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In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I discuss the news of the week, including a big move for VersionPress as it transitions into an open source project. We provide an update on the development status of bbPress and BuddyPress. We also share details of a critical security (more…)

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Borek Bernard and Jan Voráček, creators of VersionPress, announced that they’re transitioning the plugin into a free, open source project hosted on GitHub. In addition, they are releasing VersionPress 3.0 Beta, the first version released under the new model. Open Source Is the Way Forward In a post on the (more…)

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VersionPress, a version control plugin for WordPress, has raised $400K in seed funding from five investors, led by Credo Ventures based in Prague. In July of 2014, VersionPress conducted a crowdfunding campaign to raise $30K. However, the team raised only 45% of the $30,000 funding goal. The team pressed on (more…)

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In mid 2014, Borek Bernard and Jan Voráček from the Czech Republic, launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund the development of VersionPress. VersionPress is a version control plugin for WordPress. It keeps the whole site in a Git repository enabling things like site-wide reverts, safe updates, and easy staging. Despite (more…)

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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…)

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VersionPress, the plugin that allows you to revert changes to a site without having to restore a backup, is being released to early backers. Near the middle of 2014, VersionPress creators Borek Bernard and Jan Voráček created a crowdfunding campaign asking for $30K. The campaign started off on a rocky (more…)

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The crowdfunding campaign for VersionPress has concluded and unfortunately, they’ve come up short. The team raised just 45% of the $30,000 funding goal. Despite not hitting the goal, Borek Bernard has announced they will self-fund the rest of the development while leaving open the possibility to work with a third-party (more…)

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When I wrote about the VersionPress project and campaign last week, a major sticking point with people was whether the project would be licensed under the GPL. After a few consultation emails and deliberation, the developers have decided the plugin will be 100% GPL licensed. When we set off with (more…)

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Marcus Couch and I were joined by VersionPress developer, Borek Bernard, to give us the scoop on not only the VersionPress campaign, but what the aim is for the plugin. He answered several questions, including the controversy surrounding the indecision of whether or not the plugin will be open-source licensed. (more…)

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When WordPress 3.7 introduced automatic updates, a segment of users pushed back arguing they should be opt-in instead of opt-out. The main concern being that a website administrator wouldn’t have any time to test the update to make sure it doesn’t break anything. Several users said they would be fine (more…)