The Akismet blog announced this morning that Akismet accounts will now require a WordPress.com sign-in. They already required an Akismet login, but now it's integrated directly with WordPress.com. There are some checks Akistmet is doing for people that didn't have .com accounts. But new accounts will all require WordPress.com logins. Akismet is still bundled with WordPress core too, and to my knowledge, tickets requesting that it be unbundled haven't made much progress.
The WordPress project, software, and community are equally important. They all play a role in ensuring growth, progress, and success. A sizeable economy of users, builders, and business owners depends on it. That’s why staying informed is vital. And so much of the reporting and learning opportunities come from unofficial sources. We need more people within the WordPress community who are interested in writing and more places to amplify their voices.
An alternative to Timthumb that includes back compat for <3.5, and a separate function for WP 3.5+.
Rodolfo Melogli has changed the pricing structure at bto be more affordable to people around the globe. He’s done this by calculating “Purchasing Power Parity.” Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) is a metric that can be used to determine the actual “purchasing power” of a given country. A basket of goods purchased in the USA with…
Little bit of an opinionated title, I know. Mark Barnes does a nice job describing how to create grandchild themes by way of a plugin, in order to alter child theme functionality in themes like Genesis. The problem is Genesis is a parent theme, and their child themes do too much. A framework should be…
Gil Rutkowski has a new gig heading up web development for a pretty big team. He’s a well respected and seasoned WordPress guy, so the PHP and WP gig he tweeted about this morning may be enticing for some of you. Full time in Chicago or New York.
WP Engineer looks into a fairly trivial, but interesting aspect of WordPress vocabulary. Just how recent of a span of time is WordPress identifying when it lists “Recently Active” plugins?