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Human Made team responds to rumours of code auditing WordPress: “We’ve made a huge mistake”

From our reporter

When Human Made Limited, one of the biggest WordPress agencies in the world, offered to give out a code review to anyone who donated 5000 Euros to CFCommunity, they could not have possibly expected the implications of their offer.
To learn what happened we have to go back to the night of the 14th.

14 January, 12.58 AM – Time of Donation

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15 January, 11.35 AM – Tweet from Noel Tock

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Human Made Responds:

How will this story play out? We’ll keep you updated! In the mean time please join us in building a social network for those affected by Cystic Fibrosis.

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People with Cystic Fibrosis can’t meet; We can’t have WordCamps

Cystic Fibrosis causes constant lung infections and your lung capacity deteriorates over time. Most people with CF need a lung transplant later in life, but due to long waiting lists this often comes to late. The average life expectancy for someone with Cystic Fibrosis is 35 years.

Studies have shown that it’s dangerous for people with Cystic Fibrosis to hang out in real life. We can’t have WordCamps. We only have the internet to connect. Kids growing up with Cystic Fibrosis these days never even come into contact with each other. Because of a high susceptibility to lung infections, we can easily infect each other just by hanging out.

Highly resistant bacteria can be shared between those with CF that can lead to serious declines in lung function and more vicious illnesses that are harder to treat, ultimately reducing life expectancy

I want to create a place online for us, the Cystic Fibrosis community. Not only for my friends also for young kids with CF that are growing up now. For their parents who are often just as isolated from meeting others in the same position as them.

We need an international community like this. Not Facebook. No commercial software. A place by people with CF, for people with CF. 100% build on Open Source software.

Update: Thanks to Matt his donation we’re a lot closer to our goal, but we still have a long way to go. Please help by making a donation, no matter the size!

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It’s a fire sale, it’s a fire sale!

Join AutoMattic, WooThemes and many others and help us with creating a WordPress powered community for those who can’t meet in real life due to suffering from Cystic Fibrosis!

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We’re giving away a ton of WordPress stuff for everyone that donates before the day ends! Please donate or help spread the word!!

Even by making a small donation to CFCommunity you can win some awesome WordPress stuff from our sponsors!

Donate ANY amount above 10 Euros to CFCommunity and have the chance to win:

$100 coupon off all WooThemes product (5x)

Grab 100 worth of themes, WooCommerce extensions, plugins, anything!

WP Remote Premium for one year(2x valued at $250)

WP Remote is perfect for those who have multiple WordPress sites to maintain. It provides a single place to monitor and update all of your WordPress sites.

A Full Site Migration by WPValet (2x valued at $250)

For those who are looking to migrate their WordPress (Multisite) site over to a new host. No matter the size!

One Year of Geek Hosting at SiteGround(10x valued at $250)

Crafted for Real Web Geeks and perfect for hosting your high traffic WordPress site! One click staging, Git integration, CDN, it’s all there!

One Year of StartUp Hosting at Siteground (10x valued at $100)

The StartUp Plan gives you all the essential hosting features you need to accommodate a “just getting started” website or an existing average-size WordPress site!

WordCamp Miami tickets! (2x) & WordCamp Miami T-Shirts!(2x)

One of my favorite WordCamps is giving away free tickets! It’s going to be an epic edition this year, since they’re celebrating the five year anniversary.

Everyone who donates will get a free premium extension for BackupWordPress, the best WordPress backup plugin out there!

Additionally I’m making a giant “Thank you” poster that will feature all of you who’ve donated. This poster will be unveiled during WordCamp Miami.

Finally David from WordCamp Miami will donate at least $100 dollars to CFCommunity ($5 per unique submission/person) if you submit your most awesome WordCamp related photo in the http://miami.wordcamp.org photo contest.

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All of the prizes can be passed along to your friends in the WordPress community, and since we’re giving away, you’re pretty much guaranteed to win something!

How can I win all of this WordPress awesomeness?

