John James Jacoby explains the addon “took almost an entire year to invent, test, and deploy… We ported the RRULE spec directly to PHP from the iCalendar RFC, because nothing existed to do what we needed.”
Here’s a nice post from Alain Schlesser on a roadmap for the “Serve Happy” project. Its primary goal is reducing the number of WordPress installations running on an unsupported PHP version — along with some more quickly achievable secondary goals
Is there a win-win solution for plugin owners fighting churn and their professional WordPress customers, like agencies and freelancers?
Justin Tadlock has recently released the beta of his Butterbean post meta framework. I have yet to give it a test drive, but so far it looks really nice (apparently modeled after the WordPress Customize API) and everything Justin has ever done has impressed me. Also interesting: “The big difference is that ButterBean doesn’t use PHP…
In this episode of Post Status Excerpt, Dan and Ny take on three issues in the WordPress community that can threaten or impair trust while also revealing how foundational trust and healthy communication are: 1) racism and microaggressions, 2) the sudden removal and uncertain fate of the active install growth chart in the WordPress.org plugin repository, and 3) open source and security. Briefly discussed: emerging US federal policy that aims to secure open-source software. Zero-trust architecture might work well for networked machines, but human relationships and communities need trust.
From client services and agency work to a successful product business — Katie Keith tells Cory the Barn2 Plugins story in this episode of Post Status Draft.
In this episode, Tiffany Bridge joins Cory Miller to talk about the latest innovations she and her team at Nexcess have created for beginner online store owners, simplifying WordPress for users, and the ongoing battles between centralization and decentralization.