Pakistan is Blocking Sites Hosted on WordPress.com

Local Pakistani news sources are reporting that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has demanded that local internet service providers block access to WordPress.com. Traffic originating from all major Pakistani ISPs will not be able to view sites hosted on WordPress.com. Self-hosted WordPress sites currently remain unaffected. An anonymous source told (more…)

WordCamp London 2015 Contributor Day in Photos

WordCamp London 2015 kicked off this morning with Contributor Day. 100 attendees convened at the graduate center on Holloway Road for a full day of giving back to WordPress, BuddyPress, and GlotPress. Contributors wrote and tested patches, created documentation, answered support questions, and collaborated on marketing materials.

Slack Releases Standalone App For Windows

After months of requests, Slack has released a standalone app for Windows. Until now, those on Windows machines could only use Slack through a browser. The app is fast and provides a similar user experience to its Mac counterpart. It works on Windows 7 and above, including the Windows 10 (more…)

Jetpack 3.4 Adds Protection Against Brute Force Attacks

Last August, Automattic acquired Parka, LLC, the makers of the BruteProtect security tool for WordPress, with the goal of integrating its features into Jetpack. The services provided in BruteProtect Pro were subsequently offered for free. Jetpack 3.4 was released today with brute force protection available to users via a new (more…)

WordCamp St Louis 2015 Featured Image

This past weekend, more than 300 people attended WordCamp St. Louis, MO, 2015 on the campus of Washington University. For more than half of the attendees, this was their first WordCamp. With four tracks going on at the same time, attendees had plenty of opportunities to learn. Great WiFi As (more…)

Version Control Featured Image

When VersionPress missed its crowdfunding goal by raising only 45% of $30K, I cited several contributing factors, including lack of trust, licensing confusion, and the campaign’s short length. The lead developer of VersionPress, Borek Bernard, shared the lessons he learned from running the campaign on the company’s blog. Bernard explains (more…)