Akismet has released their 2.5.7 release which is more of a maintenance release fixing minor bugs and including security enhancements. A few of these changes are: Fix a bug displaying the Stats page in some versions of FireFox Fix mshots previews when using https Add .htaccess to block direct access to files Prevent some PHP notices Fix Check For Spam return location when referrer is empty Fix Settings links for network admins Prevent some prepare() warnings in WordPress 3.5
Jetpack, a behemoth of a WordPress plugin with a number of turn-key features, has released their 2.0.3 update whoops, now it’s 2.0.4 after a slight issue with 2.0.3, boasting updates to Photon, their “image accelerator” as well as compatibility with their infinite scroll feature. The custom CSS editor also got hit big with some updates improving the editing experience incorporating support for Sass and LESS, which I’m a personal fan of. The complete list of changes can be seen on the changelog.
Sean Nilsson shares in a recent talk at WordCamp Toronto how to go about choosing the right premium theme to use. It’s practical for those that are first wandering into the realms of themes that you actually pay dollars for. His official description of the talk and deck after the jump: