Bad Behavior In The WordPress Community


It started off with a link and turned into something disgusting. KevinJohn Gallagher explained the various reasons for why his company decided not to pursue using WordPress anymore for their clients and I linked to that article because I thought it raised some points that were good for discussion. After I linked to the article Read More

According To WPEngine WordPress Is Secure


It’s time to clear up the debate once and for all. Despite all the doubts (and some haters), WordPress core is without a doubt one of the most secure platforms you can choose to put a site on. Of course, a WordPress install is only as secure as the plugins it leverages — but that’s Read More

Post Formats UI Removed From WordPress 3.6


In what many will consider to be sad news, the Post Formats UI that so many people were looking forward to as part of WordPress 3.6 has been stripped from core, for now. The decision was made by Mark Jaquith as the new feature just wasn’t quite ready for prime time. Instead of delaying the Read More

Bad Attitudes Are Not Welcome


Tom McFarlin of 8Bit has written a piece entitled The WordPress Community Needs an Attitude Adjustment and while I agree with the overall point of needing to just be nicer to each other, his post generates a lot of different thoughts and emotions inside of me. On the one hand, I read Tom’s post and Read More

WordPress 3.6 RC 1 Has Arrived


Earlier this week, WordPress 3.6 lead developer Mark Jaquith gave us an update on progress and notified us that the goal was to have an RC release by Friday. With just 30 minutes to go before it becomes Saturday on the East coast, 3.6 RC 1 has arrived. This gets us one big step closer Read More

Wait Is Over – 3.6 Now Available For Download


After a long, frustrating, development cycle, WordPress 3.6 Oscar is now available to the public. This release doesn’t have the Post Formats UI but it does contain a number of great features such as built-in video and audio support, a completely revamped UI for Post Revisions, 2013 Theme that utilizes Post Formats, Post Locking and Read More

WordPress To Be More Tumblr Like


What’s that sound? It’s a cannon ball being shot over the bow of Tumblr. The big discussion point over the past two days has revolved around a new feature slated to hit WordPress 3.1 called Post Formats. Otto as well as Mark Jaquith do a great job explaining what these are. To make a long 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

Review – The WP101 Plugin


The WP 101 Tutorial Plugin is a combined effort by Shawn Hesketh and Mark Jaquith. The premise of the plugin is simple, to showcase video tutorials of WordPress from within the back-end of WordPress. After using the plugin and watching a few videos, I think it delivers on all levels. A view of the player Read More