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Archive for August, 2009

Press This: a New WordPress Podcast

Joost de Valk, a well known WordPress community member has joined the likes of WordPress Weekly, and other WordPress related podcasts in chatting about the open source project. His new show, Press This, just aired its first episode recently.

Joost welcomes one of the newest member to Automattics WordPress team. John Gridley tells us about his new role with Automattic, and plugins that are in development.

Plus Joost answers chatroom questions on optimizing WordPress for Search.

Looks like a great addition to the WordPress podcasting scene, so please check it out.

Categories: Podcasting News – Its History

Jeff has written up a great post about the history of and includes screenshots from the last while, and it makes for a fun tour down memory lane for me as I have been a WordPress fan since long before the site was developed to become what it is today. has been around for a long time, long before I even knew there was a WordPress. Upon browsing through the results that the internet archive has, it’s very interesting to see the progression of the site/service. At one point, it looks like Matt or Automattic lost control of the domain but eventually got it back. Also worthy of note are the links to which was a service that provided opensource project domains. I have no idea if WordPress was an open domain or not but it certainly appears as though was.

I highly suggest checking out WP Tavern to read the full post.

Categories: WordPress News

WordPress 2.8.3 Released: Security Release Again

It seems someone on the WordPress team wants me to have to work hard as they pushed out another release today that will have me scrambling around to various sites to upgrade WordPress. Seems that they didn’t take care of an issue that 2.8.1 was supposed to address and as such, we now have 2.8.3.

From the WordPress Blog:

Unfortunately, I missed some places when fixing the privilege escalation issues for 2.8.1. Luckily, the entire WordPress community has our backs. Several folks in the community dug deeper and discovered areas that were overlooked. With their help, the remaining issues are fixed in 2.8.3. Since this is a security release, upgrading is highly recommended.

Hopefully this will be the last security update for 2.8. While I complain and lament about the constant upgrades, I feel better that they fix them, than not.

Categories: WordPress News