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  • 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
  • WordPress 4.7.4 Maintenance Release April 20, 2017 5:54 pm
    After almost sixty million downloads of WordPress 4.7, we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of WordPress 4.7.4, a maintenance release. This release contains 47 bug fixes and enhancements, chief among them an incompatibility between the upcoming Chrome version and the visual editor, inconsistencies in media handling, and further improvements to the REST API.
    Pascal Birchler
  • WordPress 4.7.3 Security and Maintenance Release March 6, 2017 5:53 pm
    WordPress 4.7.3 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.7.2 and earlier are affected by six security issues: Cross-site scripting (XSS) via media file metadata.  Reported by Chris Andrè Dale, Yorick Koster, and Simon P. Briggs. Control characters can trick redirect […]
    James Nylen
  • WordPress 4.7.2 Security Release January 26, 2017 7:34 pm
    WordPress 4.7.2 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.7.1 and earlier are affected by three security issues: The user interface for assigning taxonomy terms in Press This is shown to users who do not have permissions to use it. […]
    Aaron D. Campbell News

  • An All-New Media Library for the WordPress iOS App June 21, 2017 1:00 pm
    Share your images, video, and other media with the world.
    James Frost
  • New Theme: AltoFocus June 1, 2017 5:58 pm
    Meet AltoFocus: an elegant, minimal theme designed for artists, photobloggers, and other creatives.
  • The Best of in May May 31, 2017 1:33 pm
    Meet the business owners featured in our first-ever TV spots, plus: WordPress turns 14, Android users get a new update, and how to design for inclusiveness.
    Margarita Noriega
  • Launching: All New Media Picker for Android May 18, 2017 2:00 pm
    There’s this… thing… in the Android WordPress app that we refer to as the “seven-item menu.” It would show up when trying to add a photo to confront you with a list of choices and we confess, we couldn’t always remember what option we wanted, either. As of the 7.3 …
  • Inclusive Illustrations, By Design May 9, 2017 2:00 pm
    I like to think that designers solve problems, while artists ask questions. And when the two go hand-in-hand, real magic happens. Why? Because the right question gets answered with the right solution — art asks, and design responds. Here at Automattic we were extremely fortunate to recently get to partner …
    John Maeda
  • The Best of in April April 28, 2017 5:52 pm
    The 2017 default theme is here, plus: inclusive design, editing tools, Swag Store, and must-follow sites.
    Margarita Noriega
  • Independent Publisher 2 Is Here April 25, 2017 1:28 pm
    A beloved theme, improved for simplicity and speed.
    John Maeda
  • New Theme: Twenty Seventeen April 13, 2017 4:00 pm
    Meet Twenty Seventeen, the brand new WordPress default theme.
    Laurel Fulford
  • A New WordPress App Update, Designed for the iPad March 24, 2017 3:00 pm
    We’ve redesigned the iOS app to work even better for publishing right from your tablet.
  • Unlimited Premium Themes Now Included in the Premium Plan March 23, 2017 4:31 pm
    You just got more than 200 new theme options from some of the best theme creators in the business.
    David A. Kennedy

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... Continue reading →
  • 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... Continue reading →
  • 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... Continue reading →
  • 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... Continue reading →
  • 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... Continue reading →
  • 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?... Continue reading →
  • 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... Continue reading →
  • 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... Continue reading →
  • 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... Continue reading →
  • 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... Continue reading →

WordPress for Blackberry

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  • 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
  • BuddyPress 2.8.1 Maintenance Release February 22, 2017 7:41 pm
    BuddyPress 2.8.1 is now available. This maintenance release fixes four bugs, including two regressions in BuddyPress 2.8.0. See the Trac milestone or the official changelog for more details. Version 2.8.1 is a recommended update for all BP installations. Update via the WordPress Dashboard, or download manually from
    Boone Gorges
  • BuddyPress 2.8.0 – “San Matteo” February 15, 2017 10:38 pm
    BuddyPress 2.8.0 “San Matteo” is now available for download from the plugin repository, or right from your WordPress Dashboard. “San Matteo” focuses on various improvement for developers, site builders and site managers. For Developers & Site Builders Modernizing the Codebase To continue the migration of legacy code to modern standards and techniques necessary for the […]
    Slava Abakumov
  • BuddyPress 2.8.0 Release Candidate 1 February 10, 2017 8:51 pm
    BuddyPress 2.8.0 Release Candidate 1 is now available for testing. Please download the 2.8.0-RC1 zip or get a copy via our Subversion repository. This is our last chance to find any bugs that slipped through the beta process. So please test with your themes and plugins. We plan to release BuddyPress 2.8.0 next Wednesday, February 15. A detailed changelog […]
    Slava Abakumov


  • 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
  • bbPress 2.5.6 – Maintenance Release March 17, 2015 4:47 am
    Because 2.5.5 was so good 2 weeks ago, we are releasing bbPress 2.5.6 tonight. It fixes 1 issue with subscription notification emails that was plaguing a few of our more sophisticated installations. If you’re using any version of bbPress 2.x and have been hesitating to upgrade, please consider doing so today. If you need help, […]
    John James Jacoby

Publisher blog

  • 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. […]
    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 […]
    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 […]
    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 […]
    Dave Coustan
  • The State of the News Audience, Post-Election April 21, 2017 5:14 pm
    Dan Maccarone of Charming Robot has spent much of his career conducting user research with regular people about how they use various forms of news […]
    Dave Coustan
  • The Dream Internship: Work at Automattic (Summer 2017 and Beyond) April 18, 2017 5:24 pm
    Automattic — which runs, Akismet, VaultPress, and many other services — is hiring interns, specifically to work on the VIP team. VIP provides hosting and support […]
    Alexis Kulash
  • The Coral Project – Community Tools from Newsrooms, for Newsrooms April 6, 2017 7:12 pm
    The ongoing critical interest in the relationships between news publications and their reader communities has only escalated throughout the 2016 US election cycle and beyond. […]
    Dave Coustan
  • USA Today Sports Media Group on the Benefits of a Common Theme March 29, 2017 6:49 pm
    When newly acquired publications and sites come in to a large publishing group, they often come with baggage: their own approach to UX and underlying […]
    Dave Coustan
  • VIP Supports Women in Digital Journalism at ONA February 21, 2017 2:50 pm
    I am so proud to share that VIP was a sponsor at this year's ONA Women's Leadership Accelerator at USC. This was our second year supporting the program, and my second year spending time there. We're proud to help make the program completely tuition-free for the participants.
