In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I travel to Singapore to interview Lester “GaMerZ” Chan. Chan has 23 different plugins in the plugin directory, amassing an incredible total download count of 12,241,325! This accounts for approximately 1.6% of all plugin downloads from the directory. Chan explains how (more…)
Customers who host sites with GoDaddy or Media Temple will see a new WordPress resource in their control panel. Thanks to a strategic partnership with WP101, GoDaddy and Media Temple customers can watch a 20-part WordPress 101 video tutorial series, directly within the WordPress dashboard. I reached out to WP101 (more…)
A few days ago, GoDaddy quietly removed the ability to submit a trouble ticket or an email to receive support. This was verified through the GoDaddy Help twitter account. @mistical We did discontinue our email support. However, we do offer live chat now. It can be accessed here: http://t.co/HFw77fAJTh ^KJ (more…)
A few days ago on Twitter, I noticed an interesting tweet by Themelab inquiring about the W.org domain. Since when did @WordPress get the http://t.co/t8ZkKybZ0w domain? Just noticed it. — Theme Lab (@themelab) January 28, 2014 Matt Mullenweg has a history of acquiring great domains. In 2009 he announced he (more…)
As Marcus Couch hinted at back on November 27th, 2013, GoDaddy has entered the Managed WordPress hosting space. Plans start at $6.29 per month and include DDoS protection, firewalls, automatic updates and an easy one-click migration tool. GoDaddy states that their service will have blistering speed and guaranteed 99.9% uptime. (more…)
Love them or hate them, it appears that GoDaddy.com is about to throw down and enter the managed WordPress hosting arena. What is your reaction to the news?
I think this is the first episode of WordPress Weekly ever that I flew solo the entire episode. That’s why it was so short today. I’m not use to flying solo so bare with the mumbling I did that makes up most of the episode. I talked about some of (more…)
Over the weekend, numerous users on GoDaddy shared webhosting accounts reported that their sites had been hacked with injected malware. Neowin.net was able to get a hold of GoDaddy’s security expert Todd Redfoot who explained what happened: GoDaddy reassures customers that the attack was via WordPress and not an attack (more…)