WordPress 4.2.4 maintenance and security release

WordPress 4.2.4 was released and auto-updated in the last 24 hours, thankfully to seemingly little attention (other than perhaps a bit of update fatigue). And that’s a good thing. According to the announcement post, the release addresses six different issues. The most interesting thing I learned with this release is from a comment Gary Pendergast…

Sync adds customer maintenance reports to their site management tool

iThemes Sync has a decent amount of competition between ManageWP, Jetpack Manage, and others that offer site management services that allow you to manage and update themes, plugins, and WordPress core. But they’ve recently come out with a feature that is new and intriguing to me — a report generator to send to your clients…

You are valuable

The keys to being valuable: Be open. Be honest. Be willing. Be passionate. Result: Be valuable. Be employed. WordPress continues its dominance as a CMS. This is an obvious statement if you look at statistics for sites that use WordPress, but have you thought of what that means to you if you know how to work…

Handle your health

Rami Abraham compares our bodies to our websites, in that they need preventative maintenance. I could not agree more. However, much like preventive maintenance on a website, what’s really important are not the staccato occurrences of a two-week long vacation once per year, but your on-going attention to having recurring, healthy practices that minimize the impact…

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…

Evermore, hosted WordPress with power and ease of use
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Evermore, hosted WordPress with power and ease of use

Finally, finally someone has done it. They’ve combined the power of self-hosted WordPress with the ease of hosted WordPress.com. Evermore is WordPress for everyone. It comes with “the most important functionality built in.” There aren’t loads of tiny upsells like other hosted services (I’m looking at you, WordPress.com), and there are only two plans. It…

Fear mongering journalist pointlessly blasts WordPress
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Fear mongering journalist pointlessly blasts WordPress

I encountered an article today that made my blood boil. Phillip Thomson wrote about the cost of three websites for the Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Sydney Morning Herald. The article blasts Julie Bishop and her department for spending $113,000 on upgrades and maintenance for three websites. I have no opinion on Australian…

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WordPress 3.8.2, 3.7.2, and 3.9 Release Candidate 1 have been released

All of your websites are ready for updates. There is a security and maintenance release ready for WordPress 3.8.2 and WordPress 3.7.2. It’s being released for both 3.7 and 3.8 due to the auto-updating feature released in WordPress 3.7. One of the items updated was to address the processing of pingbacks. The fix is identical…

Maintainn acquires WPSell, an eCommerce support and development business

Maintainn acquires WPSell, an eCommerce support and development business

WPSell.net is a site that helps people get support and development services for eCommerce websites. David Rojas launched the site in April of this year, after working with Cart66 as a support technician and seeing that there “were a lot of folks that simply needed help getting their shopping cart(s) setup, configured and running properly.”…

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