Joost de Valk Author Of The WordPress SEO Plugin Acquires WPForce.com


Joost de Valk has announced he’s acquired WPForce.com from Jonathan Dingman for an undisclosed amount. WPForce was created in 2011 as an outlet for Jonathan to share opinions and news with the WordPress community. Along with the acquisition, Joost shared details of the process he had to go through to transfer the site into his Read More

The Impact Plugins Have On WordPress Loading Times


Dev4Press has an interesting post that contains performance benchmark numbers that show just how much of an impact certain plugins have on loading times within WordPress. Amongst the 35 tested plugins are bbPress, W3 Total Cache, WooCommerce and a few of the plugins developed by Millan. I as well as many others were shocked to Read More

The Impact Plugins Have On WordPress Loading Times


Dev4Press has an interesting post that contains performance benchmark numbers that show just how much of an impact certain plugins have on loading times within WordPress. Amongst the 35 tested plugins are bbPress, W3 Total Cache, WooCommerce and a few of the plugins developed by Millan. I as well as many others were shocked to Read More

Security Hole In W3 Total Cache


Over the past few days, I’ve read various posts regarding a security hole discovered in the popular W3 Total Cache plugin. According to a security bulletin published by Jason Donenfeld on Seclist.org, after installing the plugin from the WordPress plugin repository through the backend of WordPress, there are two avenues of attack left open. 1) Read More

My Performance Woes


For some unknown reason, the performance of this website over the past 2-3 weeks has been terrible. While writing posts, I would routinely see a warning that said I was disconnected from the server while taking forever to reconnect. Navigating the back-end of the site was a major pain as each page seemed to take 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

WP Super Cache 1.0 Released


Congrats to Donncha O Caoimh for releasing version 1.0 of his popular caching plugin, WP Super Cache. The release is an incremental improvement over previous versions but contains a number of bugfixes and new features such as a “Delete Cache” link within the admin bar. Back in 2009 when the plugin was first released, it Read More

Using Amazon S3 To Set Up A CDN In WordPress


Ghacks.net has a great, in depth article on how to set up a content distribution network in WordPress using Amazon S3. The guide gives you the ingredients needed and walks you through the entire process of installing and configuring the W3 Total Cache plugin, setting it up to use the CDN, getting an S3 account, Read More

Did WPTavern Load Any Faster For You?


I’m nearing the end of my one month trial period of using WP CDN and before I make the decision to purchase a CDN account, I wanted to hear from all of you, especially from those that visit the actual site multiple times a week if the site has loaded any faster for you since Read More