For the second time in two years, Dan Tynans website, eSarcasm.com has been hacked, this time with code that redirected referrals from Google, Yahoo and other search engines to Viagra ad sites. After conducting a thorough security review with Code Garage.com, an online security scanning website similar to Securi, they (more…)
DynamicWP has put together a list of 11 plugins that are especially helpful for writers using WordPress. One of the nifty plugins from that list that I discovered is AP Style Dates And Times. This plugin automatically abbreviates times and months according to the AP Style guide. The second resource (more…)
In what seems like forever since the last major release of WordPress, 3.4 Beta 1 has been released. You should know the routine by now. Don’t run beta software in a production environment. Instead, set up a local install or a mirrored copy somewhere else for testing. If you encounter (more…)
Sometimes, the most difficult task at hand when operating a website is locating the documentation that helps solve a problem. For those of you who have been looking for a WordPress Multisite reference book to help get you started, Mika Epstein and Andrea Rennick have co-authored a book specifically for (more…)
Thanks to Pinterest, many websites think it’s cool to provide the ability to infinitely scroll down a page. Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a variety of tutorials that explain how you can add this functionality to WordPress themes. However, I’m wondering if this is just one of those (more…)
WPBeginner has published an article that explains how they used the WP Favorite Posts plugin to give one of their clients a “personalized library” for their users which allowed them to favorite videos that they could watch repeatedly. In the article, they also explain how to use the plugin to (more…)
It was announced earlier today that that BuddyPress 1.5.5 is now available for download. This is considered a maintenance release which addresses 14 issues, some of which are security related. Congrats to the team and I hope you had a blast at WordCamp Netherlands Paul Gibbs.
Plugin authors need to take serious notice of a recent phishing attack that is aimed specifically at plugin authors. Ipstenu, one of the volunteer WordPress.org support forum moderators has published a forum thread warning others that responding to the email wouldn’t be a good idea. The way in which this (more…)