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If you’ve ever clicked on a URL to WP.org and ended up on WPBeginner.com within the past two years, you’re not alone. It routinely happens on discussion forums like the Advanced WordPress Facebook group and Twitter where referencing WP.org turns into a link to WPBeginner.com. A great example occurred in (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…)

The .blog Domain Extension Is Now Open to Registrars

Today marks a moment in internet history, as the very first .blog domain is now operational on WordPress.com. Knock Knock, WHOIS There, a subsidiary of Automattic, launched Nic.blog today to begin getting registrars to sign up to sell the new TLD. Automattic won the rights to oversee the sale and (more…)

Wes Bos Launches Free React.js + Redux Online Course

Wes Bos, a developer and educator known for his high quality video tutorials, has just launched a free online course for building JavaScript apps with React.js and Redux. The 2.5 hour Learn Redux course includes 20 videos that guide developers through building an example ‘Reduxstagram’ app to present the core (more…)

Happytables Pivots to Provide Restaurant Analytics and Insights

Happytables is changing from being a platform that hosts restaurant websites to one that provides analytics and insights by tapping into apps that restaurants are already using to promote their businesses. The company uses WordPress as a command center for the application that communicates with various restaurant-tech APIs to deliver (more…)