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On this episode of WordPress Weekly, I describe my experience attending WordCamp Chicago 2016 this past weekend. Marcus Couch and I then discuss the news of the week including a new tool that helps WordCamp organizers create customized name badges. We also have a lengthy discussion on the freemium business (more…)

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WordCamp Chicago 2016 was held at University Center in the heart of Chicago, IL, where more than 300 attendees spent the weekend learning about WordPress. The event was organized by Ryan Erwin and a team of volunteers. Tracks were split up into three separate rooms limiting the amount of background (more…)

bbPress 2.5.9 Patches Cross-Site-Scripting Vulnerability

John James Jacoby, lead developer of bbPress, has released bbPress 2.5.9 to patch a security vulnerability, “bbPress 2.5.8 and below are susceptible to a cross-site-scripting vulnerability that’s due to the way users are linked to their profiles when they are mentioned in topics and replies,” Jacoby said. Marc-Alexandre Montpas is (more…)

Templatic Hacked, Files and Databases Compromised

Templatic, a WordPress commercial theme company, reported on Saturday, April 30th, that its site was hacked. Files and databases containing customer usernames and passwords were compromised. According to R. Bhavesh, founder of Templatic, the data is being held for ransom money. The hacker is now threatening us via email and (more…)

WordPress is Now 100% Translated Into Marathi

The Polyglots team announced this week that WordPress is now 100% translated into Marathi, an Indian language with an estimated 73 million native speakers. Marathi is one of the official languages of Western India and is the 19th most spoken language in the world ranked by the number of native (more…)