BuddyPress 2.0 Development Kicks Off, Release Set for Mid-April

BuddyPress 1.9.2 was released today. This maintenance release includes two important security fixes related to group creation. It also adds a few improvements to WordPress menus integration, bp-default theme switching and theme compatibility. Today is also the beginning of the BuddyPress 2.0 development cycle. The plugin’s core contributors have finalized dates for beta 1 and Read More

WordPress Theme Trends To Keep An Eye On For 2014

Prospecting theme designers should take note of the nine WordPress design trends outlined by Rachel Adnyana of WPKube.com. Many of the trends on her list are carry overs from last year. Responsive is definitely not a trend but an expectation. Websites that are not responsive are at a serious disadvantage considering at least 17.4% of Read More

WordPress Service Provider BruteProtect Secures Funding, Forms Parka LLC

BruteProtect, the cloud-powered brute force attack prevention service that we wrote about back in July of 2013 has successfully closed a seed round of venture capital funding with a private angel investor in California. Jesse Friedman who previously worked for Astonish, has been hired on as the director of innovation. BruteProtect is looking to hire Read More

Fine-Grained WordPress Trac Notifications Help Core Contributors to Specialize

If you visit make.wordpress.org/core, you’ll find that there’s a new greeting in place. This addition is part of Andrew Nacin’s most recent round of updates for WordPress contributors. The greeting serves to introduce visitors to the development blog and weekly meetings, and also helps to quickly funnel bug filing and contributions to the appropriate screens. Read More

WordPress.org Plugin Authors Receive Suspicious Requests For Repository Access

A suspicious request has been circulating via email, soliciting WordPress.org plugin authors to give a third party write access to their repositories. The originator of these requests goes by the username bestweblayout on WordPress.org and operates the bestweblayout.com domain. The issue was first reported by WordPress user FractalizeR, who posted the contents of the email: Read More

Theme Review Guideline Revisions Proposed For WordPress 3.9

Chip Bennett has outlined a list of proposed changes and revisions to the WordPress Theme Review guidelines. The changes are listed in two sections, required and recommended. The required changes would take effect immediately while those that are recommended could become guidelines in the future. Some of the recommendations include: Bundled Plugins: Themes must not Read More

Aquarius: A Free Responsive WordPress Theme For Personal Bloggers

Aquarius is a new free theme in the WordPress Themes Directory. The typography features the Georgia font and the home page is geared toward personal bloggers. The single post design focuses on the content with post meta data displayed unobtrusively at the bottom of the page. In addition to being fully responsive, Aquarius has two Read More

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