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  • WordPress 3.9 “Smith” April 16, 2014 6:33 pm
    Version 3.9 of WordPress, named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features a number of refinements that we hope you’ll love. A smoother media editing experience Improved visual editing The updated visual editor has improved speed, accessibility, and mobile support. You can paste into the […]
    Matt Mullenweg
  • WordPress 3.9 Release Candidate 2 April 15, 2014 9:47 am
    The second release candidate for WordPress 3.9 is now available for testing. If you haven’t tested 3.9 yet, you’re running out of time! We made about five dozen changes since the first release candidate, and those changes are all helpfully summarized in our weekly post on the development blog. Probably the biggest fixes are to live […]
    Andrew Nacin
  • WordPress 3.8.3 Maintenance Release April 14, 2014 7:29 pm
    WordPress 3.8.3 is now available to fix a small but unfortunate bug in the WordPress 3.8.2 security release. The “Quick Draft” tool on the dashboard screen was broken in the 3.8.2 update. If you tried to use it, your draft would disappear and it wouldn’t save. While we doubt anyone was writing a novella using […]
    Andrew Nacin
  • WordPress 3.9 Release Candidate April 8, 2014 9:05 pm
    As teased earlier, the first release candidate for WordPress 3.9 is now available for testing! We hope to ship WordPress 3.9 next week, but we need your help to get there. If you haven’t tested 3.9 yet, there’s no time like the present. (Please, not on a production site, unless you’re adventurous.) To test WordPress 3.9 […]
    Andrew Nacin
  • WordPress 3.8.2 Security Release April 8, 2014 7:04 pm
    WordPress 3.8.2 is now available. This is an important security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. This releases fixes a weakness that could let an attacker force their way into your site by forging authentication cookies. This was discovered and fixed by Jon Cave of the WordPress […]
    Andrew Nacin
  • WordPress 3.9 Beta 3 March 29, 2014 1:15 pm
    The third (and maybe last) beta of WordPress 3.9 is now available for download. Beta 3 includes more than 200 changes, including: New features like live widget previews and the new theme installer are now more ready for prime time, so check ‘em out. UI refinements when editing images and when working with media in the editor. We’ve also brought […]
    Andrew Nacin
  • WordPress 3.9 Beta 2 March 20, 2014 5:01 am
    WordPress 3.9 Beta 2 is now available for testing! We’ve made more than a hundred changes since Beta 1, but we still need your help if we’re going to hit our goal of an April release. For what to look out for, please head on over to the Beta 1 announcement post. Some of the changes in […]
    Andrew Nacin
  • WordPress 3.9 Beta 1 March 11, 2014 1:42 pm
    I’m excited to announce that the first beta of WordPress 3.9 is now available for testing. WordPress 3.9 is due out next month — but in order to hit that goal, we need your help testing all of the goodies we’ve added: We updated TinyMCE, the software powering the visual editor, to the latest version. […]
    Andrew Nacin
  • WordPress 3.8.1 Maintenance Release January 23, 2014 8:37 pm
    After six weeks and more than 9.3 million downloads of WordPress 3.8, we’re pleased to announce WordPress 3.8.1 is now available. Version 3.8.1 is a maintenance releases that addresses 31 bugs in 3.8, including various fixes and improvements for the new dashboard design and new themes admin screen. An issue with taxonomy queries in WP_Query […]
    Andrew Nacin
  • WordPress 3.8 “Parker” December 12, 2013 5:00 pm
    Version 3.8 of WordPress, named “Parker” in honor of Charlie Parker, bebop innovator, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. We hope you’ll think this is the most beautiful update yet. Introducing a modern new design WordPress has gotten a facelift. 3.8 brings a fresh new look to the entire admin dashboard. […]
    Matt Mullenweg News

  • Five Minutes with David Cole April 16, 2014 3:00 pm
    Meet and get to know former Justice League of America superhero and Happiness Engineer extraordinaire, David Cole.
  • Heartbleed Security Update April 15, 2014 8:02 pm has taken steps to deal with the Heartbleed vulnerability. Here's what you need to know.
  • Early Theme Adopters: Spun April 15, 2014 3:00 pm
    In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great-looking sites with the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the sites that are already using Spun, a distinctive, minimalist theme.
    Ben Huberman
  • Getting the Most Out of Post Formats: Quoting in Style April 14, 2014 3:00 pm
    Nearly 150 of the themes available to users support post formats, which means that these themes offer a variety of post types (standard, image, gallery, video, audio, quote, and more) that display your content differently based on the format. If your theme supports post formats, you’ll see a Format module as you’re …
    Cheri Lucas Rowlands
  • Monday Morning Edition April 14, 2014 12:00 pm
    In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on, from new features to great blogs to discover.
    Ben Huberman
  • The Daily Post Has a Great New Look April 11, 2014 7:00 pm's resource on the art and craft of blogging got a makeover. We're excited to invite you to the revamped Daily Post!
    michelle w.
  • Portfolios on April 11, 2014 6:39 pm
    Our new (free!) Portfolio tools and themes put your creativity front and center.
    Michael Cain
  • Longreads Joins the Automattic Family April 9, 2014 9:00 pm
    We're delighted to announce that Longreads is joining the Automattic family.
    Raanan Bar-Cohen
  • Perspectives: Blogging About Autism April 9, 2014 3:00 pm
    April is Autism Awareness Month. Today, we'd like to introduce you to just some of the many bloggers who write about autism on
  • Early Theme Adopters: McKinley April 9, 2014 12:00 pm
    In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great sites with the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the sites that are already using McKinley, a modern, visually striking theme.
    Ben Huberman

