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Anonymous Salary Data in WordPress Community

I love reading transparency reports, where businesses like Buffer, Mattermark and others at Baremetrics share everything about how their companies work, how much they pay for a particular role and how much profit they earn. This is a new trend and I can see some startups in WordPress community are picking up on that.

Donncha: Matt’s interview in the SBP

Nice to see an interview with Matt in the Sunday Business Post, but they got one thing wrong that Matt is not chilled out about! Related Posts Photomatt's .net interview An Interview With Mike Davidson of ESPN (Part 1) More On Bush Interview!

10 Best WordPress File Management Plugins

Looking for a best WordPress File and Document Management Plugin? Do you need complete file management solution for WordPress?

WPTavern: WordPress 4.2.1 Released to Patch Comment Exploit Vulnerability

photo credit: Will Montague – cc This morning we reported on an XSS vulnerability in WordPress 4.2 , 4.1.2, 4.1.1, and 3.9.3, which allows an attacker to compromise a site via its comments. The security team quickly patched the vulnerability and released 4.2.1 within hours of being notified Relaunches, Now 100% Free

Nick Haskins launched earlier this year as a hosted storytelling platform that offers all the features of Aesop Story Engine. Initially, the platform was only available to paying customers, but this week Haskins announced that is now available to everyone for free. The platform had not received much feedback in the several months it has been open to customers, so Haskins decided to remove all barriers to account creation

WPTavern: WPWeekly Episode 189 – Drew Jaynes on What it’s Like to Lead a WordPress Development Cycle

On this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I were joined by Drew Jaynes , web engineer for 10up, and release lead for WordPress 4.2 . Jaynes explains how a release lead is chosen, their responsibilities, and what their role is.

WPTavern: Why Some Sites Automatically Updated to WordPress 4.1.3

Since WordPress 4.2 was released , some users are questioning why their sites have automatically updated to WordPress 4.1.3.

Post Status: WordPress 4.2, “Powell”, released

The consistency of WordPress WordPress 4.2,  Powell , marks the impressive sixth major version in a row on a four month average development cycle. WordPress 3.7: October 24th, 2013 WordPress 3.8: December 12th, 2013 WordPress 3.9: April 16th, 2014 WordPress 4.0: September 4th, 2014 WordPress 4.1: December 18th, 2014 WordPress 4.2: April 23rd, 2014 This streak of consistency in WordPress releases is not accidental. Groundwork was put in place organizationally, technically, and philosophically to help ensure consistent, iterative improvements for WordPress.

Matt: Big Announcement Day

Two big releases today: WordPress 4.2 with lots of interface improvements and emoji support , and the 3.5 release of Jetpack with a new menu editor .

How To Take Control Of Your WordPress Permalinks

Creating SEO-friendly permalinks for your WordPress site is one of the most important steps in the larger process of search engine optimization. WordPress makes creating SEO-friendly permalinks for posts in your blog fairly easy, though the system could be more intuitive

What To Do When WordPress Plugin Updates Go Wrong

You have to love the fact that you can automatically update your WordPress plugins from within the admin. It turns what used to be a chore (uploading the updated files via FTP) into a nice neat process

Matt: What we can learn from Japan

I travel back and forth between Japan and the United States, mostly Tokyo and New York and a few other American cities, several times a year. The contrast is jarring. Arriving in the US can feel like rolling back a decade or more, returning to a time when information was scarce, infrastructure was creaky and basic services such as ground transportation were chaotic and unreliable

How Open Source Benefits Web Security

If you were working on your WordPress website today, or casually reading the latest news about WordPress, you most likely got inundated with news about an XSS vulnerability, inaccurate documentation, and the infamous WordPress auto-update feature. Each of these terms sometimes sound like four-letter words in the context of web security or user experience

WPTavern: WPWeekly Episode 188 – The Nearly Perfect WordPress Role Model

Marcus Couch and I didn’t have a guest on this week’s episode, so we used the time to get you caught up on the week’s headlines. We discussed the release of WordPress 4.2 RC1 and if all goes well, expect to see the release of 4.2 next Wednesday

Python Scraping for WordPress

Ofttimes when building for WordPress I find myself in a situation which requires me to move a ton of content from a clients old site to a new one. If I’m lucky (relatively speaking) it’s built on another CMS such as Drupal or Joomla which I can export content from pretty easily, but most times it’s a crappy site built using plain HTML and Microsoft Frontpage *shudder*, and it only has 4-5 pages of simple content.

New Try Drupal program – Should we have something similar for WP?

Drupal is launching a “try drupal program” to promote the adoption of WordPress: Among the initial initiatives, they are partnering with some hosting providers to let newcomers to quickly setup a WP site for free. Shouldn´t we have something similar for WordPress? (and no, I don´t think plays that role)

WPTavern: New Plugin Adds a WhatsApp Button to Jetpack’s Sharing Module

Facebook shocked the world when it acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion dollars in February 2014. As of January 2015, the app’s user base has grown to more than 700 million active users , making it the third largest social network on the planet

WPTavern: FBI Warns of ISIL Defacement Attacks on WordPress Sites

photo credit: Lock – (license) The FBI issued a public service announcement today, warning concerning WordPress website attacks being carried out by individuals sympathetic to the Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL) a.k.a. Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS). The perpetrators of these attacks are defacing sites across various platforms such as news organizations, businesses, government sites, and religious institutions.

Donncha: WP Super Cache 1.4.4

WP Super Cache is a full page caching plugin for WordPress. It creates static pages that are served quickly by the web server.

Split Testing WordPress Menus and Widgets with Nelio A/B Testing – WP Mayor

All websites serve a purpose. For instance, some sell a product, others offer a service, and others share news and stories.

Post Status: The Excerpt Episode 3 — WordPress news with Beka Rice

Welcome to The Excerpt  Episode 3, part of the  Post Status Draft podcast , which you can find  on iTunes .

Post Status: How StoryCorps uses WordPress to enable storytelling everywhere

StoryCorps is an organization that aims “to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.” Featured stories are broadcast nationally on NPR. StoryCorps has published more than 50,000 interviews with almost 100,000 participants since they launched in 2003. A small to mid-size non-profit organization, StoryCorp’s interviews are logged in the Library of Congress, and over the years they have created new and ingenious ways to enable storytelling.

WPTavern: Behind the Curtain with DerpPress, WordPress’ Anonymous Satirical Twitter Account

For the past two years, the DerpPress Twitter account has been cranking out tweets to amuse followers with clever puns and subtle commentary on WordPress news and development. Of all the anonymous accounts devoted to tweeting WordPress-related humor, DerpPress is the most consistent and dependable source of timely wise cracks. You’ll find the account tweeting on a variety of topics, including current events, security, WordCamps, automatic updates, and WordPress personalities

10 Non-Programmers Tips For Optimizing WordPress Site Speed

Site Speed is one of the very basic foundations for providing a good user experience. It is also a major factor in determining your ranking on search engines. Unfortunately, when it comes to WordPress loading time, there seems to be a lot of ignorance within the blogger’s community, with many blogs loaded much slower then they could be.

Matt: US memory championship.

To attain the rank of grand master of memory, you must be able to perform three seemingly superhuman feats. You have to memorize 1,000 digits in under an hour, the precise order of 10 shuffled decks of playing cards in the same amount of time, and one shuffled deck in less than two minutes. Ever wondered  how to win the U.S.
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