It’s time once again to put on your digital apron and join me in the heat of the WordPress Repository kitchen to see what new plugins have just finished baking. There are plenty of tasty bits of plugin technology awaiting us today, but before we bite into today’s menu let’s (more…)

In what I believe is the first time a managed WordPress hosting company has snatched up a competitor, Page.ly has acquired BlogDroid.com. The deal consisted entirely of cash with financial details not disclosed. BlogDroid customers will be moved over to the Page.ly hosting platform while Page.ly will obtain control over (more…)

For anyone that was using trunk which is the bleeding edge version of WordPress during 3.6 development you may have used a couple of new media fields that were added to the new Post Formats UI.  Those fields along with the Post Formats UI were yanked from core. If you’d (more…)

Tell us who you are and what it is you’re doing these days. My name is Leland Fiegel. Some of you WordPress old timers might know me from my site called Theme Lab where I used to release a lot of free WordPress themes, along with tutorials on how to (more…)

Once again we scoop our hands into the repository in hopes of pulling out a few pearls. Today we have some very interesting new plugins that are worth checking out. As always, install these on a test site first before going live. These do not represent endorsements or ratings, but (more…)

  Last Friday, I took some time out my day to watch Toni Schneider, CEO Of Automattic give a presentation on working as a distributed company. His talk was part of a series called Secrets Of Silicon Valley presented by CreativeLive. Unfortunately, I can’t embed Toni’s presentation because it’s now (more…)

Here is a brief sampling of a few of the newest plugins released in the WordPress Plugin Repository. This is a daily plugin briefing only and does not reflect my endorsement or rating of plugins shown. Use at your own risk. Always test on a staging site for compatibility and (more…)

Week In WordPress is a weekly videocast covering the WordPress headlines of the week featuring different guest co-hosts. I had the pleasure of being on episode 2 with Brian Krogsgard of PostStat.us You can see links to all of the news stories we discussed via the SlocumStudio blog. I had (more…)

WordPress 3.5.2 just shipped and addresses a few security issues one of which was brought up around June 7th. The release also contains a few bug fixes as well. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a dedicated security release but I guess it’s time to start a new streak. Also (more…)

Plan to set aside about 1 hour and 38 minutes to watch both parts. Each is filled with a ton of good information and great dialogue. Topics covered include, GPL licensing, iOS controlling the marketplace for apps, what happened with Six Apart/MovableType, social networking replacing blogging, and much more. The (more…)

  If you’re a woman and looking for a tech oriented job, it looks like Automattic may be the perfect place to work. According to a recent article published by Women 2.0 the distributed nature as well as the entire company culture is about empowering people regardless of their gender. (more…)

Matt Cutts, the public figure for the Google Webspam team has switched his site from using the Thesis theme to Genesis. Matt has used Thesis on his blog since April 26, 2009. I tried to figure out a way to get in touch with Matt to find out why he (more…)