WordPress for iOS

  • WordPress for iOS 3.9.1 Released February 12, 2014 1:40 am
    WordPress for iOS 3.9.1 is out and now available to download from the App Store. Some of the fixes included in this version are: Added: Ability to dismiss commenting by tapping on the background. Fixed: The last tab you selected is now loaded when returning to the app. Fixed: Timezone is now correctly preserved after […]
  • WordPress for iOS 3.9 Released January 30, 2014 10:19 pm
    WordPress for iOS 3.9 is out and now available to download from the App Store. This release is one of our largest app releases to date. This update is remarkable both for the significant changes we’ve introduced, and for the level of dedication it received from our hard-working team members. Version 3.9 includes a major visual […]
  • Upgrade to 3.8.6 for Reader Bug Fix December 30, 2013 8:04 pm
    WordPress for iOS 3.8.6 is out and now available to download from the App Store. This release is a hot fix release designed to fix a bug where the Reader would crash when loading a video. What’s next? We are almost done with the next major version of the app (3.9) which will have quite […]
  • Upgrade to 3.8.5 for Various Bug Fixes December 10, 2013 6:55 pm
    WordPress for iOS 3.8.5 is out and now available to download from the App Store. This release is primarily a bug fix release. Some of the fixes included in this version are: Fixed a crash when loading the posts view. Fixed a crash when opening Reader comments. Fixed a Jetpack connectivity issue. Full list of […]
  • Upgrade to 3.8.4 Now for Great Stability Improvements November 20, 2013 7:38 pm
    WordPress for iOS 3.8.4 is out and now available to download from the App Store. This release is primarily a bug fix release along with a few under the hood improvements for performance. Some of the fixes and improvements included in this version are: We’ve added a support option to help you email us as […]
  • WordPress Featured in 90+ App Stores Worldwide September 20, 2013 9:08 pm
    It’s been an exciting few days for us working on the WordPress app for iOS. With the launch of iOS 7, the app ended up in the spotlight of a flurry of similar announcements and was listed among the best iOS 7 apps in several publications — one example: “Here’s How iOS 7 Has Already […]
    Isaac Keyet
  • WordPress is Now Ready for iOS 7 September 18, 2013 12:41 pm
    Apple is releasing iOS 7 today, and for the past few months we’ve worked on an update that goes great with it. Quoting Hugo Baeta, who has been leading the design aspects of this release: The app now uses the Open Sans typeface, the open-source font that works so well on We also updated […]
  • Version 3.7 is Here: New Native Reader & More Available Today August 14, 2013 2:29 pm
    WordPress for iOS 3.7 is out and now available for download from the App Store. This release introduces a revamped Reader, some under-the-hood improvements for account management, and lays the groundwork for some neat things to come. Native Reader We first introduced the Reader in version 2.9 back in September of 2011. The original Reader was a […]
  • Version 3.6 is here: redesigned first time experience May 30, 2013 10:25 am
    Hey there! We’ve been busy since our last update and we’re excited to announce WordPress for iOS 3.6 is now available in the App Store. The main focus of this release was creating a great first time user experience, but we’ve included many other improvements as well. Read on for the details! Redesigned setup Previously, […]
  • Version 3.5 is Here: Draft Previews, Autosave, and More February 22, 2013 12:35 am
    We’re pleased as punch to announce that WordPress for iOS 3.5 is now available in the App Store. The dev team focused on the content editor for this release, which adds some very handy new features: Draft previews We know that publishing your very best stuff is important, and you should be able to see […]