    Steph Yiu

WordPress Development

  • Dev Chat Summary: June 21st (4.8.1 week 1) June 23, 2017 4:24 am
    This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from June 21st (agenda, Slack archive). 4.9 ideas and brainstorm No immediate 4.9 timeframe, but the planned timing for 4.9 will come shortly after we confirm the major focuses of 4.9 and will be closer to 3 months than 9 months in duration @jorbin: Scheduled customizer changesets going live could be […]
    Jeffrey Paul
  • WCEU & Weekly Multisite Chat Summaries June 22, 2017 12:28 pm
    During lunch at WordCamp Europe, there was an informal discussion with some contributors who have an interest in multisite. This post is meant to summarize those discussions and create a plan for organizing and improving the multisite component moving forward. Present for discussions: @flixos90 @stephdau @spacemonkey @desrosj Weekly Component Dev Chats Because all contributors cannot […]
    Jonathan Desrosiers
  • JavaScript Chat Summary for June 20th June 21, 2017 2:10 am
    Below is a summary of the discussion from today’s JavaScript chat (agenda, Slack transcript): WordCamp Europe Summary Contributor day drew 500 attendees and included two JavaScript-focused sessions Sessions overflowing-packed, indicating huge and growing interest in using JavaScript in WordPress Anyone involved in JavaScript is encouraged to consider giving a WordCamp talk to share your experience […]
    Andrew Duthie
  • Dev Chat Agenda for June 21st (4.8.1 week 1) June 20, 2017 7:27 pm
    This is the agenda for the weekly dev meeting on : 4.9 ideas and brainstorm 4.8.1 agenda Dev chat coordination 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! #4-8, #4-8-1, #4-9, #agenda, #dev-chat
    Jeffrey Paul
  • JavaScript Chat Agenda for June 20th June 19, 2017 7:18 pm
    Please join us for our weekly JavaScript Chat on , where we will discuss: WordCamp Europe recap. JavaScript was a popular topic during the events surrounding WordCamp Europe, notably last week’s Community Summit and Contributor Day. Let’s recap these discussions and the action items set forth. Increasing JavaScript contributions in core. How do we increase contributor involvement in […]
    Andrew Duthie
  • 4.9 and Gutenberg June 16, 2017 12:33 pm
    I am really happy with the 4.8 release: the potential impact on new users and community event attendance is big, and the entire community really pulled together to make it a success. I’m sure many people are curious and anxious about the Gutenberg editor. You can of course follow along and participate on GitHub, and […]
    Matt Mullenweg
  • No Dev Chat on June 14th June 13, 2017 12:20 pm
    There will be no Core dev chat this week due to the Community Summit and preparations for WordCamp Europe. Enjoy your week and we’ll see you next week on … cheers! #dev-chat
    Jeffrey Paul
  • What’s New in Gutenberg? (June 12th) June 12, 2017 3:41 pm
    Added permalink popup component to the title. Converting alignment toolbar as a component to be reused by blocks. Several improvements to the publish button flows. Implemented both “wide” and “full-width” options for media. Add GalleryBlock. Implement columns layouts and count slider for GalleryBlock in inspector. Add LatestPostsBlock. Register all embeds in the inserter. Improve the […]
    Matias Ventura
  • Untitled June 8, 2017 6:11 pm
    Welcome back the latest issue of Week in Core, covering changes [40857-40877]. Here are the highlights: 21 commits 25 contributors 43 tickets created 3 tickets reopened 46 tickets closed Ticket numbers based on trac timeline for the period above. The following is a summary of commits, organized by component. Code Changes Administration Dashboard: Better titles […]
    Andrew Rockwell
  • Dev Chat Summary: June 7th (4.8 week 6) June 8, 2017 5:12 am
    This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from June 7th (agenda, Slack archive). 4.8 timing recap and Pre-Final Release & Dry Run checklist items Beta 1 went out on Friday, May 12th; Beta 2 went out on Monday, May 22nd RC1 went out on Thursday, May 25th; RC2 went out on Thursday, June 1st 4.8 is scheduled […]
    Jeffrey Paul

Trac Timeline

  • Ticket #41113 (WP_Term_Query::get_terms() : Do not presume the $taxonomies is a 0-based ...) closed June 23, 2017 2:05 am
    fixed: In 40924: When querying for terms, do not assume that $taxonomies is a 0-indexed array. In [25108], the logic of term queries was modified to avoid assuming that the taxonomies array was numerically indexed. See #23506. This fix was inadvertantly reverted during the refactor in [25162]. Props david.binda. Fixes #41113.
