Patchstack Tracks 328% More Security Bugs Reported in WordPress Plugins in 2022

Patchstack, a WordPress security maintenance and management tool, has published its “State of WordPress Security” whitepaper for 2022, tracking a few key metrics on publicly reported vulnerabilities. The findings highlight the risk of using unmaintained themes and plugins along with developers’ need to keep pace with updates to libraries and dependencies included in their work.… Continue reading Patchstack Tracks 328% More Security Bugs Reported in WordPress Plugins in 2022

Automattic Acquires ActivityPub Plugin for WordPress

Automattic has acquired the ActivityPub plugin for WordPress from German developer Matthias Pfefferle, who will be joining the company to continue improving support for federated platforms. Pfefferle, who is also the author of the Webmention plugin, said his new role is to see how Automattic’s products can benefit from open protocols like ActivityPub. In 2021,… Continue reading Automattic Acquires ActivityPub Plugin for WordPress

WordPress Conversion Tracking Made Simple: A Step-by-Step Guide

Do you want to add conversion tracking features to your WordPress website? Conversion tracking helps you measure the impact of your marketing efforts and makes it easier to understand how users interact with your website. In this guide, we will show you how to add conversion tracking in WordPress and track your conversions like a… Continue reading WordPress Conversion Tracking Made Simple: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Redact Text in WordPress (The Easy Way)

Do you want to redact text on your WordPress website? Redaction can be a way to share information with your visitors without hurting anyone’s privacy. You can even use it as an unusual paywall or a game where you challenge visitors to fill in the missing words. In this article, we will show you how… Continue reading How to Redact Text in WordPress (The Easy Way)

How to Create A Question and Answers Site in WordPress

Do you want to build an online question and answer community like Stack Overflow or Quora? You can create a whole site dedicated to Q&A, or add a question and answer section to an existing WordPress site. No matter what approach you take, helpful questions and answers can improve the visitor experience and keep people… Continue reading How to Create A Question and Answers Site in WordPress

Toot the Word Survey Finds Mastodon Increasingly Important to WordPress’ Community of Tooters

More than 200 users on Mastodon who consider themselves part of the WordPress community, responded to the recent Toot the Word 2023 Survey, which was conducted by the admins of five WordPress-oriented Mastodon instances. The purpose of the survey was to help those running these instances understand how important Mastodon is for the WordPress community… Continue reading Toot the Word Survey Finds Mastodon Increasingly Important to WordPress’ Community of Tooters

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Business Roundup Week Ending March 10

Google Optimize Sunsetting Google recently announced it would shut down its Optimize and Optimize 360 services. These tools were designed to help website owners optimize their content and user experience through A/B testing and personalization features. The decision to shut down these services surprises many in the digital marketing community, as they are widely used… Continue reading Business Roundup Week Ending March 10

Tech Roundup Week Ending March 10

6.2 Live Video Demo Anne McCarthy and Rich Tabor (moderated by Nathan Wrigley) give a video demo on WordPress.tv State of WordPress Security In 2022 Patchstack released a retrospective whitepaper on 2022 and the state of WordPress Security. Pattern Manager Beta WP Engine is looking for people to test their new Pattern Manager tool. This… Continue reading Tech Roundup Week Ending March 10

Community Roundup Week Ending March 10

Community and Layoffs “Layoffs.” The word sparks fear in the tech community. From Stripe to Twitter to our own ecosystem, the recession hasn’t been friendly to tech employees. Having been laid off in a past career (higher education), I know first-hand how awful it feels, and how it can affect your mental health, self worth,… Continue reading Community Roundup Week Ending March 10