  1. Go to the CFCommunity IndieGogo campaign. and on the right side of the page select the “WordPress Good Samaritan”
  2. Make your donation and support CFCommunity!
  3. Unlimited Karma and Virtual hugs from all people affected by Cystic Fibrosis!
  4. Optional: Add your pretty face to the Hall of Fame by going here

Everyone who donates will be put into our price pool and at the end of our campaign we’ll announce the winners here 🙂

Directly claim one of our awesome perks with a huge discount

– Six months of WPValet Express for 300 Euros (value of 1000 Euros!)
– One year of WPValet Express for 600 Euros (value of 2000 Euros!)
Sponsor/Hall of Fame – 500 Euros (instead of 500 Euros)

Why we need your help!

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We need your help creating a WordPress powered social network for people with Cystic Fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis causes constant lung infections and your lung capacity deteriorates over time. Most people with CF need a lung transplant later in life, but due to long waiting lists this often comes to late. The average life expectancy for someone with Cystic Fibrosis is 35 years. In short; Cystic Fibrosis sucks.

I’m in an unique position to create something meaningful for those affected by Cystic Fibrosis. I can do this through my work with WordPress & BuddyPress and with the support of our community.

People with Cystic Fibrosis can’t meet; We can’t have WordCamps

Studies have shown that it’s dangerous for people with Cystic Fibrosis to hang out in real life. We can’t have WordCamps. We only have the internet to connect. Kids growing up with Cystic Fibrosis these days never even come into contact with each other. Because of a high susceptibility to lung infections, we can easily infect each other just by hanging out.

Read the full story here!

Help spread the word!




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Consultancy with Noel Tock – €200

Noel Tock, founder of Happytables and co-founder of Human Made will be at your service for 60 minutes of consulting!

Noel is Swiss web guy that enjoys building solutions online. He is a Partner at Human Made, a top tier WordPress agency (and VIP Partner). As Chief Product Officer, he oversees the product portfolio and acts as liaison for the Swiss client market.

For who?

People who’d like to talk to Noel about using WordPress as a SaaS or anything related to building their (WordPress) business!

What do you get?

An hour of consulting from Noel!

Claim this perk!

  • Go to the CFCommunity IndieGogo campaign. and on the right side of the page select the “Consultancy from Noel Tock”
  • Make your donation and support CFCommunity!
  • We will get in touch with you to make the magic happen!
  • Unlimited Karma and Virtual hugs from all people affected by Cystic Fibrosis!
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Some words to the WordPress Community

Over the last four years I’ve made many friends through our community, meeting a lot of you at WordCamps and BuddyCamps across the world. WordPress has drastically improved my life by allowing me to work from home, at my own pace and in a great ecosystem full of opportunities. WordPress allows me to do the things I’ve always loved doing; being creative, working with people, and give weight to my work through meaningful projects.

CFCommunity is the project that I’ve been wanting to do for years, and it’s the reason I discovered BuddyPress and WordPress.

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Average life expectancy for people with CF is around 40, I never realized how much everything I did was influenced by this. I badly wanted to leave my mark on everything I did. I was driven by an unhealthy fear of missing out on life.

This is something that I’ve heard from many of my friends with CF, we’re simply not allowing ourselves to plan a real future for ourselves. Often friends and family would praise me for being so driven and ambitious but I was driven by the fear that I was in the prime time of my life. By talking to others with CF I’ve learned that I was not the only one struggling with these things. The fact that people with Cystic Fibrosis are strongly discouraged to meet in person, does not make things easier.

I’m now in a position to use my geek powers to create something for everyone affected by Cystic Fibrosis, and create a place for them on the interwebs.

cfcommunity.net – An online community for those affected by Cystic Fibrosis

The idea is simple: A social network for people with CF, by people with CF. Powered by WordPress/BuddyPress and with a Multisite setup so people can create their own blogs. We can be part of a group of people that know what it’s like to have CF or be around someone who has it, without running the risk of the cross-infection.

