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In the course of a year, a lot of things happen in the WordPress ecosystem and in 2014, the Tavern published over 900 posts. I’ve created a list of headlines from the first-half of 2014 where you can see the progression of stories, businesses, and products at a glance. The (more…)

Varying Vagrant Vagrants Adopts Open Source MIT License

Varying Vagrant Vagrants 1.2.0 was released last week after nine months in development. As of VVV 1.2.0, new instances of VVV will have the database entirely contained inside the virtual machine, as opposed to previous versions where it was mapped to a persistent local location. VVV project leader Jeremy Felt (more…)

Historic WordPress Project Seeks Contributors

Have you ever wondered what WordPress looked like back in the early days, before it was used by millions of website around the web? Ryan Hellyer has created a series of static representations of the very early versions of WordPress. The Historic WordPress project aims to showcase both the frontend (more…)

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WordSesh 3 took the WordPress world by storm over the weekend. With more than 3,000 unique viewers, the event attracted roughly three times the number of people who attended WordCamp Europe 2014. This makes WordSesh one of the largest WordPress events of the year. WordSesh is essentially an online WordCamp (more…)

phpBB .com Compromised Featured Image, which hosts the popular open source forum software phpBB, has been compromised. On Dec. 14th, members of the development team discovered several web servers that power the website were compromised and immediately suspended operations. Users are not at risk as the phpBB software is not affected. According to an (more…)

Menu Customizer Now in Development for WordPress 4.2

WordPress 4.1 was released just yesterday, but core contributors are already planning and working towards 4.2. The Menu Customizer feature plugin is back in development and contributors are hoping to have it ready for inclusion in 4.2. Nick Halsey, who originally started the Menu Customizer work as part of his (more…)

Concept Image Shows Redesign of User Profiles

Open source projects rely on contributions from both paid and non-paid volunteers. As a project gets larger, there are more ways to contribute. Displaying a user’s contributions is a great way to show off a person’s impact to the project. Like WordPress, provides a profile page for registered users. (more…)