I have been working with WordPress for over 6 years now. I make a full-time living through web development work, of which the majority is directly related to WordPress. I like WordPress – a lot. I have benefited greatly from the thousands of hours that have gone into WordPress development and the vast ecosystem of developers and designers who’ve made WordPress what it is today. I like to ask questions. And I like to find answers. I like the way Clayton Christensen put it: “Questions are places in your mind where answers fit. If you haven’t asked the question, the answer has nowhere […]
About Jonathan Wold
Jonathan Wold is a WordPress Consultant and has been working with WordPress for more than 6 years. He thoroughly enjoys teaching and is developing a premium course on how to build a web development business around WordPress.
Matt Jones is the co-founder of Visioniz.com, a Denver, Colorado based team focused on making useful products for small businesses. One of their projects is PluginChief, a WordPress plugin shop that provides premium plugins and ongoing support. I caught up with Matt recently to talk about a new project of theirs called WP Recycle, a plugin recycling program. WPHub: As of today, there are just over 22,000 plugins in the WordPress repository. Of those, do you have any idea how many have been updated in the past year? Matt Jones: I know over 14,000 of the plugins have been updated in […]
The phone rang and my heart sank. I answered and heard the distressed voice of a client, explaining that her customers were calling and complaining that the WordPress website for their business was hacked. Complaints of damage to a customer’s computer because of a virus and claims of a lost photo collection trickled in and I knew we had a mess on our hands. Several days and a lot of extra hours later, we cleaned up the mess that had targeted more than 30 of the WordPress sites we were servicing. Through that trial by fire I learned a lot […]