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15 items tagged “wordpress”

Who would like to help set up a Wordpress site that is event focused?

Eventbrite (my employer) recently worked with WordPress.com to provide an integration between the two services which you may find relevant—it makes it very easy to set up a WordPress.com hosted site which ties in to the Eventbrite API to promote and enable ticket sales: WordPress.com Integrations for Eventbrite

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What are prominent examples for remote work besides 37Signals, Github and Automattic?

Canonical (the company behind Ubuntu) have a very impressive distributed team culture.

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Underscores are now word separators, proclaims Google. I missed this story last year—the change was announced by Matt Cutts at WordCamp 2007. # 13th August 2008, 1:06 pm

Load Balancer Update. WordPress.com has switched from Pound to nginx for load balancing, resulting in a significant drop in CPU usage. I’ve been using nginx on my little VPS for over a year now with no complaints, nice to know it scales up as well as down. # 1st May 2008, 10:06 am

Photo Matt: Act Two. Automattic is an excellent case-study of building a business on top of an open source project. # 23rd January 2008, 10:42 am

WordPress 2.3: Canonical URLs. Fantastic to hear that WordPress 2.3 supports this, and that they picked the right terminology for it (I’ve called the same thing “disambiguated URLs” in the past). # 27th September 2007, 2:03 pm

A note about simple registration

Simple registration is an extension that allows OpenID consumers to ask your provider for extra information—your name, e-mail address, date of birth and so on.

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Massive Dreamhost hack, WordPress not to blame

On mezzoblue, Dave Shea reports that someone had modified every index.php and index.html file on his site to include spam links at the bottom of the page, hidden inside a <u style="display: none;">. Dozens of other people in his comments reported the same thing happening to their sites.

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Unsettling. Sounds like there might be a massive scripted hack going on against out of date WordPress installs on Dreamhost. Check your site. See also discussion in the comments attached to this post. # 5th June 2007, 9:16 pm

Rails and Scaling with Multiple Databases. Ryan Tomayko explains how his team spreads a high traffic Rails application across five separate PostgreSQL databases by giving each client their own schema—similar to how WordPress MU scales. # 14th April 2007, 2:32 am

Quercus: PHP in Java (via) A “fast, open-source, 100% Java implementation of the PHP language”, built to run on top of Resin. Claims to be compatibly with MediaWiki, Drupal, Wordpress, Gallery2 and DocuWiki. # 12th April 2007, 4:25 pm

Commodore 2.1-20070321 (via) Without a doubt the best WordPress theme ever. # 24th March 2007, 5:07 pm

OpenID on WordPress.com. My first project launch as a freelancer. You can now use your WordPress.com blog as an OpenID. # 6th March 2007, 8:41 pm

WordPress 2.1.1 dangerous, Upgrade to 2.1.2. Helping to spread the word. You’re affected if you’ve downloaded WordPress 2.1.1 in the last three or four days. # 3rd March 2007, 8:06 am

Permalink Redirect WordPress Plugin (via) Neat WordPress plugin that forces a redirect to an item’s permalink if the URL has any extra crud in it. # 2nd March 2007, 12:49 am