iThemes Enters the E-commerce World with iThemes Exchange

iThemes founder Cory Miller announced that iThemes is entering into the world of e-commerce, with the launch of iThemes Exchange. To provide some competition for WooThemes’ free e-commerce WordPress plugin WooCommerce, Cory and the iThemes team have released iThemes Exchange as a free WordPress plugin. Cory made a few important points to why they even…

Dreamhost Announces the Launch of DreamPress

In a recent announcement by Dreamhost, a well known web hosting provider based in Los Angeles, CA, the Dreamhost team announced the launch of DreamPress — a managed WordPress hosting solution. Here’s what Bennett had to say about the new service. The service uses managed Virtual Private Server (VPS) instances running on isolated, highly scalable,…

WordPress Security Threats – May/2013

May was a quiet month for security alerts from Sucuri. The only alert was around the wildly popular caching plugins, W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache, which were both being targeted by some mfunc HTML comment exploits.

WordPress Website Optimization for Speed by Devin Walker [LIVEBLOG]

Up next is Devin Walker, talking about WordPress site optimization. veryone wants a fast website. You, your visitors, Google (especially). WordPress often gets a bad wrap for being “slow”. During this presentation we will explode 25 of the top ways you can speed up your website. This will include mentioning top optimization plugins, hosting solutions,…

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…

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…

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.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.

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

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, 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…