While many WordPress GSoC projects have focused on improving the core, Mert Yazicioglu submitted a proposal for enhancing profiles on WordPress.org. Although other aspects of WordPress.org have received design and feature updates, the profiles haven’t quite kept pace. As a plugin developer and core contributor, Mert wanted developers to be (more…)

WordPress 3.7 is right around the corner with the beta out this weekend and the official release coming in mid-October. This release has a strong focus on improving WordPress security and includes automatic updates to help installs stay up to date with maintenance and security releases. If you install the (more…)

At a recent local WordPress meetup I attended, I went through an experience that is becoming the norm. That is, trying to explain WordPress to those who have either never used it, or were just getting started. It used to be the most difficult thing for me to explain to (more…)

What would you think about the possibility of WordPress being able to keep track of code changes made in the dashboard theme and plugin editors? Any mistakes you make could easily be reversed using the new revision viewer introduced in WordPress 3.6. Should this feature be added to the core? (more…)

Last year John O’Nolan caused quite a stir when he announced that he intended to fork WordPress to create Ghost, a new open source blogging platform. O’Nolan posted his proposed designs for Ghost on his website, originally intending for it to be a minimalist concept of WordPress with a blog-oriented (more…)

Emil Uzelac is a freelance WordPress designer and developer who has been reviewing WordPress themes for the past three years. He and other team members have been blazing through theme approvals and setting records this month on wordpress.org. Recently, I had the chance to chat with him about what it’s (more…)

WordPress 3.6.1 has been pushed out the door. This release comes 42 days after WordPress 3.6 was made available on August 1st. This is a maintenance package that contains bug and security fixes. You can find more information about this version via the Codex. If you don’t see any upgrade (more…)

Everyone has been waiting on the edge of their seats for the Pressgram app to be accepted in the app store and today it finally happened. Billed as “An Image Sharing App Built for an Independent Web”, Pressgram has received some major national attention, given its direct confrontation of the (more…)

As was stated by Matt Mullenweg in his State Of The Word 2013 at WordCamp San Francisco, one of the goals for WordPress was to perform automatic updates similar to the Chrome browser. That is, perform automatic updates without breaking anything to the point where you don’t even know the (more…)