A coordinated plugin update occurred this morning between many popular WordPress plugins to address a common security vulnerability that allows for XSS cross-site scripting attacks.
Daniel Espinoza and I cover the week in WordPress news with a short format (~15 minute) podcast. This week we talk about Automattic versus WordPress, the 4.2 release candidate, clever REST API uses, taxes, and hosted website solutions’ marketing.
Automattic is not the parent company of WordPress. They are the parent company of WordPress.com, the hosted website service that utilizes the open source WordPress platform.
Beka Rice and I cover the week in WordPress news with a short format (~15 minute) podcast. This week we talk about Mesh (an upcoming app by Automattic), 4.3 and 4.4 release leads, April Fools’, and Array’s year in review.
WordPress co-founder and Jetpack enthusiast Matt Mullenweg has announced that WordPress is to be bundled in future versions of Jetpack as a module, to fulfill Matt’s mission to power 50% of the web.
StoryCorps.me enables anyone to create and share powerful stories. Just launched as an iOS and Android app, the website that provides the app infrastructure is built on WordPress, utilizing the WordPress REST API. Here’s how StoryCorps.me came to be.
Andrew Nacin now works at the U.S. Digital Service, the federal government service that aims to “redefine public service for a new generation.” Nacin continues his role as WordPress lead developer, but is stepping back from working on the project full time.
Julie Kuehl and I cover the week in WordPress news with a short format (15 minute) podcast. The Excerpt is part of the Draft podcast, and will be balanced by long form interviews. This week we talk about Shiny Installs, host growth, finding your place, and the REST API.
The new Happytables is a slick setup, and they’ve invested more time and energy into a hosted WordPress solution than perhaps anyone but Automattic on WordPress.com. The difference here is they are going after a niche, and it’s a huge one with a big need: restaurants.
Brian Richards and I cover the week in WordPress news with a new short format (15 minute) podcast. The Excerpt is part of the Draft podcast, and will be balanced by long form interviews.
Code should Get Out Of My Way. GoomWay!
This interview is with Jonathan Williamson, co-founder of CGCookie. He’s going to talk to us about running a real world membership website on WordPress. Jonathan is Pippin Williamson’s twin brother, and he has years of experience running membership websites. There is much that we can learn from him.
Adii Pienaar is making a WordPress comeback after over a year away from the community. The WooThemes co-founder has made a strategic investment into Obox, the team behind the newly launched Layers product. In return, he’s received a 30% stake in the company to complement Receiptful, his new eCommerce product.
WordPress plugin popularity has always been pretty tough to figure out. We only had download counts or independent, third party website scrapers to tell us anything. Now, WordPress.org itself has more data that’s being tested and launched to give us real insight into the popularity of WordPress plugins.
Twitter has finally announced an official WordPress plugin. It’s pretty thorough, and on a quick test run, works as advertised. Here’s a rundown of some of the features and background.
Link rot is a serious issue on the web, as many links of the past are going away. We lose that data for good if we don’t back it up somewhere. It may seem insignificant now, but we simply don’t know what is being published today that we’ll wish we’d kept in the future. But we can solve this issue.
Layers is the latest WordPress theme with page building as the core feature. Obox has made a heck of an effort to ship 1.0, and while I have some issues, I’m incredibly impressed with the overall user experience. I think Obox has created something that’s worth checking out, though I think this market has plenty of maturing to do yet.