It will not only be a place where you meet others with CF, it can also serve as the way for a younger generation to learn more about their disease through meeting kids who are in the same position. As someone who’ve had the luxury to meet others with CF in real life, I know how important this is.

Why not Facebook? I don’t think I need to answer that to the WordPress community, but even with all the evil privacy stuff set aside it’s a bad fit for our needs.

But it’s more then just a community for us; those born with CF. My parents, brothers and friends are also affected by CF. It has become part of their lives too, and I think having a place for them on CFCommunity is very important. This is why we’ve come up with several smart ways to bring community members into contact with people who are in the same situation, so they can share their stories too.

Why we need your help

It took me a long time until I was ready to reach out for others to help me with CFCommunity. The project is too important to do as a side project, and it took me a while to realise that. I had the crazy idea that a non-profit project could be developed, managed and funded by this one guy, who also happens to have CF and can’t even work full time. It’s funny how your ambitions can make you set these unrealistic goals.

Asking other people for money to fund something that is so personal almost feels wrong. CF is such a huge part of my life that it quickly becomes very personal. Through my life I’ve always tried my absolute best not to be “special”, trying not to be the sick kid that needs help. It’s something that every single person with CF can relate to – often we look healthy on the outside, making it easy for us to hide what’s within.

It took me a long time to realise that sometimes asking for help is a good thing. I’m now believe that asking for help for CFCommunity is the right path to take. Because without help, I’ll simply never be able to make it happen. And I’m extremely grateful that we’ve getting so much support from the WordPress community.

How we plan to give back to the WordPress community through this project

The long term goal is to create a “plugin suite” that serves as a great starting point for those who would like to create a social network for any health-related cause. Because of the open source nature of WordPress and the great progress BuddyPress has made over the years, I believe this could be something that the entire community can be proud of. As one of the developers of Commons in a Box I’ve seen how we can make complicated WordPress installations easy to setup and manage for a novice user by creating a plugin suite that runs you through the entire process. It’s my goal to make this a possibility for health related causes in the future.

Short term we’ll share our theme, custom plugins and development process with the community.

Answering some additional questions

Because we don’t want to turn this post to into a novel, we’ve published a lot of additional information about the project on our website. It will give you a detailed rundown of how your donation will be used, how the project timeline looks and why Facebook sucks so bad. Visit the FAQ page or click on one of the questions below to learn more!

Want to help? Pick a perk, make a donation and lets reach our funding goal!

We hope that through telling our story we can get your support. Even if it’s through a small donation or spreading the word! If you decide to donate you will not only be added to our Community Hall of Fame, you can also claim one of the many perks we’re giving away. Take a look at the perks listed, and in case you’re all settled on the WordPress end of things, our IndieGogo page has a bunch of other perks available!

Thank you so much,
Bowe & Sarah

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WordPress Good Samaritan

Make any donation to CFCommunity and receive unlimited karma, virtual hugs and a place in the Hall of Fame! And oh yeah.. The chance to earn some WordPress swag from our sponsors! 

For who?

Everyone who would like to donate to CFCommunity and is part of the WordPress community!

What do you get?

  1. Karma
  2. Virtual Hugs
  3. A place in our Hall of Fame
  4. The chance to win some awesome swag from our sponsors in a lottery at the end of our campaign!

Claim this perk!

  • Go to the CFCommunity IndieGogo campaign. and on the right side of the page select the “WordPress Good Samaritan”
  • Make your donation and support CFCommunity!
  • Unlimited Karma and Virtual hugs from all people affected by Cystic Fibrosis!
  • Add your pretty face to the Hall of Fame by going here
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BuddyPress Consultancy – €100

Tammie Lister & Bowe Frankema will help you with your BuddyPress project in return for a donation to CFCommunity!

For who?

For everyone who would like to get a little help with their BuddyPress project.

What do you get?

