The groups component in BuddyPress allows members to create their own mini-social networks, each with its own homepage, activity stream, member directory and administrative panel. In networks where groups play a big part of the social activity, it becomes important to have a way to label or classify groups.
My Open Source mindset always burns me from the inside out when I have to keep a secret, and finally there is no need to keep one of the massive ones. getclouder was launched today at the Velocity Conference and almost instantaneously covered by one of my favorite business gurus Chris Lema.
Children who spend more time in less structured activities-from playing outside to reading books to visiting the zoo-are better able to set their own goals and take actions to meet those goals without prodding from adults, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder. …
STEM Fuse is raising funds for Revolutionizing Website Design Curriculum in High Schools on Kickstarter! With your help we can revolutionize website design curriculum in high schools.
True Ventures and Open Source [Infographic] Impact. It’s a word that is part of our mission, and it’s what we strive for when investing in Founders of movements and products that capture the imagination. And nowhere has that impact been felt more than in the 22 open source companies True has invested in over the last nine years.
At today’s Google I/O event in San Francisco, Google demoed its Android Wear platform and announced availability of the first Android Wear devices. First announced in March, Android Wear is designed to bring the Android platform to a range of wearable devices from several of Google’s manufacturing partners.
The Ascend Project is a 6 week, full time course that removes many barriers and allows participants time and support as they focus on learning typical open source practices: IRC, bug trackers, code review, committing patches, and the larger opportunities available to users & developers of the open web.
NY Times did a neat article on their CMS Scoop, one cool piece of which is their ICE editor we worked on them with a few years ago. Their cropping stuff is also cool, though it’s dizzying how many sizes they need to produce.
Today I’m chatting with Gennady Kovshenin, a freelance web consultant and developer from Russia. In addition to being a first class plugin developer,he also spoke at WordCamp Russia 2013. Read our interview below, where we discuss his favorite plugin, tea recommendations, and where he sees WordPress going in the next 2-3 years.
This is the Star Wars cast photo we’re looking for. With shooting of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII well under way, Lego reimagines the already iconic black-and-white cast photo entirely in bricks and minifigures. Mini Carrie Fischer, Harrison Ford and even Artoo are ready to get to work.
Security vulnerabilities have plagued the TimThumb script for years. It is most commonly used in cropping, zooming and resizing images in WordPress themes. After the large scale attacks launched against the script a few years ago, one might think that theme and plugin developers would be less likely to continue building with it.
Want to understand how the web does what it does? WordPress will guide you on your journey. When a group of open source developers gathered online some 10 years ago to launch a new project they had no idea how fundamentally they and others like them would change the world.
Disclosure: I took all these pictures – don’t use, or re-post anywhere without my permission. This post also contains affiliate links. Two weeks ago, I attended WordCamp Philly, which “is intended to be the premiere WordPress-related technical conference in Philadelphia.”
Find out about the latest product and platform innovations at Google. Watch all Google I/O 2014 videos at: g.co/io14videos
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. That’s what Leonardo da Vinci said anyway. And four centuries later, Steve Jobs agreed. Actually, Jobs more than agreed. He flat-out stole it. So here’s the question: What does plagiarized advice from the 16th century have to do with marketing copy in the 21st?
If you’re creating WordPress websites for clients, Jetpack is for you. Jetpack easily adds a great number of features to your client’s websites without the need for a dozen different plugins, reducing the technical debt that you or your client will need to maintain over time.
By on . If you are still using Timthumb after the serious vulnerability that was found on it last year, you have one more reason to be concerned. A new 0-day was just disclosed on TimThumb’s “Webshot” feature that allows for certain commands to be executed on the vulnerable website remotely (no authentication required).
The neighbourhood has seen better days, but Mrs. Pauley has lived there since before anyone can remember. She raised a family of six boys, who’ve all grown up and moved away. Since Mr. Pauley died three months ago, she’d had no income. She’s fallen behind in the rent.
WordPress.com VIP Director of Platform Services, Peter Slutsky, presented to the DigitalGov University about using WordPress CMS to build government websites, along with Dan Munz, from the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, last year. DigitalGov is brought to you by the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies in the U.S.
A few months ago, I ran an experiment to see how much faster I could make one of my websites in less than two hours of work. After installing a handful of WordPress plugins and fixing a few simple errors, I had improved the website’s loading speed from 1.61 seconds to 583 milliseconds.
Contributor Day will be held on the Friday before WordCamp NYC (August 1st, 2014) from 12 to 6PM at The New York Times. We’re looking forward to having tons of great WordPress users in town for WordCamp New York. While we have such a large part of the WordPress community together in one place, let’s take advantage of it!
