WordPress Announcements News and Information

Rachel McCollin writing on wpmudev. has published an interesting article “How to Build a Hosting Business with WordPress Multisite”. “Multisite has the potential to support a successful WordPress business because it lets you or your clients add as many sites as needed to one WordPress installation, which makes managing all those sites incredibly easy – […]
Author: Editor
Posted: June 23, 2017, 7:45 am
Wordfence has announced the launch of a new WordPress Security Audit service. The paid for service also includes a Wordfence Premium license for your site. A Wordfence security analyst will perform a 59-point inspection that covers all aspects of running a secure WordPress site. The final report includes detailed recommendations for improving your site security. […]
Author: Editor
Posted: May 24, 2017, 9:07 am
DVLA Search is a WordPress plugin by dvlasearch that provides subscribers to the DVLA Search API a widget, customisable results page, and shortcodes for use on custom pages. You can search for vehicle information, MOT history records, tyre data, valuation data and industry standard codes such as CAP. All our endpoints just by issuing a […]
Author: Editor
Posted: May 24, 2017, 8:59 am
AP Pricing Tables is a premium responsive WordPress plugin by AccessPress Themes to present your product / service pricing & plans in an attractive and easy way. Features: 35 predesigned templates to choose from to create Pricing Table instantly Add unlimited pricing tables and add unlimted columns in each table Define columns space and column […]
Author: Editor
Posted: May 19, 2017, 11:51 am
Intercede has announced the launch of RapID Secure Login (RapID-SL), a Plugin for WordPress that enables administrators and subscribers to log into websites and blogs with fingerprints instead of usernames and passwords. By eliminating the use of insecure passwords, users are provided with superior usability and more robust security. RapID Secure Login is a WordPress […]
Author: Editor
Posted: May 19, 2017, 11:10 am
WordPress 4.7.5 has been released, with 3 maintenance fixes and security fixes. Insufficient redirect validation in the HTTP class. Reported by Ronni Skansing. Improper handling of post meta data values in the XML-RPC API. Reported by Sam Thomas. Lack of capability checks for post meta data in the XML-RPC API. Reported by Ben Bidner of […]
Author: Editor
Posted: May 19, 2017, 11:04 am
Liquid Web, a $100 million managed hosting provider focused on web-dependent professionals, brings innovation back to the world of managed WordPress hosting with the addition of a new visual comparison tool, automatic SSL and other capabilities expected to benefit customers. A recent Liquid Web survey shows strong demand for managed WordPress hosting among designers, developers […]
Author: Editor
Posted: May 14, 2017, 12:34 pm

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Not many of the present readers might know me very well, and that in part, is the reason that I have made the decision to transfer WLTC to more willing and presently capable hands. I am a stranger on my blog and the time has come for me to make sure that this blog, its contents and its knowledge are archived and preserved and maybe rejuvenated at a later time. I delved into blogging tools back in 2004 when I started my Masters degree in CS. I wanted some code to mess around with in my free time and everyone was talking about blogging. I looked into a variety of tools, built a small Linux server for myself at home, and installed a few of the tools that were freely available at that time. I had a heck of a time getting a hold of MT (Moveable Type, the most well-known name) and […]
Author: Mark Ghosh
Posted: March 31, 2013, 1:41 pm
The landscape of news has changed so much over the last few years that news about a particular topic or platform is readily available to anyone within an instant. With WordPress, I imagine that could be one of the perks of powering over 16% of the web, but it’s true that news is becoming incredibly accessible. In short, news is everywhere. Speaking of WordPress in general, you can of course acquire official direct news from WordPress News, but you can also take a peak behind the curtain and follow news in the making at Make WordPress.org. Though it’s only specific to the WordPress.com blogging platform, WordPress.com News is also worth watching for WordPress development news, as WordPress.com users often get access to new WordPress features before they’re released, so you’ll be able to try new features rather than just read about them. There’s more news than just direct official news, like I […]
Author: James
Posted: March 31, 2013, 12:05 am
New plugins GC Message Box allows you to highlight your key message(s) in smart ways within articles and blog posts. Simple Social Icons allows you to insert social icons in any widget area. Stick It allows you to stick the navigation menu in any theme to the top of browser window. Updated plugins Jetpack allows you to supercharge your WordPress site with powerful features previously only available to WordPress.com users. Nav Menu Images enables uploading of images for nav menu items on the menu edit screen.
Author: James
Posted: March 30, 2013, 2:00 pm
AirTime is a subtle and simple theme. FirmaSite is a responsive theme with BuddyPress and bbPress support. Stark Lite is a minimalist and simple theme.
