It’s no question that as a piece of software gains popularity it also gains interest from those who would want to exploit it for their own gain. Most of us know this intimately if we’ve spent any time in the Windows environment as the security industry for malware and attacks on Windows-based PCs is huge! WordPress is only growing, now powering more than 17% of the top 1MM sites in the world – this makes it a prime target for hackers and malicious evildoers. An infographic via Page.ly shows some of this data cleverly:
Poetry: Life in Motion and Code
I just had the pleasure of being interviewed by Code Poet, a free resource for anyone who builds anything with WordPress. It’s an Automattic production so these are trusted resources coming right from the staff themselves – seriously worth a subscribe (and telling others about it). I share some thoughts about how I got started with WordPress and where it’s taken me. It’s honestly hard to imagine the impact that one piece of software could have on my short life so far – I felt like I could write a book on it so far and there’s still so much […]
Max Foundry Brings Shopp Integration to MaxButtons Pro
Max Foundry – the company behinds products such as MaxGalleria and MaxInbound – recently released a major update to their MaxButtons Pro product. Specifically, MaxButtons Pro now features Shopp integration. Neat, right?
WordPress has been using “Code is Poetry” as their tagline since as long as I can remember using it (if anyone knows where it came from, I’d love to know). The slogan has always been very effective at communicating the approach that WordPress takes, a blend of elegant simplicity and infinite expansion. All that lies behind your WordPress install is bits of code strung togehter like a symphony. Still, the phrase prompts a deeper look. I am still no expert, but I have learned the basic principles of code and the process has really opened up for me. I have […]
Finding Balance Through Work, Life, and My Blog
Before I began blogging myself, I was always a huge fan of it. There is something awesome about hearing what others have to say about their own personal experience with certain situations. Whether it was about their line of work, something drastic in their life, or finding helping others find solutions to issues they had once had. The fact that someone is willing to share valuable information with someone they don’t even know, the whole world for that matter, is astounding. That takes a lot of guts.
Your Primer to Accessibility (Not Just for WordPress)
I love all of the resources that are readily available to us via the WordPress community and core team – in fact, if you just dig a little you’ll encounter a host of knowledge that you may not have been aware of that has already been created. For example, accessibility is a huge focus for WordPress as the goal is to enable and support as many people as possible, even those with disabilities or handicaps. Accessibility is more than just design – it’s a way of thinking and building applications and crafting an experience that makes sense: Accessibility in web […]
Creating a WordPress Theme Tutorial
Have you ever wanted to learn how to create a WordPress Theme from scratch? Here’s an incredible primer via ThemeShaper that has gotten an incredible amount of attention because, well, it deserves it. The first version was done by Ian Stewart and now the second edition has been released, with the last part covering the distribution of a WordPress Theme being completed recently. It’s everything you need to get started and is fast becoming a staple for those that are first entering into the theming waters. The entire Table of Contents is listed below and I suspect that you’ll be […]
The WordPress Weekend Roundup
Every week we wrangle together the best links and content around the web. There’s simply too much going on to report about it all in long-form but we want to make sure that you’re aware of it. If you’ve got any suggestions or links that we’ve missed (and we know that we have) please let us know in the comments – we have 25 links so don’t forget to click “Next Page”! We appreciate it guys and love to see all the great content being produced around the globe related to WordPress!
Add Liveblogging Capability to Your Blog
The recent update of Liveblog 1.2 couldn’t be better timed as I was looking for something to use in the upcoming WordCamp events in January, especially since we’re trying to find livebloggers for the actual events. The recent update provides a number of compatibility features for 3.5 and introducing new hooks and filters for customization. You can see a full number of changes here in the changelog. You can see a very simple overview of the power of this plugin after the jump as well as my own experimentations:
Interview with Ben Gillbanks of Pro Theme Design
Part of what we want to do here at WP Daily is share the experiences of those who have been around in the WordPress community for some time so that others can learn from them. We affectionately call these people WPOI, or Word Person of Interest. Yes, that’s something I made up but it’ll do for now! Our first ever text-based interview here is with Ben Gillbanks of Pro Theme Design who also has the accolade of building the first theme with an admin panel – that makes him a definite WPOI.
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