Reimagining the WordPress Themes Directory

The WordPress Themes Directory currently hosts 2,140 themes, with 85,619,197 downloads and counting. No commercial theme shop can boast these kinds of numbers. The aggregate quality of themes listed here is second to none due to the strict theme guidelines and the dedicated Theme Review Team volunteers. Despite being the (more…)

WordPress Weekly returns this Friday with special guest Matt Mullenweg. The last time Matt appeared on WordPress Weekly was July 16th, 2010. Needless to say, we’ll have a lot of catching up to do. Among some of the topics I plan on discussing with Matt are: The plugins as features (more…)

The speaker schedule for WordSesh 2 has been published. The event begins Saturday, December 7, 2013. 00:00 – 24:00 UTC. If you don’t know how to convert your current time into UTC time, visit Worldtimeserver.com. WordSesh is the equivalent of a virtual WordCamp. Speakers from across the world will gather (more…)

Osirt, a malware security company is reporting that the WordPress theme OptimizePress contains a significant security vulnerability. According to the security bulletin published a few days ago, the problem lies within the Media-upload.php file. When a browser loads this file within the theme, the media upload screen appears. From here, (more…)

You may have seen Cloudup links floating around here and there on Twitter. Though still in private beta, Cloudup now has expanded resources since being acquired by Automattic. In case you haven’t tried it yet, Cloudup allows you to easily share images, links, videos, code, documents and more. When you (more…)

Industry Night with Marcus Couch

WordPress Plugin authors like Evan Herman are my favorite kind of developers. He loves the WordPress community to a degree that when he gives his contact information, he always includes his WordPress.org user name! I would classify Evan as a “lunch bucket” type of developer. The kind of guy that (more…)