WordPress for Blackberry

  • Calling All Mobile Developers! March 7, 2014 2:53 am
    Are you passionate about mobile development? Do you want to work on projects that actively improve the mobile experiences of millions of users around the world? Automattic, the company that contributes to mobile projects like WordPress for BlackBerry, is hiring. If you have strong programming skills, a background in mobile development, and a passion for […]
    Cheri Lucas Rowlands
  • Contribute! October 8, 2013 9:46 pm
    Over the summer, we encouraged you to get involved. Over on, you can read about what’s going on behind the scenes. On the developer blog for BlackBerry, it’s been interesting to follow along on one contributor’s project for Google Summer of Code 2013, a global program that offers participants stipends to write code for open […]
    Cheri Lucas Rowlands
  • Get Involved June 18, 2013 5:04 pm
    Did you know WordPress for BlackBerry is an Open Source project, which means anyone, including you, can play a part in its development? WordPress for BlackBerry is released under the GNU General Public License. Both our app and source code are free to download and use however you’d like. In return, if you’re able, we’d love it […]
    Cheri Lucas Rowlands
  • Version 2.2.6 Now Available for BlackBerry 10 and PlayBook February 5, 2013 10:50 am
    Version 2.2.6 of WordPress for BlackBerry 10 and PlayBook is now available on the BlackBerry World. What’s New? The number one priority is to make the app more stable, and WordPress for BlackBerry now runs beautifully on both BlackBerry 10 devices and the PlayBook. Improved support for connecting over HTTPS. Stability improvements. We continue to make […]
  • Latest Updates for BlackBerry December 6, 2012 10:40 pm
    What’s new in version 1.6.5 of WordPress for BlackBerry? Fixed an issue where stats couldn’t be loaded on some Jetpack sites. The app now remembers the previously opened blog. Removed the support for the AtomPub protocol since it will be removed in WordPress 3.5. Performance and reliability improvements. We also added a small patch for […]
    Cheri Lucas Rowlands
  • Version 1.6 Now Available: Dashboard, Quick Photo, Reader May 31, 2012 5:45 pm
    We’re pleased to announce that version 1.6 of WordPress for BlackBerry is now available on the RIM App World! The update is packed with new features to make your mobile blogging experience even better. What’s New? Dashboard + Action Bar Everything you want to do, all in one place. The Dashboard is the first thing […]
  • WordPress for PlayBook Update May 3, 2012 7:54 pm
    An update to WordPress for PlayBook is now available on the BlackBerry App World. We’re pleased to introduce version 2.1, which adds some totally radical stuff! What’s new: Comment editing: tap the new ‘Edit’ button when viewing a comment and you will be taken to a new screen where you can edit the comment information […]
  • WordPress for PlayBook Now Available February 21, 2012 5:05 pm
    We’re happy to announce that WordPress for PlayBook is now available for download on the RIM AppWorld. The 7″ screen on the PlayBook makes an excellent home for the all-new Dashboard UI, giving you quick access to everything in your WordPress install. And it’s always just a tap away – access the Dashboard by tapping […]
  • Version 1.5 Now Available May 3, 2011 9:29 pm
    We’re pleased to introduce WordPress for BlackBerry version 1.5, which adds new features like a home screen icon showing you how many comments are in moderation, custom image sizes, and discussion settings! Depending on your region or country, you might not see the latest version in the BlackBerry App World just yet, but the update should […]
  • WordPress for BlackBerry Security Update Available March 11, 2011 3:09 pm
    WordPress for BlackBerry version has been released to BlackBerry App World. WordPress for BlackBerry is a security update that also improves the communication layer within the app. To store your credentials, the app is now using a completely different, strongly encrypted storage model. Due to these changes, we’ve held back on developing new features […]


  • BuddyPress 2.0 “Juliana” April 16, 2014 2:48 pm
    The BuddyPress team is thrilled to announce that BuddyPress 2.0 “Juliana” is now available! This release focuses on administrative tools, performance, and improvements to the activity stream. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights. New Administrative Tools If you manage a BuddyPress-powered community, BuddyPress 2.0 is for you. We have built a number […]
    Boone Gorges
  • BuddyPress 2.0 Release Candidate April 13, 2014 7:52 pm
    The first release candidate (RC1) for BuddyPress 2.0 is now available (zip). Since the last beta, we have made about 10 small changes; see the changelog for details. At this time, BP 2.0 is in a string freeze – we won’t be changing any more text between now and the final release. If you are […]
    Boone Gorges
  • BuddyPress 2.0-beta2 April 8, 2014 9:07 pm
    The second (and hopefully final) beta for BuddyPress 2.0 is now available (zip). Since Beta 1, we’ve made a few dozen fixes and improvements. Notable changes from the first beta: Fixed a potential out-of-memory fatal error in certain activity stream views. #2768 Fixed broken SQL query format on certain activity stream views. #5503 Improvements to […]
    Boone Gorges
  • BuddyPress 2.0 Beta 1 is now available March 29, 2014 1:40 am
    The first beta for BuddyPress 2.0 is now ready for testing! BuddyPress 2.0 is shaping up to be a very exciting upgrade, and is currently on track for our an on-time release in mid-April. But we need your help! If you are a plugin or theme developer, or if you are running a BuddyPress site […]
    Boone Gorges
  • Open Sourcing March 6, 2014 5:53 pm
    When we first launched, the BuddyPress software hadn’t even been officially launched yet. By the time it had, requests for what software the website was running on were already coming into the forums. It wasn’t just BuddyPress people were asking for, it was the theme powering the site, the extra little plugins we were […]
    John James Jacoby
  • 2014 BuddyPress Survey Results March 2, 2014 8:09 pm
    This report presents the results from the 2014 BuddyPress Survey held from Jan. 7 – Feb. 10, 2014. Three hundred thirty-eight developers from fifty-two countries completed the survey. Thank you all. Goal of Survey Guide the direction of BuddyPress plugin development in 2014 Objectives: 1. Discover current and actual BuddyPress usage. 2. Provide users the […]
  • BuddyPress 2.0 Development February 5, 2014 9:09 pm
    Today marks the first official day of BuddyPress 2.0′s development cycle. As such, we want to keep everyone in the loop about what we’re planning for 2.0, and what our release dates are, so you can better plan your sites, updates, contributions, and testing. Features: bp-forums retirement #5351 (johnjamesjacoby) WordPress Rewrite Rules API integration #4954 (johnjamesjacoby) Move XProfile visibility […]
    John James Jacoby
  • BuddyPress 1.9.2 February 5, 2014 8:20 pm
    BuddyPress 1.9.2 is available. This is a security and maintenance release, fixing two possible security issues with Group creation (responsibly disclosed by Pietro Oliva) along with some fixes to our WordPress Menus integration, bp-default theme switching, and improvements to theme compatibility. A complete list of closed tickets can be found at the 1.9.2 milestone, and a […]
    John James Jacoby
  • 2014 BuddyPress Survey January 7, 2014 8:14 pm
    BuddyPress 1.0 launched just over 5 years ago, and it’s quite a different piece of software today than it was back then. We’ve added (and retired) several components, reinvented the way it integrates into WordPress’s themes, and even changed our logo color (from orange to red.) BuddyPress wouldn’t be what it is without the feedback […]
    John James Jacoby
  • BuddyPress 1.9.1 January 3, 2014 8:59 am
    BuddyPress 1.9.1 is now available. This is a maintenance release, improving compatibility with WordPress 3.8, adding Notifications support for the old bp-default theme, and improves third party Notifications integration. A complete list of closed tickets can be found at the 1.9.1 milestone, and a full changelog is at This is a recommended update for […]
    John James Jacoby


