We Asked. You Answered. We Listened.

In our last post we asked the question “Should We Build an AdSense Extension for FooBox?” in the form of a user Poll. The answers were surprising at first, but after reading the helpful commentary from you, it became obvious that this was not only something the majority of you didn’t want but also something that would likely violate the Google AdSense TOS. Why We Aren’t Building It As I said in the previous post, this was a frequently requested feature from many of our users but we learned that just because something is requested doesn’t mean it’s something that should be … Read more…

Why You Should Join or Start a WordPress Meetup in Your Area

I’m really fortunate to have a really awesome WordPress Meetup in San Diego that I can attend every month. I’m also super fortunate that the folks who started the Meetup asked me to be one of the coordinators. These same people are the ones who started the amazing Advanced WordPress Facebook group. Michael Bastos, Chris Lema, Ansel Taft, Phelan Riessen and others all had a vision of having local developers come together and talk about pushing the envelope in WordPress development. Almost 2 years later and our Facebook group has grown to roughly 8,600 members, and we have about 30 people come … Read more…

FooGallery Albums

We’re Looking for FooGallery Albums Extension Contributors

Today we’re putting out a call to the WordPress development community. We’re asking for your help in creating an Albums extension for our free FooGallery plugin. Why We’re Asking for Your Help Finding Balance We offer many free and premium plugins. WordPress and web development are our passions, but there comes a point when we have to draw a line on scheduling the development of free plugins (and extensions) and put other business priorities first. Unfortunately, passion doesn’t pay the bills. It’s definitely a balancing act and the ebb and flow of monetizing your time in the Open Source community. I … Read more…

WordPress Pinback DDoS Prevention Plugin

Beware : Your Site Is Part of a WordPress Pingback DDoS Botnet

18 Mar 2014 Update : the plugin has been accepted and is now available on the WordPress.org plugin repo! Recently, Sucuri posted about 160,000 WordPress sites being used in a DDoS attack. This got me worried about my personal blog, as someone had emailed me last year, claiming that my blog was being used in a DDoS attack. I immediately figured the email was spam and thought “There is no way my site can be so badly compromised!” and I deleted the mail. The truth was, my personal blog was used in a WordPress Pingback DDoS attack against some poor … Read more…