Tammie Lister or myself (Bowe Frankema) will schedule a 1 hour Skype consulting session where we’ll help you make the right decisions for your BuddyPress community. Theme design, plugin suggestions and UX/UI pointers. Anything you need from us!

Claim this perk!

  • Go to the CFCommunity IndieGogo campaign. and on the right side of the page select the “BuddyPress Consultancy”
  • Make your donation and support CFCommunity!
  • We will get in touch with you to make the magic happen!
  • Unlimited Karma and Virtual hugs from all people affected by Cystic Fibrosis!
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Better Plugin Readmes by Siobhan – €80

Siobhan will make your plugin readme extra awesome in return for your donation to CFCommunity!

Writer. Word Ninja at Audrey Capital. I work on WordPress all day – documentation and history. Also I’m pretty much the coolest person in the world*

*: this last part was totally not added by Bowe & Sarah

For who?

Plugin or Theme authors on WordPress.org!

What do you get?

Siobhan McKeown will go through your plugins readme text and offer you tips, edits and suggestions. She’s officially a Word Ninja so your words are safe with her.

Claim this perk!

  • Go to the CFCommunity IndieGogo campaign. and on the right side of the page select the “Better Plugin Readme”
  • Make your donation and support CFCommunity!
  • We will get in touch with you to make the magic happen!
  • Unlimited Karma and Virtual hugs from all people affected by Cystic Fibrosis!
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Code Review by Human Made – €5000

Human Made is giving away a full code review of your plugin/theme or website!

We’re a leading WordPress agency based in the UK. We provide development & consultancy for large-scale sites and big name clients worldwide. A WordPress.com VIP partner since 2012, we’ve a proven track record in dealing with big clients.

For who?

For those who need their WordPress code to be world class.

What do you get?

We need to add some extra information about this process!

Claim this perk!

  • Go to the CFCommunity IndieGogo campaign. and on the right side of the page select the “Human Made Code Review”
  • Make your donation and support CFCommunity!
  • We will get in touch with you to make the magic happen!
  • Unlimited Karma and Virtual hugs from all people affected by Cystic Fibrosis!
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WP Remote Premium – €100

Human Made is giving away Premium Accounts for their WP Remote service, in return for your donation!

WP Remote provides a single place to monitor and update all of your WordPress sites. It can handle updates to installed plugins and themes remotely via the WP Remote website, and also provides quick access to core updates. In addition, you can enable Automatic Backups or download a full copy of your site in zip file format.

For who?

WP Remote is aimed at developers and users with multiple WordPress sites to maintain.

What do you get?

  • Monitor unlimited sites for Free
  • Easily update WordPress Core, Plugins and Themes with a single click
  • Download a snapshot of your site
  • Automatic backups to our servers, your own S3 or Dropbox
  • Automatic Plugin, Theme and Core updates
  • Daily notification emails of all available updates
  • Keep a record of site activity
  • Manage and install Plugins and Themes right from within WP Remote

Claim this perk!

  • Go to the CFCommunity IndieGogo campaign. and on the right side of the page select the “WP Remote Perk”
  • Make your donation and support CFCommunity!
  • We will send you a special sign-up code to get WP Remote for free!
  • Unlimited Karma and Virtual hugs from all people affected by Cystic Fibrosis!
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1 Year of Free WordPress Hosting by SiteGround – €40

Founded in 2004 by a few university friends, SiteGround gradually but steadily turned into a leading web hosting service provider. With only a handful of people working from their university dorm rooms in the beginning, today the company has about 90 employees and is constantly growing.

We are a highly specialized WordPress host. We create unique WordPress security and speed solutions. We will assist you with a wide range of WordPress related issues. And still we do not forget the importance of the good old standard hosting features like the domain name registration, the email service, the 24/7 support and the reasonable pricing.

For who?

For those who want to host their WordPress website! The StartUp Plan gives you all the essential hosting features you need to accommodate a “just getting started” website or an existing average-size WordPress site! You will most probably outgrow this plan if you start attracting more than 10,000 unique visits per month on a regular basis.

What do I get?