  • 2014 bbPress Survey March 7, 2014 7:24 pm
    It was late in 2010 that we started laying the foundation for bbPress 2.0, the reimagining of bbPress as a WordPress plugin. Since then, we’ve revolutionized theme integration with theme-compatibility, added depth to topics with threaded replies, enabled users to stay connected with forum subscriptions, and added numerous other requested features (some that weren’t even […]
    John James Jacoby
  • Open Sourcing March 6, 2014 6:07 pm
    Pssst… want to know a secret? Every day when you’re accessing, you’re actually looking at code that’s part of’s WordPress installation. (Pretty neat, eh?) Because of this, a recent announcement over at the blog also applies here, that after some clean-up and simplification, we’ve open sourced the custom code that’s running on This […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5.3 released January 11, 2014 7:42 pm
    Out today is bbPress 2.5.3, a bug fix release that also comes with improved support for WordPress 3.8′s new, more modern administration area design. A few of the more notable changes are outlined below: WordPress 3.8 support (dashicons, new color schemes) Fix dropdown selects in settings pages Fix accidental topic subscription removal on reply form […]
    John James Jacoby
  • updated to WordPress 3.8 December 13, 2013 9:18 pm
    A quick note that has been updated to WordPress 3.8. bbPress 2.5 is fully compatible with this latest and greatest WordPress release, so you can update knowing that your bbPress powered forums will continue working as normal. We’re also currently working on some performance improvements to bbPress for 2.6. If this sounds like something […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5.1 released December 4, 2013 9:34 pm
    Today we are releasing bbPress 2.5.1, the first bug-fix release to bbPress 2.5. bbPress 2.5.1 fixes a few small issues with subscriptions and stylesheet theme compatibility that were introduced in 2.5. Check out the 2.5.1 milestone on Trac, and go update to bbPress 2.5.1 to get the latest fixes! Discuss bbPress 2.5.1
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5 Released November 25, 2013 7:21 am
    Today the bbPress team is proud to release bbPress 2.5. bbPress 2.5 introduces forum subscriptions, allowing users to subscribe to new topics created in specific forums. It also comes with a swarm of new importers thanks to our newest core contributor, Stephen Edgar. There are improvements all around, including: BuddyPress Notifications integration, theme compatibility, internationalization, […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.4.1 Bug Fix Release October 11, 2013 12:32 am
    Available immediately is bbPress 2.4.1. This version of bbPress fixes seven bugs with bbPress 2.4: Fix forum status saving. (#2408) Fix widget settings saving. (#2319) Fix custom wp_title compatibility. (#2405) Fix search results custom permalink compatibility. (#2441) Fix custom user topics & replies pages. (#2448) Fix hierarchical reply handling in converter. (#2439) Go download bbPress […]
    John James Jacoby
  • Introducing Stephen Edgar October 10, 2013 6:48 pm
    Today, I’m excited to announce Stephen Edgar‘s contributions to bbPress are being recognized by him earning core commit access to the bbPress project. You should recognize Stephen as being a force in both the support forums and on Trac. He’s been hugely involved in developing and maintaining the multiple importers and converters that have been part […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.4 Released September 2, 2013 6:20 pm
    Today the bbPress team is proud to release bbPress 2.4. bbPress 2.4 introduces hierarchical replies, allowing you to pick between paginated topics or a hierarchy (similar to WordPress’s comments.) There are improvements all around, including: pretty URL’s for search results pages, code posting, an Akismet admin UI, BuddyPress Group Forum integration, general query improvements, PHP […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.4 – Release Candidate 1 August 15, 2013 1:06 am
    Today the bbPress team is happy to tell you about bbPress 2.4, release candidate 1. bbPress 2.4 introduces hierarchical replies, allowing you to pick between paginated topics or a hierarchy (similar to WordPress’s comments.) There are a few smaller improvements all around, including: pretty URL’s for search results pages, code posting, an Akismet admin UI, […]
    John James Jacoby

