Gust Plugin Brings the Ghost Admin Panel Into WordPress


The Ghost open source blogging project had an interesting path to get to where it is today. John O’Nolan, the project’s creator, originally introduced the idea of his pure blogging platform as a “WordPress-lite fork.” After a great deal of deliberation, O’Nolan decided not to fork WordPress and instead opted to built his application on Read More

WiredTree To Sponsor All North American WordCamps In 2014


WiredTree, a webhosting company has become a WordCamp Pillar sponsor. The pillar sponsorship program is a package setup by WordCamp Central that enables businesses to sponsor multiple WordCamp events without having to go through the hassle of sponsoring them individually. WordCamp organizers will have a little less to worry about when it comes to funding Read More

Widget Customizer Approved For WordPress 3.9


The Widget Customizer plugin is now cleared for takeoff and will land in WordPress 3.9. During the core development meeting today, the plugin was approved to be merged into the WordPress trunk. The days of editing widgets blind will soon be over, as widget editing with live previews will now be a native part of Read More

WooThemes Releases Survey Results As An Infographic


WooThemes has released the results of their 2012 WordPress Wishlist survey. Instead of dishing out numbers and statistics, they have compiled and released the information in the form of an info graphic. Of particular interest are the results from both questions related to WordPress as a CMS. 90% think that WordPress is a full-fledged CMS. Read More

Some Orgnizations And WordPress Just Don’t Mix


The days of KevinJohn Gallagher and his company using WordPress are over, according to him. Within the post, Kevin covers a number of reasons as to why WordPress will no longer be used for client projects with the biggest reason being that it’s not a full fledged CMS like some of its rivals. Check out Read More

Interview With ManageWP Owner Vladimir Prelovac


ManageWP is a new service that aims to make managing multiple websites as easy as possible. They’ve recently opened their doors to the public and Vladimir Prelovac was kind enough to take some time out of his schedule to answer a few questions I had. Enjoy! Is ManageWP a webhosting company or simply a means Read More

How WordPress Changed The Career Of Eric Karkovack


Short post on how WordPress changed the career of Eric Karkovack. I imagine similar designers/developers feel the same way he does. Of course, WordPress isn’t the only powerful CMS out there. You may enjoy working with different platforms. No matter what you’re using to build websites, the modern tools we have available are making us Read More

Theme Review – Americanaura


Custom post types are one of those things in WordPress that’s been difficult for me to figure out. However, after reviewing the Americanaura theme combined with the AudioTheme framework, I have a better understanding of why custom post types are so cool. Unlike a traditional theme framework, the majority of the functionality is located in Read More

Disturbing Report On WordPress Plugin Security


Checkmarx, a company founded in 2006 that specializes in automated security code reviews has published a security vulnerability report on the top 50 plugins on the WordPress plugin repository. In the report published on June 18th, 2013 Checkmarx concluded that more than 20% of the 50 most popular WordPress plugins were vulnerable to common web Read More

Matt Mullenweg Participates In Reddit IAmA


Reddit plays host to events called AMA or Ask Me Anything. In this instance, Matt Mullenweg participated in a version classified as IAmA. Basically, /r/IAmA is a place to interview people, but in a new way. “IAmA” is the traditional way of beginning the description of who you are; “AMA” is the traditional way of Read More