This article discusses various exploits against WP. http://www-personal.umich.edu/~markmont/awp/ Update you plugins!
The people at Mozilla have produced a transcoding JPEG optimizer. https://github.com/mozilla/mozjpeg/releases This thing is sweet: it takes ordinary JPEG files and recompresses them much more efficiently without making the images deteriorate. It uses the long-standing and well-tested Independent JPEG Group reference implementation, and adds a bunch of optimizations. It’s not built for GUI users; it’s … Read more
Here are some tips for creating media with WordPress. Directions for Editing Media
A digital sign is a big TV set in a public place showing information or possibly advertisements. Ideally a digital sign can show upcoming events, announcements, pictures, advertisements, and other stuff that’s relevant to a community of people who might look at the sign. How can you make a digital sign with off-the-shelf 2014 technology? … Read more
Finally! Automattic and WordPress are starting to retire the old mysql data-access API. This is going to foul up WordPress themes and plugins that use those APIs. It shouldn’t be hard to switch. For a while there’s been a global instance of the WPDB class that developers can use. Gary Pendergast has a good article … Read more
PHP Manual PHP The Right Way Vagrant Opscode Chef Cookbook sources php-o … some function wrappers Guidelines for theme development: some of this applies to plugins as well. Messing around with the new media manager Gmail Modern HTML/CSS tutorial PDF metadata http://framework.zend.com/manual/1.12/en/zend.pdf.info.html From the CODEX http://codex.wordpress.org/Writing_a_Plugin Hints and tips http://wp.smashingmagazine.com/2011/03/08/ten-things-every-wordpress-plugin-developer-should-know/ Best practices http://wp.smashingmagazine.com/2010/07/30/lessons-learned-from-maintaining-a-wordpress-plug-in/ … Read more
What is Shortpack? This Shortpack plugin is a straight ripoff from Jetpack, containing just its media shortcodes. I packaged it up it because of reliability problems I was having in the network connection between the wordpress.com servers and my hosting provider. It provides the same shortcodes as Jetpack: archives, audio, blip, dailymotion, diggthis, flickr, googlemaps, … Read more
WordPress setup is a task that some of us do a lot. If you’re setting up a site on WordPress.com, you really don’t need to do much; it’s all done for you. But if you’re setting up a WordPress.org-based site, you may find this little checklist helpful. Plugins When I set up a new web … Read more