Us self-hosted folk have been control where widgets are displayed for a long time with plugins, but when you’re on WordPress.com, you just don’t get the same features — which should be expected, primarily for security and scalability reasons. One big piece of functionality has been the ability to hide and show a specific widget [...]
WordPress 3.6 is coming quickly, with the recent announcement of WordPress 3.6 Beta 3. With the release of WordPress 3.6, we will see a major addition to the WordPress Write Screen: Post Formats. Some say that this a big ripoff of what Tumblr has been doing for a while, but I disagree. I think it’s [...]
Adding a RESTful API to your WordPress has just become the flip of a switch. Literally. Recently, Voce Platforms – a Voce Communications company – released a plugin named Thermal API. This plugin enables any WordPress powered site to have a full RESTful API. After a bit of toying with it, and the support of [...]
Adam Warmer and Brad Vincent, co-founders of FooPlugins.com, made the announcement a couple of days ago that they will be launching [yet] another plugin marketplace. So makes theirs so special? How about how what makes it different? Listing your free plugin and leveraging our traffic and marketing Listing your paid plugin and using your own [...]
StudioPress’ Genesis framework is now in Beta release. This is really good for the StudioPress community as there are a number of massive improvements to the framework, including HTML5, microdata, and a huge clean-up of the code base. I’m really excited to see the direction that Genesis is going. The new default Genesis theme looks really nice too.
Pingdom.com’s blog, Royal Pingdom, puts out a Top 100 every year, naming which platform the top 100 blogs use. Last year, between WordPress.org (self-hosted) and WordPress.com, WordPress took home 49% of the marketshare. This year? WordPress takes home the cake with 52% of the top 100 blogs. While Pingdom didn’t break out WordPress.org vs WordPress.com [...]
We’re getting a lot closer to a WordPress 3.6 Release Candidate, which is really exciting. Mark Jaquith posted on the main WordPress blog that WordPress 3.6 Beta 3 is now available. Mentioning just one feature enhancement, oEmbed support for Rdio and Spotify are now included with the WordPress 3.6 Beta 3 release. Unfortunately, the Rdio [...]
In an effort to appeal to more WordPress site owners, Joseph Scott — who works for Automattic, which operates VaultPress, announced today that VaultPress is now offering a “Lite” plan at a $5 per month price tag. You receive the normal benefits of daily backups, automated site restore, stats and activity logging, and 30 days [...]
In a recent post by Morten Rand-hendrikso, he wrote an extensive piece about WordPress and its many facets. WordPress for blogging? WordPress as a CMS? WordPress as an application? WordPress powering a network of sites? WordPress as Software as a Service? There are many more ways you could use WordPress. WordPress is celebrating its 10th [...]
Paul Maiorana, part of the WordPress.com VIP team, made the announcement that WordPress.com VIP cloud customers will be able to utilize the new search functionality. I said cloud customers because WordPress.com VIP offers two types of services. WordPress cloud hosting as well as WordPress.org (self-hosted) consulting. Both are at a high premium, but that’s the [...]
April was a heavy month full of surprises. Two high profile caching plugins, W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache were both exploited and require immediate updates if you have them activated. Additionally, there were widespread botnet attacks, brute-forcing password attempts and much more. Take a look below at what Sucuri wrote throughout April.
Backing up WordPress can be a daunting task, especially if you’re doing it manually. MySQL export this, FTP backup that, it can be messy and quite time-consuming. Needless to say, the manual effort that the WordPress Codex offers is not scalable. I’ve used a number of different backup solutions, but I couldn’t find one that [...]
In a recent email from LiquidWeb, one of the largest web hosting providers on the Internet, they notified their customers about a recent security vulnerability in two popular WordPress plugins. WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache. We have become aware of a critical security vulnerability in very commonly used plug-ins for the popular WordPress [...]
The WordPress Pinterest clone, named TheStyle by Elegant Themes, was recently announced that it would be available on WordPress.com as a premium theme. This is great news for both WordPress.com users and Elegant Themes as it will continue to add reach for Elegant Themes and provide a great premium theme for WordPress.com users.
Pinterest-styled websites are growing faster and faster today. Whether you’re just looking for a WordPress Pinterest clone template, or true Pinterest usability in a WordPress theme, below are some great options to choose from for a WordPress Pinterest theme to fit any of your needs. Pin It Here are 4 themes that can help you [...]