WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by over 16.7% of Alexa Internet’s “top 1 million” websites and as of August 2011 manages 22% of all new websites. WordPress is currently the most popular blogging system in use on the Internet. It was first released on May 27, 2003, by founders Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little as a fork of b2/cafelog. As of December 2011, version 3.0 had been downloaded over 65 million times. WordPress has a web template system using a template processor. WordPress users may install and switch between themes. Themes allow users to change the look and functionality of a WordPress website or installation without altering the information content. Themes may be installed using the WordPress “Dashboard” administration tool or theme folders may be uploaded via FTP. The PHP and HTML code in themes can also…
Had an amazing event at biggest ever Digital World 2015. Whole team did amazing work. Here is my presentation video on “Success Story Inside Our Bangladeshi WordPress Ecosystem and You Could Be Next“.
WordPress came long way in last 10 years, so as it's community. Our Bangladeshi community is not lagging behind. We have success story of our own. We have several remarkable person and companies doing superb in the whole WordPress ecosystem. Today I would like to put some lights on those brave souls, and lets get encouragement from them, maybe the next success story will be from this room!
home_url() and site_url() in WordPress is very simple thing, but could be little bit confusing. Look at the image, then I described below –
From Setting -> General 1) WordPress Address (URL) = site_url() 2) Site Address (URL) = home_url( )
You could force rewrite that from wp-config.php too. Remembering is easy, its just opposite to what is says, so in Setting “Site Address (URL)” is home_url not the site_url as it looks from the words. Savvy?
If you are testing something new, there is always chance to break things, that's why you should always have a fail-safe system. Thing is sometime situation could be a bit different. I decide to test “WP-Rocket”, so disabled W3 Total Cache. I will write a separate article about my experience with “WP-Rocket”. Soon, when I decide to revert back to W3 Total Cache, I started to get weird errors, here I will explain how I solved it.
I had the privilege to speak at this year's Central WordCamp San Francisco. I spoke about “How WordPress Changed My Life From Bangladesh & Let Me Dream Big”. Here I will share my slides and evetually talk about some of my experience.
Sucuri discovered the vulnerability, and informed the MailPoet team, gave them information and time to fix the issue. The MailPoet team did resolved it, but Sucuri disclosed the vulnerability to the wild just within 24hr of MailPoet released the update at WordPress.org.
This is not a Responsible Disclosure! We all are glad to Sucuri that they discovered the issue and informed the developer, but how on earth they expected a plugin which is downloaded more then 2 million times, and one of the most used plugin in its sector, could force their user to update to latest version within 24hr?
Result – 50 thousand WordPress site hacked using this exploit!
We had an amazing MeetUp of WordPressians Group (6th meetup) at Dhaka, last Saturday (June 28th, 2014). It was our first meetup at HubDhaka, a great place of my dear friend Sajid. It was a super great meetup with all of our guys in WordPress Community.
I spoke about “Contributing In WordPress”. Here are the slides –
UniServer WPReMix is a portable local server for Windows Operating System, which comes prepacked with WordPress. Its a simple zip package, you just have to extract and run, you will get a fully configured WordPress installed and ready for your test or local development. I made this to make things super easy for new WordPress developer. Its light weight, and no more server and port configuration.
I love name.com. Today they announced a new service called RapidPress. It's a hosted WordPress solution, with domain and other necessary service. As a WordPress lover I also like to see more people built business on WordPress, making it easy for people to blog and make website. But probably for marketing Name.com in a way insult Automattic, company behind WordPress.com, which I don't like. Keep reading for details.
I am happy to announce we have released free WordPress plugin “Twitter Cards Meta” today. It's by far the best plugin available for Twitter Cards in WordPress, now available for free in WordPress.org. And now Twitter Cards works just superfine in my blog, take a look.