Publisher blog

  • Toronto, London & San Francisco Big Media & Enterprise Meetups Coming Soon! April 11, 2014 2:10 pm
    Following the success of the Big Media & Enterprise Meetups in New York City, we’re going to help roll those out to three more cities […]
    Sara Rosso
  • VIP Training Days in Toronto, London & San Francisco April 8, 2014 1:28 pm
    We’re excited to announce upcoming VIP Training Days in Toronto, London, and San Francisco! VIP Training Days are intensive, one-day in-person training courses led by a team of VIP […]
    Sara Rosso
  • The Dream Internship: Work at Automattic (Summer 2014) April 1, 2014 7:02 pm
    Our company Automattic — which runs, Akismet, VaultPress, and many other services — is looking for a few stellar summer student interns, specifically to work with us on […]
    Steph Yiu
  • InStyle Launches New Look for What’s Right Now March 20, 2014 3:18 pm
    TIME’s InStyle launched new desktop and mobile designs of their popular fashion and lifestyle news site, InStyle’s What’s Right Now, on VIP Cloud Hosting. […]
    Sara Rosso
  • Last-minute spots opened up for VIP Workshop March 18, 2014 3:10 pm
    Are you a developer or technical lead running a high-scale WordPress site? Are you interested in learning more about scaling, security, and performance from the […]
    Sara Rosso
  • Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight Launches on VIP March 17, 2014 5:58 pm
    Welcome to FiveThirtyEight, which launched today! FiveThirtyEight is devoted to rigorous analysis of politics, polling, public affairs, sports, science and culture, largely through statistical means. The site, […]
    Sara Rosso
  • Highlights from Matt Mullenweg’s ‘Ask Me Anything’ on Reddit March 12, 2014 5:47 pm
    Reddit’s popular Ask Me Anything (AMA) series is an open forum between notable personalities and their users. Matt Mullenweg, WordPress co-founding developer and Automattic’s CEO […]
    Sara Rosso
  • 10 Growth Hacks That Helped Metro.Co.Uk Achieve 27 Million Monthly Visitors March 11, 2014 2:38 pm
    In this post, VIP Cloud Hosting client‘s Head of Development Dave Jensen shares some insights on how their popular site achieved an incredible growth […]
    Sara Rosso
  • New Embed for Getty Images March 6, 2014 10:19 pm
    Getty Images, one of our Featured Partners, announced today that it is making its library of award-winning professional photographs available for free through a new […]
    Min Wei
  • Launches on VIP March 6, 2014 9:08 pm just launched a great responsive redesign of their homepage, and the site is now hosted on VIP Cloud Hosting! The popular homepage joins […]
    Sara Rosso

WordPress Development

  • Dashicons in WordPress 3.9 April 16, 2014 2:17 pm
    WordPress 3.8 has introduced an icon font for the WordPress admin, named Dashicons. Dashicons includes 167 icons until now. WordPress 3.9 includes 30 new fresh and clean icons. Thanks to all contributors to ticket #26936, especially @melchoyce and @empireoflight. Media Icons All media file type icons got a huge facelift, see #26936. There are also […]
    Dominik Schilling (ocean90)
  • jQuery UI and wpdialogs in WordPress 3.9 April 16, 2014 1:40 pm
    WordPress 3.9 does not use the “wpdialogs” TinyMCE plugin as part of the TinyMCE 4.0 update ( #16284, #24067), which comes with a new dialog manager. (For more, see this post and their migration guide.) This was a jQuery UI wrapper we had introduced back in WP 3.1. If you were using this in your own scripts, please be […]
    Andrew Nacin
  • Multisite Changes in 3.9 April 16, 2014 6:31 am
    Much of the bootstrap code for Multisite in ms-settings.php has been refactored in #27003 with the intent to improve how we handle the detection of domains and paths for sites and networks in core. Several other smaller enhancements and bugs have been completed in this and in other tickets. How networks and sites are found […]
    Jeremy Felt
  • Let’s have a meeting today April 15, 2014 12:14 pm
    Let’s have a meeting today, , to make sure we have everything in place for a release. (#wordpress-dev)
    Andrew Nacin
  • Last Week in WordPress Core April 15, 2014 9:32 am
    Hello there! This is Last Week in WordPress Core for the week of April 8-April 14. Similar to last week, commits are included up to RC2, which was released today. In addition, maintenance releases 3.8.3 and 3.7.3 are available, and automatic updates are rolling out. Customizer Widgets: Properly handle widget settings when activating a previewed […]
    Mike Schroder
  • HTML5 Galleries & Captions in WordPress 3.9 April 15, 2014 1:55 am
    WordPress 3.6 introduced HTML5 versions of popular template tags, starting out with comments, the comment form, and the search form. With the 3.9 release we add galleries and captions to that list. Now, when adding HTML5 support for those features, WordPress will use <figure> and <figcaption> elements, instead of the generic definition list markup. To declare that your […]
    Konstantin Obenland
  • JSON REST API: Meeting Time Change April 14, 2014 7:08 am
    As announced on the team o2, the meeting time for the API team is changing to , in #wordpress-dev. This week we’re discussing OAuth (which, P.S., is now available for testing), 1.0 and custom post type data privacy. Hopefully I’ll see you there!
    Ryan McCue
  • Symlinked Plugins in WordPress 3.9 April 14, 2014 2:12 am
    One of the cool little features included with 3.9 is the ability to symlink plugin directories. While it has been possible to symlink plugins in the past, functions such as plugins_url() return the wrong URL, which causes breakage in most plugins. In #16953, r27158 and the followup r27999, we corrected this with the help of […]
    Ryan McCue
  • Plupload 2.x in WordPress 3.9 April 11, 2014 11:20 am
    Plupload is the library that powers most of the file upload interfaces in WordPress, and in 3.9 we’ve updated the bundled library to version 2.1.1 (#25663). Here are some of things that have changed, which may affect WordPress plugins and themes. If you’re using direct references to Plupload’s runtime .js files, such as plupload.html5.js, note […]
    Konstantin Kovshenin
  • Metadata API/UI Meeting 04/11 April 11, 2014 4:24 am
    As discussed in the previous meetings, we’re pushing the time back one hour from 19:00 UTC to the new time at 18:00 UTC on Fridays. We’ll be in #wordpress-core-plugins tomorrow, April 11th, 2014 as usual. We will be talking about the progress on form and field registration and move into some new modeling oriented based […]
    Scott Kingsley Clark

