A Week of REST Developer Workshop to be Held in Matlock, Derbyshire in September

Matlock, Derbyshire, formerly known as a picturesque spa resort town, will be host to the next WordPress REST API conference organized by Human Made the week of September 5-9. A Week of REST is designed to be an immersive bootcamp experience for developers who want to learn how to build websites and applications using the WordPress REST API and JavaScript. …

Freemius Checkout Aims to Take The Hassle Out of Selling and Managing WordPress Products

When it comes to selling commercial WordPress products, it’s common for developers to use a myriad of plugins to handle different aspects of the site. For example, Easy Digital Downloads handles commerce while the Software Licensing add-on addresses license keys. Depending on the complexity and the number of products involved, maintaining and configuring such a site can be a complicated …

New Plugin Adds Emoji Reactions to the BuddyPress Activity Stream

photo credit: Emoji – (license) Three weeks ago, a discussion about the possibility of adding emoji reactions to BuddyPress core turned into a heated conversation in the #BuddyPress Slack channel. The topic was inspired by the new BP Reactions plugin, which recently landed on WordPress.org. This experimental plugin, created by BuddyPress core developer Mathieu Viet, adds an API that allows …

WP Mobile Detector Plugin Patched for Arbitrary File Upload Vulnerability, Exploits Ongoing

Researchers at Sucuri are reporting that the WP Mobile Detector plugin has been patched for an arbitrary file upload vulnerability that is being actively exploited in the wild. The plugin, which was temporarily removed from the WordPress Plugin Directory, had more than 10,000 active installs before the exploits began. According to Sucuri, the majority of compromised sites have been infected …

Daniel Bachhuber Discusses WP-CLI, the WP REST API, and the Challenges of Contributing to Open Source on Roots Radio Podcast

Daniel Bachhuber, maintainer of the WP-CLI project and a contributing developer to the WP REST API, joined Chris Carr and Austin Pray on a recent episode of the Roots Radio podcast. Bachhuber discussed his recent experience crowdfunding his work on “A More RESTful WP-CLI” as well as the challenges he’s encountered as a contributor to various open source projects over …

WordPress Accessibility Team Seeks Testers Using Speech Recognition Technology

photo credit: Let’s Read – (license) The World Health Organization estimates that 285 million people worldwide are living with some form of visual impairment and 39 million of those are estimated to be blind. Many people with low vision depend on speech recognition technology to navigate the web and communicate their thoughts. This type of software also assists people who …