WordPress Security Incident Published on April 13, 2011
Tough note to communicate today: Automattic had a low-level (root) break-in to several of our servers, and potentially anything on those servers could have been revealed.
WordPress: Transfer your WP blog from .com to .org like a professional Published on March 11, 2011
Guided Transfer Upgrade
According to Automattic’s founder Matt Mullenweg, “If you’re on WordPress you’re part of the family, it shouldn’t matter if we host you or not.”
With Jetpack, a new plugin from Automattic, people not on WordPress.com can now access features that depend on WordPress.com. Jetpack also provides convenience features that don’t use the cloud, but are now easier to install, or were unavailable as plugins before.
wordpress.com has launched a new upgrade called Guided Transfer where for a $99 one-time fee they’ll handle every detail and tech thingamajig involved in moving your content, theme, domain, and more to any one of the recommended hosts they’ve vetted. (And of course your new site will be Jetpack-powered.)
Quoting “Hew” from wordpress.com: “- Of course we love having you here with us at WordPress.com, but we understand that there are situations where a self-hosted WordPress.org site may be a better choice”
WordPress does rock!
Get all the info on the original post: en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/guided-transfers/
WordPress 3.1 has finally surfaced! Published on February 23, 2011
According to the official Word Press blog, published yesterday (February 22, 2011) by Matt Mullenweg himself, the new WordPress 3.1 “Django” is now available for download.
This long-awaited release of WordPress (I had pending work, waiting for the new advanced taxonomy queries), is packed with some new great features, such as:
- A lightning fast redesigned linking workflow which makes it easy to link to your existing posts and pages
- An admin bar so you’re never more than a click away from your most-used dashboard pages
- A streamlined writing interface that hides many of the seldom-used panels by default to create a simpler and less intimidating writing experience for new bloggers (visit Screen Options in the top right to get old panels back)
- A refreshed blue admin scheme available for selection under your personal options.
In this upgrade developers get the lion’s share, with new CMS capabilities like archive pages for custom content types, a new Network Admin, an overhaul of the import and export system, and the ability to perform advanced taxonomy and custom fields queries, and more!
As Matt states in the official Word Press blog: “With the 3.1 release, WordPress is more of a CMS than ever before. The only limit to what you can build is your imagination.“
Hurra! to that, (…) Matt!
Original article on the Word Press Blog
WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious” is out! Published on June 17, 2010
Arm your vuvuzelas: WordPress 3.0, the thirteenth major release of WordPress and the culmination of half a year of work by 218 contributors, is now available for download (or upgrade within your dashboard)!
Major new features in this release include a sexy new default theme called Twenty Ten. Theme developers have new APIs that allow them to easily implement custom backgrounds, headers, shortlinks, menus (no more file editing), post types, and taxonomies. (Twenty Ten theme shows all of that off.) Developers and network admins will appreciate the long-awaited merge of MU and WordPress, creating the new multi-site functionality which makes it possible to run one blog or ten million from the same installation.
As a user, you will love the new lighter interface, the contextual help on every screen, the 1,217 bug fixes and feature enhancements, bulk updates so you can upgrade 15 plugins at once with a single click, and blah blah blah just watch the video. (In HD, if you can, so you can to catch the Easter eggs.)
Originally posted in wordpress.org/development/2010/06/thelonious/
WordCamp San Francisco 2010 Published on April 26, 2010
I’m really excited because we are now exactly one week from WordCamp San Francisco, the “Original.”
There’s about a half a dozen speakers we haven’t posted yet, or the schedule, and already over 500 people have signed up. If you can find any way to make it to San Francisco next week, you should! Skip, swim, fly, walk, hitchhike… It’s our fourth year so we know how to do it right.