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  • WordPress 4.8.1 Maintenance Release August 2, 2017 9:26 pm
    After over 13 million downloads of WordPress 4.8, we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of WordPress 4.8.1, a maintenance release. This release contains 29 maintenance fixes and enhancements, chief among them are fixes to the rich Text widget and the introduction of the Custom HTML widget. For a full list of changes, consult the release […]
    Weston Ruter
  • The Month in WordPress: July 2017 August 2, 2017 7:50 am
    After a particularly busy month in June, things settled down a bit in the WordPress world — WordPress 4.8’s release went very smoothly, allowing the Core team to build up some of the community infrastructure around development. Read on for more interesting news from around the WordPress world in July. Weekly meeting for new core […]
    Hugh Lashbrooke
  • The Month in WordPress: June 2017 July 3, 2017 11:42 am
    We’re starting a new regular feature on this blog today. We’d like to keep everyone up-to-date about the happenings all across the WordPress open source project and highlight how you can get involved, so we’ll be posting a roundup of all the major WordPress news at the end of every month. Aside from other general […]
    Hugh Lashbrooke
  • WordPress 4.8 “Evans” June 8, 2017 2:49 pm
    An Update with You in Mind Gear up for a more intuitive WordPress! Version 4.8 of WordPress, named “Evans” in honor of jazz pianist and composer William John “Bill” Evans, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.8 add more ways for you to express yourself and represent your brand. Though some […]
    Matt Mullenweg
  • WordPress 4.8 Release Candidate 2 June 1, 2017 10:13 pm
    The second release candidate for WordPress 4.8 is now available. To test WordPress 4.8, you can use the WordPress Beta Tester plugin or you can download the release candidate here (zip). We’ve made a handful of changes since releasing RC 1 last week. For more details about what’s new in version 4.8, check out the […]
    Mel Choyce
  • WordPress 4.8 Release Candidate May 25, 2017 11:04 pm
    The release candidate for WordPress 4.8 is now available. RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.8 on Thursday, June 8, but we need your help to get there. If you haven’t tested 4.8 yet, […]
    Mel Choyce
  • WordPress 4.8 Beta 2 May 23, 2017 12:02 am
    WordPress 4.8 Beta 2 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.8, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]
    Mel Choyce
  • WordPress 4.7.5 Security and Maintenance Release May 16, 2017 10:39 pm
    WordPress 4.7.5 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.7.4 and earlier are affected by six security issues: Insufficient redirect validation in the HTTP class. Reported by Ronni Skansing. Improper handling of post meta data values in the XML-RPC […]
    Pascal Birchler
  • WordPress Now on HackerOne May 15, 2017 4:02 pm
    WordPress has grown a lot over the last thirteen years – it now powers more than 28% of the top ten million sites on the web. During this growth, each team has worked hard to continually improve their tools and processes. Today, the WordPress Security Team is happy to announce that WordPress is now officially […]
    Aaron D. Campbell
  • WordPress 4.8 Beta 1 May 13, 2017 12:15 am
    We’re planning a smaller WP release early next month, bringing in three major enhancements: An improved visual editor experience, with a new TinyMCE that allows you to navigate more intuitively in and out of inline elements like links. (Try it out to see, it’s hard to describe.) A revamp of the dashboard news widget to […]
    Matt Mullenweg News

WordPress for iOS

  • WordPress for iOS: Version 6.4 August 26, 2016 12:27 pm
    Hi there, WordPress users! Version 6.4 of the WordPress for iOS app is now available in the App Store. What’s New: iPad Keyboard Shortcuts. Press down the command key on your... Weiterlesen →
  • WordPress for Android: Version 5.7 August 26, 2016 11:33 am
    Hello WordPress users! Version 5.7 of the WordPress for Android app is now available in the Google Play Store. New „Plans“ section in My Site... Weiterlesen →
  • WordPress for Android: Version 5.6 July 27, 2016 6:51 am
    Hello WordPress users! Version 5.6 of the WordPress for Android app is now available in the Google Play Store. Related Posts in the Reader Discover... Weiterlesen →
  • WordPress for iOS: Version 6.3 July 16, 2016 9:12 pm
    Hi there, WordPress users! Version 6.3 of the WordPress for iOS app is now available in the App Store. What’s New: Access your site’s media library — even if WordPress... Weiterlesen →
  • WordPress for Android: Version 5.5 June 28, 2016 2:54 pm
    Visual Editor We’ve worked hard to bring a new editor to the app — it’s a complete rewrite designed to bring you a much smoother... Weiterlesen →
  • WordPress for Android: Version 5.4 June 1, 2016 11:53 am
    Hello WordPress users! Version 5.4 of the WordPress for Android app is now available in the Google Play Store. Gravatar update Did you just take a great selfie?... Weiterlesen →
  • WordPress for iOS: Version 6.2 May 25, 2016 6:05 am
    Hi there, WordPress users! Version 6.2 of the WordPress for iOS app is now available in the App Store. What’s New: Sharing just got easier! Post content from apps to... Weiterlesen →
  • WordPress for Android: Version 5.3 May 5, 2016 8:57 am
    Hello WordPress users! Version 5.3 of the WordPress for Android app is now available in the Google Play Store. Account Settings and App Settings We split the old... Weiterlesen →
  • WordPress for iOS: Version 6.1 April 25, 2016 1:30 pm
    Hi there, WordPress users! Version 6.1 of the WordPress for iOS app is now available in the App Store. What’s New: Get social on the go! and Jetpack-enabled bloggers... Weiterlesen →
  • WordPress for iOS: Call for beta testers April 21, 2016 12:35 pm
    Hello, WordPress users! We are launching a shiny, new TestFlight beta testing program for WordPress for iOS. If you yearn for the latest features, enjoy... Weiterlesen →

