I’ll be at WordCamp Orange County 2013

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

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

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…

7 Beautiful Pinterest WordPress Themes

7 Beautiful Pinterest WordPress Themes

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…

Adding PubSubHubbub to your WordPress Site

Adding PubSubHubbub to your WordPress Site

So what is this PubSubHubbub stuff? Here’s what the Googlecode page has to say about it. A simple, open, server-to-server web-hook-based pubsub (publish/subscribe) protocol as an extension to Atom and RSS. Parties (servers) speaking the PubSubHubbub protocol can get near-instant notifications (via webhook callbacks) when a topic (feed URL) they’re interested in is updated. In…

bbPress 2.3 Released with a Bunch of New Features

bbPress 2.3 Released with a Bunch of New Features

Have you heard of bbPress? It’s a free forum plugin that you can download for WordPress. John James Jacoby, JJJ (@JJJ)for short, announced just a few days ago that bbPress is now in version 2.3. Staying ahead of the curve, bbPress 2.3 is WordPress 3.6 compatible – way to go! Here are some of the…

Native Support for Audio and Video in WordPress 3.6

Native Support for Audio and Video in WordPress 3.6

In a recent post by Scott Taylor, he wrote about how there will be native support for audio and video in WordPress 3.6. This is a huge win for the publishing community around WordPress, as it will help drive further adoption of sharing video. It’s already pretty easy to upload your video to YouTube and…

Pressgram is at 94% Funding, 330 Backers, 6 days to go.

Pressgram is at 94% Funding, 330 Backers, 6 days to go.

Pressgram, as I’ve written about before, is a great project on Kickerstarter about harnessing those pageviews and sending people back to your site. It’s time to start taking back ownership of the data. John has raised over $47,000 of the $50,000, which is 94% of the projected project cost. The project has over 300 backers…

How to Add Recent Tweets to your WordPress Site

How to Add Recent Tweets to your WordPress Site

Adding your latest tweets from Twitter to your WordPress website can be acheived either through a plugin or through a small snippet of code. There are a number of great plugins available, such as WD Twitter Feed. I personally use the Genesis Latest Tweets plugin, because I run the Genesis Framework. However, if you’re looking…

Elegant Themes Now 100% WPML Compatible

Elegant Themes Now 100% WPML Compatible

The WordPress Multilanguage plugin is a paid plugin that makes it really easy to translate your post into other languages. Most theme authors don’t bother making their themes WPML compatible. Nick, founder of Elegant Themes, announced yesterday that all of the ET themes are now WPML compatible. This is a good step for the theme…

MOJO Themes Confirms 100% GPL Option Now available

MOJO Themes Confirms 100% GPL Option Now available

MOJO Themes announced just a couple of weeks ago that MOJO would soon offer a 100% GPL licensing option. Today, JR Farr confirms that theme sellers now have the GPL option when choosing a license for selling their work. To fill you in on the backstory, the entire licensing issue arrose when Jake Caputo was…

WordPress Security Threats – Mar/2013

WordPress Security Threats – Mar/2013

March’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. If you feel you may have been hacked, use the malware and virus scanner by Sucuri. March was a light month for Sucuri, with…