Weekly WordPress News: Theme Launch, Experts Talk Backups, Don’t use WordPress in Domains

Yesterday we released a new theme at ThemeFurnace, our first Multi-Purpose theme which you can use for a business site, eCommerce store, blog and so on. The homepage is all controlled via the Customizer, check it out here. We are just finishing off a free version of it also which we’ll be submitting to the directory next week :)

MediaPhase

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Backup Solutions

Steven Gliebe posted a good article at his new Pro Plugin Directory blog, titled “Best Backup WordPress Plugins According to 21 Pros” I participated in the post where he contacted a number of different bloggers and developers about their backup solutions. Most people seem to use VaultPress which was the clear winner with BackupBuddy coming in second place.

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Getting Sued

So it looks like the WordPress foundation is suing Jeff Yablon for using “WordPress” in his domain name -WordPressHelpers.com. This makes me a little suspicious, anyone who is involved with WordPress should know that this is not allowed – I knew it back in 2010 when I registered WPLift.com so someone who knows WordPress enough to start offering support services should surely have known this.

Looking at the site he has created a ribbon with #wplaw and seems to be trying to drum up support for his cause on the site and paid tweets, It could be that this is a marketing ploy to get his site known – he has received coverage and links from many sites about this case, it could well end up backfiring though – I expect a domain change will be coming eventually, along with lots of costs for him personally.

Have a great weekend everyone, on with the week’s news ….

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Oli

Oli

Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, An Internet Company based in Manchester, UK. I founded WPLift and ThemeFurnace, find out more on my Personal Blog. Thanks!

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