Back Compat & Experimental APIs, Safely Handling SVG via “Insert URL”, WordPress 6.1 Bug Scrub Schedule, Database Performance Health Checks
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Back Compat & Experimental APIs, Safely Handling SVG via “Insert URL”, WordPress 6.1 Bug Scrub Schedule, Database Performance Health Checks

Is it safe to insert an SVG via URL? How healthy is your database?
Performance Team Rep Nominations

CSS Tricks Sale Price: $4M

Acquired in January, CSS-Tricks founder Chris Coyier, who was also a member here, ran that publication for 15 years before capitalizing on search traffic to sell to Digital Ocean β€” for $4 million (USD). They Got Acquired got that number and a few others from Chris recently: 88 million pageviews 91,000 newsletter subscribers 6,500 articles,…

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A short history of WordPress APIs β€” and their future

Here’s an older post about the history of WordPress APIs from Automattic’s mobile apps development team that you may not have seen before. (New to me.) It explains the technical background of the current entanglements of .org, .com, and Jetpack: Why don’t we support a single API in our apps? Wouldn’t that make our lives…

A Day of REST — a conference devoted to the WordPress REST API
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A Day of REST — a conference devoted to the WordPress REST API

A Day of REST is an event devoted to the WordPress REST API. It’ll happen on January 28th 2016, with a follow-on hack day on the 29th, in London. It’s an exciting opportunity for developers to learn how to interact with the new WordPress REST API, and Post Status will be an official partner.

Ideas for small improvements to the new Distraction-Free Writing
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Ideas for small improvements to the new Distraction-Free Writing

Distraction-Free Writing in WordPress changed in 4.1. It’s now an extension of the regular post editor, and it’s had some critics and resistance (like all new WordPress features). I took some of the complaints to see if they could be integrated into the DFW editor to make the feature better.

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