  • Changeset [40924]: When querying for terms, do not assume that `$taxonomies` is a 0-indexed ... June 23, 2017 2:05 am
    When querying for terms, do not assume that $taxonomies is a 0-indexed array. In [25108], the logic of term queries was modified to avoid assuming that the taxonomies array was numerically indexed. See #23506. This fix was inadvertantly reverted during the refactor in [25162]. Props david.binda. Fixes #41113.
  • Changeset [40923]: Introduce `loop_no_results` action. This action fires when a `WP_Query` ... June 23, 2017 1:54 am
    Introduce loop_no_results action. This action fires when a WP_Query query returns no results. Props mgibbs189. Props #40850.
  • Ticket #41133 (WP 4.8 on IIS unable to upload media) created June 22, 2017 9:55 pm
    We are having this problem on instances running WP on IIS 8. When we updated to 4.8 the Media area and media uploads are not working correctly. Trying to add media from within the WYSIWYG editor for all content types does not work. We are getting and error that consists of the name of the file "my-file.png" and the error "An error occurred in the upload. Please try again later." We get this error in the Media library as well when trying to upload an image, BUT only in the "grid" mode and the file seems to actually load as we see it when in "list" mode. When in the "list" mode it seems to work, but the blue task bar seems to get stalled on "Crunching..." but the file, again, is actually uploaded.
  • Ticket #41132 (permalinks are broken when using PHP7.0-fpm with nginx) created June 22, 2017 9:34 pm
    Setting permalinks to anything but plain causes a white screen of death with the nginx error message: the error is "2017/06/22 19:55:49 [error] 20482#20482: *28040 FastCGI sent in stderr: "Primary script unknown" while reading response header from upstream, client: MYIPHERE, server: MYSERVER, request: "GET /apps/my-secret-drinks-android/ HTTP/1.1", upstream: "fastcgi://unix:/var/run/php/php7.0-fpm.sock:", host: "MYHOST", referrer: "​https://MYDOMAIN/apps/" This is my Nginx site configuration: ​ It was working when I was using php5-fpm and only started after upgrading php5-fpm to php7.0-fpm
  • Ticket #41131 (Add caching to get_adjacent_post) created June 22, 2017 7:34 pm
    Add caching to the get_adjacent_post function. Current the caching in the function is not persistent.
  • Ticket #41130 (Link boundaries for links contaning images look bad) created June 22, 2017 6:31 pm
    In 4.8, the new link boundaries were introduced. For normal links they are fine and they highlight the link really nice. But if there's an image (inline-block element) in the link, the link boundaries look quite ugly. This is the case when you embed an image from the media library. The following code was used to generate the screenshot: [caption id="..." align="alignnone" width="300"]<a href="IMAGE_FILE"><img class="size-medium ..." src="IMAGE_FILE" alt="Test" width="300" height="200" /></a> Test[/caption] If you click on the image, two narrow link boundary markers appear above and below the image (see screenshot). These are taking up extra vertical space, so the image 'jumps' a bit. Maybe it would be the best to disable the link boundary feature for links containing only images, in my opinion they don't provide any useful information and may irritate the user.
  • Ticket #41129 (Editor remove html code and css class added in Text mode) closed June 22, 2017 5:53 pm
    duplicate: Hi @rinkuyadav999! Thanks for the report. Please see #40951 for more details on this issue.
  • Ticket #41129 (Editor remove html code and css class added in Text mode) created June 22, 2017 5:52 pm
    When i add below code in Text mode and switch to Visual mode, Editor remove span and class. Some <span class="fa fa-fa"></span> <a href="#">Cool</a> rights. To reproduce: Create a new post Switch to Text mode Copy past above code Switch to Visual Switch to Text There will be not <span class="fa fa-fa"></span>
  • Changeset [40922]: Docs: Standardize and add missing deprecation notations in DocBlocks for ... June 22, 2017 5:47 pm
    Docs: Standardize and add missing deprecation notations in DocBlocks for the following functions: post_form_autocomplete_off() _rotate_image_resource() _flip_image_resource() wp_get_sites() deactivate_sitewide_plugin() Props jrf. See #41121.

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

  • Petya Raykovska: WordPress Beyond Borders – Cross Cultural Communication and the Fundamentals of Caring June 22, 2017 3:11 pm
    Legends say languages were created to divide people who once spoke as one and aimed to reach high up to the gods. So the gods scattered them across the Earth and made them forget their common language, making sure too many of them couldn’t communicate effectively. Eager to understand each other again, people struggled to remedy that by learning the languages others spoke. In the meantime religion, traditions, their own languages, and their personal beliefs evolved and took deep roots. Then the internet happened and, as it gave a platform for the world to communicate in from a distance, it added a new level of complexity. Today WordPress is available globally, in many many languages, and is created globally – by people from all over the world. In theory, it has gone beyond borders. But does that mean that there are no walls? Let’s talk about that.
  • Monique Dubbelman: The Importance Of Information Architecture – Organise Content to Improve User Experience June 22, 2017 2:09 pm
    Monique started working as a graphical designer and engineer somewhere in the 20th century. She discovered the web in the early 90ies and has been online ever since, exploring new possibilities. This talk is for anyone who thinks that when building websites, the first and most important goal should be serving the visitor’s needs. Whether you’re a blogger, designer, copywriter, marketeer or developer, understanding the importance of structure in relation to context, content an users is crucial. Ask yourself this question: when you’re building a website, do you actually know what you’re building? Has your website project got the right structure fit for the purpose? The most important factor for people in web design is, that it makes it easy for them to find what they want. Yet, so many websites are so poorly structured, that it’s impossible to do so.Presentation Slides »
  • Marco Calicchia: Making the Most Out Of WordCamps June 22, 2017 2:05 pm
    Marco was introduced to WordPress community and its WordCamps, whilst at SiteGround, as their Community Manager. WordCamps are a fantastic opportunity to get to know the WordPress community better, make new connections, start new business opportunities and elevate your personal or company brand. Yet, as they get bigger and bigger, navigating WordCamps, especially for first-time attendees, might be challenging. In this talk, I’ll be covering 4 key steps that will help both individuals and business owners on how to prepare for a WordCamp, what strategies to implement for the best results and how to take the most from the event after it’s over.
