Sarah Gooding

Google Fonts Gets a Redesign

Google Fonts is sporting a fresh new design that makes it much easier to browse. The catalog of free and open source fonts first launched in 2010 with 14 fonts and has grown to host more than 800 today. In addition to being viewed across the web over 15 billion (more…)

Canapé: An Elegant Free Restaurant Theme for WordPress

There is nothing worse than visiting a restaurant website and having to download a PDF in order to view the menu, especially when browsing on mobile. This is one of the most clunky, inconvenient experiences on the web. Unfortunately, when visitors encounter a PDF menu, it’s often because restaurant owners (more…)

Shiny Updates Approved for Partial Merge Into WordPress 4.6

The Shiny Updates project was approved for partial merge today during an additional meeting designated for reviewing improvements added within the last week. A decision was expected last week but was delayed after contributors discovered that the plugin required three more audits to be ready for merge. Drew Jaynes completed (more…)

Finding WordPress in the Post-Print News Era

For the first time in history, more Americans are working for online publications than for traditional print newspapers. In his report on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, NiemanLab’s Joseph Lichterman succinctly summarizes the slow death of the American newspaper: It’s safe to assume that newspaper jobs will (more…)

Critical Vulnerability Patched in EWWW Image Optimizer Plugin

Yesterday the security team at Wordfence disclosed a critical remote code execution vulnerability in the EWWW Image Optimizer to Shane Bishiop, the plugin’s author. Bishop acted quickly to patch the plugin and an update was pushed out to WordPress.org users this morning. According to Wordfence, the vulnerability affects multisite WordPress (more…)

WordCamp Belfast Set for October 2016, Tickets Now on Sale

Earlier this year the organizers of WordPress meetup groups in Belfast and Dublin started collaborating on hosting WordCamps with a shared leadership team. The inaugural WordCamp Belfast is now set for October 1-2, 2016, and an event in Dublin is tentatively scheduled for April 2017. The conference will be held (more…)

ButterBean Post Meta Box Framework Now in Beta

Justin Tadlock announced this week that his new ButterBean post meta box framework is now in beta. The framework is object-oriented and built on Backbone.js and Underscore.js. Although the WordPress development community has already produced several post meta frameworks, ButterBean was created for a very specific use case: custom post (more…)