As you might have noticed my writing here on Bit51 has been a little slow these last few weeks. This isn’t due to lack of interest, lack of ideas or any of the other issues that plague most bloggers. Instead it is due to a shift of focus, for the time being, from writing about my work to actually working on my projects, particularly Better WP Security 4. In fact, while posts have been a little slim the last few weeks I’ve managed to set a new personal record for GitHub commits with at least 1 commit a day for the last 18 days (my previous record was 4 days of steady commits). It’s been amazingly productive. Here’s what I have to show for it:
- New versions of Share Center Pro and Better WP Security (the Better WP Security update alone had 20 fixes and enhancements to it).
- A new plugin, Better Read More, for my day job at Springbox.
- My first book credits as a technical reviewer came to print in WordPress for Web Developers (affiliate link) by my friend Stephanie Leary.
- I completed the technical review for the first chapter on a new book on Backbone.js.
- Better Google Tasks is seeing some love and will be returned to the Chrome Web Store in the next few weeks. For this one I have to thank Matt Cutts for reminding me that this is still a very handy little extension.
- BetterWPSecurity.com is up and running with a countdown to when I will [hopefully] launch Better WP Security 4.
- Better WP Security 4 is ready for testing with a complete feature.
As for Better WP Security 4, this is what I’m most excited about. It’s no where near done (only Away Mode works so far) but it is ready to be tested and I could use the feedback. If you have a test install of WordPress available (please don’t run it on your production site yet) please download it and let me know what you think or add to it or just report any bugs you find.