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More Than 97% of Updates to WordPress 3.9.1 Were Automatic

WordPress 3.9.1 was released late last week, resolving 34 bugs. This maintenance release includes several important fixes for multisite, TinyMCE, the customizer, widgets, and the new audio/video playlists. Site administrators who are still doing manual updates are encouraged to bring their sites up to the latest. WordPress lead developer Andrew (more…)

Automattic Is Raising $160M in New Funding

WordPress currently powers 22% of all websites, up from 18% in 2013, with a CMS market share of 59.8%. The success of WordPress.com, Automattic’s flagship product, is part of the reason that number continues to rise steadily. WordPress.com makes it easy for anyone to create a WordPress site without the (more…)

WordPress Query Monitor Plugin Crosses 10,000 Downloads

The Query Monitor plugin was released by John Blackbourn in late November of 2013 and became an instant hit with WordPress developers. It’s racked up 25 five-star reviews on WordPress.org and today crossed the 10,000 download mark, which doesn’t even factor in the number of times the Github repo has (more…)

WordPress for Android 2.8 Released, New Beta Testers Needed

WordPress for Android shipped its 2.8 release late last night. This milestone includes 55 closed issues. This release is packed full of many small bug fixes, better language support, and performance improvements. Here are the highlights: App startup time has been reduced, and the Statistics screen will load faster. The (more…)

WP Rocket Launches Commercial Caching Plugin for WordPress

WP Rocket is a new commercial caching plugin for WordPress that launched exclusively in the French market eight months ago. It’s created and supported by Julio Potier, Jonathan Buttigieg, and Jean-Baptiste Marchand-Arvier, a small group of Frenchmen with a passion for website optimization. WP Rocket is making its international debut (more…)

Would Anyone Be Interested in a WordCamp Badges Plugin?

Wordcamp Miami Badges is a new plugin in the WordPress directory today. It allows speakers, attendees and volunteers to easily display badges indicating their participation in the 2014 event, which is estimated to surpass 700 this year. The badges plugin was created by Myles McNamara, a self-described “geek who loves (more…)