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Overcoming Barriers to Contributing

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As a followup to my earlier post on common barriers to contributing to Five for the Future — especially for small teams — I was looking through the WordCamp US schedule and noticed Chris Lubkert's session: How Your Small Business…
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Bug fixes and updates to the…

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Bug fixes and updates to the default Twenty Twenty-One and Twenty Nineteen themes are available now. 🐛 It's unusual for core themes to be updated outside of a core release, Jonathan Desrosiers explains, "but since a WordPress 5.6.1 fast-follow was…

Jonathan Desrosiers also has an update…

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Jonathan Desrosiers also has an update on how the WordPress core team is continuing the transition to GitHub Actions for automated testing: "As of today, all repositories have been fully transitioned to GitHub Actions except the WordPress Coding Standards." Jonathan…

WordPress 5.5 Beta 2 is out.…

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Dan Knauss

WordPress 5.5 Beta 2 is out. The final release is expected to drop on August 11th, 2020 as planned. 📅 👉 Several tooling additions and improvements have gone into the WordPress 5.5 cycle. Developers should take note of the build…

WordPress 5.5 will update external libraries…

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WordPress 5.5 will update external libraries bundled with the core such as SimplePie, Twemoji, Moment.js, and PHPMailer. Jonathan Desrosiers has put out the call for testing. If you use these libraries in your themes and plugins, download the nightlies, and…

Jonathan Desrosiers has a breakdown of…

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Jonathan Desrosiers has a breakdown of the changes in PHP 7.4 "that plugin and theme developers need to be aware of and should accommodate in their code." ⚠️

Felix Arntz digs into the “fatal…

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Felix Arntz digs into the "fatal error recovery mode" coming in WordPress 5.2. There are several ways developers can make their plugins respond to recovery mode, which provides an opportunity "to inform administrators about fatal errors on their site and…

📝 Some noteworthy items from the latest…

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📝 Some noteworthy items from the latest weekly WordPress developer meeting: WordPress 5.1 RC1 is already out with RC2 either "late this week or early next week." The final version is on target for 2/21. WordPress 5.1.1 will probably be released…

Jonathan Desrosiers provides some followup after…

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Jonathan Desrosiers provides some followup after a discussion about a recent Trac bulk edit. The bulk ticket edit affected approximately 2,300 tickets spanning all components that had not been modified in at least two years. The bulk action set all…

Jonathan Desrosiers has an interesting post…

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Jonathan Desrosiers has an interesting post on Make WordPress about the pros and cons of dropping support for older browsers for new features -- especially in context of the upcoming WordPress editor project. His words echo of the core philosophies…
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