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The WhiP Newsletter #19

Hello dear reader!

Ranty rant rant. Brian Krogsgard has let rip at a “fear mongering journalist” who unnecessarily criticized WordPress in an article about Australian politics. His rant is OTT, but it’s justified – the article in question has been poorly researched and is missing information, such as what were the three websites in question using if not WordPress? And how much should a government website cost?

Android App-date. WordPress for Android 2.9 has been released with somemuch-needed improvements, including blog discovery, interface improvements and faster notifications and stats refresh.

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The WhiP Newsletter #18

Welcome to a new working week!

WorkPress. WordPress is creating more jobs, but what exactly are those jobs? Joyce Grace takes a look at the career paths WordPress has created and where to find the best jobs.

bbPress Security release. If you’re running bbPress, an update was released over the weekend, which includes an important fix for a security vulnerability.

Love thy plugin developer. Tom Ewer urges WordPress users to respect free plugin developers and show a little love in the latest post on the reinvigorated ManageWP blog.

One for the developers. New Relic offers some advice on programming concepts new software engineers should learn.

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The WhiP Newsletter #17

Hello Friday!

Reset the Net. Automattic joined tech companies in calling for greater online privacy yesterday in Reset the Net. The company has committed to serving pages only over SSL for all *wordpress.com subdomains by the end of the year in a bid tomake mass surveillance more difficult.

Premium plugins are here to stay. ManageWP ponders the future of premium plugins in a world where WordPress core is becoming more feature-rich. When it comes down to it, according to writer Brenda Barron, users will always want more than core can give.

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The WhiP Newsletter #16

Hello and welcome to Thursday!

Down, down, prices are down. WooThemes have cut the cost of their themes by $20 for standard packages and $50 for developers packages. According to the company, they’ve got the cash to do this because few people are taking up their offer of bonus themes.

Anothermattic. Automattic has released “Documattic,” a collection of presentations and resources the WordPress.com VIP team use when explaining WordPress to clients. Three documents have been initially uploaded to GitHub under Creative Commons License concerning WordPress security, WordPress in government, and trends in enterprise WordPress content.

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The WhiP Newsletter #15

Happy hump day!

Press75 goes under the hammer. Design and development agency Westwerk has snapped up long-time theme shop Press75 on Flippa for an undisclosed sum. According to the shop’s auction page, Jason Schuller, who established the shop in 2008, was pulling in more than $30,000 a month before his passion for themes ran dry,resulting in a steady decline in sales to $5000 a month.

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The WhiP Newsletter #14

Hello dear reader!

Slow news day? We mentioned WordPress core developer Andrew Nacin’s plans for a big overhaul of internationalization features in WordPress 4.0 in this email a couple of weeks ago. WP Tavern have caught up with their own rundown of what the improvements will mean for non-English speaking users. Speaking of Andrew, he has hit back at those who criticized the way Automattic handled a recently publicized security hole involving cookies.

Job boards. Looking for someone to customize your site? Check out this round-up of job boards (including WPMU DEV’s awesome Jobs & Pros site).

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The WhiP Newsletter #13

Hello dear reader and welcome to the last day of the working week!

X-Team forked. X-Team, the company that recently poached Envato’s WordPress evangelist Japh Thomson, has announced that it’s being split into two separate companies – one that will concentrae on developer resourcing (whatever that is), and another that will focus on WordPress development. Other than saying the two companies will still “share the same values and culture of superheroes and high fives,” CEO Dave Rosen’s announcement is vague at best.

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