WordPress for Blackberry

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  • BuddyPress 2.9.0 – ‘La Lombarda’ July 31, 2017 9:39 pm
    BuddyPress is happy to announce the immediate availability of it’s latest release 2.9 ‘La Lombarda’ available for download or updatable from your WordPress install plugin directory. This release features a range of improvements and updates for both core functionality and templates. Amongst a range of improvements and enhancements: BP legacy templates are updated for aria […]
    Hugo Ashmore
  • BuddyPress 2.9.0 Release Candidate 1 July 14, 2017 12:57 pm
    Today sees BP 2.9.0 move to The final testing phase Release Candidate 1. This is the last chance to test out this release and report back any issues found before final release in approximately two weeks time. Any issues found can be reported to our trac ticket home , or raised on the support forum. […]
    Hugo Ashmore
  • BuddyPress 2.9.0 Beta 2 June 24, 2017 8:17 pm
    Today sees BP 2.9 move to Beta 2 ( Beta 1 skipped for technical reasons ) testing phase and we would request all plugin authors, theme developers and other interested parties test out this release and feedback any issues found to our trac ticket home , or raise on the support forum. Amongst other improvements […]
    Hugo Ashmore
  • Building Bridges between Students and Educators in Nepal May 30, 2017 7:18 pm
    This is a guest post by Arjun Bhattarai (aju29), Founder and Developer of He is currently working towards a Masters degree in Economics. Peer reviewed by @boonebgorges is the first and largest community website for students of Nepal with 9,700 registered members and 50,000 subscribers. The site helps students find answers to popular […]
  • Naturkontakt, Organising Sweden’s Largest Environmental NGO May 15, 2017 4:16 pm
    This is a guest post by Alexander Berthelsen (lakrisgubben) from the Swedish WordPress agency Klandestino AB. Peer reviewed by @boonebgorges Naturkontakt (Nature contact) is the home for members of the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC), Sweden’s largest environmental NGO with over 200,000 members. This is a private site where SSNC members can read and […]
  • Largest Turkish Recipe Site Spiced Up with BuddyPress May 8, 2017 4:55 pm
    This a guest post by Mustafa Uysal (m_uysl). He is from Turkey and works as a full-stack developer at Peer reviewed by @boonebgorges is the largest Turkish recipe sharing platform in the world. It has more than 290,000 recipes that reach millions of users every single day. NefisYemekTarifleri is a unique platform that uses […]
  • Total Wellness Challenge: Fitness with BuddyPress May 1, 2017 3:50 pm
    This a guest post by Tara Claeys (taraclaeys) of Design TLC, LLC. When she’s not working, Tara enjoys cycling, running, watching movies and spending time with friends and family. Peer reviewed by @boonebgorges. Background Ginny Wright started an outdoor boot camp fitness business, Body By Ginny, in Arlington, Virginia in 2003. The business grew and […]
  • 2016 BuddyPress Survey Results April 2, 2017 3:09 pm
      Thank you! This report presents the results from the 2016 BuddyPress Survey held from November 1 through December 31, 2016. Three hundred and two (302) respondents from 61 countries completed the survey and provided valuable and interesting feedback. Many thanks!   Survey Design/Method The survey contained 36 questions geared towards Site Builders and WordPress […]
  • BuddyPress at WordCamp London 2017 Contributor Day March 22, 2017 9:26 pm
    Contributor Day is a big part of WordCamp London. This year it was held on Friday 17th March at London Metropolitan University. 100 contributors descended on the venue each aiming to make WordPress better in some wonderful way. Contributors at WordCamp London 2017. Photo by Pradeep Singh. Attendees were asked to choose an area of […]
    Henry Wright
  • BuddyPress 2.8.2 Security Release March 10, 2017 4:04 pm
    BuddyPress 2.8.2 is now available. This is a security release. We strongly encourage all BuddyPress sites to upgrade as soon as possible. BuddyPress 2.8.1 and earlier versions were affected by the following three security issues: Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) in the XProfile administration Dashboard panel. Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) in a number of user-facing AJAX […]
    Boone Gorges


  • bbPress 2.5.13 July 18, 2017 8:17 pm
    Today we are releasing bbPress 2.5.13, which fixes a few small bugs we’ve noticed since 2.5.12 was released, and also adds some sanitization to anonymous user data that went missing from previous versions. If your site allows anonymous users (users without registered accounts) to create topics & replies in your forums, you’ll want to upgrade […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5.12 – Requires WordPress 4.7 December 9, 2016 8:02 am
    Oh, bother! Out now is bbPress 2.5.12, which fixes a bug for WordPress 4.7 users who did the right thing and updated to bbPress 2.5.11. Some of you may have noticed your bbPress menu items disappear – this release fixes that stinger. 🐝 2.5.12 officially bumps the minimum WordPress version requirement to 4.7 for all […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5.11 – Maintenance Release November 10, 2016 12:27 am
    bbPress 2.5.11 is out, and is a maintenance release for all previous 2.x versions. 2.5.11 includes support for the soon to be released WordPress 4.7. If you’re planning on updating to WordPress 4.7 right away, you’ll want to update to bbPress 2.5.11 immediately. If you’re using any version of bbPress 2.x and have not yet […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5.10 – Security Release July 13, 2016 4:06 pm
    bbPress 2.5.10 is out, and is a security release for all previous 2.x versions. 2.5.10 includes additional escaping on user display names in places where names & avatars are commonly displayed together. These changes are internal to bbPress and do not affect any third-party themes or modifications to bbPress template parts. If you are using […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5.9 – Security & Bugfix Release May 2, 2016 1:24 pm
    bbPress 2.5.9 is out, and is a security release for all previous 2.x versions. bbPress versions 2.5.8 and earlier are susceptible to a form of cross-site-scripting, due to the way users are linked to their profiles when they are mentioned in topics and replies. If you’re using any version of bbPress 2.x and have not yet updated, please […]
    John James Jacoby
  • An update on bbPress 2.6 March 30, 2016 9:11 pm
    Hi everyone! The current major version of bbPress (2.5.x) has been going strong for about a year now, without any major blockages, problems, or breakage. If you helped make bbPress as great as it is, please pat yourself on the back… now. Stephen and I have been steadily improving and readying the next major version […]
    John James Jacoby
  • 2015 bbPress Survey Results September 9, 2015 10:02 am
    This report presents the results of the 2015 bbPress Survey held from May 28 – July 10, 2014. Two hundred thirteen participants from forty-one countries completed the survey. Thank you all. Goal Guide the direction of bbPress plugin development in 2015. Objectives 1. Discover current and actual bbPress usage. 2. Gauge user interest in potential […]
  • bbPress 2.5.8 – Security Release July 13, 2015 5:53 pm
    bbPress 2.5.8 is out now, and it fixes several issues regarding user query parsing and hardening of ajax actions for logged out users for all previous bbPress 2.x installations. If you’re using any version of bbPress 2.x and have not yet updated, please do so right away. If you need help, please reach out in our support […]
    Stephen Edgar
  • 2015 bbPress Survey May 29, 2015 3:11 am
    bbPress has come a long way since it’s early days. We want it to be the best community and support forum software solution around, and your opinions & feedback are critical to achieving that goal. Last year, Mercime put together a survey that revealed many of the things you’d like bbPress to be, and this […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5.7 – Security Release April 20, 2015 5:30 pm
    bbPress 2.5.7 is out now, and it fixes several issues regarding unescaped URL output for all previous bbPress 2.x installations. If you’re using any version of bbPress 2.x and have not yet updated, please do so right away. If you need help, please reach out in our support forums and someone will be happy to assist you. The bbPress […]
    John James Jacoby

