I like this very much. If you're using Jetpack with a self hosted install, you can now get more advanced notifications, and do a bunch of pretty cool stuff from within the iOS app.
Performance matters because a positive (fast) user experience facilitates all goals a publisher or application developer might have. WordPress, like most applications, has numerous moving parts that must be considered when trying to scale.
Why do designers quit? Matej Latin breaks down the results of his survey. Amelia Nagoski says self-care is not enough to prevent burnout — we have to care for each other. Alyssa Place explains how managers can do that. Maintenance failures can be lethal, but Stewart Brand finds the winning maintenance style in sailing history.
Lesley Sim thinks so, and she outlines what this could mean — plus a lot of other good ideas for keeping WordPress on top and moving forward. There’s a lot in this interview with Lesley and Brian Coords over at MasterWP. Definitely worth a read.
Andrew Norcross and his cohorts at Reaktive Studios have released their first commercial plugin, called Reaktiv Ratings. It’s a commercial star rating plugin for posts and custom post types. It’ll run you $39 for a single site install. There isn’t too much in the way of balancing simplicity with the right features and flexibility in…
Mark Jaquith shares some hosting tips for developers using Pantheon’s service. I wish I’d seen this before I used Pantheon for the first time. If you’re doing client work on Pantheon, Mark’s guide is outstanding. Also, it’s not a bad read for hosts looking to level up how they cater to developers either. I especially like…
WordFence is spreading the word about three different plugins with security vulnerabilities they’ve found exploited in the wild. WooCommerce Store Toolkit (not publicly available, patched, but will need updating) WordPress User Meta Manager (on .org, blind SQL injection vulnerability) WP User Frontend (on .org, unrestricted file upload vulnerability) Update these plugins if you haven’t already.