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 4.2 BETA 3 WordPress 4.2 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.2, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]
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https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/31608 Already in progress :)
In the 4.2 Beta3, when I click on the "update now" link in the plugins page, the FTP/SSH credential appears. There
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- MAR 30, 2015
MATT: COWORKING VACATION
Cool distributed work article: Why I decided to go on a cowork vacation in Bali for a month .MAR 30, 2015
WPTAVERN: MARK JAQUITH RELEASES CACHE BUDDY: A PLUGIN TO ENHANCE POPULAR WORD...photo credit: SergioMonsalve – cc
Mark Jaquith, one of the lead developers of WordPress, released Cache Buddy on WordPress.org over the weekend. His new plugin works alongside caching solutions, such as WP Super Cache, Batcache, and W3 Total Cache, to enable WordPress to better serve cached pages to logged-in users.
Jaquith knows just about everything there is to know about site optimization and caching techniques in WordPress. He recently gave a presentation at WordCamp London 2015, entitled “Cache Money Business” where he debuted the new plugin.
He introduced Cache Buddy as “a companion for your WordPress page caching solution.” Ordinarily, when WordPress is serving pages to logged-in users or those with comment cookies, it cannot cache pages, even with popular caching plugins in place. Cache Buddy steps in to fill in the gap, allowing WordPress to serve a cached page to logged-in users by performing the following:
- Changes what paths logged-in cookies are set for (so they work in the WordPress backend, but don’t exist on the front of the site).
By cutting down on the number of dynamic views (cache misses), the load on your sever is dramatically decreased. The toolbar will be hidden from Subscriber and Contributor users, but Authors, Editors, and Administrators will still see the toolbar and get dynamic views.
Cache Buddy is ideal for sites that already have a caching solution in place and get lots of traffic but have no strict requirements on providing dynamic views. Jaquith summarized the kinds of sites for which Cache Buddy will not be useful:
If you have a BuddyPress site or an e-commerce site, you may honestly need WordPress logged-in cookies available on the front of your site. But if you’re just running a blog/CMS site with a significant number of commenters and logged-in Subscribers, this plugin could massively speed up your site, because requests that had to always be dynamic before, can now be served from a page cache.