StudioPress announces monthly exclusive deals for customers, starting with Synthesis

StudioPress announces monthly exclusive deals for customers, starting with Synthesis

In a recent email to its customers, StudioPress announced that the company will be offering one “exceptionally special” per month this year. January’s special deal is a customer-only rate for its WordPress managed hosting offering, Synthesis. A little background on Synthesis: Why did we get into the hosting business? The whole thing started with our…

$5,000 Grant from the Photocrati Fund Now Open

$5,000 Grant from the Photocrati Fund Now Open

Photocrati, a company dedicated to powering photography WordPress themes, has opened up its annual Photocrati Fund with a grant of $5,000 on the line. Here’s a little about the fund and grant. The Photocrati Fund offers a $5,000 grant to one photographer each year to undertake an environmental or humanitarian photography project. At the completion…

How to Use Jetpack without a WordPress.com Account

How to Use Jetpack without a WordPress.com Account

Love it or hate it, Jetpack can be a huge help when running your WordPress website. Jetpack offers a ton of features for free. Not everyone has a WordPress.com account, however, so author “Wingerspeed” decided to fork Jetpack into a un-hooked version that doesn’t require a WordPress.com account. (some features are unavailable though.) WordPress.com stats,…

Sucuri Hiring a Security Analyst & PHP Developer

Sucuri Hiring a Security Analyst & PHP Developer

Malware security firm, Sucuri, has two openings for full-time employment; a Junior Security Support Analyst and a PHP Developer. The support analyst opening doesn’t necessarily require extensive web security experience, but being an uber-geek helps your application a lot. Sucuri offers a WordPress plugin to help prevent WordPress sites from being hacked and attacked with…

WordPress 3.6: Save, Save, Save

WordPress 3.6: Save, Save, Save

A common frustration with WordPress is the lack of proper post auto-save. Whether your cookie expired, you lost your Internet connection, or you accidentally refreshed the page; Mark Jaquith has stated that one of the focuses for WordPress 3.6 will be saving posts more efficiently. Mark has this to say from the technical side of…

Matt Mullenweg on Automattic in 2012

Matt Mullenweg on Automattic in 2012

Matt Mullenweg, one of the founders of WordPress, posted a 2012 wrap-up about WordPress and Automattic. Some of the 2012 highlights he included are: We added 48 new Automatticians We made over 40,000 commits to our various repositories, about half of those on WP.com alone We added 75M uniques to our our network There is…

Test Your WordPress Skills at Smarterer.com

Test Your WordPress Skills at Smarterer.com

Smarterer, a site that let’s you test your skills against other experts on the same topic, has a few WordPress tests. I decided to go head to head against the other 5,000+ people on the WordPress Smarterer test. So I scored a 752 after answering all the questions. Not too shabby. I’ll be honest, a…

WordPress Security Threats – Dec/2012

WordPress Security Threats - Dec/2012

December’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. Sucuri Coverage W3 Total Cache Implementation Vulnerability Sucuri…

12 Top WordPress Premium Themes of 2012

12 Top WordPress Premium Themes of 2012

2012 was another great year for WordPress premium themes. Packed with beautiful designs, awesome custom functions, and plenty of utility themes. Here is a review of the best WordPress premium themes released in 2012. [seealso title="12 of the Best WordPress Plugins from 2012" link="http://wpforce.com/12-best-wordpress-plugins-2012-2/"] Pinboard WordPress Theme [wpfthemes details="http://go.wpforce.com/pinboard" anchor="Pinboard Details" preview="http://go.wpforce.com/pinboard-demo" demoanchor="Pinboard Demo" price="$39"]

12 of the Best WordPress Plugins from 2012

12 of the Best WordPress Plugins from 2012

2012 brought us a lot of great plugins, some premium, some free. I’ve compiled a list of 12 plugins that you should be using in 2013. [seealso title="12 Top WordPress Premium Themes of 2012" link="http://wpforce.com/12-top-wordpress-premium-themes-2012/"] 1. WordPress SEO by Yoast If you care about optimizing your WordPress site for search engines, WordPress SEO by Yoast…

W3 Total Cache Fixes Security Hole

W3 Total Cache Fixes Security Hole

Recently announced by Sucuri Security, WordPress caching plugin W3 Total Cache had a security hole. The issue is connected to the way W3TC stores the database cache (in a public accessible directory). It can be used to retrieve password hashes and other database information. Sucuri outlined a fix for the issue as an interim solution:…

WordPress 3.5 Now Available

WordPress 3.5 Now Available

WordPress 3.5 was released exactly two weeks ago. As of this post, it already has 3,250,000 downloads. That’s a lot of downloads. In a recent article by Forbes, they state that WordPress powers over 60 million websites online. That’s a huge accomplishment for WordPress and its team. Some of the big features highlights include, New…

WP Engine Prepares for a WordPress 3.5 Rollout

WP Engine Prepares for a WordPress 3.5 Rollout

WP Engine is a WordPress managed hosting solution with tens of thousands of domains hosted within their network. Their clients range from small sites to big sites, all the way up to Fortune 500 sites, so upgrading to WordPress 3.5 is a rollout at scale. Chris Errett, of WP Engine, sent out an email today…

Matt Mullenweg & Om Malik at LeWeb Paris 2012

Matt Mullenweg & Om Malik at LeWeb Paris 2012

Matt Mullenweg, of Automattic, and Om Malik, founder of GigaOM, sit down for a great conversation at LeWeb 2012 in Paris. One of the most interesting things I heard Matt say, was that Automattic employs more people working on the mobile aspect of WordPress than those working on the Core of WordPress. Matt and Automattic…

WordPress 3.5 – News Round-up

WordPress 3.5 - News Round-up

WordPress 3.5 has been rescheduled for a release date of 12/10/12 at 10am PST. Here’s are round-up of official and unofficial news around WordPress 3.5. Official Announcements WordPress 3.5 RC1 – 11/22/12 WordPress 3.5 RC2 – 11/29/12 WordPress 3.5 RC3 – 12/04/12 Make WordPress Core at WordPress.org – 12/07/12

WordPress Security Threats – Nov/2012

WordPress Security Threats - Nov/2012

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. If you feel you may have been hacked, use the malware and virus scanner by Sucuri. Sucuri Coverage Website Malware – SEO Poisoning Out-of-date…

WPZoom: Crisp Magazine-styled Momentum

WPZoom: Crisp Magazine-styled Momentum

WPZoom recently released a beautifully-designed magazine-style WordPress theme. It features large images, a great grid-layout, and plenty of crisp edges that really gives it a clean design feeling. The release, named Momentum, is also a responsive WordPress theme. It has full support for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. [wpfthemes details=”http://go.wpforce.com/momentum” preview=”http://go.wpforce.com/momentum-demo” price=”$69 – or $199+$9/mo…