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Last week’s big news was the launch of the Pressgram app which allows you to publish filtered photos to your WordPress blog. Soon after the launch, controversy sprung up concerning Pressgram’s terms of service, proprietary license and security.

It started November 28th, 1999 before WordPress.com was even an idea. It was on this date that Xanga launched an alpha version of their product. Before blogging really took off, there were these things called portals. Portals were websites dedicated to specific topics. To make a long story short, portals (more…)

Everyone has been waiting on the edge of their seats for the Pressgram app to be accepted in the app store and today it finally happened. Billed as “An Image Sharing App Built for an Independent Web”, Pressgram has received some major national attention, given its direct confrontation of the (more…)

Hello WordPress Tavern readers! Some of you may know me as a word wrangling WordPress writer from WPMU.org, where I spent the last four years writing about everything from WordPress and BuddyPress news to theme and product reviews, tutorials, and everything in between. Today, however, I’m excited to announce that (more…)

Over the week-end, I received an email from Mollom notifying me that they had discovered a security breach. According to their official blog post on the matter, the breach was discovered on August 21st. Mollom is a service managed by Acquia, a commercial open source software company providing products, services, (more…)

If you’ve been scouring the web for WordPress specific images to use as your desktop background, have a look at WP-Wallpaper. The site doesn’t have a huge variety of images to choose from now but over the course of the next few months, I think that will change. I reached (more…)

The official WordPress Job board was recently relaunched with a brand new design. Considering the site has existed since 2007 and has not seen very much in the way of upgrades since then, I thought it would be interesting to hear from Scott Reilly and Mel Choyce if there were (more…)

Photocrati, the company behind NextGen Gallery has hired on a lead happiness engineer. Edward Caissie who is better known throughout the WordPress community as JellyBeen was the person hired into the position. The hiring couldn’t have come at a better time considering how many people have NOT been happy with (more…)

Microlancer, an Envato owned company has recently added a WordPress category for users needing work done to their WordPress site. The site has been in private beta since April of 2013 and helps build a bridge between freelancers and clients. The site currently has three different WordPress service categories available, (more…)

There is a new up and coming AB Split testing service for WordPress called WP-ABTesting that aims to help you optimize websites based on data, not opinions. Anytime I’ve heard of anyone wanting an A/B testing plugin, I’ve referred them to ShrimpTest by Mitcho and Automattic however, it appears that (more…)