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BuddyPress 2.9 ‘La Lombarda’ named after a restaurant established in 1922 in the UK, is available for download. This release contains a handful of small improvements. BuddyPress legacy templates now have Aria labels that improves accessibility to layouts. Group invites are no longer sent to users that have already received (more…)

SiteLock Acquires Patchman's Malware and Vulnerability Detection Technology, Expands WordPress Customer Base to 4 Million

SiteLock, a website security company, has acquired Patchman, a Dutch security startup that offers automated vulnerability patching and malware removal for hosting providers. Prior to the acquisition SiteLock protected 6 million sites, with 2.2 million of them running on WordPress. The addition of Patchman extends SiteLock’s customer base to 12 (more…)

New Aztec Editor for WordPress Mobile Apps Now in Beta

WordPress’ iOS and Android apps will soon be getting a new editor. The appearance of the new editor, codenamed “Aztec,” is very similar to the old one but is light years ahead of its predecessor in both speed and reliability. Aaron Douglas, iOS engineer at Automattic, announced the open beta (more…)

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When WordPress 4.8 was released last month, it introduced TinyMCE functionality to the Text widget. Unfortunately, this caused issues for those who use Custom HTML as the Visual editor often strips out portions of the code. WordPress 4.8.1 Beta 1 is available for testing and addresses this problem by including a dedicated (more…)