Shiny Updates Approved for Partial Merge Into WordPress 4.6

The Shiny Updates project was approved for partial merge today during an additional meeting designated for reviewing improvements added within the last week. A decision was expected last week but was delayed after contributors discovered that the plugin required three more audits to be ready for merge. Drew Jaynes completed a documentation audit and Dominik Schilling completed a security review …

How to Let a Client Preview Their WordPress Site Before it Goes Live

So you’ve built a beautiful WordPress website that fits your client’s needs, wants, and requirements to a t. There’s just one hurdle left: Your client doesn’t want the site going live until they’ve signed off on the finished product. Presenting a finished site–or, at least, a supposedly finished site–is one scenario in which you may need to come up with …

Finding WordPress in the Post-Print News Era

photo credit: Alexis Doyen For the first time in history, more Americans are working for online publications than for traditional print newspapers. In his report on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, NiemanLab’s Joseph Lichterman succinctly summarizes the slow death of the American newspaper: It’s safe to assume that newspaper jobs will continue to evaporate. Most small and …

A Week of REST Developer Workshop to be Held in Matlock, Derbyshire in September

Matlock, Derbyshire, formerly known as a picturesque spa resort town, will be host to the next WordPress REST API conference organized by Human Made the week of September 5-9. A Week of REST is designed to be an immersive bootcamp experience for developers who want to learn how to build websites and applications using the WordPress REST API and JavaScript. …