Earlier today, I read an article that took all of the hard work volunteers completed for inclusion into WordPress 3.8 and flushed it down the toilet. The main reason for their criticism is that WordPress is boring. The software is not changing enough to keep pace with competitors such as (more…)

WordPress 3.7 made big strides towards helping users create stronger passwords with the new password strength meter, powered by the zxcvbn library. Despite having this excellent tool available, many users have admitted that they are in fact too lazy to come up with a strong password and would prefer to (more…)

Chris Lema recently published a great article that in my opinion, really shines a light on the positive aspects of the WordPress community as a whole. Chris calls it “Approachable WordPress”. In his story he describes how easy it is to approach anyone in the WordPress community, regardless of their (more…)

A few days ago, we mentioned an article by WPShout.com that explained how to find live examples of WordPress powered sites using themes. Today, I wanted to share a new site that’s been launched called WordPress by Example. It’s a WordPress specific search engine designed to showcase sites using themes (more…)

Fifteen years ago, I was living life as a teenager. I didn’t play sports in high school nor did the typical things high school kids do. Instead, I was a computer junky or a nerd as some people called me. I had my very own computer handed down to me (more…)

WPTavern was founded in 2008 and since that time, we’ve published close to 1,500 articles discussing all things WordPress. I’ve made it a habit to use the logo of any site I link to, as the first image presented in the article. After five years, the WPTavern media library is (more…)

WPLift.com has published a cool post that looks into the dark economy surrounding WordPress. That is, those who use WordPress in nefarious ways for profit. Examples include spammers, those who buy automated blog comments, hackers, and the unethical practice of reselling GPL products using trademarks and branding.