How a security improvement blocked my admin area

Today I learnt a new lesson – how to rename WordPress tables and lose ability to get into site admin area, and fix that back. I tried to use WPScanner, to check performance and security. Security mainly. Here is how its dashboard looks like (just for reference): This service is really good at providing a list… Continue reading How a security improvement blocked my admin area

What would you do if WordPress lost significant market share?

Recently Ryan (@modemlooper) posted a question on Twitter: https://twitter.com/modemlooper/status/767398974592389121 It so resonated with me, so I decided to write a more lengthy answer. The introduction to the problem WordPress is big right now, with 26+% of the web it gives ability to reach millions of customers if you create a business around it. But that… Continue reading What would you do if WordPress lost significant market share?

Why I decided to accept Matt Mullenweg’s 5% rule

We live in a world, where open source software powers the Internet. We read sites, we use services, we develop and we make business – all using that free lines of codes. Personally I most of my time am in the WordPress and BuddyPress worlds, creating bridges between them, or removing them. BuddyPress is that plugin… Continue reading Why I decided to accept Matt Mullenweg’s 5% rule

Moving Forward

Place is changing, code is written, work is evolved, plans are developed. Finally some positive decisions were made, and this will result in more time dedicated to the site, plugins development, clients work and etc. Plus a new team member, Anton, joined Ovirium, so it will be more enjoyable to work. So in general, we are… Continue reading Moving Forward

Some alternatives to Ghost: Roon & Draft

While trying to find some time to play with Ghost (after its 0.4 release; still no plugins/themes API there though) – I decided to share with you 2 other possible alternatives with a bit different approaches but with the same minimalistic dashboards.