New TinyMCE Dashicons In WordPress 3.9

Dashicons are what’s known as an icon font and were added to the core of WordPress with the release of 3.8. The icons are vector based so they can be as large or small as you want without losing quality. Plugin authors can use CSS, HTML, or a Glyph for (more…)

iThemes Security Upgrade Woes

Last week, we reported the Better WordPress Security plugin would be renamed to iThemes Security. We also shared important details to prepare users for the upgrade. Because of the name change, users needed to re-enable the plugin or risk seeing errors. Despite the beta testing period, the upgrade process hasn’t (more…)

The Dangers Of Using WordPress Plugins From Untrusted Sources

The folks over at Sucuri have reminded us once again why it’s important to only download plugins from trusted sources. In a disturbing post published on the Sucuri blog, Denis Sinegubko highlights the dangers of using plugins from untrusted sources. In this post, we’ll talk about “patched” malicious premium plugins. (more…)

Tiny MCE 4.0 Featured Image

Andrew Ozz who is responsible for maintaining TinyMCE in WordPress has announced that TinyMCE 4.0 has been merged into core. The upgrade contains a number of changes including: New UI and UI API. New theme. Revamped events system/API. Better code quality, readability and build process. Lots of (inline) documentation. Overall (more…)

All three contributing writers to WPTavern were able to be part of the first episode of WordPress Weekly for 2014. In this episode, we get you caught up on the headlines and give you our New Years resolutions. We had a great conversation about the launch of AppPresser and the (more…)

Chat WordPress Featured Image

On Tuesday January 14th, at 3:00PM Eastern ChatWP will be hosting the first ever Twitter chat dedicated to WordPress. Twitter chats are structured conversations centered around a hashtag. This enables anyone who uses Twitter the chance to participate in the conversation. The first chat will be with special guest Jason (more…)