Just booked my plane tickets for the upcoming BlogHer 2014 conference in San Jose, CA. Can't wait!
Blogging University: Writing 101 Starts Soon!
I'm so excited to have a chance to participate in our soon-to-start June Writing 101 class! Interested? Of course you are! Here's more info just in case: Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit is a write-every-day challenge designed to help you create a writing habit, publish posts that mesh with your blog’s focus, and push you a bit … Continue reading Blogging University: Writing 101 Starts Soon!
Introducing WordPress 3.9 “Smith”
WordPress 3.9 “Smith” is out! The latest version closes the gap between editing and publishing and offers some cool new ways to manage and add media too. Check out this quick video for some highlights of many of the new features, then update or install and enjoy!
The Daily Post Has a Great New Look
The Daily Post is looking hawt now, y’all. Check out the new look!
The Daily Post is WordPress.com’s blog on blogging. From blogging prompts to photo challenges to writing tips, we’re dedicated to helping you build the blog you want (and have fun doing it).
The Daily Post began in 2011 as an experiment to encourage regular posting and provide a place to talk about the nitty-gritty details of telling a story and building an audience. Since then, a lot has changed. Visit The Daily Post now, and you’ll find:
- Our best tips and tools for all facets of blogging — the craft of writing, building an audience, site customization, blogging etiquette, and more.
- Daily prompts for days when the inspiration well is dry.
- Writing and photo challenges to stretch your blogging chops.
- Blogging U., a hub for ongoing courses like Zero to Hero to support you in meeting your unique blogging goals.
- Voices from the blogging community sharing their expertise.
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Jetpack 2.9.3: Critical Security Update
Jetpack version 2.9.3 contains a critical security update, and you should update your site and any you help manage as soon as possible. You can update through your dashboard, or download Jetpack manually here.
During an internal security audit, we found a bug that allows an attacker to bypass a site’s access controls and publish posts. This vulnerability could be combined with other attacks to escalate access. This bug has existed since Jetpack 1.9, released in October 2012.
Fortunately, we have no evidence of this being used in the wild. However, now that this update is public, it’s just a matter of time before exploits occur. To avoid a breach, you should update your site as soon as possible. (The vulnerability has been disclosed on the MITRE Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures system as CVE-2014-0173.)
This is a bad bug, and Jetpack is one of the most widely used plugins…
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Snoop Dogg Loves Him Some WordPress Too!
Super cool! Looks like a few automatticians, including Matt Mullenweg, got to hang out with Snoop Dogg at this year's SxSW . Just like all the cool kids, Snoop Dogg's on WordPress.com too. 🙂
Now’s Your Chance to Put WordPress 3.9 (Beta) to the Test
Look what's out and available to test? Aw yeah, it's WordPress 3.9 Beta 1. Check it out and take it for a test drive today!
WordPress.com by the Numbers: February Was Hot, Yo!
Go February! For such a short month, we packed in a lot of things! Check out February's By the Numbers post for some pretty big things WordPress.com users accomplished and a few things the folks at Automattic got done too. Among the impressive stats for February are these: In just 28 days, WordPress.com users created … Continue reading WordPress.com by the Numbers: February Was Hot, Yo!
Hired.fm Interview with Automattic’s Matt Mullenweg
In case you missed my dissertation post on Automattic's hiring process or if you read it and want to hear a bit about it straight from Matt Mullenweg, check out this interview. Matt also talks about our distributed teams and offers general insight on WordPress and Automattic.
Big News! eCommerce Has Arrived for WordPress.com Business Users
Check out this big announcement on e-commerce options for WordPress.com folks (excerpted below). Users with the WordPress.com Business upgrade already enjoy great features like live-chat support, unlimited storage, and free access to all ourpremium themes. Now, you can turn your site into a sleek online storefront, and let visitors shop from any post or page. The partners we’ve … Continue reading Big News! eCommerce Has Arrived for WordPress.com Business Users