Scott Bolinger is the co-founder of Press Coders WordPress Themes. He is also the co-founder of AppPresser, which allows you to make native iOS and Android apps with WordPress.
You can contact him on Twitter: @ScottBolinger
Or visit him online: www.PressCoders.com
What They’re Sippin’ On
Brad—PC Porter (home brew)
How did you start using WordPress?
Bolinger’s development in WordPress started out when he was hired as a graphics designer at a small company. Throughout his time there he grew into a web guy—a WordPress guy in particular— and eventually left the company and started doing his own client work using WordPress.
Press Coders WordPress Themes is a company geared towards theme and plugin development. It also offers various how to tutorials for basic WordPress tasks.
The company started developing themes in 2010, with a product geared towards fitness. Press Coders is still big in the fitness niche with one of their most advanced themes being FitPro.
Bolinger came up with the idea for AppPresser after WordPress San Francisco, where Matt Mullenweg was discussing WordPress and apps. On the plane ride home, Bolinger realized he wanted to make mobile apps with WordPress because of his interest in ap development and the unsaturated market.
AppPresser serves as a fundamental groundwork for app development by enabling the conversion of your WordPress site into an app—all while accessing the features of your mobile device. AppPresser allows the app to easily be created in WordPress using plugins, themes, and much more.
WordPress 3.9 Beta 1
WordPress 3.9 Beta 1 is now available for testing. It has many awesome updates to improve your overall WordPress experience. Some notable features of this update, include:
- Updated TinyMCE
- Widget management in live previews
- Ability to edit and manage header images while in preview
- Drag-and-drop images onto the editor to upload
This year, WordCamp Europe will be hosted in Sofia, Bulgaria at the National Palace of Culture. WordCamp Europe 2013 was a hit, and this year is projected to be a success as well.
A recently released product called PushUp has enabled push notification integration between WordPress sites and Mac OS X.
It works by inviting your site visitor to “allow notifications,” and—if they select yes—you will be able to send notification directly from your WordPress site.
Although this product is projected to offer compatibility for browsers like Chrome and Firefox in the near future, Pushup is currently only suited for Safari.
Major Update of WordPress SEO
On Tuesday, WordPress SEO underwent their biggest series of updates yet—improving its social features, SEO optimization, and overall functionality.
Some of the most significant updates include:
- New bulk editor
- Speed improvements
- Updated social capabilities
- Improvements to option and post metadata handling
WordPress sites with the pingback feature enabled are at risk of being used as zombies to attack other sites. Security researchers identified over 160,000 sites being used to target a well-known WordPress site—causing it to crash.
Dre: There is a difference between DDoS and brute force attacks. Brute force attacks want to gain access to your server, while the objective of DDoS is to cause your site to go down.
This is more extensively explained in this blog post.
Brad: There’s a new plugin called Editorial Calendar, which facilitates the organization of a more strict publishing schedule. It’s free, and has had over 300,000 downloads.
Basecamp my task highlighter allows you to efficiently organize your tasks on Basecamp. All you have to drag the highlighter tool to your bookmark, and then click on it when you’re in Basecamp. It should then highlight the tasks that have been assigned to you.
WordCamp Atlanta—March 15-16
WordCamp Miami—May 9-11
WordCamp Philly—June 7-8th
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