Today was an important day for moving forward on the WordPress 3.8 project schedule. The merge window is now closed for new features, which means that all the main features included in this release are set. There were no surprises during the regularly scheduled WordPress development chat. All of the (more…)
On October 31st, Opera announced that it is shutting down My Opera on March 1, 2014. My Opera is a social network of sorts made up of blogs, email, and a place to discuss Opera with friends. While the initial concept was launched in 2001 and then expanded upon in (more…)
Tis the season for open source projects to work together and learn from one another. The Joomla community gave a warm welcome to Matt Mullenweg and Andrew Nacin at the Joomla World Conference, where Matt delivered a keynote address. This event opened up some interesting cross-platform discussions on development. The (more…)
The WordPress Android app received some significant updates this week, making it easier than ever to post on the go. As a long time Android user, I’ve seen the app go through many different stages. This update brings the most beautiful mobile experience to Android users so far. More Robust (more…)
Themify has announced that they have discovered and confirmed a vulnerability in their framework. The vulnerability stems from an unsecure file named themify-ajax.php. The fix was released on November 9th, 2012 but the auto upgrade process failed to delete the file. Themify states they have “recently received several reports of (more…)
WP DB Migrate is an awesome plugin created by Brad Touesnard. This plugin makes it easy to transfer the database contents between WordPress powered sites. While there is a Pro version of this plugin available, my experience was with the free version, hosted on the WordPress plugin repository.
The Twenty Fourteen project team, led by Lance Willett, is working like crazy to get the theme ready for the upcoming 3.8 release. The theme’s inclusion in 3.8 is dependent upon how many things can be accomplished during the crunch time before the merge window closes tomorrow. Since last week’s (more…)
Despite WordPress powering over 20% of the web, there are still a lot of static websites that could use a dynamic upgrade. In order for a static website to take advantage of WordPress it requires two things: A WordPress installation and a WordPress theme that looks like the static HTML (more…)
The WordPress Global Admin Search plugin, previously known as “Omnisearch”, is becoming a bigger project than it originally appeared to be. Searching the admin area of WordPress sounds so simple, right? But it turns out that search is a very nuanced feature that everyone has an opinion about. Last week (more…)
Cory Miller and the team at iThemes announced today that they are launching a new WordPress service into the market. iThemes Sync made its debut today, offering customers a way to manage WordPress core, theme and plugin updates from one centralized dashboard.
During Matt Mullenweg’s keynote speech at the Joomla World Conference this past weekend, he announced the date WordPress 3.8 would be released. The magical day is December 12th. It’s not that the release date was a secret, considering the project schedule was published before development got started. It’s just that (more…)
This past weekend Matt Mullenweg joined Joomla fans and contributors for the second Joomla World Conference in Boston, MA. Mullenweg gave the conference’s closing keynote on Sunday and shared some insights gained along the way on his journey with WordPress. During his presentation, Matt highlighted the mission of WordPress: Democratizing (more…)