A few days ago a discussion took place in IRC around whether or not we should consider adding Open Graph meta tags by default to be output on the front-end of a Ghost blog. The argument centered around privacy.
S’mores, salty ocean breezes, veggie burgers on the grill, sweaty people on the bus — what’s the smell you associate the most with summer?
WordPress TimThumb 2.8.13 WebShot Remote Code Execution (0-day) Pichaya Morimoto (Jun 24)
We’ve all merged bad pull requests and wanted to roll back the changes without having to rely on Git commands. Starting today, you can easily revert a pull request on GitHub by clicking Revert: You’ll be prompted to create a new pull request with the reverted changes: More details about reverting pull requests are available in Help.
Create a content based mobile app with WordPress that displays posts, pages or other static content such as news. Publish your app to the iOS and Android app stores using AppPresser http://apppresser.com Display posts shortcode plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/display-posts-shortcode/ Gist mentioned in the video: https://gist.github.com/scottopolis/07c555b9dd0581497f0b
Sometimes WordPress theme vendors make mistakes. #justsayin If you’ve been reading along at home, we’re in the middle of a series of posts that are looking at my take on the WordPress theme space – from a business perspective. And now we’re in part five – the most common mistakes that theme vendors make.
Websites are complicated these days. Even when we work locally, we typically still need to make a bunch of calls to external, online applications, on any given page load. If you’re ever without an internet connection, but still attempt to work (novel concept, right?), then you have experienced this frustration.
One of the proudest moments of Mohammad Gulab’s life occurred this past December on a trip to New York City, at a screening of the Hollywood blockbuster Lone Survivor. That’s where he met the actor Mark Wahlberg. The Afghan villager was no film buff.
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WordPress 4.0 is on track to introduce several new oEmbed providers, according to the most recent core report from Mike Schroder.
As a beginner, understanding how the different languages you learn interact with each other can be confusing. I thought we could pair up a variety of languages to see where the intersect and communicate. HTML and CSS You need HTML to have CSS, because HTML calls the CSS.
Withings Activité, a new generation watch combining time & activity tracking
In the last year or so, I’ve given a number of public presentations about BuddyPress. One of my main goals in giving these presentations to WordPress groups is always to convince WP developers to give BP a try.
Helps groups of people with shared interests plan meetings and form offline clubs in local communities around the world
This month we featured a project called VersionPress that brings version control to WordPress, a concept that has many in the community excited. The VersionPress development team is seeking $30,000 in funding by the end of June in order to get it off the ground.
Stories about 2014
We’ve been hard at work to make iThemes Sync your home base for managing multiple WordPress sites. With integrations for BackupBuddy, BackupBuddy Stash, iThemes Security and now iThemes Exchange, you can now track sales and recent transactions for each of your WordPress sites directly from the iThemes Sync Dashboard.
Do you run your website on WordPress? Have you checked the integrity of your core install lately for SPAM like “Google Pharmacy” stores or other fake stores? We have been tracking and analyzing a growing trend in SEO Spam (a.k.a., Search Engine Poisoning (SEP)) attacks in which thousands of compromised WordPress websites are being used to hide fake stores and spam doorways.
The best thing about Twitter is that it forces users to embrace brevity thanks to its 140-character updates. It’s also the worst thing about Twitter, turning loquacious tweeters into Twitter stream hogs – as with the disaster that is the multi-part running commentary known as the Tweetstorm.
has become the theme of choice for tens of thousands of bloggers since we launched it a few months ago. It’s easy to see why: its typography and layout make posts highly readable, while the vertical custom header image adds a distinct, easy-to-customize design touch.
As we finalize the schedule, we’re working on getting information out to you as quickly as possible. To that effect, here is a (limited) group of confirmed speakers with brief descriptions of their presentation topics: Tammie Lister and Kathryn Presner, both of Automattic, will host an in-depth workshop on how to become a WordCamp speaker.
Take the 2-minute tour × WordPress Development Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for WordPress developers and administrators. It’s 100% free, no registration required. Let’s say I want to add some post_meta into the “new” revisions UI. I’m saving some meta on revisions only, and want to display it on this screen.
Illustration by Tuesday Bassen At key points in our tour together, the Editorially founders have gathered for a meal. We shared oysters and lobster rolls when we first came together as a team; pasta, bread, and wine when we closed on funding; sticky chicken wings and Thai noodles when our far-flung colleagues joined us in New York; burgers and Manhattans when we shared the news of the shutdown with the world.
WDS is proud to announce our newest designer, Damon Cook! While working at SUNY-Empire State College, Damon was tasked with creating several internal tools. Research lead him to open-source products like Drupal and WordPress. He quickly saw the elegant, and extensible nature of WordPress and never looked back.