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April 18, 2017

Five Common Mistakes WordPress Theme Developers Should Avoid

Getting a theme into the WordPress Theme Repository can give a big boost to a WordPress developer’s credibility, especially if it proves popular with WordPress users. It’s also a great way to promote a premium theme — many theme developers publish “light” versions of their theme for free to promote a premium version with more […]

April 06, 2017

Close Comments On Older WordPress Blog Posts To Slash Spam

Google has long been wise to ways of comment spammers, but that doesn’t stop many comment threads degenerating into spammy lists of “work from home” comments and link spam. Akismet and similar spam filters catch most of it, but judging by the sites I see every day, these filters let plenty of spam through. Although […]

April 05, 2017

Managing Complex WordPress Publishing Workflows With Edit Flow

As any blogger or publisher will tell you, managing publishing workflows takes a dedication to organization. There are any number of general productivity tools an editor might use, but if you’re managing a site that publishes multiple authors, a dedicated tool is the best option. A workflow management tool that’s integrated with your content management […]

April 04, 2017

Credit Card Scrapers Continue To Be A Risk On Insecure Magento Sites

Discovering that an eCommerce store has sent their credit card data to a malicious third party is the worst nightmare of many shoppers. They adopt an eminently sensible “once bitten, twice shy” attitude towards retailers who allow sensitive financial data to fall into the hands of criminals. Leaking credit card data is a great way […]

March 30, 2017

Make Yourself Heard With The WordPress Editor Experience Survey

If you’re a regular user of the WordPress editor interface, you might want to make your thoughts known by completing the Editor Experience Survey. The survey, part of the WordPress project’s attempt to understand how WordPress bloggers and professionals use the tools WordPress provides shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to complete and will […]

March 29, 2017

When Is It Right To Keep WordPress Vulnerabilities Secret?

Bugs are an inevitable part of the software development process. As hard as developers try to avoid them — and they try very hard indeed — mistakes will be made and some of those mistakes will cause security vulnerabilities. What’s important is how developers handle vulnerabilities when they do occur, including how they communicate about […]

March 28, 2017

New OpenVPN Plans For Magento And WordPress Dedicated Servers

We’re happy to announce the introduction of secure OpenVPN accounts to our dedicated server and enterprise cluster hosting plans. OpenVPN allows site owners to use a secure encrypted login process to access services on dedicated servers that would otherwise be unencrypted, including HTTP and FTP services. OpenVPN will be available on all 400 and 500–level […]

March 23, 2017

Google Is Retiring Its WordPress AdSense Plugin

Google has announced the retirement of its popular WordPress AdSense plugin, which was embraced by bloggers and publishers as a simple way to monetize content on WordPress sites. Existing ads aren’t affected, but within a couple of months, users will no longer be able to change the layout of their ads or visit the front-end […]

March 22, 2017

VVV 2.0 Includes YAML Configuration For Custom WordPress Development Environments

Varying Vagrant Vagrants, a tool for creating WordPress development environments, hit the big 2.0 recently, with the addition of a feature that many WordPress developers have been asking for: a YAML-based configuration system that makes it easier to tweak your development environment. VVV solves a common problem in WordPress development and web development more generally: […]

March 21, 2017

Google Docs Users Can Now Send Articles Straight To WordPress

WordPress’ editing interface is great for writing – and it’s only going to get better – but collaboration is a weak point. It is possible to collaborate on a WordPress article, but only if writers and editors take it in turns. Several contributors can’t work on the same document at the same time, which is […]