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WP Recipes

  • How to remove login shake effect when error occurs April 3, 2014 2:53 pm
    Don't like the "shake" effect which occurs each time a login error occurs? Here is a super easy snippet to remove it for good.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • MightyDeals giveaway: 3 WordPress themes bundle to win March 27, 2014 10:15 am
    Long time with no giveaway here on WpRecipes! Today, my partners from MightyDeals are offering you the chance to win a bundle of 5 amazing WordPress themes. Just read, and join if you want to win!
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • WordPress tip: Bulk delete comments with a specific url March 14, 2014 3:54 pm
    Even if you're careful when approving new comments, sometimes you might just forget to visit the commenter url and detect a long time after that the linked site is spammy. Here is a very easy way to bulk delete all comments with a specific url, using a simple SQL query.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • How to set the default image size in WordPress galleries March 11, 2014 4:07 pm
    By default, built-in WordPress galleries use the size "full" for the image but in some cases it's better set a different size. Here is an easy to use code snippet to set the default image size in your galleries.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • How to change the title attribute of WordPress login logo February 21, 2014 12:51 pm
    This little snippet will change the title attribute text when you hover over the WordPress logo on the login page. Super easy and very useful when working on a site for a client.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • Easily delete WordPress post revisions using your fuctions.php file February 10, 2014 4:35 pm
    Post revisions are super useful sometimes, but from time to time you might want to clean your database. Here's a super easy way to delete all posts revisions.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • Sponsored post: 3 WordPress premium plugins for $39 January 29, 2014 12:01 pm
    Need to create a newsletter? Or sell stuff online? Or maybe you want to offer banner advertising on your site? How about all three? Our partner Mighty Deals just have a very cool deal in store for WordPress users: A bundle of three awesome WordPress plugins from Tribulant to help you do all three!
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • WordPress snippet: breadcrumb without plugin January 28, 2014 5:27 pm
    If you want to add a breadcrumb to your blog, you can use one of the many available plugins to do so. But why using a plugin when you can easily code it yourself? Here's a ready to use code snippet to add a breadcrumb to your WordPress blog.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • ThemeFuse giveaway: 3 premium WordPress themes to win January 16, 2014 4:52 pm
    The innovators at ThemeFuse have been generous enough to provide three premium WordPress themes that will be shared with you – our readers! What an exciting way to start your day!
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • How to bring back single-column dashboard in WordPress 3.8 December 20, 2013 4:06 pm
    WordPress 3.8 introduces a new way to display the dashboard. If you don't like it and would love to bring back the good old single-column dashboard, here's a quick tip for you.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung

