Just like making a run for the border for “bootleg fireworks” (YouTube it), we’re hauling a trunk full of potentially explosive WordPress Plugins that could either make you go “ooh and ahh”, or instead just blow up in your face. Make sure you test any new plugins on a staging (more…)

WPShout has announced the return of their webhosting review for 2013. Unlike other hosting reviews, this one contains no affiliate links and has user submitted data. It’s over two years since the inaugural Hosting Review, and it’s now time to update the results with some fresh data. A lot has (more…)

The following post was written by Erlend Sogge Heggen of jmonkeyengine.org. Erlend spends his copious amounts of spare time managing the jMonkeyEngine project, all the while sticking his nose into whatever open source projects left the door unlocked. He’s a veteran WP amalgamator, webmastering many a site as a hobbyist (more…)

The hills are alive with the sounds of plugins. Well, at least on the hill I live on. Welcome to another installment of what we like to call The Daily Plugin, where we plug you into the newest and most interesting plugins found in the WordPress Plugin Repository. Like we (more…)

Checkmarx, a company founded in 2006 that specializes in automated security code reviews has published a security vulnerability report on the top 50 plugins on the WordPress plugin repository. In the report published on June 18th, 2013 Checkmarx concluded that more than 20% of the 50 most popular WordPress plugins (more…)

Hope you had an enjoyable weekend. It’s time to start your week with another fresh batch of plugins from the WordPress Plugins Repository. As we venture into the details of each plugin, bear in mind that none of this text represents endorsements or official ratings. This is merely a sampling (more…)

Today is another high volume day for plugin submissions in the repository. It’s encouraging to see the growth of the submission flow over the course of several years. Not only do we see a big variety of new plugins in both the subject matter and functionality, but there are much (more…)

What is WPSessions and what is its goal? My main focus with WPSessions is to provide high quality content to help train the greater WordPress community. I’m hoping to accomplish this in two ways: 1) Pay expert presenters for their time so that I can curate high quality presentations on (more…)

I need your help diagnosing whether I have a hosting problem, a WordPress problem, or if the combination of the two are causing the problem. For starters, WPTavern is hosted on HostGator.com. I’ve had few problems over the years but within the past few months, I’ve had my share of (more…)

It’s time once again to put on your digital apron and join me in the heat of the WordPress Repository kitchen to see what new plugins have just finished baking. There are plenty of tasty bits of plugin technology awaiting us today, but before we bite into today’s menu let’s (more…)

In what I believe is the first time a managed WordPress hosting company has snatched up a competitor, Page.ly has acquired BlogDroid.com. The deal consisted entirely of cash with financial details not disclosed. BlogDroid customers will be moved over to the Page.ly hosting platform while Page.ly will obtain control over (more…)

For anyone that was using trunk which is the bleeding edge version of WordPress during 3.6 development you may have used a couple of new media fields that were added to the new Post Formats UI.  Those fields along with the Post Formats UI were yanked from core. If you’d (more…)