WordPress 3.3 – RC1

WordPress 3.3 - RC1

WordPress 3.3 RC1 was announced this morning by Ryan Boren. Release Candidate stage means we think we’re done and are about ready to launch this version, but are doing one last check before we officially call it. So take a look, and as always, please check your themes and plugins for compatibility if you’re a…

WordPress Security Threats – Nov/2011

WordPress Security Threats - Nov/2011

November’s round-up of WordPress security threats. If you have one of these plugins, make sure you’ve updated to a new version that has the vulnerability fixed, or disable the plugin immediately. WordPress Zingiri 2.2.3 Code Execution WordPress Jetpack SQL Injection WordPress Lanoba Social Cross Site Scripting WordPress Advanced Text Widget Cross Site Scripting WordPress Alert…

WordPress Syntax Mode for Coda

WordPress Syntax Mode for Coda

I’m a big fan of Coda by Panic. I’m also a huge fan of WordPress. Together, Thorsten brings us this add-on for Coda, WordPress Syntax Mode for WordPress. One thing to note is that these do not get updated automatically, so when a new function comes out in a newer version of WordPress, the author…

CopyBlogger Picks up Ron & Andrea Rennick

CopyBlogger Picks up Ron & Andrea Rennick

CopyBlogger Media, which was created last year, picked up both Ron & Andrea Rennick — both WordPress fanatics. Ron will be “…programming away – working on cool features for various projects” and Andrea will “continue to help explain ow to use those things.” The dynamic duo have made a very strong impact within the WordPress…

iThemes & PluginBuddy Now Have Open Support Forums

iThemes & PluginBuddy Now Have Open Support Forums

iThemes, founded by WordPress-ninja Cory Miller, announced its opening of support forums today. PluginBuddy, which is owned and operated by iThemes, did the same. While I couldn’t find a link to either support forum in the announcements, my guess can put the forums at /forums/ for each site, ithemes.com/forums/ (currently a 404) and pluginbuddy.com/forums/ (this…

Making Money on WordPress.com with WordAds

Making Money on WordPress.com with WordAds

Earlier today, WordPress.com announced WordAds. This announcement stems from the Federated Media partnership formed last month. WordPress.com is making WordAds available in a limited fashion, you can apply here. Given that there are 50,000 new WordPress.com blogs being created everyday, there is simply monumental amount of content being created and now WordPress.com has a more…

WordPress 3.3 – Beta 4

WordPress 3.3 - Beta 4

WordPress 3.3, the next major release for WordPress, is now available as Beta 4. As noted in the Beta 3, jQuery has now been updated to version 1.7.1. Testers get ready! WordPress 3.3 stable is almost here! WordPress 3.3 Beta 4 download

Black Friday & Cyber Monday WordPress Round-up

Black Friday & Cyber Monday WordPress Round-up

There are lots of posts flying around about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with deals from StudioPress, iThemes, Gorilla Themes, and plenty more. Check them out below. Thanksgiving Day WordPress Promotions 2011 at WPMods.com Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2011 WordPress Deals – Big Savings at WPBeginner Cyber Monday Sale Comes Early to iThemes at…

PressTrends, Helping Theme Developers Track Usage

PressTrends, Helping Theme Developers Track Usage

PressTrends is a new service created by George Ortiz. This service is different than a normal service. PressTrends will allow theme developers, like WooThemes or StudioPress, to integrate the service and be able to track how people are using their themes. Comments, plugins, which version of WordPress the site is using, and so much more.…

Google Chooses WordPress.com for the Future of Google Knols

Google Chooses WordPress.com for the Future of Google Knols

When Google chose to go with WordPress.com as the new home for Google Knols, it said a lot about both WordPress and Blogger. Firstly, it says that WordPress is more than just a blogging application. So many say that WordPress is only for blogging, or it’s not enterprise ready (read: scalability), or this or that.…

WPCandy Launches the WPCandy Quarterly

WPCandy Launches the WPCandy Quarterly

A huge congrats to the WPCandy team! What has been in the works for several months is coming to life. A print magazine dedicated to WordPress. This might actually be the first print magazine ever to be dedicated to WordPress, from what I know. It’s going to be challenge to execute on, but I’m sure…

Add Instant Search Results to Your WordPress Site

Add Instant Search Results to Your WordPress Site

Instant search has become quite popular lately, with Google integrating it directly as part of their main search. They want you to be able to access more data, faster, therefor removing barriers from the user accessing more data. After testing almost a dozen different instant search and auto-completer WordPress plugins, I could not find one…

Remember the Widgets.

Remember the Widgets.

Anyone that manages a WordPress site, knows it’s a pain to switch themes, mess with the widgets, just to realize that you don’t like that theme and then have to switch back to the old theme, just to have to update all the widgets again. It’s a pain, and the dev team realizes that. One…

Upcoming UI Changes to WordPress

Upcoming UI Changes to WordPress

Jane Wells, of Automattic, made a post on the Make WordPress UI blog, about some upcoming changes to WordPress.com. These changes aren’t necessarily going to make it into the WordPress Core, but it’s a possibility. Jane had more to say about the changes, The secondary button (Add Tags) looks a little too much like a…

Automatically Set the Featured Image in WordPress

Automatically Set the Featured Image in WordPress

Often I find myself forgetting to click on “featured image” when I’m writing a post. But I know I need one because it makes the world go ’round for WP Force. What’s the solution? Automatically set the featured image. Here’s a quick snippet of code you can throw into your functions.php file that will your…

Content Link Manager by Shoemoney

Content Link Manager by Shoemoney

This plugin looks amazing. I remember a few years back when I had to go in and edit each link manually, and when there are dozens to hundreds of links that needed to be managed, it was a serious pain. This plugin makes it super easy to search for keywords, bulk manage existing links, add…