Here is a nice update from the Tide group, which made progress during Contributor Day at WCUS. Tide is a series of automated tests run against every installed plugin and theme in the WP.org directory. It displays PHP compatibility, and it tests for errors or warnings. (Tide is sponsored by Google, Automattic, WPEngine, and XWP.)
Let’s do some logging! The wc_get_logger function opens a new world of possibilities for you in WooCommerce.
When you launch a new project there’s always a buzz of excitement, hope, and relief, but also that of fear of failure and disappointment. This is something I’ve experienced for all the projects I’ve been part of over the past eight years, to the point that I’m actively looking forward to the first failed launch….
Lots of WordPress core, Gutenberg, and WordCamp news this week. Are off-forum .org support requests OK? Matt: Tumblr will be open sourced. What’s the WP Way?
The PHP minimum version bump is happening! As noted in this Trac ticket, WordPress’s support for PHP 5.2 – 5.5 officially ends now, and the minimum required PHP version is 5.6. As Scott Arciszewski explains, the impending release of WordPress 5.2 is great news for WordPress security. Another recent commit “adds a pure PHP implementation…
For those who may not be aware of its existence, Theme Sniffer is a plugin that uses custom sniffs for PHP_CodeSniffer to statically analyze themes. It will verify if a theme adheres to WordPress coding conventions and check theme code for PHP version compatibility.
WordPress 4.9.5 Beta is slated for April 3rd. There are three things of note, two of which are verbiage related I find interesting: The recommended PHP version is now going to be 7.2, instead of 7.0. I wonder at what point another conversation will happen around bumping the required version as well, to take advantage…