WebLog Tools Collection

  • I am taking my leave of Weblog Tools Collection, and thanks for everything! March 31, 2013 1:41 pm
    Not many of the present readers might know me very well, and that in part, is the reason that I have made the decision to transfer WLTC to more willing and presently capable hands. I am a stranger on my blog and the time has come for me to make sure that this blog, its contents and its knowledge are archived and preserved and maybe rejuvenated at a later time. I delved into blogging tools back in 2004 when I started my Masters degree in CS. I wanted some code to mess around with in my free time and everyone was talking about blogging. I looked into a variety of tools, built a small Linux server for myself at home, and installed a few of the tools that were freely available at that time. I had a heck of a time getting a hold of MT (Moveable Type, the most well-known name) and […]
    Mark Ghosh
  • Where to Find WordPress News March 31, 2013 12:05 am
    The landscape of news has changed so much over the last few years that news about a particular topic or platform is readily available to anyone within an instant. With WordPress, I imagine that could be one of the perks of powering over 16% of the web, but it’s true that news is becoming incredibly accessible. In short, news is everywhere. Speaking of WordPress in general, you can of course acquire official direct news from WordPress News, but you can also take a peak behind the curtain and follow news in the making at Make Though it’s only specific to the blogging platform, News is also worth watching for WordPress development news, as users often get access to new WordPress features before they’re released, so you’ll be able to try new features rather than just read about them. There’s more news than just direct official news, like I […]
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/30 March 30, 2013 2:00 pm
    New plugins GC Message Box allows you to highlight your key message(s) in smart ways within articles and blog posts. Simple Social Icons allows you to insert social icons in any widget area. Stick It allows you to stick the navigation menu in any theme to the top of browser window. Updated plugins Jetpack allows you to supercharge your WordPress site with powerful features previously only available to users. Nav Menu Images enables uploading of images for nav menu items on the menu edit screen.
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/28 March 28, 2013 2:00 pm
    AirTime is a subtle and simple theme. FirmaSite is a responsive theme with BuddyPress and bbPress support. Stark Lite is a minimalist and simple theme.
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/25 March 25, 2013 6:03 pm
    New plugins Easy Watermark automatically adds watermark to images when they are uploaded. Internet Defense League Cat Signal automatically loads either the modal or the banner Cat Signal when there is an active campaign from the Internet Defense League. Updated plugins BFT Autoresponder allows scheduling of automated autoresponder messages and managing a mailing list. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP will display Google Analytics data and statistics inside your Dashboard. WordPress MU Domain Mapping allows users of a WordPress MU site or WordPress 3.0 network to map their blog/site to another domain.
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/23 March 23, 2013 2:00 pm
    Memori Jingga is a responsive, clean, and simple theme. Rockers is a responsive theme with a clean design. Satu is an elegant single-column responsive theme.
  • WordCamp San Francisco 2013 Dates Announced March 22, 2013 10:24 pm
    The dates have been announced for WordCamp San Francisco 2013, an event which is often heralded as the annual WordPress conference. WordCamp San Francisco 2013 will be held on July 26 and 27 at the Mission Bay Conference Center with a Developer Hack Day on July 28. A list of speakers is not yet available, but they would like you to nominate your favorite past WordCamp speakers. Will you be attending WordCamp San Francisco this year?
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/21 March 21, 2013 2:00 pm
    New plugins Google Adsense Dashboard for WP will display your Google Adsense earnings and related reports inside your Dashboard. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP will display Google Analytics data and statistics inside your Dashboard. Updated plugins Ad Code Manager allows you to manage your ad codes through the WordPress admin in a safe and easy way. BFT Autoresponder allows scheduling of automated autoresponder messages and managing a mailing list. CampTix Event Ticketing is an easy to use and flexible event ticketing plugin.
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/19 March 19, 2013 2:00 pm
    Cazuela is a neutral colored theme. Ilisa is a clean and minimal theme that can be easily used as a personal portfolio or a business website. Partition has a light, lively, colorful, yet professional and classic appearance.
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/17 March 17, 2013 2:00 pm
    New plugins Barc Chat provides a simple yet feature rich chat room for your whole community to interact in real-time directly on your site. Get Directions is a flexible and responsive map plugin. Namaste! LMS is a learning management system for WordPress. Pinterest Verify Meta Tag simply inserts the Pinterest meta tag verification code to the correct section of your site. Updated plugins BackWPup allows you to backup your WordPress database, files, and more. Ooyala Video allows you to easily embed videos from the Ooyala Video Platform.
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/15 March 15, 2013 5:40 pm
    Ease is a simple red and white theme. Nomad is an attractive professional, business or blog theme with an unusual, very narrow orientation and design. Sensitive is fully responsive theme using Twitter Bootstrap and a Metro-styled accent. Visual is a dark minimalist theme for displaying photos and images.
  • WordPress 3.6 Release Delayed March 14, 2013 2:00 pm
    The impending release of WordPress 3.6 has been pushed back one more week to April 29. At this time, WordPress 3.6 is not yet feature complete (meaning that all intended new features have not been entirely finished), so the decision was made to push the first beta release back two weeks to March 27 and the final release back one week to April 29. This will allow the team time to focus on finalizing the in-progress new features so that they (and the brave folks who enjoy running beta software) can simply focus on testing and bug fixing rather than polishing up partial features.
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/13 March 13, 2013 4:51 pm
    New plugins Easy Media Gallery is designed to display portfolios and various media types including gallery sets, single images, google maps, video, audio, and links with ease and elegance. ytlink provides a preview image for embedded YouTube videos. Updated plugins BackWPup allows you to backup your WordPress database, files, and more. Genericon’d enables easy use of the Genericons icon font set from within WordPress. Icons can be inserted using either HTML or a shortcode. Keyring provides a very hookable, completely customizable framework for connecting your WordPress site to an external service. WP All Import makes it easy to import any XML or CSV file into your WordPress site.
  • Do You Work From Home? March 12, 2013 2:00 pm
    There has been a lot of talk lately about working from home and maintaining a distributed workforce. Web-based software, like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, are taking over the publishing industry and allow you to work from anywhere with an internet connection. Though, even though they can be managed  from home, working from home and maintaining a distributed workforce is not yet broadly acknowledged in society as a successful and efficient alternative to working in an office. Despite working with software that doesn’t need to be tied to one specific workstation, you could still find yourself tied to a desk in cubicle. I work full-time for Automattic and have the pleasure of both working from home and setting my own hours. After all, I only need a browser, an email client, and IRC client, and Skype to do my job. A desk is nice, but there’s no one saying that said desk has to be […]
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/11 March 11, 2013 2:00 pm
    Attitude is a simple, clean, and responsive retina-ready theme. Catch Everest is a simple, clean, and responsive theme. Liberus is an ideal business related theme that is relatively simple and would suit any blog or website. Stitch is an elegant, modern theme with optional fixed header.