Publisher blog

  • July VIP Roundup August 2, 2017 7:57 pm
    Highlights from July in enterprise WordPress included our new GitHub Pull Request workflow, Gutenberg version 0.6.0, the upcoming WordCamp for Publishers event, 10up’s acquisition of Lift UX, and Brightcove Player version 6. News and Releases Updates from around VIP, our clients, and our agency and technical partners. As part of our ongoing refinement of the […]
    Dave Coustan
  • GitHub Code Review Comes to VIP Go July 14, 2017 2:06 pm
    On our containerized managed platform, VIP Go, the platform team has been experimenting with and refining one of the most valuable parts of our service: code review. Code review does lots of things for our clients. It gives developers confidence that their code will run at scale, that they’re not adding any unanticipated technical debt, […]
    Scott Evans
  • June VIP Roundup July 5, 2017 5:20 am
    We’re back with the past month’s highlights from across the enterprise WordPress ecosystem and the media and marketing landscape. News and releases Updates from around VIP, our clients, and our agency and technical partners. updated their API, enabling new metrics, better searches, and more flexible time ranges. The write-up also includes some short demonstrations […]
    Dave Coustan
  • Custom Tools for the Largest UK Newspaper: The Sun and Human Made June 26, 2017 3:02 pm
    Powerful and intuitive, the WordPress editorial and content management interface is also extremely flexible. It has been customized to match varied and sophisticated workflows for enterprise media and marketing teams all over the world. Last month at the Big WP Meetup in London, John Blackbourn (@johnbillion) of VIP agency partner Human Made presented highlights of […]
    Dave Coustan
  • We’ll always have Paris: thoughts from WordCamp Europe 2017 June 23, 2017 5:22 pm
    WordCamp Europe has become an annual highlight for anyone working with WordPress on this (or that) side of the Atlantic, and it was great to see so many familiar faces gathering in Paris last week for the 2017 event, from Europe and beyond. The event is now in its fifth year, with each a little […]
    Simon Dickson
  • May VIP Roundup June 2, 2017 1:01 pm
    With May drawing to a close, we’re several weeks out from seeing many of you at VIP Workshop, and WordCamp Europe is just days away. See below for the past month’s highlights from across the enterprise WordPress ecosystem and the media and marketing landscape. We’ve added a signup form below the post to get these […]
    Dave Coustan
  • Challenging times for online journalists: thoughts from ONA Dublin 2017 June 1, 2017 2:18 pm
    A few of us from the VIP team were delighted to join journalists, producers and developers from Europe and elsewhere for the Online News Association’s conference in Dublin, Ireland in mid-May. VIP is a long-time sponsor of ONA’s events: this was their third outside North America, but the first to venture away from London. […]
    Simon Dickson
  • Thank you from VIP Workshop 2017 May 20, 2017 4:51 pm
    We spent most of last week with many of you at VIP Workshop, our annual gathering of clients, partners, Automatticians, provocative thinkers, and invited guests. It brought together folks from all over the world, including India, Australia, across Europe and the UK. The main focus of the event is to convene the community of […]
    Dave Coustan
  • VIP hosting now certified under Privacy Shield May 16, 2017 10:22 am
    We’re delighted to announce that we have completed certification of VIP’s hosting service under the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks. This means global publishers and European residents can host and store data on the VIP platform, with confidence that you’re doing so in accordance with current legal standards.
    Simon Dickson
  • April VIP Roundup May 2, 2017 7:01 pm
    Welcome to the first edition of VIP Roundup, your monthly review of news and perspectives from across the enterprise WordPress ecosystem, and the digital media and marketing landscape. This is brand new, and we want to serve your interests, so please send us feedback anytime to steer it towards what would be most useful for […]
    Dave Coustan

WordPress Development

  • Multisite Recap for the week of August 14th August 16, 2017 5:51 am
    Office Hours Recap The agenda for this office hours meeting was to discuss the format of the multisite roadmap that will be compiled from many of our recent conversations. The meeting’s chat log Attendees: @desrosj, @flixos90, @spacedmonkey, @vizkr, @jeremyfelt Chat Summary: An initial multisite roadmap document has been started. If anyone would like access to […]
    Jeremy Felt
  • Dev Chat Agenda for August 16th (4.9 week 3) August 16, 2017 3:59 am
    This is the agenda for the weekly dev meeting on / August 16, 2017 at 20:00 UTC: Feedback on 4.9 goals Component roadmaps General announcements If you have anything to propose to add to the agenda or specific items related to the above, please leave a comment below. See you there! #4-9, #agenda, #dev-chat
    Jeffrey Paul
  • X-post: Community Conduct Project – Kick off meeting scheduled for 17:00 UTC on the 5th September 2017 August 15, 2017 6:40 pm
    X-Post from Community Conduct Project – Kick off meeting scheduled for 17:00 UTC on the 5th September 2017
    Joe McGill
  • Multisite Agenda for the week of August 14th August 14, 2017 9:07 am
    Office Hours Agenda This is the agenda for the weekly office hours meeting on in #core-multisite. Discuss about the format for the multisite roadmap. We have the content ready to be written now. What should it look like, how verbose should it be, where should it be published? Open floor regarding roadmap, related tickets and […]
    Felix Arntz
  • X-post: Design team weekly update 14th August August 14, 2017 8:58 am
    X-post from Design team weekly update 14th August
    Tammie Lister
  • Multisite Recap for the week of August 7th August 12, 2017 2:40 pm
    Office Hours Recap The agenda for this office hours meeting was to discuss whether a function to retrieve a site by specific details should be introduced as a successor to the legacy-bloated get_blog_details(). The meeting’s chat log Attendees: @desrosj, @drewapicture, @earnjam, @flixos90, @jeremyfelt, @jmdodd, @spacedmonkey, @stephdau, @stevenkword Chat Summary: It was decided that the get_site_by() […]
    Felix Arntz
  • Revised suggested roadmap for Gutenberg and Customization August 11, 2017 5:43 pm
    Gutenberg is about to reach a milestone of having the technical and design vision in place. I know that we’re a little off from the existing roadmap, so I’d like to suggest an update to the milestones going forward. The milestones below are based on information from the focus leads about who will be available […]
    Tammie Lister
  • What’s new in Gutenberg? (11th August) August 11, 2017 4:41 pm
    0.8.0 🐘 This one includes a few new blocks. New Categories Block (based on existing widget). New Text Columns Block (initial exploration of text-only multiple columns). New Video Block. New Shortcode Block. New Audio Block. Added resizing handlers to Image Block. Added direct image upload button to Image Block and Gallery Block. Give option to transform a block […]
    Matias Ventura
  • Dev Chat Summary: August 9th (4.9 week 2) August 11, 2017 3:14 pm
    This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from August 9th (agenda, Slack archive). 4.8.1 release feedback Forums team hasn’t had to update the “4.8 Master List” post with any problems, a relatively smooth release altogether No concerns identified that would require a subsequent immediate minor release 4.9 goals @melchoyce and @westonruter have assembled a list 4.9 goals […]
    Jeffrey Paul
  • WordPress 4.9 Goals August 11, 2017 3:13 pm
    Here’s a draft of the tickets and improvements that we’re looking at improving in 4.9: Code editing improvements: Better code editing experience (Plugin on GitHub). Theme and Plugin editors (#12423). Custom CSS in Customizer (#38707). Custom HTML widget (#40907?). Safer file editing: Linting code changes: prevent saving, or add confirm message (#41073). Add better warnings […]
    Mel Choyce

