WordPress News

WordPress Cloud Development with Koding


Koding (koding.com) is a cool new application that allows coding and development in the cloud. It’s particularly handy as a WordPress development environment; one that is reached even when you are on the road and your computer is safe at home.
Koding Features
Koding is much more than just coding and development; it’s a social network and hub for developers to share code snippets, best practices, and to improve the overall level of coding across the web.


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WPDensity: The Free WordPress Hosting Project

When I first heard about it, the idea of free WordPress hosting sounded too good to be true. Free hosting has historically been low quality, ad-packed, and unreliable. There always seems to be a catch somewhere. However, this is where the new WPDensity project is truly revolutionary. Backed primarily by NodeKi, a company that offers lifetime WordPress hosting, WPDensity is currently seeking additional funding to support the project as a whole and its potential growth. In order to cover the cost of the hardware and software they have launched a campaign on IndieGoGo with a $15,000 funding goal. All contributions will go directly to the WPDensity project.


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WordPress.org Adds Plugin and Theme Reviews

The WordPress Community Summit is currently taking place in Tybee Island, GA and the WordPress.org website is getting some attention, as attendees discuss ways to improve WordPress. They’ve launched Make-Meta for collaborating on new features and improvements for WordPress.org.

The most exciting announcement of the day is the addition of a new feature: Reviews for Plugins and Themes. Reviews will now be tied to ratings so that in order to add a rating to a plugin or theme, you will be required to provide a review.


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WPMU’s Best in WordPress: October 20th – 27th

Welcome to the second edition of WPMU’s new Best in WordPress, a weekly series showcasing the best posts from around the web on anything and everything WordPress.

This week we’ve got a developer friendly Best in WordPress; we’re highlighting articles that cover WordPress frameworks, editing and styling the WordPress Dashboard, and best practices for plugin settings pages and theme options pages.
1. Popularity of WordPress Infographic: WPLifeguard


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WPMU’s Best in WordPress – October 12th – 19th

Welcome to WPMU’s new Best in WordPress, a weekly series rounding-up the best posts from across the web covering – you guessed it – WordPress!

But we’re not just listing random posts. This series features articles and posts that really standout: the most highly commented, often shared, and extremely detailed posts on topics of interest to the WordPress user community, including code snippets, tutorials, design tips, theme previews, plugin lists, and more.

This week we’ve highlighted 8 articles that cover WordPress design, security, and social sharing.
1. How to Scan Your Site for Potentially Malicious Code (WP Beginner)


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ServerBeach Deals With DMCA While Pearson Perversely Perseveres

Wow, well I certainly didn’t think that the story I wrote last week about Edublogs getting whacked for a DMCA complaint was going to take off like that.

It got covered pretty much far and wide, from Boing Boing to Techdirt to ZDNet to the BBC (yes, the BBC!)

And I’d be being disingenuous if I didn’t say that the aim of the post was to get some coverage, so that:

ServerBeach (and hopefully some other hosts) wouldn’t do that to us, or their other customers, again… and so I could (quite literally) get some sleep when the US is awake

We even got coverage from the Beeb, yikes!

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Jetpack 1.8 Gives Any WordPress Site a Mobile Theme

Jetpack has been picking up the pace with its development lately. Version 1.8 introduces a new module that gives any WordPress site a mobile theme. This module provides a quick way to optimize your site for mobile viewing, especially if you’ve opted not to use a responsive WordPress theme.

The design for the mobile theme may look familiar to you, as it is based on the Twenty Eleven default theme.

Configuring the Mobile Theme module is a little more involved than most Jetpack modules, especially if you need to adjust your sidebar ID, but it’s all outlined in the documentation.


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