Support for the Classic Editor plugin will end in about 3 years — December 31, 2021, to be exact. Gary Pendergast explains, “it will be guaranteed to work as expected in the most recent major release of WordPress, and the major release before it.” Beyond that,” continued maintenance … based on usage” is expected to “to be fairly trivial,” but when the time comes there will be a reevaluation.
Krissie VandeNoord, founder of North UX, talks with Cory Miller about their work in creating people-first solutions for the nuanced needs of ecommerce and membership site owners. Krissie shares her story from her early days as a designer and blogger to launching her own agency. Her work and energy will encourage you to think beyond what is to build the possibilities that make things work better.
Envato has expanded the hosting program they began piloting last December, which I covered at the time. Now it’s expanded from two theme shops to twelve, including several of the most popular authors on the platform. Envato Hosted is now a flat rate of $19 per month to the buyer, and the theme is included…
The WP Buffs has made its first acquisition: WP EZI. 👏 Allie Nimmons explains how this came about and what’s next: “…WP Buffs purchased WP EZI for 5-figures. This included 65 active subscriptions and 343 total customers… WP Buffs won’t be making any changes to WP EZI’s services or branding at all, at least not…
News from WP.org for the week of September 27, 2021.
WordPress is 19! • WP 6.0 news and Beta 4 release. • JetPack 10.9 • BuddyPress Rewrites 1.1.0 • Simple Local Avatars 2.3.0 • InMotion funds WCUS scholarships • RSS and Blogging FTW • Wishlist Member acquired • New leadership team at Yoast • and the rest of your weekly WP news roundup!
WordPress 4.4.2 is out with a security and maintenance release. It should be a no-brainer update for everyone (and is probably updated on most of your sites by now, automatically). It affects all versions of WordPress and updates are out back through 3.7.