Industry Night #7 – Talking Membership Tools with Dave Jackson


On today’s show we’re talking about membership sites. It’s fitting that we talk with Dave Jackson, curator of The School of Podcasting. When I started podcasting back in 2004, Dave Jackson was one of the first people who reached out to network with me about podcasting. Like me, Dave and the first wave of original Read More

WordPress Not The Direct Cause Of Mass Site Attacks


Sucuri has published more information regarding the compromising of at least 30,000 domains. Based on their research, they are ruling out the possibility that the attacks are taking advantage of a new vulnerability within the core of WordPress. The first question is how are these sites getting hacked? On all the cases we analyzed, they Read More

WordPress News Sites And The Bermuda Triangle


A few days ago, I had the chance to participate briefly in a discussion held on Twitter around the topic of WordPress news centric sites seemingly disappearing off the face of the earth after a certain period of time. The question which started this conversation by Doug Stewart is as follows: “A question for which Read More

PressForward – RSS Reader Inside Of WordPress


    With the impending shutdown of Google Reader on July 1st, I’ve been looking for Feedreader alternatives. I happened to stumble across a recently developed plugin called PressForward. Developed for the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University by Aram Zucker-Scharff, Boone B. Gorges, and Jeremy Boggs, PressForward provides Read More

The Daily Plugin for 06-26-2013


It’s time once again to put on your digital apron and join me in the heat of the WordPress Repository kitchen to see what new plugins have just finished baking. There are plenty of tasty bits of plugin technology awaiting us today, but before we bite into today’s menu let’s all remember that these plugins Read More

The Daily Plugin for 07-08-2013


I hope that everyone in the U.S. enjoyed the long Independence Day weekend. Here in Southern California we like to have fun and this past weekend was no exception. Fun for me though, is taking some quality time to hit the WordPress Plugin Repository and check out the newest plugins to hit the street. I’m Read More

WordPress Weekly iTunes Subscription Information


Since the creation of WordPress Weekly back in 2008, I’ve used Talkshoe.com to record the show in front of a live audience. Over the years, a number of people have subscribed to the iTunes feed provided by Talkshoe. Starting this week, I will no longer be using the Talkshoe iTunes feed but rather, my own. Read More

Please Don’t Use The Post Title As A Hyperlink


While reading a discussion that was being had by the folks who populate the WordPress Hackers Mailing list regarding the difference between the aside and status post formats, Mike Schinkel commented on a practice that I think needs to be stopped. I’ve been noticing that some themers have decided to implement “link” post formats such Read More

FeedBurner Relevancy And RSS Subscriber Numbers


Jean-Baptiste Jung has a good blog post over at The Blog Herald that questions whether FeedBurner is still relevant. In the post, Jean examines how in the past month, his numbers if varied widely. As a long time user of FeedBurner, I too have seen numbers vary wildly with no explanation. By the way, it’s Read More