Postmatic Launches 100% Email-Based Commenting for WordPress

Postmatic publicly launched its email-based commenting service today and is now officially out of beta. The free plugin aims to increase comment engagement by allowing readers to subscribe to new posts/comments via email and leave comments by simply hitting reply. Postmatic also launched a commercial service alongside version 1.0. For (more…)

WP REST API Version 2.0 Beta 1 Released

Contributors on the WP REST API project have released version 2.0 beta 1, named after Simpsons character Ralph Wiggum. This release is not backwards compatible with version 1, but project lead Ryan McCue assured developers that it is a direct continuation and that the fundamentals of the API haven’t changed. (more…)

Events Hub Featured Image

There are a variety of WordPress events that take place around the world where users learn WordPress in person. Some are WordCamps, meetups, and others are WordPress specific but don’t use the WordCamp branding. Until now, there has not been an easy way to see all WordPress events on one (more…)

WordPress 4.2.1 Released to Patch Comment Exploit Vulnerability

This morning we reported on an XSS vulnerability in WordPress 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, and 3.9.3, which allows an attacker to compromise a site via its comments. The security team quickly patched the vulnerability and released 4.2.1 within hours of being notified. WordPress’ official statement on the security issue: The WordPress (more…)

Do WordPress.org Themes Need a Changelog?

Over the weekend, Theme Review Team member Jose Castaneda posted a proposal to add change logs to themes hosted on WordPress.org. The discussion has been on the table for years, but renewed interest in change logs is surfacing for the upcoming 4.3 and 4.4 release cycles. Adding changelogs to themes (more…)

Story.am Relaunches, Now 100% Free

Nick Haskins launched Story.am earlier this year as a hosted storytelling platform that offers all the features of Aesop Story Engine. Initially, the platform was only available to paying customers, but this week Haskins announced that Story.am is now available to everyone for free. The platform had not received much (more…)