We are incredibly thrilled to announce that Jeffrey and I will be joining the new Crowd Favorite. We're excited about the opportunity to work with Karim, Alex, and the rest of the team.
If you've ever managed a BuddyPress site, you know that SPAM registrations quickly became the bane of your existence. When we built NetDivvy, we were cleaning out thousands of spammy user records every single day. It didn't take long for me to start brainstorming ways to get rid of the problem.
I was notified today that I've been invited to the first WordPress Community Summit in October. I'm humbled to say the least. The list of invitees is chock full of top-notch developers, businesses people and community leaders. I can't wait to go and represent the Orange County area.
Last night when I upgraded to WordPress 3.2 on a site we're working on, I got a WSoD on the front end of the site after I logged in. Luckily it was easy enough to fix.
Last Tuesday evening, Jeffrey and I participated in the 3rd Annual Krochet Kids international Gala. We knew that it was going to be awesome, but had no idea how much progress they have made in their efforts in Uganda. They announced that 2010 will officially mark the year that their program in Uganda was fully sustained by hat sales alone. This is a HUGE accomplishment for them. Not only are they a huge success story, but they continue to expand their business and grow as human beings.
I gave another demo of the Social me plugin this evening at the Orange County WordPress meetup. It went over well, so I think it's ready enough to get it in your hands. (don't forget to follow Jeffrey's tips on backing up WordPress before installing it). Hopefully getting it out in the wild a little bit will encourage other developers to get involved. If you're not a coder, but believe in the idea, the best thing you can do is give us your feedback so we can improve the plugin. The links to the download are after the jump.
We gave a presentation on maintaining and securing your WordPress installation at this month's OC WordPress meetup. These are our notes from our presentation.
It has been said that the majority of readers don’t comment on blog posts because they don’t feel like they have anything specific to add to a conversation.
This plugin allows you to prompt your readers to comment by asking them to answer a question specific to that post. A simple box with text that you define when writing your post is added above the comment form. The box can be styled to match your site by adjusting some predefined options. Read more
WordPress 2.8.6 was released today. It includes some security fixes for vulnerabilities found by WordPress users.
As always you can get the newest version of WordPress from the WordPress.org download page. We recommend always upgrading WordPress to the latest stable version available. If you don’t have the time or don’t know how, you can always hire us to make the upgrade for you. Just fill out the form on our “need help?” page and we’ll be in touch.
2.8.6 fixes two security problems that can be exploited by registered, logged in users who have posting privileges. If you have untrusted authors on your blog, upgrading to 2.8.6 is recommended.
The first problem is an XSS vulnerability in Press This discovered by Benjamin Flesch. The second problem, discovered by Dawid Golunski, is an issue with sanitizing uploaded file names that can be exploited in certain Apache configurations. Thanks to Benjamin and Dawid for finding and reporting these.