Author: James
Posted: March 28, 2013, 2:00 pm
New plugins Easy Watermark automatically adds watermark to images when they are uploaded. Internet Defense League Cat Signal automatically loads either the modal or the banner Cat Signal when there is an active campaign from the Internet Defense League. Updated plugins BFT Autoresponder allows scheduling of automated autoresponder messages and managing a mailing list. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP will display Google Analytics data and statistics inside your Dashboard. WordPress MU Domain Mapping allows users of a WordPress MU site or WordPress 3.0 network to map their blog/site to another domain.
Author: James
Posted: March 25, 2013, 6:03 pm
Memori Jingga is a responsive, clean, and simple theme. Rockers is a responsive theme with a clean design. Satu is an elegant single-column responsive theme.
Author: James
Posted: March 23, 2013, 2:00 pm
The dates have been announced for WordCamp San Francisco 2013, an event which is often heralded as the annual WordPress conference. WordCamp San Francisco 2013 will be held on July 26 and 27 at the Mission Bay Conference Center with a Developer Hack Day on July 28. A list of speakers is not yet available, but they would like you to nominate your favorite past WordCamp speakers. Will you be attending WordCamp San Francisco this year?
Author: James
Posted: March 22, 2013, 10:24 pm
New plugins Google Adsense Dashboard for WP will display your Google Adsense earnings and related reports inside your Dashboard. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP will display Google Analytics data and statistics inside your Dashboard. Updated plugins Ad Code Manager allows you to manage your ad codes through the WordPress admin in a safe and easy way. BFT Autoresponder allows scheduling of automated autoresponder messages and managing a mailing list. CampTix Event Ticketing is an easy to use and flexible event ticketing plugin.
Author: James
Posted: March 21, 2013, 2:00 pm
Cazuela is a neutral colored theme. Ilisa is a clean and minimal theme that can be easily used as a personal portfolio or a business website. Partition has a light, lively, colorful, yet professional and classic appearance.
Author: James
Posted: March 19, 2013, 2:00 pm
New plugins Barc Chat provides a simple yet feature rich chat room for your whole community to interact in real-time directly on your site. Get Directions is a flexible and responsive map plugin. Namaste! LMS is a learning management system for WordPress. Pinterest Verify Meta Tag simply inserts the Pinterest meta tag verification code to the correct section of your site. Updated plugins BackWPup allows you to backup your WordPress database, files, and more. Ooyala Video allows you to easily embed videos from the Ooyala Video Platform.
Author: James
Posted: March 17, 2013, 2:00 pm
Ease is a simple red and white theme. Nomad is an attractive professional, business or blog theme with an unusual, very narrow orientation and design. Sensitive is fully responsive theme using Twitter Bootstrap and a Metro-styled accent. Visual is a dark minimalist theme for displaying photos and images.
Author: James
Posted: March 15, 2013, 5:40 pm
The impending release of WordPress 3.6 has been pushed back one more week to April 29. At this time, WordPress 3.6 is not yet feature complete (meaning that all intended new features have not been entirely finished), so the decision was made to push the first beta release back two weeks to March 27 and the final release back one week to April 29. This will allow the team time to focus on finalizing the in-progress new features so that they (and the brave folks who enjoy running beta software) can simply focus on testing and bug fixing rather than polishing up partial features.
Author: James
Posted: March 14, 2013, 2:00 pm
New plugins Easy Media Gallery is designed to display portfolios and various media types including gallery sets, single images, google maps, video, audio, and links with ease and elegance. ytlink provides a preview image for embedded YouTube videos. Updated plugins BackWPup allows you to backup your WordPress database, files, and more. Genericon’d enables easy use of the Genericons icon font set from within WordPress. Icons can be inserted using either HTML or a shortcode. Keyring provides a very hookable, completely customizable framework for connecting your WordPress site to an external service. WP All Import makes it easy to import any XML or CSV file into your WordPress site.
Author: James
Posted: March 13, 2013, 4:51 pm
There has been a lot of talk lately about working from home and maintaining a distributed workforce. Web-based software, like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, are taking over the publishing industry and allow you to work from anywhere with an internet connection. Though, even though they can be managed  from home, working from home and maintaining a distributed workforce is not yet broadly acknowledged in society as a successful and efficient alternative to working in an office. Despite working with software that doesn’t need to be tied to one specific workstation, you could still find yourself tied to a desk in cubicle. I work full-time for Automattic and have the pleasure of both working from home and setting my own hours. After all, I only need a browser, an email client, and IRC client, and Skype to do my job. A desk is nice, but there’s no one saying that said desk has to be […]
Author: James
Posted: March 12, 2013, 2:00 pm
Attitude is a simple, clean, and responsive retina-ready theme. Catch Everest is a simple, clean, and responsive theme. Liberus is an ideal business related theme that is relatively simple and would suit any blog or website. Stitch is an elegant, modern theme with optional fixed header.
Author: James
Posted: March 11, 2013, 2:00 pm