  • Caspar Hübinger: Big Little Shame — a Tale of Empowered User Experience Through Localisation June 22, 2017 2:00 pm
    Generic masculine terms in the microcopy of a user interface can be difficult to get rid of. In English, many male-centric terms can simply be replaced by more inclusive synonyms, for other languages the exclusion of women is embedded in their very grammar. Since WordPress has committed to “design for the majority”, translation editors face a problem way bigger than just translating as many plugins and themes in as short of a time as possible. This is the story of how just the language we use can exclude people, and how translators play an important role in empowering users through localisation.
  • Educatief, Gezellig en meer! June 22, 2017 12:23 pm
    Op de WordPress Meetup Fryslân van 18 mei 2017 vroegen we de bezoekers wat ze van de meetup vonden samengevat in één woord. ==== English ==== At the WordPress Meetup Fryslân held on the 18th of may 2017 we’ve asked the attendees for a testimonial of the meetups summarized in one word.
  • Miriam Schwab: WordPress Security for All – You Won’t Believe How Simple It Can Be June 22, 2017 12:17 pm
    Reports show that WordPress is the most hacked platform on the web. But that doesn’t mean your site has to be hacked too. In fact, keeping WordPress safe is pretty easy. After a decade of hosting and maintaining WordPress sites at illuminea, many of which are highly targeted by hackers and have even been shared on the dark web, we’ve had to learn how to keep them secure without going crazy. We’ve found that there are a few simple measures that site owners can take that cover 90% of the security issues. We’ll also look at tools and tweaks that can harden and protect your sites even more. Most of these steps can be implemented by beginner users, while some need more experience.
  • Tom Greenwood: Zero Carbon WordPress June 22, 2017 12:13 pm
    The internet appears clean on the surface but in fact contributes 300m tonnes of CO2 a year, or 1% of global emissions. WordPress is one of the world’s largest communities of “web creators”, shaping the code, design and content of roughly a quarter of websites worldwide. Inspired by the landmark agreement made in Paris in November 2015, we should now unite here in Paris in 2017 as a global community to use the power of WordPress to help tackle climate change. We can harness our collective power to publish content that inspires and educates, to design and develop sites that use less energy, to power our hosting on clean renewable energy sources, to run sustainable web businesses and organise green events as a community. WordPress can lead the way and set an example globally in how to move towards a zero web, and a zero world.
  • Thabo Tswana: The Community That The Incubator Program Built June 22, 2017 12:09 pm
    In 2016, the WordPress Community Team selected Harare, Zimbabwe as one of the three locations for the WordCamp Incubator program. I will talk about how the Incubator program created excitement about WordPress and kicked off the WordPress community in Harare.
  • Syed Balkhi: How to Repurpose Your Content to Boost Your Traffic June 22, 2017 12:06 pm
    Are you struggling to come up with new content? Repurposing content is a little-known secret that all smart marketers use to keep driving traffic to their site. This talk highlights the actionable strategies you can use to make your most popular blog posts work even harder for you.
  • Sasha Endoh: Using WordPress for Good June 22, 2017 12:02 pm
    If you’re tired of making websites just because it pays the bills then this talk is for you. Deciding to use my WordPress knowledge for good by working with non-profits and cause-based organizations wasn’t an easy step but one I will never regret. Now I want to share what I’ve learned about working with this niche of clients. I also want to encourage others to help those organizations work towards real change and tackle important issues, to help make their jobs a little easier. I’ll discuss a few strategies for getting started with this niche of clients, what their unique needs are and how you can best address them. We’ll also go over a few common misconceptions about working with non-profits (no it’s not charity work).
  • Julka Grodel: Is Your Code Ready for PHP7? June 22, 2017 11:57 am
    Julka Grodel is a Senior Software Engineer at AddThis and has been working with CMSs for over 10 years. Recently the recommended version of PHP for WordPress increased to PHP7, while still supporting PHP 5.2.4. That’s over 9 years of PHP! PHP7 is the first major release since PHP5 and includes backward incompatible changes that may change the way your code works or throw errors on your customer’s site where you’ve never seen them before. Let’s talk about important changes in variable handing, error handling, changed functions, removed functions and their alternatives, and more.
  • K. Adam White: Data Visualization With The REST API June 22, 2017 11:53 am
    K. Adam White is a senior web application engineer in Boston, Massachusetts, where he writes web applications, contributes to open-source projects, and evangelizes the web as an open platform for technology and collaboration. With WordPress 4.7 we gained REST API endpoints for core data types—now what can we do with them? We’re seeing how the REST API is being used to build new and better editing interfaces, but we also have a huge opportunity to use that API to explore the data we already have within our sites. It’s never been so easy to access our WordPress content from JavaScript, so let’s see what we can learn about it through data visualization! I will share how we can combine the REST API with visualization tools like D3.js to gain new insights into your content. We will build a network diagram to visualize how tags and categories area applied to posts, then discover how to use custom post types and register_meta to build a completely custom dashboard within WordPress for any type of data.
