Sarah Gooding

Automattic Sponsors Let's Encrypt Initiative

Last November the Electronic Frontier Foundation announced Let’s Encrypt, a new free and open certificate authority for the public. The initiative aims to make trusted certificates available to anyone at no cost. The idea behind Let’s Encrypt is to transition as many domains as possible from HTTP to HTTPS by (more…)

Give: A New Free Donations Plugin for WordPress

The new Give WordPress plugin launched this week on WordPress.org. As far as donation plugins go, this one is making a big splash with its 0% commission charge approach. Any site using the plugin can collect 100% of the donations given, as opposed to online donation sites that generally keep (more…)

Git and WordPress: 3 Tips to Do It Better

This post was contributed by guest author Peter Suhm. Peter is a web developer from the Land of the Danes. He is the creator of WP Pusher and a huge travel addict, bringing his work along with him as he goes.   This article is based on a few ideas, (more…)

FBI Warns of ISIL Defacement Attacks on WordPress Sites

The FBI issued a public service announcement today, warning concerning WordPress website attacks being carried out by individuals sympathetic to the Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL) a.k.a. Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS). The perpetrators of these attacks are defacing sites across various platforms such as news organizations, (more…)

Gridsby: A Beautiful Free WordPress Theme for Photographers

When ModernThemes launched its site with a dozen free WordPress themes last year, founders Robbie Grabowski and Mike Driscoll committed to getting all of their themes listed on WordPress.org following positive feedback from the community. At that time many of their themes had issues that would preclude them from being (more…)

ThemeReview.co Expands Services to Include Plugin Reviews

ThemeReview.co partners Emil Uzelac and Justin Tadlock announced over the weekend that the service is expanding to include plugin reviews. The professional theme review service launched at the beginning of January and has been growing steadily, thanks in part to strategic recommendations from Envato and StudioPress. Uzelac and Tadlock are (more…)

Add a Favorite Button to Any WordPress Post Type

Twitter users have often asked the question: “What does it mean to favorite a tweet?” The act of favoriting can communicate any number of things depending on the context, such as bookmarking, agreeing, showing support, or responding to a mention. UK researchers studying the favoriting feature on Twitter discovered that (more…)