Trac Timeline

  • Ticket #41651 (Unrecognized address unknown) closed August 16, 2017 9:46 am
    duplicate: Hi @xhark, welcome to WordPress Trac! Thanks for the report, we're already tracking this issue in #41083.
  • Ticket #41651 (Unrecognized address unknown) created August 16, 2017 9:11 am
    Hi, On my dashboard there is few warnings: Warning: inet_pton(): Unrecognized address unknown in /var/www/html/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-community-events.php on line 268 Warning: inet_pton(): Unrecognized address unknown in /var/www/html/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-community-events.php on line 274 Warning: inet_ntop(): Invalid in_addr value in /var/www/html/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-community-events.php on line 274 Maybe because I'm behind a squid proxy who hide internal IP address. If I try with direct connection (without proxy) no warning. Thank you
  • Ticket #41650 (cPanel - Wordpress Manager) closed August 16, 2017 7:53 am
    invalid: Hi there, and welcome to trac. Unfortunately, this is not a WordPress issue, the warning you are seeing is relating to Jetpack, you may be better served using ​their support forums.
  • Ticket #41650 (cPanel - Wordpress Manager) created August 16, 2017 7:48 am
    Not sure if this is something that you can help me with, but i need your help ! Warning: The system could not load some of this WordPress installation’s data. Certain sections of this interface may not function correctly. (XID wt9qda) The system failed to run the wp-cli batch commands with the following issues: Warning: Missing argument 2 for Jetpack_Autoupdate::autoupdate_core() in /home/blackdragon/public_html/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-autoupdate.php on line 98
  • Ticket #41649 (New action hook widgets_admin_page_blow_sidebars) created August 16, 2017 4:51 am
    I want to display some HTML just after sidebars loaded, in same column ( sidebars-column-1 OR sidebars-column-2 ). WordPress does not have action hook here so new action hook widgets_admin_page_blow_sidebars can help.
  • Ticket #41648 (Alignment issue on media-new.php when browse uploader screen is active) created August 15, 2017 6:11 pm
    While adding any media from browse upload screen, the message it shows when the file is uploaded or not, that isn't aligned properly with the button. Steps: Goto /wp-admin/media-new.php page. Switch to browse uploader Check here Please check attachment 1 and 2 for the same.
  • Ticket #41647 (The nicename argument in get_category_parents works the opposite way) closed August 15, 2017 4:47 pm
    invalid: ok, I it's me that got confused the nicename here 😉 it's the slug that is usually meant as nicename. This ticket should be deleted, so I mark it as invalid, thanks
  • Ticket #41647 (The nicename argument in get_category_parents works the opposite way) created August 15, 2017 4:35 pm
    Here's an example: echo get_category_parents( 338, $link = false, $separator = '/', $nicename = false ); that outputs: Animals/Cats/British Shorthair Cat/ and with $nicename = false it outputs animals/cats/british-shorthair/ But it should be vice versa. The reason is this check within get_category_parents(): $format = $nicename ? 'slug' : 'name'; but it looks like it should be: $format = ! $nicename ? 'slug' : 'name'; Reading the old Codex page: ​ where it says: $nicename (boolean) (optional) Whether to use nice name for display. If set to true, the category slug will be used instead of the category name. Default: false I wonder if this vice-versa has just been accepted as is. Hope I'm not misunderstanding things here.
  • Ticket #41646 (activate.php and deactivate.php for Plugins) created August 15, 2017 3:01 pm
    There's currently a file for uninstall.php to simplify things. Alternatively, there's also a hook available. There's hooks for plugin activation and deactivation. However, I think those hooks can be a bit tricky for newbie plugin developers. I think by implementing a file for activate.php and deactivate.php could simply plugin development. I'm totally fine using hooks for my own sake, but I just thought it could help simplify plugin development slightly. It might also make things easier on the code review team?
  • Ticket #41645 (Simplify translation string (in wp-activate.php file)) created August 15, 2017 2:36 pm
    The old translation string: Your site at <a href="%1$s">%2$s</a> is active. You may now log in to your site using your chosen username of “%3$s”. Please check your email inbox at %4$s for your password and login instructions. If you do not receive an email, please check your junk or spam folder. If you still do not receive an email within an hour, you can <a href="%5$s">reset your password</a>. Is using <a href="%1$s">%2$s</a>. This can be replaced with a simple %1$s moving the HTML tags out of the string. Making is much easier for translation, Especially in RTL languages like Hebrew where bi-directional languages are difficult to handle.

WP Recipes

  • Downsize your WordPress database by removing transients December 29, 2015 7:16 pm
    Transients are a simple and standardized way of temporarily storing cached data in the database by giving it a custom name and a timeframe after which it will expire and be deleted. But sometimes, transients set by WP and countless plugins can take a lot of space in your database. Using a simple SQL query, you can easily getting rid of them. The post Downsize your WordPress database by removing transients appeared first on WPRecipes.
  • WordPress tip: move all JavaScript files to the footer automatically December 23, 2015 2:51 pm
    In order to improve the loading time of your WordPress blog, it is recommended that you move JavaScript files to the bottom of your HTML documents. Unfortunately, it isn't always as easy as it seems, especially when using some plugins who inject code in the header. Here's a simple solution to automatically move all JavaScript files to the bottom. The post WordPress tip: move all JavaScript files to the footer automatically appeared first on WPRecipes.
  • WordPress tip: How to display a disclaimer on posts older than one year December 16, 2015 1:15 pm
    When you're blogging, it can be a good idea to display a warning to your visitors stating that they are currently reading an old post which might not be up to date. Here's an out-of-the-box solution to do it. The post WordPress tip: How to display a disclaimer on posts older than one year appeared first on WPRecipes.
  • How to pre-populate WordPress editor with default content December 8, 2015 12:35 pm
    If you're often writing the same kind of post (articles, lists, code snippets, etc) you may find very useful to pre-populate the WordPress editor with some custom content. Here's a super easy code snippet to do it. The post How to pre-populate WordPress editor with default content appeared first on WPRecipes.
  • WordPress shortcode to display user registration date December 3, 2015 6:30 pm
    If your site offers the possibility for users to register, you might at some point want to be able to display users' registration date. Here's a super simple code snippet to create a WordPress shortcode that will display registration date of a specific user. The post WordPress shortcode to display user registration date appeared first on WPRecipes.
  • How to disable content editor for a specific page template November 30, 2015 5:18 pm
    When adding a meta box to a page in WordPress, you might want to disable the default editor. Simply drop this snippet in your theme's functions.php file to disable the editor for a specific page template. The post How to disable content editor for a specific page template appeared first on WPRecipes.
  • WordPress hack: Show all active plugins August 3, 2015 11:55 am
    For maintenance or any other purposes, you might want to be able to know what plugins are currently active on a specific WordPress install. Here's a handy snippet to get a list of active plugins in a matter of seconds. The post WordPress hack: Show all active plugins appeared first on WPRecipes.
  • WordPress tip: Modify any role name to fit your needs September 15, 2014 11:38 am
    Have you ever wanted to change the default role names (Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, Subscriber) within WordPress? Here is a super useful snippet to do so. The post WordPress tip: Modify any role name to fit your needs appeared first on WPRecipes.
  • How to remove login shake effect when error occurs April 3, 2014 2:53 pm
    Don't like the "shake" effect which occurs each time a login error occurs? Here is a super easy snippet to remove it for good. The post How to remove login shake effect when error occurs appeared first on WPRecipes.
  • WordPress tip: Bulk delete comments with a specific url March 14, 2014 3:54 pm
    Even if you're careful when approving new comments, sometimes you might just forget to visit the commenter url and detect a long time after that the linked site is spammy. Here is a very easy way to bulk delete all comments with a specific url, using a simple SQL query. The post WordPress tip: Bulk delete comments with a specific url appeared first on WPRecipes.

