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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…)

Joost De Valk who hosts the PressThis podcast recently conducted an interview with Mark Jaquith to discuss the future of WordPress. Mark is one of the core committers to the project so he would obviously know a thing or two with regards to the future direction of the software. During (more…)

Well, does it? I mentioned on Twitter that often times, when I hit the button to schedule a post, I freak out for about three seconds because I see the text that says Post Published. In my mind I’m thinking hey, I didn’t want to publish this post but have (more…)

I learned about this through WP Engineer where the CMS Awards for 2009 are now open for nominations. The total prize purse is $24,000 with each winner of their respective category taking a share of that money. The categories are as follows: Best Overall Open Source CMS Most Promising Open (more…)

For those interested in the handbook project that is just now getting off the ground, I highly encourage you to check out this latest post by Jane Wells on the WP Docs mailing list. A post about this will be published on the WordPress Dev blog in the near future. (more…)

During my chat with Jane Wells on episode 68 of WordPress Weekly, we spoke about a number of different topics, but one I wanted to put a little more focus on today was the developer chat. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to encourage people to join the (more…)

Earlier this morning, I pre ordered my copy (non-affiliate link) of the WordPress bible being written by Aaron Brazell also known as Technosailor. If anyone has been following Aaron on Twitter (@technosailor) you’ll know that he has been busy writing his hands off to finish the rest of the chapters (more…)

If you haven’t heard the news, WordPress 2.8.4 has been released to fix another security/annoying issue that was discovered the other night. According to the announcement, this is what happens: a specially crafted URL could be requested that would allow an attacker to bypass a security check to verify a (more…)