Security is an ongoing concern for the millions of users, developers, and enthusiasts who make up the WordPress space. And in recent times people are growing more concerned. Over the past year or so, there has been a heightened number of attacks on WordPress-specific sites. So—as a result—WordPress security developers have been forced to up their game. In the realm of WordPress security, plugins are a viable option for providing protection to WordPress websites and blogs. The #1 WordPress security plugin is Better WP Security. With over 1.7 million downloads—it offers extended protection and customer support to its users. Additionally, […]
I’m not going to add anything more than what’s been contributed already but we’ve been pinged a number of times about this already – is the new iThemes Exchange that was just launched breaking GPL (or not just being “nice” and respectful)? Man, I sure do find it interesting that v1.0 shares some code written by the team at Shopplugin.net and no author attribution was given in the plugin repository. Specifically alot of the source code in the functions.php file originated from the Shopp project. You should really give an author credit where it is due. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ithemes-exchange/
WooCommerce continues to grow steadily with impressive download numbers every single month and despite newcomers to the space, like iThemes’ Exchange, I don’t see it slowing down a single bit, especially as other companies get on the WooThemes choo choo train. For example, let’s take a look at Yotpo and what they’ve done with their Yotpo Social Reviews service.
And there she is. We’ve gotten hints here and there that it would be coming soon and so late last night we received an early release version to try and test out (as well as the Stripe Add-on plugin). I booted it up on a local installation and I really liked what I saw – it’s what you might expect from an eCommerce plugin but from first glance it appears to be so much less than what the other options provide. Why? Because they’ve turned off many of the features that you can later turn-on that might cause too much […]
Nothing but love and much congratulations to the WooThemes team on continuing to develop a product worth downloading. Isn’t that the neat thing about open source? You can entirely validate, at least generally speaking, the quality and success of a product by just looking at the sheer number of downloads. Sure, downloads is just one of many signals of success and especially quality, but if you back that up with an established company with a brand that’s worth noting, it just represents all-around goodness.
Yesterday was a day of updates for a number of great plugins and solutions and if you’ve already an owner then you may have already updated natively through your system. But if you haven’t (or you’re not a customer yet) here are some of the updates that you missed and perhaps another reason to review these great products that are built by some of our community members here and all-around great people!
The biggest news in the eCommerce space isn’t Shopify with their v2 being released yesterday but rather iThemes and their new entry in the growing shopping space with Exchange. And they were greeted with many votes of confidence and praise, even from existing competitors. As one person mentioned, this is what’s so great about the WordPress community because we can pat each other on the back despite our commercial interests: Competitors who treat each other with respect because they understand that the culture of the community they’re in doesn’t do competition the way other communities do it. iThemes on-going challenges will […]
What a week. And, can you actually believe that we’re in the month of June already? 2013 is about half-way done already. So, the question is, have you accomplished everything that you had set out to do in 2013? Are you slacking? Get to it!
On June 11-13 iThemes will be having free WordPress Design Workshops. This online course, is being taught by Benjamin Bradley, the Professor at WebDesign.com, who will walk through everything you need to know to get a solid foundation for designing and developing with WordPress. You don’t have to be there for all of the elements of the course – you can sign up for the one that’ll give you the most bang for your buck (i.e. time). You can learn:
Hope you guys are getting ready for the weekend because not only is it a holiday (if you’re in the US) but Monday is the 10th Anniversary Party! Dig it! So until then, chew on some of these links while you wait to party!