WordPress News

WP Force has been acquired by Yoast

Last week we’ve acquired WordPress news site WPForce.com. Jonathan Dingman, who used to run the site, got too busy with his job and personal life to be able to keep running the site and was looking to sell it. We acquired it and will start to slowly bring it into our system. We’ve got some plans…

WordPress 3.8 – “Parker”

Just 2 days ago, WordPress 3.8 was released. It was a quick follow after WordPress 3.7 being released just a little under 2 months ago. This short release cycle was announced and should have been expected, as mentioned in this year’s 2013 State of the Word. WordPress 3.7 had a large focus on the “application”…

WordPress 3.8 PSA: Update, Update, Update

In a recent email to all plugin owners who have a plugin with the WordPress plugin repository, a high recommendation to get things updated are in order. Here’s what it said. Howdy – you’re receiving this email because you are one of the handful of humans on this planet who has a plugin in the…

Yoast Seeking a Senior WordPress Developer

Looking for an awesome position doing stuff you already love doing? Well, WordPress that is. Joost de Valk, owner of Yoast BV, is hiring yet another team member. This time around, a Senior WordPress Developer. Yoast and his team both work with amazing customers on WordPress and SEO projects, but on top of that, they…

WordPress Deals: Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2013

2013’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner, and the WordPress industry has no shortage of amazing deals. http://www.wpzoom.com – 65% discount — Coupon: BLACK2013 http://managewp.com – 30% life-time discount (no coupon required) http://templatic.com – Buy 1, get 1 free (no coupon required) http://www.maxcdn.com – 50% discount — Coupon: blackfriday http://www.nextgen-gallery.com –…

WordPress 3.8 – Beta 1

WordPress 3.8 Beta 1 was just announced by project and version lead Matt Mullenweg. This next major release of WordPress is set to focus on bringing together a number of feature-as-a-plugin, plugins, such as MP6 and others. Here is what Matt highlighted in the announcement. The new admin design, especially the responsive aspect of it.…

WordPress 3.7 in the Wild

WordPress 3.7 hit the web yesterday with a big splash. We saw Beta 1, RC1, and RC2 come very quickly. This is exactly in line with Matt Mullenweg’s announcement that both WordPress 3.7 and 3.8 would be released this year. There were a few key features for WordPress 3.7 to make it more “application ready,”…

14 TeslaThemes for $19 at Mighty Deals [SPONSORED REVIEW]

For the next 5 days, Mighty Deals is running a killer deal to snag all 14 premium themes from TeslaThemes. Their pricing is normally $35 per theme, $45 per year for all themes, or $65 per year for all themes (and includes the PSD files.) TeslaThemes has a great collection of beautiful, crisp WordPress themes.…

WordPress 3.7 – Release Candidate 1

Andrew Nacin of the WordPress core team, announced yesterday that WordPress 3.7 Release Candidate (RC) 1 is now available. Andrew notes something very important about a WordPress 3.7 change. WordPress 3.7 introduces automatic background updates for security and minor releases (like updating from 3.7 to 3.7.1). These are really easy to test — RC 1…

Advanced WordPress Adds Live Streaming to Events

Advanced WordPress (AWP), originally founded on Facebook, is an online community dedicated to the more advanced side of WordPress. The Facebook group alone has almost 2,000 members. The group recently expanded its community to Google+ and opened its own website, AdvancedWP.org. The group also runs on Meetup.com, to help better organize its meetups every month.

WordPress 3.7 – Beta 1

It feels like we just upgraded to WordPress 3.6, and now WordPress 3.7 Beta 1 is already available for download. Andrew Nacin, a lead developer on the WordPress core team, made some really good points in his announcement about which features we should be looking at for WordPress 3.7. First, Automatic Background Updating. This is…

WordPress Hosting for Freelancers and Designers by Flywheel

Earlier this week, Flywheel came out of beta and is now ready for the big time. Going up against some long-time competition like WP Engine and Page.ly, Flywheel has some big headway it needs to make. How is Flywheel different? Thankfully, Flywheel is not just another managed WordPress hosting provider. The Flywheel team wanted to…

Cloudup acquired by Automattic

Announced this morning, Automattic is set to acquire Cloudup – a company founded to easily share videos, photos, music, links, and docs. The area of “file sharing” is somewhat untapped by Automattic, on its WordPress.com hosted platform. This acquisition should mean really simple file sharing for its users. What does it mean for WordPress.org self-hosted…

Advanced Custom Fields author considers moving away from WordPress.org

Elliot Condon, plugin author behind Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), tweets that he is considering moving the next major version of the plugin away from WordPress.org and towards a PRO single / multi licensing option. #advancedcustomfields version5 might move away from http://t.co/3a5Nc0xkBH as a PRO single / multi license plugin inc all add-ons! thoughts? — elliot…

Collaborative WordPress Editing, WP Post Forking at Indiegogo

A project was recently launched on Indiegogo named WordPress Post Forking. The project was created by Aaron Jorbin. The goal of the project is to raise $5,000 to help with the development costs of creating a plugin that will allow a github-like editorial process. The plugin would allow for an author and its collaborators to…

Jetpack 2.5: Google+ Integration and Facebook Embeds

The Automattic team announced the release of Jetpack 2.5 today, with some really cool new features. The Google integration became much tighter. As a commenter, post comments using Google+ As an Author in WordPress, connect to your Google+ profile Share on Google+ button (this is different than just a Google +1 button) Embedding Google content…

Standard Theme Lives on with WooThemes

In a recent email to its customers, 8BIT announced that its Standard Theme will live on under the control of WooThemes. Here is an email excerpt from Joel at WooThemes. Dear Standard Theme Users, Joel here from WooThemes. Like many of you, we were surprised to hear about 8BIT closing down. We have a lot…

WordPress Security Threats – Aug/2013

August was a fairly light month for WordPress security. Let’s start with what Packet Storm security reported on. WordPress Wordfence 3.8.1 Cross Site Scripting WordPress Encrypted Blog 0.0.6.2 XSS / Open Redirect WordPress silverOrchid Cross Site Scripting WordPress Simple Login Registration 1.0.1 Cross Site Scripting WordPress Post-Gallery Cross Site Scripting WordPress Video Whisper Cross Site…

Jetpack 2.4.0: Widget Visibility and WordPress.com Connect

The most recent update of Jetpack on September 4th, marks the release of Widget Visibility and WordPress.com Connect, both awesome features. Widget Visibility is the simple, yet powerful, feature that is used on WordPress.com today. There are plenty of other stand alone plugins that offer similar functionality. Widget Visibility is a feature that was originally…