  • One Website
  • 10,000 Visits Monthly
  • All Essential Features
    • 99.9% Uptime Guaranteed
    • Free Website Transfer
    • 24/7 Support Chat/Phone/Ticket
    • Free Application Installs
    • 30 Days Money Back
    • Unlimited Traffic
    • Free Daily Backup
    • Unlimited Emails
    • Free CloudFlare CDN
    • Unlimited MySQL DB
    • cPanel & SSH Access

Claim this perk!

  • Go to the CFCommunity IndieGogo campaign. and on the right side of the page select the “SiteGround Free Hosting” perk
  • Make your donation and support CFCommunity!
  • We’ll send you a special SiteGround sign-up link which you use to sign-up for Free Hosting!
  • Unlimited Karma and Virtual hugs from all people affected by Cystic Fibrosis!
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WPValet Site Migration – €120

WPValet consists of an elite team of WordPress experts that are dedicated to making your life easier by offering outstanding support and monthly maintenance

When moving your precious data over, you need experts with the know-how and experience to move your site over right the first time. With thousands of migrations under our belt, you will experience what it’s like to work with true professionals.

For who?

For those who are looking to migrate their WordPress (Multisite) site over to a new host. No matter the size.

What do I get?

A full site migration to a host of your choosing! Moving a site is tricky and takes time. It involves a lot of technical knowledge of how your site and WordPress works. As with any technical process there are potential snags and bumps along the way to completion, so having a company that can see these before they actually happen is paramount!

DNS Change
Pointing your domain to the new host comes standard with all migrations!

Database Optimization
Lets us get your site off to a good start by optimizing your database for speed and performance

Plugin Review
Outdated plugins will be reviewed. Updates and alternatives available upon request.

Bug Squishing
Each migration comes with 1 hour of debugging time to ensure your site works properly on your new Host Server

No Robots Here!
All migrations are handled by a migration expert to ensure quality and accuracy

Completion Guaranteed
Your migration will be completed and your site working or your money back! We’re just that confident!

Claim this perk!

  • Go to the CFCommunity IndieGogo campaign. and on the right side of the page select the “WPValet Migration Perk”
  • Make your donation and support CFCommunity!
  • Unlimited Karma and Virtual hugs from all people affected by Cystic Fibrosis!
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WPValet Express Service

WPValet consists of an elite team of WordPress experts that are dedicated to making your life easier by offering outstanding support and monthly maintenance

WP VALET IS LIKE MY CFO AND TECH DEPARTMENT. IF ANYTHING BREAKS ON MY SITE OR IF I HAVE AN IDEA FOR SOMETHING NEW TO ADD TO IT, ALL I HAVE TO DO IS EMAIL THE TEAM AND THEY MAKE IT WORK.
— Andrew Warner – Founder of Mixergy.com —

For who?

Entrepeneurs
Creating the next big thing? Let us handle all the day to day technical details so you can focus on building your company.

Small Businesses
Established and growing? Let us keep your site running fast and secure with maximum uptime, while you worry about your business.

What do you get?

2 Hour Maintenance Time
We dedicate 2 hours every month in order to keep your site up to date, running fast, and secure.

Free Urgent Support
Something urgent come up with the site? We will jump on it for you without deducting from your support time.

Daily Malware Scans
In the rare chance you get hacked, we have partnered with Sucuri to clean up your hacked site free of charge!

Daily Off-site Backups
Off-site backups are very important! We will make sure to store your data off your main server to ensure data security.

Uptime Monitoring
If your site goes down, we get notified and will jump on the issue right away to get your site back up and running.

Hack Clean Up
In the rare chance you get hacked, we have partnered with Securi to clean up your hacked site free of charge!

Claim this perk!

  • Go to the CFCommunity IndieGogo campaign. and on the right side of the page select the “WPValet Express Perk”
  • Make your donation and support CFCommunity!
  • Unlimited Karma and Virtual hugs from all people affected by Cystic Fibrosis!