BruteProtect, the cloud-powered brute force attack prevention service that we wrote about back in July of 2013 has successfully closed a seed round of venture capital funding with a private angel investor in California. Jesse Friedman who previously worked for Astonish, has been hired on as the director of innovation. (more…)
Prospecting theme designers should take note of the nine WordPress design trends outlined by Rachel Adnyana of WPKube.com. Many of the trends on her list are carry overs from last year. Responsive is definitely not a trend but an expectation. Websites that are not responsive are at a serious disadvantage (more…)
Tom McFarlin has published an awesome blog post about developer’s tunnel vision. The gist of the post is that although Markdown is a simplified markup language that makes it easier to format and style content, it shouldn’t be forced onto users. In the post, Tom goes on to say: To (more…)
BuddyPress 1.9.2 was released today. This maintenance release includes two important security fixes related to group creation. It also adds a few improvements to WordPress menus integration, bp-default theme switching and theme compatibility. Today is also the beginning of the BuddyPress 2.0 development cycle. The plugin’s core contributors have finalized (more…)
The Widget Customizer plugin is now cleared for takeoff and will land in WordPress 3.9. During the core development meeting today, the plugin was approved to be merged into the WordPress trunk. The days of editing widgets blind will soon be over, as widget editing with live previews will now (more…)
As I was writing a post the other night, I mistakenly clicked the publish button thinking it would update the post. This sent me into panic mode. I watched the animated circle spinning endlessly as if it were laughing at me. Not knowing what to do, I clicked a few (more…)
You’ve probably heard the advice that you should delete old or unwanted plugins from your WordPress installation. Plugins are often on the forefront of WordPress housekeeping lists. This is probably due to the fact that on a normal WordPress site you’re usually running just one theme and then multiple, sometimes (more…)
On today’s Daily Plugin, Marcus Couch looks at plugins for Maps, Mobility, Menus, Money and Maintenance. Let’s get plugged in!
WiredTree, a webhosting company has become a WordCamp Pillar sponsor. The pillar sponsorship program is a package setup by WordCamp Central that enables businesses to sponsor multiple WordCamp events without having to go through the hassle of sponsoring them individually. WordCamp organizers will have a little less to worry about (more…)
Did you know that you can set up notifications for topics on WordPress.org? Sign in to your account and then navigate to your notifications by visiting: http://profiles.wordpress.org/username/profile/notifications/ Once you are there you can create new notifications by adding a search string for a topic that you’re interested in following. The (more…)
If you’re looking to learn more about running and maintaining your own membership site, this episode is for you! So sit back, grab a cold one and join me in my conversation with Dave Jackson from The School of Podcasting!
The folks at Site5 have just added a new theme to their growing collection of free WordPress themes. Moments is a new personal blogging theme that allows you to record your life with beautifully designed post formats. It also responds nicely to mobile devices. Features included in the Moments theme (more…)