Getting rewrite rules and Regex right is an often painful task in WordPress. Conflict solving, commenting the expressions, et cetera is something most people want to avoid. To be honest, every modern PHP or JS framework nowadays has a very simple approach on this topic. Finally we got something like that for WordPress as well: Meet “Clever Rules“! You can also visit the main plugin site.
John James Jacoby has been the main source of (unofficial) information about the removal of active install statistical tracking for plugins in the WordPress.org repository. On Friday, he provided more technical details on the WPwatercooler podcast.
As reported in the Drupal forums, it appears that Drupal 8 will require PHP 7.0 or higher starting March 6, 2019. WordPress, in contrast, runs on older PHP versions while PHP 7.2 is recommended. It’s not an apples to apples comparison since Drupal 8 has a smaller marketshare (not to mention other factors involved), but…
WordPress Multisite is a great feature of WordPress. But it’s not always the right feature.
In development since November, WooCommerce 3.9 is out with 600 commits from 18 contributors. This is a minor release, but it ships with WooCommerce Blocks 2.5.11, MaxMind Geolocation Integration, and it raises the minimum WordPress and PHP version requirements to 5.0 and 7.0, respectively. 🛒
Many different ways exist to structure WordPress plugins. You can use singletons, global references to your plugin class instance, static classes, namespaces and so forth. In this article, many different ways are outlined in the context of extensibility.
In this article, popular WordPress consultant Bill Erickson provides a complete walkthrough of steps used to successfully migrate a WordPress site from one server to another.