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News from Make WordPress and other writing about the WordPress core teams and project.

Contribution as culture

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Brian Krogsgard
This post spends a lot of time analyzing and referencing two other blog posts. Excuse me for that, but also be sure to read both, as they are relevant for this post and also interesting in their own right. Matt…

Post formats are slowly dying, and that’s okay

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Brian Krogsgard
Post formats were introduced in WordPress 3.1. They were, and still are, little more than an organizational feature that allows themes to support ten custom content formats such as asides, links, quotes, video, and audio. They are just a taxonomy…

WordPress 3.9, “Smith”

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Brian Krogsgard
WordPress 3.9, "Smith", has just been released. It is named after James Oscar "Jimmy" Smith. WordPress 3.9 is the hard result of hard work from 267 contributors. The WordPress 3.9 release was led by Andrew Nacin and Co-led by Mike…

WordPress 3.8.3 fixes a bug with “Quick Draft”

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Travis Northcutt
Last week's 3.8.2 security release introduced a bug where drafts written with the Quick Draft tool in the dashboard were not saved. That bug is fixed with today's 3.8.3 release. What's really interesting about this release is that not only is…

WordPress core proposal: portability

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Brian Krogsgard
The biggest feature lacking in WordPress is portability. We have an exporter for post content, but this exporter omits settings, widgets, theme options, and a large swath of data necessary for truly moving a site from server A to server…

WordPress 3.9 Beta 1 released

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Brian Krogsgard
WordPress 3.9 Beta 1 is out and ready for you to test. There are loads of enhancements that you can see a basic description of and hop into the tickets on Trac where they were hashed out. I'll be covering…

HTML5 galleries to land in WordPress 3.9

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Brian Krogsgard
Since WordPress 3.6, it's been possible for theme developers to optionally add HTML5 support for search forms, comment forms, and comment lists. With WordPress 3.9, that optional support will be extended to galleries. The new default gallery markup will use…

Battling round numbers with WordPress 4.0

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Brian Krogsgard
WordPress 3.9 hasn't quite reached beta, but many of us are already looking ahead to WordPress 4.0. I know, I know: 4.0 is no more significant than 3.9 or any other major release. It just so happens that WordPress' twenty-third major…

The design of WordPress 3.8

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Brian Krogsgard
Matt Thomas goes into detail on design considerations for MP6, which became the new look of WordPress in 3.8. Also, it's just so impressive how many people were involved in this project. Excellent wrap-up by Matt.

Meet WordPress 3.8, Parker

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Brian Krogsgard
WordPress 3.8, "Parker", has just been released. WordPress 3.8 is the result of four months of hard work by 188 core contributors. Named after Charlie Parker, jazz saxophonist and bepob innovator. WordPress 3.8's development was led by WordPress co-founder, Matt…

Commit messages can be poetry, too

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Brian Krogsgard
Ryan Boren, WordPress Lead Developer and Bug Whisperer, decided to create a poem on the importance of eliminating trailing whitespace in his latest commit to the WordPress codebase. The Pinking Shears stir from their slumber, awakened by what may seem,…
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