microsoft, Yelp, Pinterest, and Tumblr for a place in the top 10.
WordPress is getting its own style guide. Helen Hou-Sandí is working on a new plugin called WordPress Style Guide to serve as a reference for building WordPress admin UI components. This is very much a work in progress and its purpose will evolve, as Helen notes on the plugin’s github (more…)