WordPress TV

  • Introducing WordPress 3.9 “Smith” April 16, 2014 9:10 pm
    Read more about this release on
    Andrew Nacin
  • Noel Tock : Le design d’interface : la cas d’Happytables (en anglais) April 15, 2014 6:02 pm
    Nous avons refondu l’interface d’Happytables pour qu’elle soit encore plus efficace, productive et simple d’accès. Nous vous proposons un retour d’expérience qui mélangera le design, la performance front-end et les liens avec le back office de WordPress en espérant aider et inspirer ce qui la suivront dans les interfaces qu’ils ou elles construiront par la suite.
  • Jean-Baptiste Marchand-Arvier : Utiliser WordPress pour son site e-commerce April 15, 2014 5:09 pm
    WordPress avec les années est devenu un outil très complet permettant de faire beaucoup plus qu’un blog. Il est désormais possible d’utiliser WordPress pour en faire du e-commerce grâce à une extension comme WooCommerce. Cette conférence sera l’occasion de découvrir à travers un retour d’expérience les possibilités qu’offre WordPress pour le développement et la mise en ligne d’un site e-commerce : import de catalogue, gestion de produits et de stock, système de paiement, gestion des taxes et des envois, branchement à un ERP, boutique multilingue. Mais également les limites que peut poser cette utilisation qui n’est pas spécialement prévue par WordPress.
  • Sarah Wefald: Twitter Integration With WordPress April 12, 2014 12:06 pm
    Sarah Wefald discusses a few ways to integrate Twitter with WordPress
  • Interview de Caspar Hübinger, orateur de “Le dilemme du site multilingue et comment le résoudre” April 7, 2014 9:08 pm
    Caspar est un magicien du support et un fanatique des thèmes à Il a fait de son métier la création de thèmes et d’extensions WordPress. Il tient un blog de temps en temps et est le co-organisateur du WP Camp Berlin., ainsi que des meetups à Potsdam, qui est la première communauté WordPress allemande.
  • Caspar Hübinger : Le dilemme du site multilingue et comment le résoudre (en anglais) April 7, 2014 9:05 pm
    Le contenu multilingue est un atout pour beaucoup d’entreprises en Europe car il permet d’atteindre les clients dans leurs pays et de sortir de ses frontières. Il est courant d’entendre que la gestion de sites multilingues n’est pas vraiment le fort de WordPress. Créer et gérer un site multilingue n’est certainement pas simple. Mais au-delà de l’inévitable effort de traduction, un WordPress multilingue ne relève pas du fantasme. WordPress peut accueillir un contenu en plusieurs langues… enfin presque.
  • Grégoire Noyelle : Enseigner WordPress April 4, 2014 12:26 pm
    Ma présentation concerne l’enseignement de WordPress que je dispense depuis 2009 aux Gobelins. Fort de mon expérience, je me focaliserai sur quelques points: - Pourquoi WordPress - Les profils - L’enthousiasme - Les déceptions - Les incompréhensions - Les peurs - Les joies - Ceux qui reviennent Mon objectif consistera à faire le tour de cette liste à partir de plusieurs cas pratiques. Je tenterai de montrer ce qui rend WordPress si populaire. Enfin je proposerai quelques pistes de réflexion sur des évolutions futures et souhaitées de notre CMS préféré.
  • Dave Jesch: Optimizing PHP Code and MySQL Queries April 3, 2014 11:21 pm
    Dave Jesch speaks on how to optimizing PHP code and MySQL queries Presentation Slides »
  • Chris Lema: Integrating Gravity Forms and Mail Chimp Groups April 2, 2014 6:59 pm
    Chris Lema discusses how he integrated Gravity Forms with Mail Chimp Groups
  • Suzette Franck: Flickr Integration April 2, 2014 6:39 pm
    Suzette Franck demonstrates how to integrate Flickr with WordPress.
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