WebLog Tools Collection

  • I am taking my leave of Weblog Tools Collection, and thanks for everything! March 31, 2013 1:41 pm
    Not many of the present readers might know me very well, and that in part, is the reason that I have made the decision to transfer WLTC to more willing and presently capable hands. I am a stranger on my blog and the time has come for me to make sure that this blog, its contents and its knowledge are archived and preserved and maybe rejuvenated at a later time. I delved into blogging tools back in 2004 when I started my Masters degree in CS. I wanted some code to mess around with in my free time and everyone was talking about blogging. I looked into a variety of tools, built a small Linux server for myself at home, and installed a few of the tools that were freely available at that time. I had a heck of a time getting a hold of MT (Moveable Type, the most well-known name) and […]
    Mark Ghosh
  • Where to Find WordPress News March 31, 2013 12:05 am
    The landscape of news has changed so much over the last few years that news about a particular topic or platform is readily available to anyone within an instant. With WordPress, I imagine that could be one of the perks of powering over 16% of the web, but it’s true that news is becoming incredibly accessible. In short, news is everywhere. Speaking of WordPress in general, you can of course acquire official direct news from WordPress News, but you can also take a peak behind the curtain and follow news in the making at Make Though it’s only specific to the blogging platform, News is also worth watching for WordPress development news, as users often get access to new WordPress features before they’re released, so you’ll be able to try new features rather than just read about them. There’s more news than just direct official news, like I […]
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/30 March 30, 2013 2:00 pm
    New plugins GC Message Box allows you to highlight your key message(s) in smart ways within articles and blog posts. Simple Social Icons allows you to insert social icons in any widget area. Stick It allows you to stick the navigation menu in any theme to the top of browser window. Updated plugins Jetpack allows you to supercharge your WordPress site with powerful features previously only available to users. Nav Menu Images enables uploading of images for nav menu items on the menu edit screen.
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/28 March 28, 2013 2:00 pm
    AirTime is a subtle and simple theme. FirmaSite is a responsive theme with BuddyPress and bbPress support. Stark Lite is a minimalist and simple theme.
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/25 March 25, 2013 6:03 pm
    New plugins Easy Watermark automatically adds watermark to images when they are uploaded. Internet Defense League Cat Signal automatically loads either the modal or the banner Cat Signal when there is an active campaign from the Internet Defense League. Updated plugins BFT Autoresponder allows scheduling of automated autoresponder messages and managing a mailing list. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP will display Google Analytics data and statistics inside your Dashboard. WordPress MU Domain Mapping allows users of a WordPress MU site or WordPress 3.0 network to map their blog/site to another domain.
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/23 March 23, 2013 2:00 pm
    Memori Jingga is a responsive, clean, and simple theme. Rockers is a responsive theme with a clean design. Satu is an elegant single-column responsive theme.
  • WordCamp San Francisco 2013 Dates Announced March 22, 2013 10:24 pm
    The dates have been announced for WordCamp San Francisco 2013, an event which is often heralded as the annual WordPress conference. WordCamp San Francisco 2013 will be held on July 26 and 27 at the Mission Bay Conference Center with a Developer Hack Day on July 28. A list of speakers is not yet available, but they would like you to nominate your favorite past WordCamp speakers. Will you be attending WordCamp San Francisco this year?
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/21 March 21, 2013 2:00 pm
    New plugins Google Adsense Dashboard for WP will display your Google Adsense earnings and related reports inside your Dashboard. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP will display Google Analytics data and statistics inside your Dashboard. Updated plugins Ad Code Manager allows you to manage your ad codes through the WordPress admin in a safe and easy way. BFT Autoresponder allows scheduling of automated autoresponder messages and managing a mailing list. CampTix Event Ticketing is an easy to use and flexible event ticketing plugin.
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/19 March 19, 2013 2:00 pm
    Cazuela is a neutral colored theme. Ilisa is a clean and minimal theme that can be easily used as a personal portfolio or a business website. Partition has a light, lively, colorful, yet professional and classic appearance.
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/17 March 17, 2013 2:00 pm
    New plugins Barc Chat provides a simple yet feature rich chat room for your whole community to interact in real-time directly on your site. Get Directions is a flexible and responsive map plugin. Namaste! LMS is a learning management system for WordPress. Pinterest Verify Meta Tag simply inserts the Pinterest meta tag verification code to the correct section of your site. Updated plugins BackWPup allows you to backup your WordPress database, files, and more. Ooyala Video allows you to easily embed videos from the Ooyala Video Platform.
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/15 March 15, 2013 5:40 pm
    Ease is a simple red and white theme. Nomad is an attractive professional, business or blog theme with an unusual, very narrow orientation and design. Sensitive is fully responsive theme using Twitter Bootstrap and a Metro-styled accent. Visual is a dark minimalist theme for displaying photos and images.
  • WordPress 3.6 Release Delayed March 14, 2013 2:00 pm
    The impending release of WordPress 3.6 has been pushed back one more week to April 29. At this time, WordPress 3.6 is not yet feature complete (meaning that all intended new features have not been entirely finished), so the decision was made to push the first beta release back two weeks to March 27 and the final release back one week to April 29. This will allow the team time to focus on finalizing the in-progress new features so that they (and the brave folks who enjoy running beta software) can simply focus on testing and bug fixing rather than polishing up partial features.
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/13 March 13, 2013 4:51 pm
    New plugins Easy Media Gallery is designed to display portfolios and various media types including gallery sets, single images, google maps, video, audio, and links with ease and elegance. ytlink provides a preview image for embedded YouTube videos. Updated plugins BackWPup allows you to backup your WordPress database, files, and more. Genericon’d enables easy use of the Genericons icon font set from within WordPress. Icons can be inserted using either HTML or a shortcode. Keyring provides a very hookable, completely customizable framework for connecting your WordPress site to an external service. WP All Import makes it easy to import any XML or CSV file into your WordPress site.
  • Do You Work From Home? March 12, 2013 2:00 pm
    There has been a lot of talk lately about working from home and maintaining a distributed workforce. Web-based software, like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, are taking over the publishing industry and allow you to work from anywhere with an internet connection. Though, even though they can be managed  from home, working from home and maintaining a distributed workforce is not yet broadly acknowledged in society as a successful and efficient alternative to working in an office. Despite working with software that doesn’t need to be tied to one specific workstation, you could still find yourself tied to a desk in cubicle. I work full-time for Automattic and have the pleasure of both working from home and setting my own hours. After all, I only need a browser, an email client, and IRC client, and Skype to do my job. A desk is nice, but there’s no one saying that said desk has to be […]
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/11 March 11, 2013 2:00 pm
    Attitude is a simple, clean, and responsive retina-ready theme. Catch Everest is a simple, clean, and responsive theme. Liberus is an ideal business related theme that is relatively simple and would suit any blog or website. Stitch is an elegant, modern theme with optional fixed header.

