Audit WP to become part of WP Site Care with acquihire of Rob Neu
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Audit WP to become part of WP Site Care with acquihire of Rob Neu

Audit WP had a short, but interesting life span. Started by Rob Neu and Jacob King, the site launched in February, and today it’s been acquired by WP Site Care. They made an early splash after their launch when Jacob wrote a provocative post about WP Engine’s SEO policies. Aside from that, they set out…

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Week in review: theme shops, hub and spoke, you can’t afford me, and much more

Welcome to the seventh “Week in Review” on Post Status, where I hope to offer up some of the things you may have missed in the last week or so. A whole bunch of good stuff to read from the last week, so let’s get to it: Theme shops sorted by their Alexa rank Devin Price…

WordPress and Drupal teams collaborate for simultaneous security releases
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WordPress and Drupal teams collaborate for simultaneous security releases

WordPress and Drupal are both releasing security updates today that affect all supported versions of the two popular CMS platforms. Nir Goldshlager, a security researcher and part of the Salesforce.com Product Security Team, discovered a PHP-level vulnerability that could result in denial of service (DoS) attacks. Goldshlager notified the PHP, WordPress, and Drupal security teams…

Interview with Chris Lema: a journey to working full time with WordPress
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Interview with Chris Lema: a journey to working full time with WordPress

On May 28th, 2012, I was virtually introduced to Chris Lema. He had 653 Twitter followers at the time. I know so, because that’s how we were introduced — through an email from Twitter telling me he was now following me. At the time, he’d not even started daily writing on his personal blog; he…

Week in review: Themeforest changes, Jetpack 3.1, Polar Polls, Yoast and Sucuri partner
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Week in review: Themeforest changes, Jetpack 3.1, Polar Polls, Yoast and Sucuri partner

Welcome to the sixth “Week in Review” on Post Status, where I hope to offer up some of the things you may have missed in the last week or so. Unfortunately, I haven’t posted since the last week in review. Trust me, that’ll change this week. There are already a lot of posts lined up for…

An introduction to setting up SSH keys for server management
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An introduction to setting up SSH keys for server management

Utilizing SSH keys in conjunction with the servers you connect to is a great and highly recommended security practice. SSH stands for “Secure Shell” and enabling SSH for a server creates a secure channel between you (via the command line) and your server. SSH keys help the server validate and authenticate who you are. SSH…

WordPress.com and Jetpack should lead the way toward standardizing custom post types
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WordPress.com and Jetpack should lead the way toward standardizing custom post types

Two themes were released in the last few days by a couple of theme shops I hugely respect: Bailey by The Theme Foundry (above) and Designer by Array (below). Both themes are for portfolio websites, and both themes use a custom post type for the portfolio. What’s interesting, is that both themes are offering support…

The case for doing small website projects
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The case for doing small website projects

Last week I posted about how much custom WordPress websites should cost. If you read that post, you know that it depends. Generally the feedback was fantastic, but many readers took from that post that they should raise their prices. I disagree. I mentioned in the post that I’ve worked on web projects ranging from…

The new New Yorker is live and on WordPress
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The new New Yorker is live and on WordPress

The New Yorker is an iconic magazine that’s been in print since 1925, and its online web presence is now on WordPress. Reported in the New York Times originally, the New Yorker is altering its online strategy, broadening the number of magazine articles available for free online. Their archive is now completely viewable online, going back to 2007….

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Week in review: Beta 2, refinement, transparency, Do Action, apps, and more

Welcome to the fourth “Week in Review” on Post Status, where I hope to offer up some of the things you may have missed in the last week or so. There are a lot of great reads to catch up on this week: WordPress Beta 2 is ready for testing Self explanatory but important — WordPress…

Lift has acquired ChurchThemes and intend to enter the hosted church website market
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Lift has acquired ChurchThemes and intend to enter the hosted church website market

ChurchThemes was started by Frankie Jarrett in 2011. Frankie is now the Head of WordPress Product at X-Team, makers of Stream — a product I reviewed a few months ago. Frankie also talked about Stream and ChurchThemes on the Matt Report recently. Today, Lift is announcing the acquisition of ChurchThemes. Lift is a consultancy and also owner of UpThemes,…

Chris Coyier on WordPress, business, and building the web
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Chris Coyier on WordPress, business, and building the web

Chris Coyier is not a stranger to most of us web workers. He’s a designer at CodePen, a writer at CSS-Tricks, and a podcaster at ShopTalk. He uses WordPress on all three of his primary projects. For years, Chris has been a consistent advocate for the platform. He develops his own websites with WordPress, but his day-to-day…

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Week in review: Beta 1, WooThemes is seeing double, and much more

Welcome to the third “Week in Review” on Post Status, where I hope to offer up some of the things you may have missed in the last week or so. It’s been a busy week, and there’s a lot to share, so let’s do it. WordPress 4.0 beta 1 is out Beta 1 of WordPress 4.0…

Tips for local WordPress development with Varying Vagrant Vagrants (VVV)
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Tips for local WordPress development with Varying Vagrant Vagrants (VVV)

I’ve used local development environments for as long as I can remember.  They’ve always been a fluid part of being a developer.  The biggest pain point was keeping everything upgraded at all times and switching from one stack to another. In case you didn’t notice, I said ”was”.  This is because in the Spring of…

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