WordPress 3.7 Released

WordPress 3.7, codenamed Bassie, was released yesterday at around 6:45pm. This version was focused on platform improvements so you probably won’t notice any changes in the look and feel. But, the stuff they did change, add and improve are arguably the most important to date. The most exciting by far for this geek is the […]

Steps to Securing WordPress – WordCamp Montreal 2013

Prelude to the Prelude I gave this talk at WordCamp Toronto 2012. This is an updated version of the article I wrote to accompany the talk since there are lots of technical details and resources associated with this topic. Fear not, I’m only plagiarizing myself. Prelude The information within this post was compiled and created […]

Security Vulnerability in Caching Plugins

Somehow, a significant security vulnerability in the 2 most popular caching plugins, W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache, seems to have slipped through without very much being said about it. This bug allows remote execution of any PHP code simply by adding a specially formatted string in a comment. The issue was first posted […]

The Big Bad Botnet of April 2013

The big security news these days is all about the botnet targeting WordPress websites. The attack is simple. Try to log in as the admin user by guessing the password. Over and over and over again. It’s called a brute force attack, but what’s unique about this one is that over 100,000 computers are involved […]

The Genesis of easyPress

It was nearly a year ago when Victor Granic asked to pick my brains around “how to build an awesome company” (Thanks Victor, that’s quite a compliment). He was building a startup that was doing a lot of WordPress development. Similar to the precursor company from which easyDNS came out of, they found themselves hosting […]