  • Rian Rietveld: Accessibility In The Age Of The Headless CMS June 22, 2017 11:50 am
    With the REST API now in WordPress core the sky is the limit. The way we developers work will change: how we build themes, how we interact with the database, how we setup plugins. This will effect the way users experience a website. What about accessibility? How to make dynamic and Javascript driven content available for everyone? Let me give you an overview of the pitfalls and give you workarounds and some possible solutions. This talk will be for developers and will include screen reader demos and code examples.Presentation Slides »
  • Sandeep Kelvadi: Positioning Your Product/Brand Or Business June 22, 2017 11:46 am
    Positioning your business or plugin or yourself in the market is critical to your success. It helps you stand out from the crowd, helps you focus on a niche and create a positive perception of your services in the client’s mind. Some stumble upon it, some do it naturally and the rest ignore it all together. This talk will take you through some examples and tools that can help you create a better positioning message for your business.Presentation Slides »
  • Panel Discussion: Contribution to WordPress June 22, 2017 11:41 am
    If you’re a WordPress user, you may be aware of the “Five for the future” concept, in which WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg has suggested that companies wanting to give something back to WordPress should dedicate 5% of their resources to contributing in some way. Contributing to WordPress doesn’t mean you have to speak PHP. While helping the WordPress community appears skewed towards those with programming know-how, there are many other valuable ways you can make your mark. In this Panel Discussion our Panelist along with the Moderator will help you look at why it’s a good idea to contribute to WordPress and examine some of the ways in which you can make your contribution. Alexander Gounder will moderate this Panel discussion, and Experts from WordPress Eco-system like Aditya Kane, Swapnil Patil, Vachan Kudmule, Bigul Malayi, and Ankit Gupta will take part in the Panel discussion as a Panelist!
  • Dinesh Jain: OSCAR – Methadology To Manage WordPress Projects June 22, 2017 11:38 am
    Lightening Talk This talk covers a complete life cycle of a WordPress Digital projects. Following are the key bullet points: Why Project Management Methodology is essential for a WordPress project Existing Methodologies and hindrances caused. Understanding each phase of OSCAR methodology: Objective Strategy Building a Baseline Understanding “Why” Defining “What” Defining “How” Create User Experience and Interface Code Wrangling Content Development Marketing and Sales Automation Engine Analyze Performance Measurement Performance Analysis Refine Update based on performance measurements and analysis Implement Product Roadmap Features Follow Content Calendar For Content Development Tools for each phase of OSCAR methodology Advantages and Derivatives of using OSCAR for Freelancers and Agencies. How it will help the audience: Non-Technical (Business Owners, Business Analytics, Business Development Managers) Technical (Developers, Freelancers)
  • Anand Thakkar: Automated Testing in WordPress Eco System June 22, 2017 11:34 am
    1. Basics About Testing and Different Level of Testing Used in WordPress Project 1.1 Beta testing 1.2 User testing 1.3 Automated testing 1.4 Other Testing 2. Scope of Automated Testing 3. Environment for unit testing in WordPress Core 4. Example related to PHPUnit from WordPress Core 5. Example related to QUnit from WordPress Core
  • Jen Miller: Local SEO – Creating Website Content That Matters Regionally June 22, 2017 11:30 am
    Jen Miller believes in the value and power of the written word in sharing truth and story, in life and in business. It’s 2017 and many clients would rather pay for short-term paid advertising to attract leads than invest in the long game of search engine optimized content marketing. However, if you’ve been paying attention, you know that Siri, Alexa, Cortana and others have changed the way clients reach for products, creating increased demand for local search. Evolution in semantic search has broadened related keyword terms, giving more value to alternate phrases in search and resulting in more emphasis being place on area keywords. Website developers must adjust their workflow to assist clients in creating local, relevant content to deliver findability results to their clients.
  • Dmitry Mayorov: New To Theme Design? Here’s What You Should Know June 22, 2017 11:18 am
    Dmitry is a Moscow-based web designer and web developer. I learned to design and develop themes the hard way. I made all rookie mistakes I could possibly make that resulted in poorly-designed themes that I never wanted to show to anybody. Only after countless trials and errors, I worked out a strategy to theme design that helped me launch my own website and build several themes that became successful in their niches.
  • Alexandra Draghici: 3 Gifts My Users Gave Me June 22, 2017 11:07 am
    Alexandra handles product development at CaptainForm, WordPress form builder launched in 2015 by 123ContactForm. Previously, she worked in project and product management at the same company and developed a deep interest in analyzing user behavior and building solutions tailored to their needs. She thought a user-centered approach was going to benefit the users of my product. And then I realized how much users have given me back in the process. This presentation focuses on three ways in which users have made my life better, by giving me (at least) three gifts: The gift of building solid roadmaps The gift of teaching efficiently The gift of working in a happy teamPresentation Slides »
  • Alain Schlesser: Demystifying The WordPress Bootstrap Process June 22, 2017 11:03 am
    Alain is a freelance software engineer and WordPress consultant living in Germany. This session presents a detailed overview of the exact execution flow that launches your WordPress site on each page request, giving you detailed insights into: the order in which files are loaded how & why the different global constants are set up what functionality is “pluggable” and can be replaced by custom implementations how the database is connected how caching is set up how localization is set up and loaded how a multisite (network) is identified and loaded how the Plugin API is initialized
  • Borek Bernard: Git in 10 Minutes June 22, 2017 10:59 am
    Borek is a developer from Czechia, passionate about best practices, proper tooling etc. He is part of a team that is working on VersionPress and when he’s away from keyboard, he enjoys time with his family the most. If you know you should be using version control for your WordPress projects but haven’t started yet, this talk is for you. I’ll show you that Git is not scary and that you can actually get started in under 10 minutes.Presentation Slides »
  • Dwayne McDaniel: WP-CLI – WP Yes You – Can June 22, 2017 10:55 am
    He have been working in tech and open source sales since 2005. He said "It is 2017 and time to make the robots do all the things we can make them do. Machines can do just about anything as long as you give them the properly formed instructions. Fortunately for us WordPress allows us to give these instructions in an easy to learn and very robust manner called The WP-CLI. It is the fastest way to install, active and update any theme, plugin or just about anything else in your WordPress site. In this presentation I will demonstrate a simple install script that will have a fully functioning, customized WP website in about the same time than it normally takes download the file. We will also look for how third party tools and hosts are leveraging the WP-CLI to make your life as a developer even easier."
