Doc’s WordPress News Drop is a weekly report on the most pressing WordPress news. When the news drops, I will pick it up and deliver it right to you. This week we talk about Postmatic’s new Replyable product and Google Chrome’s new “Not Secure” message for non HTTPS sites. Love WordPress news but hate reading? This is Doc Pop’s News Drop. This week, popular comment plugin, Postmatic rebranded the basic version of their plugin calling it Replyable. This stripped down “Software as a service” product only offers email commenting. The rest of the features, such as newsletter building and post […]
Last week, Automattic’s General Counsel Paul Sieminski announced that all *.wordpress.com subdomains will be served over SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) by the end of 2014. Sieminski wrote: In the face of intrusive surveillance, we believe that everyone in the tech community needs to stand up and do what they can, starting with their own sites and platforms. For us, that means working to secure the connection between users and our websites. We’ll be serving all *.wordpress.com subdomains only over SSL by the end of the year. It’s been a year since whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked files revealing the National Security […]
This is your WordPress weekend roundup – blog posts that we couldn’t entertain fully in the past week but that might still be worth your time. We spend our weekend curating this list so that you don’t have to! We hope that by spending a few hours (or more than a few hours) that we save hundreds if not thousands of our own community’s time! It is an opportunity we can’t pass up! And at this point we’ve done over 20 of these at this point! Ready? Here we go!
Happy Thursday everyone! I hope your week has been going swimmingly. I have a new theme and some new and update plugins to share with you today. Today’s theme Avatar is a child theme of Destro, a responsive magazine theme. It has quite a few color schemes ready for you to use. Check it out! Here’s the full list after the jump!
Not familiar with SPDY (pronounced speedy, btw) protocol, the networking protocol via Google? It’s an open protocol that is working toward standardization as an advanced latency system for such things as load time, security, and more. In layman’s terms, Google’s SPDY is a system which makes the web faster. It does not replace HTTP but modifies the way HTTP requests and responses are sent and received, and ZippyKid has added it for their existing customers with version 2.0 support. With SPDY, you don’t need to do things like add multiple hostnames for assets in your HTML, to get around the concurrent […]
Wow. It’s like everybody and their mother decided to make the first week of the new year a blogging week! There have been a lot of updates this past week and even more that don’t directly related to WordPress and/or Automattic proper news, but we of course want to provide the best roundup possible so you can still be encouraged, find great resources, and be an even better WordPress uers! Let us know if we missed anything! For your knowledge, we have 36 links in this update, so don’t forget to hit “Next Page”!