The Electronic Frontier Foundation is reporting that Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com has joined two lawsuits in federal court under Section 512(f) of the DMCA. Section 512(f) is the provision that allows users to hold people accountable when they make false infringement accusations.

Stargazer Theme By Justin Tadlock

Justin Tadlock, creator of Theme Hybrid, released his new Stargazer parent theme to the public today. Stargazer is what Tadlock calls a “design-specific parent theme.” It’s based on the latest, not-yet-released version 2.0 of the Hybrid Core framework. Like many other WordPress parent themes, Stargazer houses all the functionality and (more…)

In this episode, we did something a little different. Instead of reviewing the headlines by ourselves, Tom McFarlin chimed in sharing his opinions on the headlines of the week. After going through the news, we spent some time getting to know Tom while finding out what happened at 8bit, what (more…)

For the second year in a row, WordPress advent calendar will be hosting their WordPress Snippets til Christmas campaign. Started in 2012, the WordPress Snippets til Christmas features a number of useful WordPress code snippets from members of the community. Submissions for 2013 are now open and don’t have to (more…)

Flounder: A Free WordPress Theme with Colorful Post Formats

Let me introduce you to Flounder, a beautiful new blogging theme that landed in the WordPress Theme Directory this week. Created through the collaborative efforts of WordPress UI/UX designers Mel Choyce and Kelly Dwan, Flounder is a fully responsive theme with a colorful design for post formats. The theme is (more…)

Justin Tadlock Joins the WordPress Theme Review Team

The WordPress Theme Review team is welcoming Justin Tadlock as an admin. Justin is signing on to help with the final audits of new themes that have been approved during the review process. Creator of Theme Hybrid and co-author of Professional WordPress Plugin Development, Tadlock knows WordPress theming inside and (more…)

Barry Abrahamson, the CTO of WordPress.com, was recently interviewed by the folks over at Frantic.com during their Frantic Day event. While the interview didn’t contain any brand new information, I thought Barry’s response to the question “How do you see the future of Content Management Systems. What will change and (more…)

“Have you emptied your cache?” If you’re a developer, you’ve probably asked your clients this question hundreds of times. It’s not easy to determine if your client has actually cleared his cache. Trying to troubleshoot this issue can eat up a lot of time, especially if you’re going back and (more…)

WordPress 3.8 Beta 1 was released tonight right on schedule. The release haiku pays tribute to the new features-as-plugins approach to core development: Alphabet soup of Plugins as features galore The future is here In stark contrast to 3.7, where many of the greatest improvements were under the hood, WordPress (more…)

A few days ago, we published a list of plugins and services that can be used as alternatives to the modules shipped with Jetpack. While creating that post, it became obvious how much trouble it would be to avoid the convenience that Jetpack offers. Automattic employee Jeremy Herve, who works (more…)