Spreading The Word Of Security Issues Through A Megaphone

We’ve recently installed some new plugins on the Tavern and one of them generates an admin notice that can not be dismissed without disabling it. Not only is this frustrating, but it makes it less likely that I’ll give the developer money to purchase the pro version. Here’s what the (more…)

Some users of will now be able to partake in revenue sharing display advertising thanks to the launch of WordAds. I say some users because it’s available only if your application is accepted. This quote by Jon Burke sums up the story of how bad advertising had been for (more…)

It’s a well known fact that shows display advertising but until I read this article on, I’ve never looked into what kind of advertising was presented on certain blogs. has a couple of screenshots of ads they discovered while browsing on and perhaps the most (more…)

Federated Media in partnership with Automattic has signed a deal to sell advertising to potentially 25 million websites spread across This isn’t the first time the two have partnered up as FM and Automattic have been launching a series of websites for specific subjects such as FoodPress and EcoPress. (more…)

WPCandy has announced that they have launched a new service called Pressed Ads. While WPCandy was initially surviving ad free thanks to their Powered By System, reality has sunk in. Their powered by system will now be going in two directions, one for their readers and one for businesses. The (more…)

Thanks to a recent upgrade to the advertising management system I use, I’m now able to create and offer coupons to advertisers. I’m working my way back into generating a consistent stream of content on the site and to get things back in gear, I’m offering a coupon code for (more…)

Due to the recording schedule change for WordPress Weekly, these polls will now be conducted every Tuesday instead of every Friday. This week, I want to know which theme company in this list has the best word of mouth advertising. Now, I don’t want you to guess but if the (more…)

This blog post has been on the tip of my tongue ever since I introduced display advertising. Here on the Tavern, I use a plugin called OIO Publisher to handle my advertising needs and it’s been the best $48.00 I’ve ever spent. In the sidebar as well as the blog (more…)

Over this past weekend, I finally spent some time on the advertising side of things for the site. I mustered up the courage and dove right into OIO Publisher. Thankfully, this plugin made it VERY easy to create advertising zones as well as different forms of advertising. On top of (more…)

Every now and then, a conversation will take place on the WP-Hackers Mailing list that I can actually follow and understand. Back on March 1st, Joost de Valk who is a top 10 WordPress plugin author posed an interesting question to the list: In my ever ongoing quest to find (more…)