Jeff Chandler

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UpdraftPlus, a popular WordPress backup plugin actively installed on more than 1 million sites has acquired the Easy Updates Manager plugin for an undisclosed amount. Easy Updates Manager disables core, theme, and plugin updates in WordPress and provides granular control over them. It was created in 2015, is actively installed (more…)

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Brian Gardner, founder of StudioPress. We talk about the past, present, and future of the company including various milestones such as the Genesis framework and merger with CopyBlogger Media in 2010. We also discuss the community surrounding StudioPress’ products (more…)

WordPress Turns 15 Years Old

WordPress, the free open source project, turns 15 years old today. Here is the comment that started it all. Mike Little's Comment In addition to celebrating 15 years as a successful software project, it's also a good opportunity to reflect on the number of people across the world who are (more…)

WordCamp Miami Celebrates Its 10th Consecutive Year March 16-18

WordCamp Miami is celebrating its 10th anniversary on March 16-18th. This year's event is organized by twelve people and organizers expect more than 800 people to attend. Speakers will arrive from Italy, Germany, London, Brazil, and other international locations to share their knowledge. In addition to a two-day Kids Camp (more…)

New Toolkit Simplifies the Process of Creating Gutenberg Blocks

Ahmad Awais, who created the Gutenberg Boilerplate last year, has released a Guten Block Toolkit. The toolkit substantially simplifies the creation of Gutenberg Blocks by providing no configuration, one dependency, and no lock-in. Awais created the toolkit after receiving feedback that configuring things like Webpack, React, ES 6/7/8/Next, ESLint, Babel (more…)

DesktopServer 3.8.4 Includes A Gift to the Community

DesktopServer has released version 3.8.4 of its local development software. This version includes a lot of refactored code, setting the foundation for faster updates in the future along with design-time plugins. One of the major changes in 3.8.4 is the use of the .dev.cc top level domain. Due to the (more…)

WordPress 4.9.2 Patches XSS Vulnerability

WordPress 4.9.2 has been released and patches a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the Flash fallback files in the MediaElement library. According to Ian Dunn, the Flash files are rarely needed and have been removed from WordPress. If you need access to the Flash fallback files, they can be obtained using (more…)