WPWeekly Episode 312 – Dragon Drop, WordPress Accessibility Statement, and WooCommerce GDPR

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I start the show by sharing our thoughts on Mark Zuckberberg’s congressional hearing. We then discuss what’s new in Gutenberg 2.6 and describe our user experience. We let you know what’s in WooCommerce 3.3.5 and discuss what the development team is doing to prepare for GDPR compliance. Stories Discussed: Gutenberg 2.6 Introduces Drag …

Theme Review Changes Place More Onus Onto Theme Authors

The WordPress Theme Review team has implemented changes that simplify the process and places more responsibility onto theme authors. Theme reviewers now only need to check the following items to pass a theme. Licensing Malicious or egregious stuff Content Creation Security Although the bar to pass a theme is significantly lower, theme authors are still expected to follow the required …

WPWeekly Episode 311 – Jetpack 6.0, WordPress 4.9.5, and A WordCamp for Organizers

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss a great article published by Caspar Hübinger on AMP and WordPress. We cover what’s new in WordPress 4.9.5, Jetpack 6.0, and a WordCamp geared toward organizers. Stories Discussed: WordPress 4.9.5 Squashes 25 Bugs ‘Try Gutenberg’ Prompt Pushed Back to A Later Release Jetpack 6.0 Released Code of Conduct Survey Want to …

WordPress 4.9.5 Squashes 25 Bugs

WordPress 4.9.5 is available for download and is a maintenance and security release. WordPress 4.9.4 and earlier versions are affected by three security issues. The following security hardening changes are in 4.9.5. Localhost is no longer treated as the same host by default. Safe redirects are used when redirecting the login page if SSL is forced. Versions strings are correctly …

WPWeekly Episode 310 – Community Management, PHP, and Hello Dolly

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss the news of the week including, the removal of offensive lyrics in Hello Dolly, a request for plugin developers to stop supporting legacy PHP versions, and changes coming in WordPress 4.9.5. We also talk about community management, the difference between comments and forums, and finally, John shares his concerns on how …

In WordPress 4.9.5, Users Will Be Two Clicks Away From Installing and Activating Gutenberg From the Dashboard

At the end of last month, Matt Cromwell, Head of Support and Community Outreach for GiveWP and an administrator for the Advanced WordPress Facebook group, hosted a question and answer session about Gutenberg with Matt Mullenweg. Mullenweg was asked a few times if he could provide a concrete date on when Gutenberg and WordPress 5.0 would be ready. While a …