WordPress TV

  • WordPress Community Interview Wth Tracy Apps August 16, 2017 12:15 pm
    Tracy Apps is a creative problem solver with over 15 years of client experience in all types of projects. She got her start blogging on B2 and followed that transformation to WordPress. She is active in several local Meetups in the Milwaukee area. Tracy is the co-owner of which offers a variety of services including design, custom development, branding and training. She has spoken at several WordCamps about various aspects of design. Some of her presentations can be seen on Tracy and Shelby Elliott are in the process of launching a podcast titled The Not So Straight and Narrow, which will be available on various podcast platforms soon.
  • Pablo Herrada: Importancia de Posicionar tu sitio – SEO August 15, 2017 11:45 pm
    Piensa en SEO antes y después de tu sitio web. Veremos las principales herramientas para posicionar y medir el crecimiento orgánico de tu sitio en WordPress.Presentation Slides »
  • Ryan Kanner: Take Back The Day With WP-CLI August 15, 2017 7:21 pm
    WP-CLI can be one of the most powerful tools in a developer’s tool belt if used correctly. This tool can be used to automate the simplest or most complex tasks with ease. All from the comfort of your command line. In this session, I’ll show you a few specific examples where WP-CLI can save you tons of time by performing tedious, or repetitive tasks, and getting you back to the things you want to be doing.Presentation Slides »
  • Jon DiPietro: Track Everything With Google Tag Manager August 15, 2017 3:24 pm
    Tracking codes. Facebook pixels. Conversion scripts. E-commerce tracking. How can you manage all of this stuff and stay sane? My answer is, “Google Tag Manager.” There are many platforms that require you to install code on your website in order to track user behavior and record conversion events. Some of the more common examples include Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Facebook, Twitter, marketing automation solutions, email service providers, call-tracking services, etc. Installing and maintaining all of this code on your WordPress site can quickly become a convoluted headache – especially if you’re not a web development guru. In this talk, I’ll give an introduction to tracking and conversion codes, provide an overview of GTM’s functionality and its benefits, demonstrate how to install and configure GTM on your WordPress site, and show a few real-world examples. Attendees will also receive a link to download helpful resources.
  • Panel Discussion: WordPress in Higher Education August 15, 2017 3:21 pm
    WordPress in Higher Education
  • Panel Discussion: Plugins August 15, 2017 3:07 pm
    Using ready-made plugins can make your website more effective and efficient. But do you sometimes find it overwhelming to pick a plugin that is right for your situation? The panelists will address issues about including new functionality in your project using various plugins. Questions from the audience are encouraged during the plugin panel session. Examples: Are there any “best practice tips” to find right plugins? Can a site ever have too many plugins? Are premium plugins always better than free plugins? What is the best way to get support for a plugin? What happens to a site when an installed plugin is deactivated? Can the code be changed in plugin files without breaking it?
  • Brian DeConinck: Mobilizing 300 Reluctant Content Creators August 15, 2017 3:04 pm
    NC State’s central IT office employs almost 300 people, whose areas of expertise range from high-performance computing to video production to installing fiber optic cable. By tradition and budgetary necessity, every single one of them has content creation and editing privileges on our unit website, After years of a content free-for-all, the result wasn’t pretty: 2,500 pages total, with lots of out-of-date information, duplication, broken navigation, and accessibility issues everywhere. In this session, we discuss how we stepped back from the brink, took control of our content, and—with a few homegrown WordPress plugins and help from the higher ed community—taught our 300-person content team how to build and maintain a good website.Presentation Slides »
  • Jonathan Perlman: The Dawson Way of Doing Things August 15, 2017 12:26 pm
    Dawson College, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with 10,000+ students and 1,000+ faculty and staff has adopted WordPress as our primary web publishing platform. We’ve mostly had success, but we’ve also had our share of failures and growing pains. In this case study, I’m going to talk about how we started out with WordPress in 2010, migrated our main website a few years later to a multi-site install and how it all evolved to what we have today. Since then, we’ve adopted the “lean and mean” mantra to building sites, while making them easy to update. This case study will showcase the front and back-ends of our higher profile sites to show how we achieved our goals. We’ll also explain how we manage expectations, do our development, choose plugins and tools, and which themes we’ve come to rely on.Presentation Slides »
  • Mike Kirby: Winning Hearts and Minds – Effective Communication Throughout A Website Redesign August 15, 2017 12:23 pm
    In 2014, The University of Maine determined that needed to be taken to the next level. A year later, a robust new website was launched to coincide with the incoming class and our 150th year celebrations. This session details the journey between these two points, and how we avoided common pitfalls in website redesign projects affecting hundreds of content contributors and their individual websites.
  • Bill Gadless: Why “Focus” Might Be the Most Important Ingredient to Growing Your Agency August 15, 2017 12:20 pm
    In HBO’s documentary “Becoming Warren Buffett”, there’s a scene where Buffett and Bill Gates were both asked to write down on a piece of paper the one thing that they each felt contributed most to their success. Surely enough, Buffett and Gates had written the same word down on their respective papers: Focus. Now, when I talk about “focus”, I don’t claim to know how to avoid multitasking or how to ignore distractions like social media, news, politics and other noise that gets in the way of productivity. I could use a lot of help there. But what I’ve done successfully and what I will discuss is how to focus your business. As far as I know, they don’t teach a lot of this stuff in college. (I can’t be 100% certain, as I didn’t spend much time there before dropping out). I spent the first 10 years of emagine’s history kind of flailing – trying to be everything to everyone, anything to anyone. I managed and did fine, but only once I started to focus did the business take a significant turn for the better. I will cover the importance of (and how to) focus on: Your strengths Your core markets/industries A core technology/platform (presumedly WordPress) The clients you already have who help – not hurt – your business The types of projects that are profitable for you (stay within your wheelhouse) The path to achieving your goals (without getting distracted by day-to-day challenges) Working with the right People Working on your business, not in your business Your life. Health. Relationships Your numbers Your differentiating value Your long-range vision Sounds like a lot I know. And it is. But it’s really not that hard. And once you can confidently say that you’re laser-focused on everything I’ve outlined here, trust me when I tell you that you’ll have dramatically improved your business, your earnings and your lifestyle.
  • Maura Webster: Content Creation – The Real Deal August 14, 2017 8:58 pm
    Your WordPress site is up and running. It’s gorgeous. You love it… Now what? Many business owners and bloggers get to this point…and then panic. What next? What do I do? Who wants to hear what I have to say? What do they want to know? Where do I even start??? In this session, you will learn 7 steps you need to take to successfully and EASILY create your awesome content that will live on and bring people to your beautiful WordPress site. We’ll talk through three key phases of content creation and strategy: 1. How to get started and set yourself up for some incredible writing, 2. How to share your content once it’s created, and 3. How you can work smarter not harder with that content to generate leads and therefore more business (traffic, sales, etc.). At the end, you’ll take away a content map and actionable steps to start creating and sharing your fabulous content immediately!Presentation Slides »
  • Christie Chirinos: The Ultra-Condensed Guide To Selling Anything Online Using WordPress August 14, 2017 8:55 pm
    If you’re a self-starting entrepreneur with a potential product – whether it is a physical good, your expertise as a service, or the content you want to create for a blog – and you’re trying to figure out how to sell it but have no clue where to start, this talk is for you. In the shortest amount of time imaginable, we will cover how to sell anything – your crafts, products, services, content, digital downloads, and even request donations – using WordPress. This talk will take you through the major “tools of the trade” of ecommerce in the context of WordPress as 1) a portal for collecting payments or leads and 2) maximizing your marketing investment using third-party tools that work well with WordPress. In less than an hour, you will gain a high level understanding of the toolkit that is enabling people around the world to sell anything using WordPress.
