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WordPress 4.3 Beta 3

WordPress 4.3 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.3, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]

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12 WordPress Hacks to Save Time and Power Content | SEJ

From time management plugins to advanced mobile hacks, here are some WordPress tips. Source: 12 WordPress Hacks to Save Time and Power Content | SEJ Related Posts:How To Syndicate Your Content With WordPress | B2CHow to Publish Optimised Blog Content with WordPress |…How Small Businesses Can Save $1,000’s on Websites Using…HostGator Launches Optimized WP; A […]

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7 WordPress Plugins That Will Quickly Help Your Site Get More Traffic

There are some incredible tools that can help you optimize, audit and promote your site to help you increase your traffic. Source: 7 WordPress Plugins That Will Quickly Help Your Site Get More Traffic Related Posts:WORDPRESS | The Best Free WordPress Membership Plugins |…The 10 Best WordPress Plugins I Swear By – BestTechieThe Best Free […]

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WordPress 4.3 Beta 2

WordPress 4.3 Beta 2 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.3, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]

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HostGator Launches Optimized WP; A New Easy-To-Manage WordPress Solution To Power Your Small… — HOUSTON, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Source: HostGator Launches Optimized WP; A New Easy-To-Manage WordPress Solution To Power Your Small… — HOUSTON, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Related Posts:Free WordPress Plugin from LaunchKey Capable of Immunizing…13 Small Business Alternatives to WordPress for Websites…WORDPRESS | VersionPress Picks Up Backing From Credo…Home – Gilroy Garlic Festival | July 24, 25 & 26,7 Easy […]

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WordCamps Update

Last week saw the halfway point for 2015, yay! This seems like a good time to update you on WordCamp happenings in the first half of this year. There have been 39 WordCamps in 2015 so far, with events organized in 17 different countries and on 5 continents. More than 14,000 people have registered for […]

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How To Add A Custom Default Avatar To WordPress Easily

The process of making your website popular involves building up your reputation as an expert in a specific niche. If you can establish yourself, then your website becomes to the “go to place” for… Source: How To Add A Custom Default Avatar To WordPress Easily Related Posts:Juice Jacking: How hackers easily invade your smartphone |…WORDPRESS […]

WordPress e-commerce plug-in puts over 5,000 websites at risk | CIO

Unpatched flaws could allow attackers to take control of websites running a WordPress plug-in called TheCartPress Source: WordPress e-commerce plug-in puts over 5,000 websites at risk | CIO Related Posts:How Small Businesses Can Save $1,000’s on Websites Using…25 Percent of Websites Are Now on WordPress | Small Business13 Small Business Alternatives to WordPress for Websites…Australian […]

WordPress 4.2.1 Security Release

WordPress 4.2.1 is now available. This is a critical security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.

A few hours ago, the WordPress team was made aware of a cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could enable commenters to compromise a site. The vulnerability was discovered by Jouko Pynnönen.

WordPress 4.2.1 has begun to roll out as an automatic background update, for sites that support those.

For more information, see the release notes or consult the list of changes.

Download WordPress 4.2.1 or venture over to Dashboard → Updates and simply click “Update Now”.

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Forbes Magazine reports a fresh zero-day, a previously unknown and unpatched weakness, affecting the latest version of WordPress, 4.2, and prior iterations, as revealed by Finnish company Klikki Oy yesterday… Read article at Forbes >> Related Posts:Patch Your Chrysler Now Against a Wireless Hacking Attack |…Champagne DayGlobal Champagne DayWORDPRESS | VersionPress Picks Up Backing From […]

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WordPress 4.2 “Powell”

Version 4.2 of WordPress, named “Powell” in honor of jazz pianist Bud Powell, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.2 help you communicate and share, globally. An easier way to share content Clip it, edit it, publish it. Get familiar with the new and improved Press This. From […]

WordPress 4.1.2 Security Release

WordPress 4.1.2 is now available. This is a critical security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.1.1 and earlier are affected by a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could enable anonymous users to compromise a site. This was reported by Cedric Van Bockhaven and fixed by […]

WordPress 4.2 Release Candidate

The release candidate for WordPress 4.2 is now available. We’ve made more than 140 changes since releasing Beta 4 a week and a half ago. RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.2 on Wednesday, […]

Improvements to WordPress.org

If you visit WordPress.org regularly you might have noticed some changes around the place. If you don’t, now’s the time to check them out! We’ve been working hard to improve the site to make it more useful to everyone, both developers and users, and we hope you like what we’ve done.

New Theme and Plugin Directories

Since WordPress 3.8, you’ve been enjoying improved theme management in your WordPress admin, and in WordPress 4.0 plugin management was refined. We’ve brought these experiences from your admin and re-created them right here on WordPress.org.

Theme Directory

The Theme Directory has a better browsing experience, with handy tabs where you can view featured, popular, and the latest themes. As with the theme experience in your admin, you can use the feature filter to browse for just the right theme for your WordPress website.

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Click on a theme to get more information about it, including shiny screenshots, ratings, and statistics.

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Konstantin Obenland posted a good overview of everything involved with the theme directory overhaul and followed up with a post on improved statistics.

Plugin Directory

The Plugin Directory has a brand new theme that mirrors the experience in your WordPress admin, with a more visual experience, and better search and statistics.

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As well as a facelift, there are some great new features for you to play around with:

  • Favorites – when you’re logged in to you WordPress.org account, this page gives you direct access to the plugins that you have favorited.
  • Beta Testing – try out plugins where developers are experimenting with new features for WordPress.
  • Search by plugin author – you can search for a plugin author using their username.
  • Better statistics – listings now display the number of active installs so you can see how many people are actually using a plugin.

An overview of the new theme was posted by Scott Reilly.

Better Statistics

We’ve made huge improvements to our statistics. This gives us more useful information about the WordPress versions people are using, their PHP version, and their MySQL version.

Already these new statistics have provided us with useful insights into WordPress usage.

  • More than 43% of all sites are running the latest version of WordPress. Previously, we thought only 10% of sites were up-to-date. By excluding sites that are no longer online we were able to improve these statistics.
  • We were able to clear up the data around WordPress 3.0, bringing it more in line with expectations. This anomaly was a by-product of spammers.
  • Only 15.9% of sites are using PHP 5.2, which is better than we thought.

Over the coming months we’ll be able to use these statistics to bring you new tools and improvements, and to make more informed decisions across the board. Read Andrew Nacin’s post about these changes for more background.

Thanks!

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the theme directory redesign, the plugin directory refresh, and improved statistics: Alin MarcuDamon Cook, Dion Hulse, Dominik Schilling, Jan Cavan Boulas, Konstantin Obenland, Kyle Maurer, Matías Ventura, Mel Choyce, Natalie MacLees, Paul de Wouters, Samuel Sidler, Samuel Wood (Otto), Scott Reilly, Siobhan McKeown.

If you want to help out or follow along with future WordPress.org projects, check out Make WordPress and our meta development blog.

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