As reported in the Drupal forums, it appears that Drupal 8 will require PHP 7.0 or higher starting March 6, 2019. WordPress, in contrast, runs on older PHP versions while PHP 7.2 is recommended. It's not an apples to apples comparison since Drupal 8 has a smaller marketshare (not to mention other factors involved), but catching up WordPress is still important as we move forward with PHP 7.x.
Tom McFarlin has a nice six post series on his blog that walks through creating a PHP interface for the WordPress Settings API. It’s yet another great way to learn from Tom. By the way, he’s also looking to sell his Mayer theme. Maybe you’re the right buyer?
Ben Gillbanks tells us why he didn’t use WordPress to build his WordPress themes site. I feel spending too much time in the WordPress bubble can be bad. I’m not going to grow as a developer if I don’t try new things. By working with a PHP Framework that I haven’t used before, by ditching…
Carl Alexander has written the most complete and comprehensive guide on formatting PHP strings that I’ve ever seen.
How to make a user experience that doesn’t suck has always remained a kind of trade secret among those who make it their trade. That’s understandable, but it’s Drupal behavior in a WordPress world.
Get ready for WordPress 6.1! There’s a live walkthrough coming for it on September 13, and the feature freeze is September 20. Other important news: security updates will no longer be backported for WordPress 3.7-4.0, and there’s a new Advanced WordPress Administration handbook.
DigitalOcean’s acquisition of Cloudways is an investment in the WordPress ecosystem with an emphasis on “digital agencies, eCommerce sites, bloggers, freelance developers and builders hosting on WordPress.”