Thanks you Worpress.com for a quick service


A little note to say thank you to WordPress.com tos team for their quick and accurate service after an automated anti-spam control had flagged my blog as potentially in breach with the terms of service and/or advertisement policy. Thanks again Anthony also for the additional advice.

So I’ll say it again: WORDPRESS ROCKS and the service is great!

New Theme: The Morning After


I was pleased to see this theme now available on WordPress.com, I have been using it for some time in the past for a self hosted blog/website. It is clean crisp, yet packed with all relevant options to make your blog into almost an online magazine. I may have to rethink my theme now.

Introduced in 2007 by Arun Kale, The Morning After was a game-changer as the first magazine style theme for WordPress; it is still considered by many to be the top of its class. In June 2010 WooThemes announced it was taking over the theme:

Considering the significance of this theme, we jumped at the opportunity. We felt that [The Morning After] started so many things in the WordPress community… and we wanted to put our weight behind one of the “pillars” of that community.

The Morning After sports a special home page template with featured posts, three available widget areas, and special styles for posts in the “Aside” format. Also included is an optional full-width page template that removes the sidebar and full support for a custom menu, header and background. A robust theme options menu allows for further customization: header links, page headings, full or partial content an archive pages, and more.

Read more about The Morning After on the Theme Showcase.

 

New Theme: The Morning After.

Wow Your iPad Readers (via WordPress.com News)


A great idea!

Wow Your iPad Readers With the launch of Apple’s iPad we have seen the future of computing and it is touch. Nothing matches the visceral feel of navigating your digital world with your hands. The past four months we’ve been working closely with Onswipe to bring your iPad visitors our vision of what a blog can look like re-imagined for a touch experience. Our iPad-optimized view is app-like in its functionality, but pure HTML5 goodness on the backend: it supports touch … Read More

via WordPress.com News

WordPress Blogs Fall Prey to Worm


A worm is circulating that can post malware and spam to some WordPress blogs using outdated versions of the blogging software, according to a post by Matt Mullenweg, founding developer of WordPress.

The worm can be tough to catch, as Mullenweg explains: “it registers a user, uses a security bug (fixed earlier in the year) to allow evaluated code to be executed through the permalink structure, makes itself an admin, then uses JavaScript to hide itself when you look at users page, attempts to clean up after itself, then goes quiet so you never notice while it inserts hidden spam and malware into your old posts.”

From what I gather, the worm is especially a threat for self hosted wordpress sites. 

Also check out http://codex.wordpress.org/FAQ_My_site_was_hacked

Read the complete article here >>>