  • Matt Cromwell: Collaborate or Die June 22, 2017 10:52 am
    Matt is Head of Support and Community Outreach at and Matt said during his talk "This presentation will discuss the ways in which you can greatly improve your ability to “WordPress” simply by collaborating with others. Matt will provide first hand accounts of successful business owners and solopreneurs who have benefitted by working closely with other WordPressers both more skilled and less skilled than themselves. Matt will also provide resources and strategies for enhancing your collaboration techniques and ways to find more avenues to collaborate."
  • David A. Kennedy: What I’ve Learned From Premium Themes June 22, 2017 10:48 am
    David A. Kennedy works as a Theminator at Automattic, the company behind and many other fine web products. He said "On, we work with dozens of shops that sell premium themes to our users. They teach us as much as we teach them. Each week, we discuss everything from design quality to code reviews and community management to rejection. This talk will explore lessons learned from managing premium themes on"Presentation Slides »
  • Adrian Roselli: Selfish Accessibility June 22, 2017 6:13 am
    Adrian is a member of the W3C Web Platform Working Group, W3C Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group, and W3C Accessibility Task Force. We can all pretend that we’re helping others by making web sites and software accessible, but we are really making them better for our future selves. Learn some fundamentals of accessibility and how it can benefit you (whether future you from aging or you after something else limits your abilities). We’ll review simple testing techniques, basic features and enhancements, coming trends, and where to get help. This isn’t intended to be a deep dive, but more of an overall primer for those who aren’t sure where to start nor how it helps them.Presentation Slides »
  • Pierre-André Vullioud: Ho API day June 21, 2017 11:15 pm
    REST API just arrived in the core of WordPress. It’s a revolution that allow WP to serve and consume data to/from many other systems. In this session we will review shortly the basic of REST and show how to code a WP plugin to extend the WP REST API. We will discuss together the best way to organize your files and classes. This plugin will be Object oriented with namespace and autoloader. The test plugin will manage a list of talks for a WorldCamp. The code will be released on Github and will help you to start your next project.
  • Alexandre Bortolotti: How To Teach WordPress To Clients June 21, 2017 11:11 pm
    When you create a WordPress website for a client that never used it, it can be difficult to make the jargon understandable. Why do we need a theme and plugins ? What are the tags, the permalinks, etc. In this presentation, I’m gonna give you 10 metaphors to help you explain WordPress technical terms to beginners.
  • Stephan Zurfluh: SEA Best Practices June 21, 2017 11:08 pm
    We will discuss about Search Engine Advertising. You make great websites with WordPress, you need visitors. Contents: What is SEA, what is SEO Experiences with Campaigns, some facts Work on your concept How does it look with Google Adwords The process of creating a campaign Critism: Policy of Auction, extreme prices, key service CHF 150,- Charge market money, if you discover a new “keyword” Support of Adwords is ok Google knows all facts, doesn’t tell it Google is no partner, taking customers Who is owner of the dates? Bing doesn’t invest in services, monopol of Google Hints: try it for proof of concepts use Google Adwords explain videos in Youtube go to trainings of Google ( share experiences flexibility control with Google Analytics (Dashboard) look for alternatives build your own platforms be creative, use Google Display and Youtube Goal: Encourage the participants to make profitable SEA campaigns and create own local search platforms.
  • Evren Kiefer: Content Strategy Tools For WordPress Projects June 21, 2017 11:05 pm
    Great texts, photographs and/or videos are the foundation upon which websites stand. However, we start our projects by obsessing over which plugins and themes are the best. We leave the content uncared for: it is always someone else’s problem. Until it delays the project… the launch… the payment. Content strategy tools help teams be successful and stay on track long after launch with timely and valuable content. In this talk, you’ll learn how to: > create a strategic statement with clients or colleagues > create content models and templates to help clients or colleagues write faster. > establish a workflow and start an editorial calendar
  • Maxime Bernard-Jacquet: Créer son premier thème WordPress en 30 minutes June 21, 2017 11:00 pm
    Il est beaucoup plus facile de créer un thème sur mesure que ce que l’on peut croire. Aujourd’hui beaucoup se rabattent sur des thèmes premium et des pages builders. Mais savez-vous qu’avec quelques bases HTML/CSS et un peu de PHP, créer un thème sur mesure pour WordPress n’est pas si compliqué ? C’est ce que l’on va faire en 30 petites minutes lors de ce Workshop. Vous aurez à l’issue une base solide qui vous servira de tremplin à tous vos futurs projets. On en profitera pour aborder les fichiers de templates, le template hierarchy, les fonctions fournies par WordPress ainsi que la fameuse “Loop”.Presentation Slides »
  • Sylvie Clement: Customizing Your BuddyPress Community Website June 21, 2017 10:59 pm
    We can see more and more examples of great online communities built with WordPress and BuddyPress. But people installing BP are facing a big challenge in knowing how to customize their website to achieve that. What to start with ? How to change the templates ? How to change the navigation ? How to hide some functionnalities, or add others ? This workshop will demonstrate a step by step example, and show some ways to customize your BP with snippets of code, using the many hooks BP offers. – Choosing BP options and profile fields in the admin area – Creating a user menu using BP built-in functionnalities – BP templates hierarchy – Hooks to modify BP navigation and subnav, and labels – Hooks to add custom activities in BP activity streams – some useful plugins to extend your BPPresentation Slides »
  • Nick Weisser: Accepting Bitcoin With WooCommerce June 21, 2017 10:58 pm
    This presentation gives some basic insight into the blockchain technology behind Bitcoin and other crypto currencies. It explains why crypto currencies are not only meant to be used for illicit ecommerce activities on the dark net, but have their rightful and trustworthy place in today’s ecommerce landscape. It will also show how merchants can accept Bitcoin safely with a WooCommerce based online store.Presentation Slides »
