The Saga Continues
WordPressWordPress was borne of initial idea seeding via B2 (Cafelog) in 2001, which was launched by Michael Valdrighi. In 2003, cofounders Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little forked B2 and created WordPress, an Open Source blogging and now content management system estimated to power the largest number of websites of any individual product (20%). Through the largest thriving community of any website management system, WordPress has grown to include theme designers, plugin developers, webmasters and site developers. With the power of participants, WP now can power anything from small individual blogs to large multi-user social communities to business websites. Core contributing developers include Ryan Boren, Mark Jaquith, Matt Mullenweg, Andrew Ozz, Peter Westwood and Andrew Nacin. WordPress has just recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary.
WPCommunityWPCommunity.com was started as an extension of Web Developer Tom Ford who found WordPress in the early days looking for a solution to power a group of large websites that had outgrown their flat HTML infrastructure. Needing more features, WordPress was chosen based on another user who was kind enough to put together a comparison chart of several platforms, with detailed information. The way this individual was able to present this side by side comparison using WordPress ultimately led to giving it a shot...which led to massive experimentation to the different things it could do. The heavy and growing demand for assistance led to offering such, bringing us to today. Tom Ford has contributed to various other development agencies including TC Websites, WPMU.org and WPML. (as well as solving countless technical issues and working through many full website builds).
WORDPRESS 4.4.2 SECURITY AND MAINTENANCE RELEASE WordPress 4.4.2 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.4.1 and earlier are affected by two security issues: a possible XSS for certain local URIs, reported by Ronni Skansing; and an open redirection attack, reported by Shailesh Suthar. Thank you […]
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@ipstenu Hi Mika, I'll be following the issue and provide feedback as needed. Thanks!Ipstenu (Mika Epstein) on "Image uploader shows error, media listing in 'Add media' dialog does not work"
Yep, current issue in trunk. https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/35786 for tracking (just in case they DON'T know).
- FEB 13, 2016
POST STATUS: WORDPRESS IN THE ENTERPRISE — DRAFT PODCAST
Welcome to the Post Status Draft podcast, which you can find on iTunes, Stitcher, and via RSS for your favorite podcatcher. Post Status Draft is hosted by Joe Hoyle — the CTO of Human Made — and Brian Krogsgard.
Today, Joe and Brian discuss WordPress in the “enterprise,” starting with a discussion on what the enterprise even is. We discuss WordPress’s value to the enterprise, and what enterprise level companies are looking for in their technology solutions.
The conversation turns into conspiracy theories and joking around by the 50 minute mark, so don’t be intimidated by the hour and fifteen minute timestamp.https://audio.simplecast.com/26691.mp3
LinksFEB 12, 2016
WPTAVERN: RESCUE THEMES IS FOR SALE
Gibbs did not publicly disclose how much revenue the shop is generating, but Rescue Themes has seven products available on Themeforest ranging in price from $16-$59. She also has several free plugins and two free themes (Gateway and Politics) listed on WordPress.org.
“This decision hasn’t come lightly and I’ve had many sleepless nights wrestling over it,” Gibbs said in her post announcing that the shop is for sale. “Rescue Themes has done quite well for me and I admit that I feel a little sad letting it go but I’ve come to a point where the time I have to dedicate to it has dwindled as new projects and opportunities take over my day. It would pain me infinitely more seeing it go adrift than it would to hand over the keys to someone else.”
After enlisting the help of the professional theme reviewers at the Themereview.co service, Gibbs began building all of her products with WordPress standards in place. With Themeforest as her primary distribution avenue, she was one of the few WordPress sellers making a difference by providing standards-compliant products.
Gibbs is looking for a buyer who will make positive contributions to the WordPress community, continue support for her current customers, and continue to distribute the current products under the GPL license.