Checkmarx, a company founded in 2006 that specializes in automated security code reviews has published a security vulnerability report on the top 50 plugins on the WordPress plugin repository. In the report published on June 18th, 2013 Checkmarx concluded that more than 20% of the 50 most popular WordPress plugins (more…)

Hope you had an enjoyable weekend. It’s time to start your week with another fresh batch of plugins from the WordPress Plugins Repository. As we venture into the details of each plugin, bear in mind that none of this text represents endorsements or official ratings. This is merely a sampling (more…)

Today is another high volume day for plugin submissions in the repository. It’s encouraging to see the growth of the submission flow over the course of several years. Not only do we see a big variety of new plugins in both the subject matter and functionality, but there are much (more…)

What is WPSessions and what is its goal? My main focus with WPSessions is to provide high quality content to help train the greater WordPress community. I’m hoping to accomplish this in two ways: 1) Pay expert presenters for their time so that I can curate high quality presentations on (more…)

I need your help diagnosing whether I have a hosting problem, a WordPress problem, or if the combination of the two are causing the problem. For starters, WPTavern is hosted on I’ve had few problems over the years but within the past few months, I’ve had my share of (more…)

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, has acquired The deal consisted entirely of cash with financial details not disclosed. BlogDroid customers will be moved over to the hosting platform while 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…)