Contributing to Better WP Security

Better WP Security

The idea of Better WP Security from the very beginning was a community project. To date I frankly haven’t been the greatest at getting the word out. It’s time for that to change.

Do you want to be a part of one of the largest plugins in the repository? Better WP Security could use your help to continue to grow and be the leader in WordPress security. Whether your skills are in code, content, or something else I would love to add you as a contributor to a plugin with almost 750,000 downloads and growing. Here’s how you can get involved: [Continue Reading...]

How To Translate Our Plugins

Translate Bit51 PluginsHave you ever thought about translating a Bit51 WordPress plugin to your own language? We’ve made it really easy to submit a translation to any of our plugins using a simple form. All you have to do is fill out it out with your working language files and not only will we include your work in the next version of the plugin but we will also give you full credit with a link back to your site everywhere the plugin is featured. We’ll even let you know by email every time the plugin language changes so you’ll be able to easily keep up with it as it grows and evolves.

This is a great way to give back to plugins you use all the time while getting a link to your own site on and other high traffic sites. Of course you’ll also be helping every single user of WordPress who shares your native tongue and making WordPress better for folks who don’t speak English as a first language.

Don’t know how to translate a plugin?

It’s easy. All the files you will need are already there in the plugin you want to translate (just take a look at the languages folder). For tips, instructions and guidance on actually creating the translation check out the help page on

Submit your plugin translation today!

Bit51 Is Back

Bit51.comIt’s been a long time coming but finally Bit51 is back! Last June I decided that the only way I was ever going to find the time to update the theme for this site was going to be if I took a break from writing. The rationale (however misguided) was that I would force myself to finish the major site updates if I wasn’t worried about coming up with new posts and worried instead about not having any new content. While my rationale actually proved correct in some ways, the time it took me to complete it given the craziness of the last year was simply something I didn’t expect. For those of you who have hung on through the months of plugin updates, thank you! There are a few improvements I think you will be happy to see. For those of you who are new, welcome! There is a lot of information already here and a lot more to come. [Continue Reading...]

Searching For The Perfect Theme

Bit51.comSo instead of writing this week I’ve been working behind the scenes on to update it with the perfect responsive theme. As I am graphically challenged this means that I need a theme that is almost ready to go out of the box. I don’t mind tweaking but I have no desire at all to develop the entire theme myself.

So far I’m looking at the updated Focus theme from Studiopress but I haven’t decided yet if that will fulfill the needs of this site or not. What do you think? Have any other suggestions for truly awesome responsive WordPress themes? I want something that is easy to read, fits at least loosely into the current architecture of this site and is fully mobile responsive.

Please leave any suggestions you have in the comments of this post.