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WordPress 3.8, “almost”

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Brian Krogsgard
WordPress 3.8 Release Candidate 1 is out. This means that the next major version of WordPress is getting close. I was pretty entertained by Matt Mullenweg's slug of "3-8-almost" in the announcement post. As he notes, it's definitely time to…

WordPress through the ages

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Brian Krogsgard
Jeff Matson has gathered up screenshots of every major design change of the WordPress admin and default themes on Inmotion Hosting's blog. It's fairly interesting to take a bird's eye view on the evolution of the visible aspects of WordPress.

I can haz braces?

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Brian Krogsgard
WordPress core is debating a change to always require braces, even for one line, in PHP if statements. Looks like the +1's are winning. That's a good thing in my opinion. Is this the most detail oriented thing I've ever…

WordPress 3.7.1 is out

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Brian Krogsgard
WordPress 3.7.1 is out with eleven bug fixes. If you are already on WordPress 3.7 and you are eligible for auto-updates, they will start rolling out soon. If you want to find out if you're eligible for auto-updates, you can…

What’s new in WordPress 3.7, “Basie”

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Brian Krogsgard
WordPress 3.7, "Basie", has just been released. It's been named in honor of Count Basie. The WordPress 3.7 development cycle is the quickest turnaround between major versions of WordPress ever. You may not notice a whole lot of sexy new…

WordPress 3.7 RC1 released

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Brian Krogsgard
WordPress 3.7 RC1 has been released, which means the official release of WordPress 3.7 is near. Auto-updates have been refined a bit, and based on some tweets I saw from Andrew Nacin and reports of Beta testing, they are very…

Understand WordPress internationalization and translation

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Brian Krogsgard
Internationalization (i18n) and translation is one of those fuzzy gray areas for many of us in the WordPress community, especially amongst Americans. We're simply not very accustomed to a multilingual society, therefore we sometimes erroneously don't think about internationalization of our code…

How WordPress evolves without breaking everything

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Brian Krogsgard
This is a great flash talk by Andrew Nacin, where he discusses the decision making process for evolving WordPress while maintaining backward compatibility. Included are some explanations of the struggles with terms, term meta, and more. This was part of…

WordPress 3.7 Beta 1

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Brian Krogsgard
WordPress 3.7 Beta 1 is ready for testing. For such a quick release cycle, there are features in WordPress 3.7 that are going to be big for the platform. Andrew Nacin highlighted a few items in 3.7 Beta 1 that…

WordPress 3.6.1 security release is out

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Brian Krogsgard
WordPress 3.6.1 is out as a security release. Three security fixes were made, plus an additional security hardening measure. The security fixes affect all previous versions of WordPress. Check out the release details, and go update your sites.
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