  • Frédérique Game: Typeface, Typography, Theme… Design Matters. June 21, 2017 7:02 pm
    In design, fonts and typography are essential to deliver a certain perception of the website. And a relevant message. Moreover, it’s important to take care of disabilities. Designing themes and websites need to follow some good practices. What’s about using best font services, tools and methods for implementing awesome and relevant fonts in your WordPress website. Prerequisites: no specific prerequisites to attend this talk, it would be useful for anyone who needs to learn how typography can improve his website, and a simple reminder for those (as designers) who need to implement custom web fonts.Presentation Slides »
  • Heather Burns: Making Your Voice Heard – How To Win Friends And Influence Policy June 21, 2017 6:03 pm
    WordPress powers 27% of the web. We at WordCamp Europe are the 1% of the 27%. Those of us together in Paris, whether we realise it or not, have an enormous position of influence over the web – a position of influence that we choose not to exercise. At a time of sudden and shifting political currents, many of which threaten the stability of our industry, the WordPress community takes no part in the processes that shape our craft. That lack of involvement will not protect us. It is not our place to claim to speak for “what WordPress wants”, nor is it our place to say that WordPress should determine how the web works per se. It is our place, however, to say that the most talented, experienced, and committed members of our community can and should take a more active role in the bodies and policies that govern the web. So how can the WordPress community put their experience to work to help develop the standards and regulations which shape our craft? In my talk, I will provide a positive and inspirational introduction to how the WordPress community can be a force for good in the governance of the web. I will explain why attendees should get involved, what they can expect, and what, in turn, will be expected of them. Internet governance is ready and waiting for those of us at WordCamp Europe to contribute our voices. First, though, the community needs a toolkit. This talk will provide it.
  • Mark Jaquith: Security Is A Process June 21, 2017 5:53 pm
    People often ask “how do I make my site secure?”, as if security is some magic dust you sprinkle on top and poof, now you’re secure! In this talk, you will learn that security is a process and a mindset, not merely a plugin that you install. You’ll then learn how to best protect your sites and yourself from the multitude of threats they face on the Wild Wild Web.
  • Justin Belleme: The Content Development Bottleneck – Don’t Let Content Slow Down Your Development Projects June 21, 2017 5:49 pm
    Website development companies have long struggled with the challenge of getting website content from clients in a timely manner. This causes a variety of problems for web development and programming companies including mismatched expectations, extended project timelines, excessive client communication, delayed project payment timelines, and in some cases unhappy clients. In some cases this can also lead to websites that are ineffective because although the design is functional, the content fails to compel the site visitor to take. During this presentation we will explore a variety of tools, best practices, and strategies that website development agencies can test and implement to help overcome this challengePresentation Slides »
  • Oleksandr Strikha: Web Font Performance June 21, 2017 1:31 pm
    Oleksandr is a technical leader of WordPress projects based currently in Oslo, Norway. He has designed and led the development of some of the largest content platforms and startups within Scandinavia. In the era of mobile devices the issue of speed and lightness of web applications has become more relevant than ever. There are many factors affecting this parameter, but web fonts are the biggest problem. In my presentation I will describe the general problems of loading and rendering fonts in different browsers, and also about tools that help solve these problems.
  • Ivelina Dimova: Make Your Own WP-CLI Command in 10 min June 21, 2017 1:28 pm
    WordPress developer working at CrowdFavorite where we create web solutions for big enterprise companies. I am more focused on back-end development and passionate about version control systems, deployment and server administration tools. Have you heard WP-CLI, an about open source WordPress management tool that can make your development flow a lot easier? If you’ve heard about it or already use, you probably wondered how it be extended to support custom commands. This talk will give you a short overview how to accomplish this and make your own magic with WP-CLI.Presentation Slides »
  • We Are All Making This Up: Improv Lessons for Developers June 21, 2017 1:24 pm
    I have been working in tech and open source sales since 2005. There are a lot of parallels between the open source development world and Improv communities. The goal of this talk is to expose the similarities and directly apply the core principles from the stagecraft of improv to get better code, smoother projects and ultimately happier customers. At the end the audience will be able to take practical examples and very simple exercises back to their organizations to better communicate with customers and internal stakeholders alike as well as techniques to get ‘unstuck’ when hitting major blockages in creativity needed for elegant code.
  • Dario Jazbec Hrvatin: How to Write to Achieve Your Goals – Writing Tips for Everyone June 21, 2017 1:20 pm
    Dario Jazbec Hrvatin is a documentation manager and usability consultant with OnTheGoSystems, creators of WPML and Toolset plugins. With a web-developing background, he’s been a huge WordPress fan for years, using it for every single project since the very start. Writing is an integral part of our daily web/WordPress work, even if we don’t realize it. We write emails, messages, blog posts, product announcements, and reply support tickets. But we often forget about how good writing can make all the difference between getting a job, creating a good connection with clients, and writing about our work and products in a good, or more, better way. This is why I want to share 5 quick writing tips for everyone in the WordPress community. They are not pompous and overblown, but rather, usable, everyday, and simple to implement.
