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Automattic Acquires Parka LLC, The Creators Of BruteProtect

The parent company of BruteProtect, Parka, LLC has been acquired by Automattic for an undisclosed amount. BruteProtect is a service providing brute force login protection for thousands of WordPress sites. The BruteProtect plugin will be phased out and rolled into Jetpack and will  remain free to use. The services offered (more…)

Gitter: A New Communication Service For GitHub Projects

Gitter.im is a new service that provides free and private chat rooms for open source projects on GitHub. It integrates with issue tracking, supports markdown, notifications, and has an activity feed featuring multiple third-party integrations. In order to use Gitter, you’ll need to sign in using your GitHub account. As (more…)

Helen Hou-Sandí Previews WordPress 4.0 at NYC Meetup

WordPress 4.0 release lead Helen Hou-Sandí recently gave an in-depth preview of the upcoming release at the WordPress NYC Meetup. Her presentation gives a complete overview of the new features that you will see in the official release next week. Part of Hou-Sandí’s responsibility as the release lead is to (more…)

Free WordPress Superuser Training Course from WordPress.com VIP

The folks at WordPress.com VIP are continuing to add to Documattic, a repository dedicated to sharing presentations and resources with the WordPress community. While the repository already contains some solid resources for WordPress in enterprise and government, today’s addition may have the widest reach, as it pertains to user education. (more…)

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A few years ago, Leland Fiegel created a site called WPChat. The site contained an iFrame with an embedded IRC client pointed to Freenode. It provided easy access to IRC where at anytime during the week, users could chat about WordPress. Here’s what the old site looked like. After being (more…)

Under the Hood of Semplice: A New Portfolio System Based on WordPress

Semplice has soft-launched its new WordPress-powered portfolio system. The commercial project popped up on our radar after debuting its extraordinary implementation of the WordPress content editor. Founded by German designers Michael Schmidt and Tobias van Schneider, Semplice is breaking onto the scene with high impact designs and its own radically (more…)

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Chris Lema published an interview with Carl Hancock of RocketGenius, where he shares his thoughts on why trademarks are important and how they help protect a brand’s identity. While you can register trademarks yourself, Hancock suggests working with a lawyer who knows intellectual property law and does it for a (more…)