  • Annie Smidt: Easy Design Tips for Non-Designers August 14, 2017 8:48 pm
    Learn oodles of design tips and hacks to make your WordPress site: look better be more appealing seem more professional and credible and be an easier, better experience for your audience Don’t know what colors go together? Don’t know the first thing about design? Don’t have any design software? No worries — this talk is for you. We’ll cover lots of easy ways to make your design better, and free tools that can help you even if you feel like you “don’t have a designy bone in your body”.
  • Amy Kvistad: Website and UX Design – From a Designer’s Perspective August 14, 2017 8:32 pm
    Website design and UX principles applied to WordPress websites – from a designer’s perspective. The process starts with discovering client objectives and the website audience. This informs decisions on colors, fonts, and layout. A mood board helps to communicate the design direction for the website and user research informs decisions on website navigation and content hierarchy. Tools of the trade include color, photos, icon and many other resources. Implementing these design discoveries into your WordPress website is not as hard as you think.Presentation Slides »
  • Karalyn Thayer: Before Design – What Steps To Take Before You Start Designing And Developing Your Web August 14, 2017 7:52 pm
    This topic will be an overview to the leg work to do before you jump into the design and development stage. I will give an introductory talk on site maps, user personas, content guides, and other things to think about how your website will function before you start designing or developing your site.
  • Gregory Schoppe: Picking a Page Builder August 14, 2017 7:48 pm
    There are many page builders to choose from these days, both as premium themes and dedicated plugins, but what really sets one apart from another? In this talk, we’ll discuss the benefits and drawbacks of various popular page builders, as well as touching briefly on non-page builder techniques for creating custom designs quickly.Presentation Slides »
  • Mathew Clancy: Don’t Just Design And Build a Death Star, Maintain It Too August 14, 2017 7:44 pm
    So you have your WordPress site up and running and its awesome. But whats next? Don’t let those pesky Rebels destroy your new site come learn about what you can do to keep your WordPress site in good working order after it is completed.
  • Lauren Jeffcoat: The Biggest WordPress Myths Uncovered August 14, 2017 7:37 pm
    In this presentation I will be debunking the biggest myths about our beloved WordPress CMS. I will cover some of the most common misconceptions about WordPress that may have kept users from diving in to give it a try. Think WordPress isn’t strong enough, fast enough, secure enough, or powerful enough? Join me as I discuss these non-issues and give WordPress skeptics a reason to take another look at the most popular CMS.
  • John Eckman: 10 Use Cases for REST API August 13, 2017 5:04 pm
  • Nathan Reimnitz: Five Figure Freelancing August 13, 2017 12:39 am
    I’ve found a new level of success as a freelance WordPress developer over the last year and I’d like to share my story with you. But more importantly, I want to teach other freelancers (or aspiring freelancers) how I made the transition successfully from full-time employment to full-time freelancing. These are the tips, tricks, and strategies that I’ve personally implemented that have allowed me to earn at least $10,000 (five figures) each month as a freelancer. I’m a 27 year old developer who’s recently made the transition himself and I’d like to help you set yourself up for a successful transition into freelancing as well.
  • Colin Dowling: Leveraging Partnerships to Increase Sales and Grow Your Business August 13, 2017 12:34 am
    My experience has been that designers/agencies face two business oriented challenges that they fail to address, often because of a closed lens around what is possible. In other words, they aren’t aware that these options can greatly help their businesses and these partnerships are super easy to form. – Selling alone – I spend much of my day linking agencies with clients to sell projects together. Our clients need designers and often don’t know where to turn. Designer/agency clients need hosts, ad providers, marketers, etc. and again often don’t know where to turn. Selling in tandem increases both stickiness and value for all parties involved. – Building something amazing then turning it over to an unknown hosting or adtech provider. I liken this to building an awesome sports car and then leaving to chance that the owner will park it out on the street with no protection from the elements. This presentation is a vendor-agnostic look at how designers/agencies can increase their opportunities, deliver greater lifetime value to their clients, and insure that their hard work isn’t neglected after a site is finished by partnering with other providers. It also touches on how to choose providers/partners where there is a true synergy and sharing of interests. Thank you for your consideration. I’m excited about the opportunity to help WordPress professionals explore new ways to grow their businesses!
  • Andrew Taylor: Troubleshooting WordPress Performance August 13, 2017 12:29 am
    In this talk we’ll discuss common WordPress performance issues and how to troubleshoot them. Then we’ll dive into New Relic and how to leverage this powerful tool to monitor, troubleshoot and optimize your site.
  • Linda Mork: Business Owners Guide to the Web August 13, 2017 12:25 am
    As a freelance web designer I heard them all. The horror stories of domains lost (and later resold at auction), the (not so) ‘great hosting deals’, and myriad tales of web designers who had run off with their money. If you’re a business owner with a website or getting geared up to build one, you’ll want to listen to Linda’s talk on how to side-step some of these common, and not as common, mistakes. Learn what you need to know to protect your online presence and accounts, and how to work with a web professional to create the product you want (and can afford).
  • Jim Reevior: It’s Never Too Soon to be Fitted for a TinFoil Hat August 12, 2017 9:30 pm
    No matter the size of the site, getting hacked is a painful process to deal with. As a developer, it is important to know what you can do to prevent possible attack vectors. In this talk, Jim will show what you can do to harden your code and ensure your project will be secure.
  • Josh Fialkoff: Turning Your WordPress Site into a Marketing Automation Engine August 12, 2017 9:23 pm
    Hooray! You’ve got your WordPress Website up and running. Now that it looks great, see how you can use it to get more sign ups, contact inquiries and more for your nonprofit or business. We’ll show you how to connect your WordPress Website with some of the leading customer relationship management (CRM) tools and marketing automation systems, so that you can develop long-term relationships with customers, donors, fans and brand advocates.
  • March Gratch: Paying Ball with Plugins August 12, 2017 1:48 pm
    Developers have spent countless hours working on a plugin that seems to be built just for you, just for this moment. If only it wouldn’t… This is a problem nearly every developer faces at some point during a project. Knowing how to safely customize functionality is key to building products that will stand the test of time (or major updates.) This talk will cover the following topics: Tips for diving into a large codebase (like WooCommerce or Gravity Forms) Hooks Filters Overwriting functions Modifying returned content Requesting a change to a plugin
  • Bradley Jacobs: Time to Publish August 12, 2017 1:45 am
    Metrics are important for the digital publishing industry. One key metric that, a major regional news media outlet, uses is ‘Time to Publish’. In a world of breaking news, time is of the essence. This talk will take a look at the past year and a half since launching on WordPress and how this metric came to the surface. Further, it will cover performance in the WordPress admin, tools for debugging, and investigating general slowness in the admin. Finally, we will review some of the ways in which we addressed these issues for the editorial staff. Join to learn why you want to reduce your Time to Publish and how to get it done.
  • Amanda Giles: Level Up! Taking Your WordPress Code Up a Notch August 12, 2017 1:40 am
    Take your WordPress development to the next level by learning some (not so difficult) techniques specific to WordPress. We’ll discuss and review (at a high level) techniques you can learn and features you can employ to build better and smarter themes or plugins which also provide a richer experience for your users. To get the full benefit from this session you should be familiar with PHP and already writing code in WordPress.Presentation Slides »
