WordCamp US 2016 Speaker Applications Now Open

The wheels are already turning for WordCamp US 2016, which will be held in Philadelphia, PA, December 2-4. Tickets went on sale just days after the 2015 event concluded and today organizers opened speaker applications. Speakers should be prepared to present to a large audience. The inaugural WordCamp US sold 1,788 tickets and 865 people watched via live stream. This …

New Atom Editor Package Offers Code Snippets for WordPress Plugin and Theme Developers

Last week we featured Ahmad Awais’ WordPress package for Sublime Text that adds a snippet-based library for creating customizer options. Yesterday WordPress developer Chris Wilcoxson published a similar package for the free and open source Atom Text editor. Atom is developed by GitHub to be a “hackable text editor for the 21st Century,” thanks to its extensive package library (4,400+). …

WP-CLI 0.24 Will Deprecate wp-settings-cli.php in Favor of wp-settings.php

For the past three years, WP-CLI has loaded a modified copy of WordPress’ wp-settings.php. The reason behind this, according to Cristi Burcă, the project’s original maintainer, is that “WordPress does several things that don’t make sense in a CLI context.” Keeping that modified copy up-to-date was a small chore, but it offered WP-CLI far more control over how it interacts …

New WordPress Plugin Tests for TLS 1.2 Compatibility

Jason Coleman, creator of the popular Paid Memberships Pro plugin, published a post today, warning users that many payment gateways will soon require TLS 1.2. The encryption protocol secures communication between the server and customers’ browsers so that things like credit card numbers and addresses can be transferred safely. Coleman outlined the requirements that a server should support in order …