Sarah Gooding

New Plugin Adds Emoji Reactions to the BuddyPress Activity Stream

Three weeks ago, a discussion about the possibility of adding emoji reactions to BuddyPress core turned into a heated conversation in the #BuddyPress Slack channel. The topic was inspired by the new BP Reactions plugin, which recently landed on WordPress.org. This experimental plugin, created by BuddyPress core developer Mathieu Viet, (more…)

Crochet Your Own Wapuu with this Free Pattern

Just when you thought Wapuu had reached all corners of the globe, the friendly WordPress mascot has now invaded the world of handicrafts with a free crochet pattern for anyone up to the challenge. Siyana Raykovska, creator of Totally Hooked, a handmade toys e-commerce site, released the pattern on her (more…)

Jetpack Launches New Developer Code Reference

The Jetpack team launched developer.jetpack.com this week, a searchable code reference for actions, filters, and features found in the plugin. Although Jetpack is developed to be highly extensible, up until now there was no centralized place for developers to find documentation. The reference features new hooks added in the most (more…)

Themeforest Author Parallelus Acquires UpThemes

UpThemes co-founder Chris Wallace announced this week that the theme company has been acquired by Andy Wilkerson of Parallelus, a successful Themeforest author. The two met at PressNomics and worked out a deal for the sale of everything related to UpThemes, including some unreleased themes and the managed hosting business (more…)

Jetpack 4.0.3 Patches a Critical XSS Vulnerability

Jetpack 4.0.3 is a security release that contains an important fix for a critical vulnerability that has been present in the plugin since version 2.0, released in 2012. According to Jetpack team member Sam Hotchkiss, a stored XSS vulnerability was found in the way that some Jetpack shortcodes are processed, (more…)