Security by Brad Williams [LIVEBLOG]

A little about Brad Williams’ Security talk: Learn how to keep your WordPress-powered website secure from hackers and exploits. Brad Williams from WebDevStudios.com shows examples of hacked sites, shares tips and plugins for keeping WordPress secure, and talks about his experiences with WordPress and security. We’ll be getting started about 9am PST. UPDATED: Here are…

Looks Like Post Formats UI Won’t Make it in WordPress 3.6

In an earlier announcement by WordPress core developer Mark Jaquith, the much anticipated WordPress 3.6 feature of Post Formats UI, will not be included in the next major release. The news comes as an “overwhelming consesensus [that] Post Formats UI is not ready for WordPress core…” Mark also had this to say about the Post…

10 Years of WordPress, Thank You.

WordPress, thank you. Thank you to the community, thank you to Matt Mullenweg, thank you to Mike Little [2]. The first thing I want to say is that it’s been a wild ride. I can honestly say that I would not be where I am today without WordPress in my life. It has changed many…

How to Add a RESTful API to Your WordPress Site

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…

FooPlugins.com Announces The Next Plugin Marketplace

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 2.0 Beta

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.

WordPress Jumps to 52% on the Royal Pingdom Top 100

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…

WordPress 3.6 Beta 3 Now Available…Getting Closer!

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…

Introducing VaultPress Lite

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…

WordPress as a CMS? As an App? For the Enterprise?

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…

WordPress.com VIP Announces new WordPress Search Feature

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…

I’ll be at WordCamp Orange County 2013

I’m going to be at WordCamp Orange County this year, which is just a few weeks ago. While it’s unfortunate the the tickets have already sold out, I know the organizers have said that they want to secure more tickets with a bigger venue for next year. I’m really excited to be a Green sponsor…

WordPress Security Threats – Apr/2013

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.

How to Backup WordPress like a Pro

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…