The Electronic Frontier Foundation is reporting that Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com has joined two lawsuits in federal court under Section 512(f) of the DMCA. Section 512(f) is the provision that allows users to hold people accountable when they make false infringement accusations.
WordPress developers Dan Hefferan and Brian Workman have launched a brand new website aimed at helping youth ministries create and host websites called ymLaunch. In a blog post published by Dan Hefferan on his personal site, he tells the how and why ymLaunch was created.
The WordPress Theme Review team is welcoming Justin Tadlock as an admin. Justin is signing on to help with the final audits of new themes that have been approved during the review process. Creator of Theme Hybrid and co-author of Professional WordPress Plugin Development, Tadlock knows WordPress theming inside and (more…)
Automattic is making waves today in the fight against censorship, filing two lawsuits against those who are abusing the DMCA by misrepresenting copyright infringement. The company is taking a stand against the fraudulent misuse of copyright law in order to protect WordPress.com users from censorship. Meanwhile, the other dark side (more…)
WordPress 3.8 Beta 1 was released tonight right on schedule. The release haiku pays tribute to the new features-as-plugins approach to core development: Alphabet soup of Plugins as features galore The future is here In stark contrast to 3.7, where many of the greatest improvements were under the hood, WordPress (more…)
Twenty Fourteen is making its debut on WordPress.com today, a full 22 days ahead of the WordPress 3.8 target release date. The theme is now available for free to millions of WordPress.com users. Twenty Fourteen, designed by Takashi Irie, started out as the Further theme. Through contribution from many in (more…)
Today WordPress.com announced that the platform now supports Markdown, the plain text to HTML conversion tool. The syntax was created to be easy to read and easy to write and is rapidly gaining momentum among online publishers. Support for Markdown has also been added to WordPress mobile apps, which will (more…)
WordPress development company 10up announced today that it will be sponsoring a full-time contributor to the WordPress core. The company will be contributing the efforts of Helen Hou-Sandi, a 10up employee and guest committer to WordPress. Hou-Sandi is a leader in the community and has contributed heavily to the UI (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…)
The official BuddyPress Test Drive site, located at testbp.org, had been around since the early days of BuddyPress before it was taken down. Testbp.org was always running the latest version of BuddyPress and served as a place where users could try out the plugin in a live environment. Three years (more…)
Nearly a year ago, Chris Wallace proposed that the WordPress core adopt a CSS Preprocessor to help move admin UI CSS into the future. Including a CSS preprocessor allows developers to speed up tasks with the use of variables in stylesheets. Variables will make tasks like reskinning the WordPress admin (more…)
The BuddyPress Default Theme passed away at his home in the BuddyPress trunk on November 13, 2013, surrounded by family. BP Default is predeceased by his parents and relatives, the 1.1 themes, the wire, and the status components. Born on February 16th, 2010, during the golden era of BuddyPress 1.2, (more…)