  • Boone Gorges: The Pernicious Myth of the Code Poet June 21, 2017 1:15 pm
    “Code is Poetry” is a cute motto. It’s also quite false. The spirit of the slogan is harmless enough. It foregrounds the easy-to-overlook fact that software is written by real people. And it provides some solace to the software developer who is looking for soulful validation of what often feels like a rote, boring, soulless job. But code is not poetry, and coders who considers themselves “poets” risk doing a disservice to themselves, and to the software they’re engaged in building. Art is beautiful, and we want our software to be beautiful as well. But, in the service of beauty, art is often inert, inscrutable, ambiguous – hardly qualities of good code. Perhaps more importantly, software developers invested in an image of themselves as artists are more likely to shun collaboration, iteration, and criticism, an attitude that’s especially harmful in free software communities. By breaking down the myth of the code poet, I hope to find some new metaphors that we software developers can embrace for justifying to ourselves the work that we do.
  • Alice Still: How We Developed Our Local WordPress Meetup June 21, 2017 1:10 pm
    Alice does copy and content strategy at Unramble. She’s also a co-organiser of Brighton WordPress meetups, one of the co-founders of Brighton Digital Women, and lead organiser of WordCamp Brighton 2017. Organising a WordPress meetup in your local area is a great way to meet other people in your community, to bounce ideas off each other, and stay updated with how others are using WordPress. But it can be tricky figuring out how to spread the word and encourage people to attend. In this talk, you’ll find out how the organisers of Brighton’s local WordPress meetup, WordUp, created a successful regular monthly event where everyone is welcome.
  • Michael Arestad: Big Design Troubles in Open Source June 21, 2017 1:06 pm
    Michael is a designer at Automattic working on Jetpack and He contributes to the WordPress project and is the most active on the design team. Michael has also been running monthly WordPress meetups in Denver for the last three years. What the heck can we do to improve the design process on open source projects? Designing for open source projects is difficult and comes with a unique set of challenges. The challenges include communication difficulties, tech limitations, slow implementation times, community pushback, complex developer tools, unique design considerations, and lack of design process. I’m going to address these challenges and propose ways to improve or implement an efficient design process as a community.
  • Marina Pape: Lessons Learnt Marketing WooCommerce Since July 2014 June 21, 2017 12:59 pm
    When I joined the WooCommerce marketing team in July 2014 we were three. Today we’re a team of thirteen and the landscape of how we work, what we produce, and how we engage users, has changed a lot. Also, WooCommerce has changed a lot! Including being acquired by Automattic. I’d love to share a talk summarising some of the key things I’ve learnt as part of the WooCommerce marketing team.Presentation Slides »
  • Jenny Wong: We Didn’t Care About Diversity… What Happened Next Is Insane! June 21, 2017 12:38 pm
    As a conference speaker, community conference organiser and Open Source evangelist, Jenny loudly cheers people on to share knowledge and contribute back to Open Source projects. Her love for development goes beyond the screen and she is an advocate of both the PHP and WordPress communities. She said during her talk "What happens when you create an event and don’t care about diversity? What happens when you don’t listen to what everyone tells you but think in entirely different terms? This lightning talk will tell you what happened when I stopped caring about diversity and started thinking about event organisation in a different way. What we learned will blow your mind."Presentation Slides »
  • Yoav Farhi: Right To Left Languages Support – The Right Way June 21, 2017 12:33 pm
    Yoav Farhi is an Iñtërnâtiônàlizætiønër at Automattic, who works on everything related i18n (that’s internationalization) and l10n (localization) and of course, translation. A core contributor to WordPress for 8 years now, he works hard to make the web a better place. Adding Right to left (RTL) languages support to your themes and plugins doesn’t have to be a chore. This short talk will introduce the basics of RTL support and demonstrate how to use automated tools to simplify the process.
  • Andrea Middleton: How WordPress Communities Are Built June 21, 2017 12:12 pm
    Andrea Middleton has worked with WordCamp organizers since 2011, helping people plan events that inspire people to do more with WordPress, connect the WordPress community, and contribute to the WordPress project. She said in his talk "The WordPress community is built and maintained by volunteers, using the same methods — and many of the same tools — that are used to make WordPress itself. In this session, you’ll get a look at the WordPress community’s “source code” and learn how to contribute to the growth of your local community — or create a community if you don’t already have one."
  • Sarah Semark: Night Of The Living Style Guides June 21, 2017 12:08 pm
    Sarah Semark is a designer, developer, and world-traveller. After running a business for eight years, she now works for Automattic designing and building WordPress themes. The line between design and development is getting blurrier, and our approach to web design is becoming more modular. How do we keep track of it all? Style guides to the rescue! Using style guides that update as our projects progress, we can visually document our work and ensure that everything stays consistent. They may seem daunting and time-consuming at first, but they don’t have to be. How do I get started with living style guides? What’s a living style guide anyway, and how do I know if mine is dead? Isn’t that going to slow me down? Why should I bother?
  • Andrew Nacin: People Over Code June 21, 2017 12:03 pm
    Andrew Nacin is a Lead Developer of WordPress. He’s led major releases, mentored contributors, and spearheaded new development. He said in his talk 'You can make a bigger impact with people skills and thoughtful human-centered design than simply with code. After running WordPress releases and then spending two years working in government, WordPress lead developer Andrew Nacin wants to talk about how your interactions with others matter and how it’s important to think with people, not for them.'

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