I’m often asked the question, why do you use VBulletin? When WPTavern was under construction, I had the chance to try out a few different pieces of forum software. During my experiments, I used phpBB3, SimplePress, and I think I gave bbPress a look through as well. At the time, (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Randy Hoyt, author of the blog, He’s also the founder of Web development firm Amesbury Web. The recent attacks on older versions of WordPress have made security a hot topic in the community. There has been finger-pointing and mud-slinging from many (more…)

Much has been said in recent weeks regarding WordPress upgrades, security, and responsibility. While I still think end users are the ones responsible for what happens regarding their WordPress powered site, I do think there are areas of improvement that the WordPress team should consider. The following is a list (more…)

Considering all of the security talk of the past week, I figured the poll question ought to deal with the subject. Plain and simple, do you think WordPress is secure? Let’s talk about it.

Over the weekend, news quickly spread throughout the WordPress community of a worm that was taking advantage of older versions of WordPress. I found out about the problem through Lorelle’s twitter account where she linked to an article on her blog covering the details of the attack. Mark Ghosh of (more…)

Keeping an eye on the WordPress Hackers mailing list of late, I noticed a discussion where the word bloat was used numerous times. Out of my own curiosity, I decided to ask those on the list what the definition of bloat was. The answers were not surprising. Everything from items (more…)

The following guest post was written by Brad Williams of I’ve been developing with WordPress for a few years now and the projects I’ve been working on have started to expand into bleeding edge software. Bleeding edge software is defined as “technology that is so new (and thus, presumably, (more…)