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Akismet 3.1 is available for download and contains a bug fix that prevents it from inadvertently modifying a comment’s content during the spam filtering process. In addition to the bug fix, calls made to the Akismet API are now encrypted via SSL. While it may not seem like much on (more…)

How to Change BuddyPress Profile Field Visibility Settings

Profile field visibility settings were added to BuddyPress in version 1.6 in order to address a popular request for profile privacy. The settings had remained the same up until the recent 2.0 release. Field visibility settings were previously tacked onto each field in the profile editing screens. BuddyPress project lead (more…)

Reading through the WordPress Hackers Mailing list, Nuno Morgadinho wanted to know how to track user engagement with a commercial plugin that is being developed. The metrics that they were most interested in were the following: – how much time has the user spent playing with my plugin since plugin (more…)

In episode 82, I geeked out with Otto42 and Jeremy Clarke as we discussed a number of topics centered around WordPress development. This episode will most likely go over a lot of people’s heads but I still think it’s worth a listen if you’re at all interested in the privacy (more…)

It’s been awhile since I’ve published a list of interesting threads in the forum but before I break that streak, let me share some statistics. Threads: 1,065, Posts: 9,773, Members: 505, Active Members: 150 Most users ever online was 103, 10-12-2009 at 03:32 PM. The forum launched at the end (more…)

John Kolbert who authors a few different WordPress plugins has released an update to Absolute Privacy. The new update now allows XML-RPC protocols such as the iPhone App and also prevents subscribers from reaching any of the administration pages. Absolute Privacy provides a wealth of options for those wanting to (more…)