Why Post By Email Is Still Available In WordPress


It’s that time of year again. The process of finding mentors, projects, and students is underway for the 2014 edition of the Google Summer of Code. One of the successful projects from last years event is the Post by Email plugin by Kat Hagan. The plugin was supposed to replace the feature in WordPress 3.7. 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

Could WordPress Plugin Adoption Lower the Rate of Abandonment?


photo credit: jono dot com – cc In light of recent events wherein WordPress.org plugin authors have been receiving suspicious requests for repository access, Mika Epstein posted a clarification on taking over plugins. The plugin team does not give out plugin author emails. Instead, the team acts as an intermediary to send the author an Read More

Trend: More People Getting Commit Access To The Core of WordPress


It wasn’t long ago when I could count the number of core WordPress committers on one hand. These days, it’s hard to keep track of who does and doesn’t have access. In fact, some developers are getting temporary access for release cycles to work on specific features. I remember in 2010, community member DD32 or Read More

Could WordPress Plugin Adoption Lower the Rate of Abandonment?


photo credit: jono dot com – cc In light of recent events wherein WordPress.org plugin authors have been receiving suspicious requests for repository access, Mika Epstein posted a clarification on taking over plugins. The plugin team does not give out plugin author emails. Instead, the team acts as an intermediary to send the author an Read More

Andrew Nacin Intros WP_Theme Class For WP 3.4


Theme authors take note, Andrew Nacin is currently leading the charge on rewriting large swathes of get_themes(). Andrew has spent the better part of the last week working on the WP_Theme Class which will make theme authors lives a lot easier. If you’re a theme developer, I encourage you to thoroughly review ticket #20103 to Read More

Andrew Nacin – One Year Later


Andrew Nacin who many in the WordPress community know as a house hold name by now has published a retrospective post into his first year heavily involved with WordPress development since his first patch was submitted. One of the most encouraging lines within hist post is the following: I’ve learned what it means to have Read More

Narrowly Escaping WordPress 3.0.6


WordPress 3.0.5 was released the other day to address a couple of issues dealing with security and untrusted user accounts. While those issues were addressed, it was soon discovered that one of the security fixes for 3.0.5 created another problem of stripping HTML on display from people with the unfiltered_html capability. Instead of fixing that Read More

WordPress Swag Store Open For Christmas Shopping


Just in time for the holidays, the WordPress Swag store has reopened. There are two things worth noticing. The first is that the link does not point to WP SwagStore which is where the original store called home. The second is that the new store is running on Joomla. It was shocking to me as Read More

Who’s Right? Network Solutions Or Matt


I haven’t had the time to write about much WordPress news lately but after reading the post published on the WordPress developer blog regarding Network Solutions, it might have been for the best. There have been a number of WordPress based sites hosted on Network Solutions that have had their databases compromised but overall, the Read More