Readers know that the WordPress REST API has had a lot of activity this release cycle. There has been a concerted effort to get the API ready for a core merge in 4.7. The release isn’t slated until December, but due to the timelines for feature freezes and testing involved, that means the merge proposal […]
I have not been stunned — in a positive way — about a default WordPress theme design preview since Twenty Twelve. I haven’t had a major beef with any of the other default themes, but I haven’t been really wowed. Twenty Ten was a huge step because it was the first of the series and a break […]
You may even call it… termination. Okay, I’m sorry. This is from Boone Gorges: Work on the taxonomy roadmap, started in earnest during the 4.1 dev cycle, continues to chug along for WordPress 4.3. We’ve been focusing on the elimination of shared terms: terms in different taxonomies that share the same term_id and thus the […]
I am joined by Matt Mullenweg to discuss decision making, Gutenberg, core WordPress processes, Automattic’s business, and more.
WordPress 4.6 is rolling on, currently in Beta 2. The release includes a handful of new minor features, and you’ll certainly want to test your products and important sites prior to the full release. Now is the time to do so! The Make WordPress Core posts have started to show up, as is common around […]
In this episode, Joe and Brian answer listeners’ WordPress questions, from topics like Multisite, to understanding taxonomies versus posts, the state of the WordPress importer, and more.
The WordPress 4.4 train is rolling and rolling fast still. oEmbed, Responsive Images, and the REST API infrastructure have all been committed to core. The links for the merge tickets are as follows: oEmbed, #32522 Responsive Images, #33641 REST API Infrastructure, #33982 Twenty Sixteen, which has thus far used Github for development, will also be […]
Automattic has created a Google Docs integration to write posts directly in Google Docs and create drafts from them in WordPress. I spoke to George Hotelling, one of the primary developers on the project, about the challenges and process of building the integration. He said that, “the bulk of the work was converting Google Docs’ […]
Big companies are jockeying for position with regard to how content is published and how it is shown on the web, and WordPress is right in the middle of it all. Requiring new formats of web pages for tools like Google’s AMP or Facebook Instant Articles feels, in a way, like an extension of what started […]
Sometimes I wonder if those who work on WordPress.org website projects realize just how powerful their decisions are. I think they do, though I’m also confident the direct commercial impacts of their decisions will never be their first consideration. The WordPress plugin repo is in line to get a complete redesign and rebuild. Free plugins […]
The WordPress REST API is at a bit of a crossroads. There is a proposal on the table by the core team of four contributors — Ryan McCue, Rachel Baker, Daniel Bachhuber, and Joe Hoyle — to ship endpoints to WordPress core iteratively. There is a pushback on this proposal by WordPress Project Lead and co-founder Matt Mullenweg.
Matt Mullenweg has just completed the 2015 State of the Word, the annual speech where he highlights the last year of everything WordPress and what we can anticipate in the future.
WordPress 4.4 Beta 1 is available. The release snuck up on me, as it feels like a long time from the expected December release. Maybe it’s just the whole year that’s flying by. 4.4 includes lots of great developer features, plus Twenty Sixteen, responsive images, and embeds. The biggest features by far, for my audience, […]
Well, if you want to have your say on what you think should go into WordPress 4.4, now is a great time. WordPress 4.4 release lead Scott Taylor has made a call for wishlist features on Make Core. So, you can comment on the post and make your greatest desires known. As you consider what […]
After interviewing thirteen WordPress developers for a book on getting up and running with WordPress development, I have some key takeaways that I’d like to share with you.
Layers is the latest WordPress theme with page building as the core feature. Obox has made a heck of an effort to ship 1.0, and while I have some issues, I’m incredibly impressed with the overall user experience. I think Obox has created something that’s worth checking out, though I think this market has plenty of maturing to do yet.