Matt Mullenweg announced today that Automattic has acquired WooThemes, whose flagship product is the popular eCommerce plugin, WooCommerce. All 55 team members at WooThemes will join Automattic, swelling ranks at Automattic by around 18%.
Andrew Nacin, lead developer of WordPress, just finished a talk at Loopconf, where he talked about a series of related WordPress security fixes that spanned two years, with the final fix included into WordPress core under the guise of Emoji support.
Accessibility is an important part of modern web development. It is our responsibility as creators of WordPress themes to make them accessible to all users, on any device. In this article, I’ll offer some simple tips to create better, more accessible WordPress themes.
OptinMonster has changed the very core of their product today, and it is now a standalone SaaS (software as a service) product, versus a plugin that runs on users’ servers.
WordPress 4.2, “Powell”, has been released. The release was lead by Drew Jaynes and includes contributions from 283 community members.
All theme options must now be included in the Customizer for themes submitted to the WordPress theme repository. Custom theme options pages will not be allowed. The change will have implications for authors, reviewers, and users of WordPress themes.
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.
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