Gil Rutkowski has a new gig heading up web development for a pretty big team. He's a well respected and seasoned WordPress guy, so the PHP and WP gig he tweeted about this morning may be enticing for some of you. Full time in Chicago or New York.
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Joost de Valk published to his blog this morning about a mistake he made with an update to his WordPress SEO plugin. He used a feature in PHP that isn’t supported in PHP 5.2, and therefore his plugin didn’t work on a massive number of websites that are running out of date PHP (as he…
I got an email from a friend today, who is hosted on DreamHost, saying they had upgraded her company’s website to PHP 5.6. In it, they also noted they are removing PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.4 completely from their system in January. That is awesome. I’m working now to get more info on how this…
WordPress success stories are great, but this time, you’re going to read about a failure. It’s about the Speed Booster Pack plugin and the depressing, constant decline of its active installs.
InstaWP is about a year old now — let’s take a tour of it and catch up with Vikas Singhal to see how he hopes it will evolve. Currently, it’s a testing, demonstration, training, and marketing tool for WordPress product owners and agencies. Next, Vikas aims for InstaWP to support a marketplace for developers and agencies launching WordPress sites. Finally, he envisions it becoming a platform of platforms — WordPress-as-a-Service for people building their own WPaaS
Brent Roose offers some benchmarks that feature the new preloading feature in PHP 7.4. Brent says, “I think it’s safe to say that preloading… will have a positive performance impact, also on real-life projects built upon a full-blown framework.” 🚆