Jetpack 3.4 Adds Protection Against Brute Force Attacks

Last August, Automattic acquired Parka, LLC, the makers of the BruteProtect security tool for WordPress, with the goal of integrating its features into Jetpack. The services provided in BruteProtect Pro were subsequently offered for free. Jetpack 3.4 was released today with brute force protection available to users via a new (more…)

WordCamp St Louis 2015 Featured Image

This past weekend, more than 300 people attended WordCamp St. Louis, MO, 2015 on the campus of Washington University. For more than half of the attendees, this was their first WordCamp. With four tracks going on at the same time, attendees had plenty of opportunities to learn. Great WiFi As (more…)

Version Control Featured Image

When VersionPress missed its crowdfunding goal by raising only 45% of $30K, I cited several contributing factors, including lack of trust, licensing confusion, and the campaign’s short length. The lead developer of VersionPress, Borek Bernard, shared the lessons he learned from running the campaign on the company’s blog. Bernard explains (more…)

Pods Framework Security Release Fixes Severe Vulnerability

Last week a blind SQL injection vulnerability was discovered in Yoast’s popular WordPress SEO plugin. Given the severity of the vulnerability and the fact that the plugin is installed on more than one million WordPress sites, the security team at WordPress.org pushed a forced update to mitigate the possibility of (more…)