Canapé: An Elegant Free Restaurant Theme for WordPress

There is nothing worse than visiting a restaurant website and having to download a PDF in order to view the menu, especially when browsing on mobile. This is one of the most clunky, inconvenient experiences on the web. Unfortunately, when visitors encounter a PDF menu, it’s often because restaurant owners (more…)

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This past weekend I attended WordCamp North East Ohio held in downtown Kent, OH, organized by Rich Robinkoff and Angela Bergmann. The Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center served as the venue and main hotel for the event. The convenience of having the hotel and venue be in the (more…)

Shiny Updates Approved for Partial Merge Into WordPress 4.6

The Shiny Updates project was approved for partial merge today during an additional meeting designated for reviewing improvements added within the last week. A decision was expected last week but was delayed after contributors discovered that the plugin required three more audits to be ready for merge. Drew Jaynes completed (more…)

Finding WordPress in the Post-Print News Era

For the first time in history, more Americans are working for online publications than for traditional print newspapers. In his report on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, NiemanLab’s Joseph Lichterman succinctly summarizes the slow death of the American newspaper: It’s safe to assume that newspaper jobs will (more…)

Critical Vulnerability Patched in EWWW Image Optimizer Plugin

Yesterday the security team at Wordfence disclosed a critical remote code execution vulnerability in the EWWW Image Optimizer to Shane Bishiop, the plugin’s author. Bishop acted quickly to patch the plugin and an update was pushed out to WordPress.org users this morning. According to Wordfence, the vulnerability affects multisite WordPress (more…)

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In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I discuss the news of the week including, Jetpack’s new developer code reference, shiny updates in WordPress 4.6, and Ukraine holding its first WordCamp. We also discuss whether or not WordCamp afterparties should be alcohol free and the circumstances surrounding the (more…)

WordCamp Belfast Set for October 2016, Tickets Now on Sale

Earlier this year the organizers of WordPress meetup groups in Belfast and Dublin started collaborating on hosting WordCamps with a shared leadership team. The inaugural WordCamp Belfast is now set for October 1-2, 2016, and an event in Dublin is tentatively scheduled for April 2017. The conference will be held (more…)