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WP Briefing: Who Is WordPress?

In this episode, Josepha explores the five groups within the WordPress ecosystem and provides a high-level example of how they interact and support one another. As always, stay tuned for the small list of big things and a contributor highlight.

BBQ Pro Review

Thanks to David McCan over at WebTNG for his in-depth review of my WordPress firewall plugin, BBQ Pro. It’s a pleasure to read and packed with plenty of awesome screenshots 🙂

The Month in WordPress: March 2021

This way of iterating improves WordPress and ties back to one of my favorite open-source principles. The idea that with many eyes, all bugs are shallow. To me, that means that with enough people looking at a problem, someone is bound to be able to see the solution. These words from Josepha Haden Chomphosy on […]

Interview at ThemeIsle!

Thank you to the fine folks at ThemeIsle for the great interview. Always a pleasure talking about my work, WordPress, web dev and security 🙂 Cheers!

WordPress 5.7 “Esperanza”

Meet “Esperanza”, the first WordPress release of 2021. “Esperanza” is named in honor of Esperanza Spalding, a modern musical prodigy. Her path as a musician is varied and inspiring—learn more about her and give her music a listen! With this new version, WordPress brings you fresh colors. The editor helps you work in a few places […]

The Month in WordPress: February 2021

You don’t have to be rich to have an online presence. You don’t have to find loopholes in proprietary platforms and hope that they never change their terms of service. You own all of the content that you create on a WordPress site and have the liberty to move it to a new host if […]

WordPress 5.7 Release Candidate 2

The second release candidate for WordPress 5.7 is now available! 🎉 You can test the WordPress 5.7 release candidate in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “Bleeding edge” channel and Beta/RC Only” stream options) Or download the release candidate here (zip). Thank you to all of the contributors who tested the Beta/RC releases and gave […]

Fix Site Health Error: The authorization header is missing

Quick post that explains how to fix the error, “The authorization header is missing”. This error may be found under “recommended improvements” in the WordPress Site Health tool (located under the WP menu ▸ Tools ▸ Site Health). When running a Site Health check, the “authorization header” warning happens when you’ve upgraded WordPress (to version […]

TasteWP FTW

TasteWP enables anyone to setup a test/temporary WordPress instance in seconds. So you can play around and do things like test plugins on a live site. I know this kind of thing has been done before, but I’ve never seen it made SO EASY. Like stupid easy. And FREE. Awesome tool.

Interview at Speckyboy.com

Had a great interview with Eric Karkovack at Speckyboy magazine. Goes deep into WordPress, web development, security, future of things, and other key topics. Grab a beverage and check it out! 🙂