With WordPress 4.0 released, it’s time to once again look to the future, WordPress 4.1. Over the weekend, Andrew Nacin announced our new release lead for 4.1, Jack Blackbourn, and a couple of guest committers that are coming along for the ride. John Blackbourn has been a core committer to WordPress for the better half of a decade, and has made some pretty incredible contributions to the WordPress community — with valuable blog posts, and plugins like Query Monitor, User Switching, and WP Crontrol. Blackbourn will be joined by a new group of guest committers, with a few names you’ve […]
Core Trac Gets Some Improvements
One of the biggest barriers of entry for new users looking to contribute to WordPress core development is Core Trac, the bug and issue tracker for WordPress. Thanks to the efforts of Andrew Nacin, that barrier of entry has been lowered a bit with some great improvements in the new year. Trac has had a bit of a facelift, both aesthetically and functionally, to make it a bit easier to navigate and use. Thought it might be good to check in and let you know what’s new. The most obvious change is the few design tweaks that were made. The […]
Better Subscriptions to Trac Tickets? Yes Plz.
Anyone who’s subscribe to any of core trac or wp-svn knows that there is a lot that’s getting sent around to inboxes everywhere. Most likely you have your own inbox/email rules setup so you don’t drown in some of the information and data-flow that can be quite large at times. Although there is already a decent of signal-to-noise ratio, to a certain extent this is just part of being subscribed to those hoses and there’s very little you can do about it. This is why it’s pretty important that those that manage and oversee those distros and lists keep them clean and […]
The WordPress Weekend Roundup
This is your WordPress weekend roundup – blog posts that we couldn’t entertain fully in the past week but that might still be worth your time. We spend our weekend curating this list so that you don’t have to! We hope that by spending a few hours (or more than a few hours) that we save hundreds if not thousands of our own community’s time! It is an opportunity we can’t pass up! And at this point we’ve done over 20 of these at this point! Ready? Here we go!
Say Goodbye to ‘Admin’ User for Good? Good!
After the obviously-large brute force attack on thousands of WordPress blogs we have all been dramatically reminded (some more than others) that security is a must-have for WordPress sites. Not only that, it’s forced many of us to rethink the level of security that WordPress natively brings to the table and, of course, whether it’s “enough” to stop a massive attack from being effective again. I love how the community, together, has come up with a variety of resources, plugins, and suggestions that will not only stabilize and future-proof against entry but has also come up with solutions that target […]
Dominik Schilling Gets Guest Commit Access
Much kudos and congrats go to Dominik Schilling as it’s been announced that he’s been given guest commit access for the rest of the 3.6 development cycle. As Andrew Nacin shares, Dominik has been contributing for 3 years+ and they’ve been quality contributions none-the-less: If you’ve had a chance to work with him, you probably noticed at least two things: calm judgment and biting sarcasm. I’ve found that the beta period is his bread-and-butter — he goes around polishing and fixing everything he can get his hands on. He’s also taken one for the team more than once on things […]
Audio, Video: MediaElement.js Added to Core!
Now this is some big and very sweet news – audio and video support has been added to core, courtesy of the incredible MediaElement.js library. John Dyer, the man behind MediaElement.js, is someone I’ve known for many, many years and is one of the smartest guys I’ve ever met – I don’t say that flippantly or facetiously, he really is that smart. But besides his brilliance he’s got a great heart – one that’s been giving back to the open source community for sometime. For his MEjs library to be included in core is a huge plug for not only his […]
Got an Opinion? Blog It, Don't Just Tweet It.
Sometimes I really hate Twitter. For all that it is it’s still very limited in many, many ways, especially when trying to hash out or discuss opinions. Or have an argument (or two). It’s just not healthy and it’s far too contextually-unaware for my taste. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve used Twitter as a platform for argument and it’s never worked out very well. You may be better suited, but oh no, not me. It just fails in that way. That’s why I much prefer blog posts. It’s cleaner, more concise, more accurate, and can be edited post-publication […]
8 Ways to Give Back To WordPress in 2013
The WordPress ecosystem as we see and love it today is a result of contributions in one way or the other towards making it better. Since WordPress was released in 2003 a lot of changes has happened and it keeps getting better and adding more features and functionality with each major release. You can also remember how I shared my story about my personal journey with WordPress here. No matter your skills set whether you are a designer, developer, or just someone who uses WordPress you can give back to WordPress. Below are some ways you can give back to WordPress in […]
Crap. Goodbye Editorial Flow in 3.6 Core
Freakin’ crap. The editorial flow for 3.6 was the feature that I was most looking forward to in the upcoming 3.6 release, especially with all the editorial work that we do here on WP Daily. And I know that many of you also shared similar excitement with the coming addition to core as it would significantly increase your productivity and content management. Alas, it was heartbreaking to hear that it’s been dropped – the justifications are reasonable and I’m not that upset but I may pour out a little liquor for my editorial flow homies. Mark Jaquith broke the sad news yesterday: I’ve […]
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