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Udacity Launches Free Web Accessibility Course Built by Google

Udacity, an online education site, has launched a free web accessibility course built by Google. The site previously provided university-style courses, but is now focusing on its “Nanodegree programs,” offering courses and tracks created in partnership with industry leaders. The new “Web Accessibility: Developing with Empathy” course lasts for approximately (more…)

WordCamp US 2016 Speaker Applications Now Open

The wheels are already turning for WordCamp US 2016, which will be held in Philadelphia, PA, December 2-4. Tickets went on sale just days after the 2015 event concluded and today organizers opened speaker applications. Speakers should be prepared to present to a large audience. The inaugural WordCamp US sold (more…)

ThinkWP Releases First Trailer of Upcoming 50-Minute Documentary on the French WordPress Community

Deborah Donnier and Emilie Lebrun, creators of ThinkWP, are producing a 50-minute documentary to promote the WordPress community and its ecosystem in France. The team plans to interview entrepreneurs and enthusiasts in several French cities, including Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, and Biarritz. ThinkWP has titled its upcoming documentary “Why (more…)

WordPress 4.5.3 Fixes 7 Security Issues

WordPress 4.5.3 was released today to fix seven important security issues that affect 4.5.2 and prior versions. Automatic background updates are already rolling out and all users are advised to update immediately. The release patches the following security issues: Redirect bypass in the customizer (reported by Yassine Aboukir) Two different (more…)

Endurance International Group Featured Image

Endurance International Group or EIG owns a number of popular webhosting companies, including Bluehost, HostGator, and A Small Orange. It’s also an investor in Automattic, parent company of WordPress.com. While I’ve read and heard a number of complaints from people in the WordPress community about EIG owned companies, I’ve never (more…)

New WordPress Plugin Tests for TLS 1.2 Compatibility

Jason Coleman, creator of the popular Paid Memberships Pro plugin, published a post today, warning users that many payment gateways will soon require TLS 1.2. The encryption protocol secures communication between the server and customers’ browsers so that things like credit card numbers and addresses can be transferred safely. Coleman (more…)