Just wanted to let everyone know about my new site Dev News. It's basically a Hacker News specifically for web development news. Feel free to contribute posts and share anything you find interesting.
Over the weekend we launched our new Closed Beta WordPress plugin. It allows you to turn your site into a “Closed Beta” site where only logged in and approved users will be able to access your normal WordPress site. Any logged out or unapproved users will see the Closed Beta splash page which allows users to “sign up” for approval to access your site.
The Nivo Slider hit 1.5 million downloads last night. To celebrate I’m offering a huge 50% discount on the [Nivo Slider WordPress Plugin](http://nivo.dev7studios.com/pricing) (both the single license and the developer license) for the next 24 hours. Enjoy :)
Hey guys Just want to give the awesome WordPress theme/plugin authors at Forrst the heads up that we’re working hard to get [WP Updates](http://wp-updates.com) on it’s feet. WP Updates was born out of the frustration of providing automatic updates to your premium WordPress theme and plugins. It has always been a clunky process until now. With WP Updates the process will look something like: 1. Add a short snippet of code to your WordPress theme or plugin 2. When a new version is ready, upload it at WP Updates 3. Users using your theme/plugin can now auto update via WordPress We really hope that some of you guys will find WP Updates useful and we would love to have you on board. So [check it out](http://wp-updates.com) and let us know what you think :)