WordPress

Now that the WordPress plugin competition for 2009 is complete, Ozh has published his reviews of each plugin that was entered into the competition. Some of his reviews mention particular security issues that were discovered along with some shoddy coding. Once I read his reviews, it occurred to me that (more…)

On the WordPress Hackers Mailing list, Ptah Dunbar recently proposed an idea that I think is pretty cool and would be a time saver for developers and custom installers called Installation Profiles. Installation profiles could automatically pre configure WordPress with a set of activated plugins, change the default activated theme (more…)

Over the weekend, some big news was published on the SimplePie development blog where it was announced that development for the RSS Parser would cease effective immediately. While the first version of SimplePie was built ontop of MagpieRSS, it quickly became the de-facto RSS/Atom parsing software for PHP. WordPress uses (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Randy Hoyt, author of the blog, RandyHoyt.com. He’s also the founder of Web development firm Amesbury Web. The recent attacks on older versions of WordPress have made security a hot topic in the community. There has been finger-pointing and mud-slinging from many (more…)

This weeks meeting covered basic image editing which is being worked on by Andrew Ozz, Gallery improvements, embeds, and the possibility of a new supported legacy branch of WordPress. The chat heavily focused on the topic of handling gallery improvements along with the use of photo albums. This is a (more…)

Much has been said in recent weeks regarding WordPress upgrades, security, and responsibility. While I still think end users are the ones responsible for what happens regarding their WordPress powered site, I do think there are areas of improvement that the WordPress team should consider. The following is a list (more…)

I fired up my local server today and installed the latest version of WordPress 2.9 and was surprised to see the basic image editing tools already available in the media library. I decided that the best way to display them in action was through video which also gave me another (more…)

This weeks meeting consisted of an agenda that was light to non existent. However, we still managed to find some things to talk about such as the addition of changed files that are linked to in a release post, quite a few issues dealing with the plugin repository and more. (more…)

Over the weekend, news quickly spread throughout the WordPress community of a worm that was taking advantage of older versions of WordPress. I found out about the problem through Lorelle’s twitter account where she linked to an article on her blog covering the details of the attack. Mark Ghosh of (more…)

The folks over at Sitepoint.com have released episode 25 of their podcast which features an interview with Matt Mullenweg. The interview contains news and tidbits related to WordPress development, some hints as to what we can look forward to in WordPress 2.9, three major issues that are bouncing around Matts (more…)

Before the September 3rd WordPress development meeting took place, Mark Jaquith added some interesting items to the meeting agenda that specifically addressed commercial plugin authors and the guidelines of the repository. Mark had conversed with Matt Mullenweg and the decision was that there was not much to talk about. Matt (more…)