  • Jill Binder: The Dashboard 101 August 12, 2017 1:15 am
    New to WordPress or want a refresher? Let’s take a stroll through the dashboard together to learn all the ins and outs, including the difference between pages and posts, adding images and image galleries, the difference between categories and tags, and more. We’ll also cover the not-so-obvious tools you won’t know how you lived without, like hidden options, extra toolbar buttons, and other tricks of the WordPress trade.Presentation Slides »
  • Tracy Apps: How To Not Design Like A Developer August 12, 2017 1:06 am
    Are you a developer, graphic designer, or content creator who makes websites? How’d they turn out? Whether your design skills are good, bad, ugly (or worse), don’t worry, there’s some simple steps and tools that can help you design less like a developer.Presentation Slides »
  • Mat Marquis: Performance Under Pressure August 10, 2017 11:28 pm
    This talk walks through the highly performance-focused (and WordPress-based!) approach we took to—from tinkering with the built-in responsive images functionality, to asynchronous font application, to fully automated CriticalCSS setup.
  • Nathan Ingram: Dealing With Problem Clients August 10, 2017 7:42 pm
    pend time talking with a group of freelancers and the conversation will inevitably include someone’s unfortunate experience with a terrible client. Most freelancers have a story or two (or eight). While bad clients can’t be completely avoided, there are strategic steps any freelancer can take to contain the impact of a bad client. In this session, Nathan will explain the how to create a system that preserves workflow and keeps problem clients in check.Presentation Slides »
  • Gian Wild: Creating an Accessible WordPress Site August 10, 2017 1:29 pm
    AccessibilityOz has just released the Rooted in Rights web site, a fully accessible WordPress site which won the Australian Web Award for Accessibility. Gian Wild talks about how to make a site accessible to people with disabilities and compliant with US regulations, including WCAG2. Incorporating accessibility into your web site build is important and can often mean the difference between an accessible and an inaccessible site at launch. Specific stages require accessibility intervention, including design, template, and final site launch. Suitable tasks and training is also covered.
  • Dave Ross: Functional Programming for WordPress Developers August 10, 2017 1:25 pm
    Learn the basics of functional programming and how to apply its principles & techniques to WordPress code. Referential Transparency, pure functions, first-class functions, currying, and partial application will be explained clearly, without unnecessary buzzwords. Examples in PHP code will show how small, well-tested units of code combine to make powerful functions.
  • John Maeda: Keynote – Design + Inclusion August 10, 2017 1:58 am
  • Andrew Taylor: Automating WordPress Updates With Visual Regression August 10, 2017 1:53 am
    Your WordPress site really loves to be updated! Be it core, plugins, or themes there is a LOT of code that you need to update for every site. However, even with tools like wp-cli, updating your site is hard work. You need to apply updates, test updates, and deploy updates. And do it for every single site for which you are responsible every single time an update comes out. Enter “Automatic WordPress Updates” and making the robots do your updates. This session will talk about how to use a Continuous Integration and Visual Regression solution to automate WordPress updates with confidence and at scale.Presentation Slides »
  • Greg Opperman: Building an App with WordPress REST API August 9, 2017 3:24 pm
    Making an interactive app using WordPress can sometimes be a headache. WordPress was designed primarily for blogging, and WordPress themes don’t make a lot of assumptions about how you should write client-side code. There are many fantastic Javascript frameworks that help developers write solid, maintainable front-end code, and provide compelling, interactive experiences for users. Using React.js, we’ll show how you can build a simple, stateful, single-page app using the WordPress REST API as a backend. During this talk, we’ll explain: – What the WordPress REST API is, and why you should use it. – Examples of single-page apps built on top of WordPress (including one for higher-ed) – A quick tutorial / demo of how to integrate React in your WordPress development environment to create a simple app
  • Guillaume Molter: WordPress High Performance Hosting Using AWS August 9, 2017 2:09 pm
    A case study of how the Harvard Chan School is leveraging Amazon Web Services to power a high performance, elastic and scalable hosting environment for 1900+ websites, on one WordPress Multisite installation. This session will introduce how the ever-growing panel of Amazon Web Services can be used to perform load balancing, auto-scaling, content delivery, caching, backups, continuous integration and monitoring for WordPress.Presentation Slides »
  • K.Adam White: Keynote – Democratizing Software August 9, 2017 2:04 pm
    If you ask a WordPress contributor what the project’s goal is, chances are we’ll say “to democratize publishing.” However, for over a decade the community that has grown around WordPress has been doing something even more important: our community is democratizing software itself. By creating one of the only web communities to include everybody from writers and photographers to interaction designers and senior software architects, WordPress has done what often seems impossible in Open Source software: we have built a product not just for ourselves, but for everyone. The future of WordPress rests on our ability to recognize and celebrate the spectrum of our community.
  • Panel Discussion: Design August 9, 2017 2:01 pm
    Panel discussion on Design
  • Mika Epstein: Why Can’t I Do X in my plugin? August 9, 2017 1:58 pm
    Have you ever wondered WHY you can’t do some things in plugins? Why we don’t let you use your own jQuery or call wp-load or offload images? I’ll tell you the real reasons why your plugins get flagged for fixes beyond the obvious like.... * Call my own jquery * Call wp-load directly * Offload images * Put Google Analytics on the Backend of my plugin/theme * Use FancyBox 2.x * Name My Plugin X.... This talk will be CODE LITE, so if you’re working on your first plugin or want to get started, this can be for you!
  • Discussion Panel : Working in the Open (Source) August 8, 2017 9:49 pm
    A panel discussion with leaders and contributors in the WordPress project, and other open source project owners. How do you get started contributing to open source software, like WordPress? How have your contributions to open source helped you?
  • Steven Word: Enterprise-Grade WordPress Development – Building Bulletproof Software That Is Ready for the Masses August 8, 2017 9:45 pm
    What distinguishes good WordPress development from great WordPress development? What tools can I use to improve my development process? How do I make my code extensible for future adopters? Why should I bother with following the coding standards and best practices? Will my software scale? How can I ensure my code will perform in the wild? This crash course session will dive head-first into answering these questions as we explore the development practices of professional WordPress developers. Through exposure to tooling and popular development workflows, you will become familiar with the best practices from the industry. Geared towards creators of all skill levels, this session will help you build confidence when developing with the web’s most popular content management system.
  • Scott Buscemi : Inbound Marketing: Beyond the Newsletter Signup Form August 8, 2017 1:04 pm
    You’ve set up your site and popped in a newsletter signup form on the sidebar… now what? In this session, you’ll learn techniques that you can immediately apply to your site that’ll turn it into a marketing automation machine! Understand your visitors, boost up your SEO, and heat up those conversion rates.
  • Kelli Wise: There Are No Dumb Questions – Beginner QandA August 7, 2017 5:30 pm
    ” .. every question is a cry to understand the world. There is no such thing as a dumb question” – Carl Sagan Have a question that hasn’t been answered by one of the presenters today? Or maybe a discussion with one of your new WordPress friends has sparked your curiosity? This is your chance to get answers, explanations, or just a good laugh
  • Catherine Bridge: Common Desk Job Postural Alignment and What You Can Do About It! August 7, 2017 5:28 pm
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  • Tammy Finch: Managing Your Online Reputation August 7, 2017 5:26 pm
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  • Morgan Kay: Drawing With SVG August 7, 2017 5:24 pm
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  • James Hipkin: Profitable Website Development – The Oreo Cookie Strategy August 7, 2017 3:12 pm
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