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Earlier this month I was solicited to review a new premium plugin called Ninja Affiliate which has been released by the folks over at MaxBlogPress. The plugin is $97 and allows you to automatically turn certain words into trackable affiliate links. For example, every time I typed the phrase “Thesis theme” (*Watch out Martha! That […]

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Search Engine Optimization is one of those illusive things that can really have a huge impact on your sites ability to attain new viewers. A previous post by Ben, The Truth About WordPress SEO, laid out a lot of the pros and cons of WordPress SEO, but the takeaway was this: Keep writing, keep creating […]

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Everyone has a few icons on their site now. Whether it’s for social media, contact info, or other ways to connect with visitors, it’s become a standard. Now the question becomes, “Where do I put them?” The sidebar seems like a logical place, but it’s already crowded as it is. So how about on the […]

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In my recent call for Matt Mullenweg’s resignation I stated Matt’s involvement with both Automattic and the WordPress Foundation constituted a clear conflict of interest. Not surprisingly, a few of you disagreed. One comment that seemed to nicely sum up the opposing opinion stated “I would leave the hypotheticals on the shelf for now and […]

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Seven years ago today, WordPress was turned loose on the world. The platform has come quite a way in that time, boasting an impressive 9.4 million downloads of WordPress 2.9. With WordPress 3.0 looming which will include multi-site support, it’s clear the “blogging” platform has become much much more. Built on the back of countless […]

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Matt's dual responsibilities will eventually conflict

Why Matt Should Resign

by Ben Cook on May 21, 2010

Neither WordPress nor Automattic would be where they are today without the tireless efforts of Matt Mullenweg. I have personally benefited from his work and for that I’m truly thankful. That said, it’s time for Matt to resign from either the WordPress Foundation or Automattic. The reason is fairly simple, there’s a glaring conflict of […]

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WordPress GPL Tyrany

GPL Propaganda: First They Came for…

by Ben Cook on May 20, 2010

They first came for the Theme Developers, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Theme Developer. Then they came for the Plugin Developers, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Plugin Developer. Then they came for the Sponsors, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Sponsor. Then they came […]

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There are a lot of plugins out there that will create a ‘featured content’ gallery. But if you’re anything like me, you don’t like using plugins unless you absolutely have to. I want to thank Greg Rickaby for his tutorial. However, his didn’t quite work for me, so I modified it and changed / added […]

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Update III: Chris Pearson has published a guide on how to diagnose and fix this hack. If you’ve been hit by this thing, this is how to get your site back. However, the vulnerability that allowed the hackers in is still unknown. It has hit multiple sites across all sorts of web hosts and servers.

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WordPress Security Issues

Hacks are ALWAYS a WordPress Issue

by Ben Cook on April 14, 2010

Any time a WordPress site is hacked, it becomes a WordPress problem. Now don’t get me wrong, hacks happen. Unfortunately that’s just a fact of life in our online world. When a platform becomes popular enough, the ne’er-do-wells will eventually attack it. WordPress is no exception. It’s been the target of countless attacks and hacks […]

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