Week in WordPress episode 5

Lots of news about WordPress news this week!

Today we talk about the closing of one popular WordPress news site as another steps into the spotlight. We’ll also cover some of the security concerns surrounding WordPress and other major milestone’s throughout the industry.

Sit back, relax and enjoy episode 5!

Week in WordPress episode 5

Before we dive into the episode, let’s introduce the guests on this week’s show:

Show notes

The WordPress 2013 survey
http://wp-survey.polldaddy.com/s/wp-2013

  • Your answers will be beneficial to lots of people in the community (including you!). Results will be made available to all survey respondents and may be published at WordPress.org, on the WordPress Developer blog, and presented at WordCamps.

WPDaily shuts down — opens back up for archiving purposes
http://8bit.io/goodbye-wpdaily/
http://wpdaily.co/future-wp-daily/

  • Originally shutdown and locked out access
  • Lot’s of negative feedback about that
  • Re-opened site and content for archival purposes
  • No real reason as to why they ended — revenue? PressGram? Sly move to sell?

Poststat.us 2 launches
http://poststat.us/a-refreshed-post-status/

  • Perfectly timed for the WPDaily closure
  • Launches new design
  • Has Theme Foundry as a 3 month “partner” in advertising
  • Still short posts linking to original source — still more of the same as WPDaily?

Disturbing report on WordPress security
http://www.wptavern.com/disturbing-report-on-wordpress-plugin-security
https://twitter.com/wptavern/status/354619043082289152

Defending theme frameworks
http://www.nathanrice.net/blog/defending-theme-frameworks/

WPEngine launches version 2 of their dashboard
http://wpengine.com/2013/07/version-two-of-the-wp-engine-user-portal-now-live/

Page.ly launches new CDN
http://blog.page.ly/2013/07/presscdn-the-cdn-for-those-that-love-wordpress/

WooCommerce turns 5 years old + Recently announces 1m+ WooComm dl’s
http://www.woothemes.com/2013/07/5-years-old/

 

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