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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…)

CartoDB FeaturedImage

WordPress.com now supports oEmbeds for CartoDB, a tool used to create and share interactive maps. Simply copy and paste a CartoDB map URL into the WordPress.com post editor and a live preview will display. Here’s an example of a map using the standard HTML embed code. According to an announcement (more…)

Harmonic: A Bold Free WordPress Theme for Artists and Bloggers

If you like designs that feature stunning, fullscreen background images, then Automattic’s latest free theme release is a prime candidate for your next blog redesign. Harmonic recently landed on WordPress.org and is rapidly closing in on 3,000 downloads. This theme puts the spotlight on your images and content. Harmonic’s striking (more…)

Auberge: A Beautiful Free Restaurant Theme for WordPress

Restaurant themes don’t often land in the WordPress Themes Directory. In fact, there are barely a dozen listed among the 3,000+ themes on WordPress.org. One problem with many commercial restaurant themes is that they are usually marketed as a complete package with everything built into the theme, including menu management. (more…)

How Important is Jetpack on WordPress' Road to 50% Market Share?

This past weekend, 250 professionals gathered in Phoenix, Arizona for Pressnomics, a three-day event focused on entrepreneurship in the WordPress economy. During the last day, attendees had the opportunity to watch Pagely CEO Joshua Strebel interview Matt Mullenweg. Although the session wasn’t recorded, the audience tweeted out the highlights of (more…)

WordPress Weekly Featured Image

In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I discuss a number of topics. We give you a heads up on the latest round of attacks taking advantage of vulnerabilities in the Revolution Slider plugin. We congratulate John James Jacoby on successfully reaching his crowdfunding goal. We talk about (more…)