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Tech Roundup Week Ending July 28

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Mike Demopoulos
TechThe Week in Review
WordPress 6.3 Release Candidate 2 – WordPress News WordPress 6.3 Release Candidate 2 is available for download and testing. It is currently under development and should not be installed on production or critical websites. It is scheduled for release on…
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Tech Roundup Week Ending July 21

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Mike Demopoulos
TechThe Week in Review
WordPress 6.3 to Introduce a Development Mode WordPress 6.3 will introduce a new development mode. This mode can be initiated by declaring the WP_DEVELOPMENT_MODE constant. It is not recommended for production sites. Possible values for WP_DEVELOPMENT_MODE include core, plugin, theme,…

Tech Roundup Week Ending July 14

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Mike Demopoulos
TechThe Week in Review
GitHub introduces passwordless authentication. GitHub is introducing passwordless authentication as a new method to enhance account security and provide a seamless user experience. Passkeys are a secure and easy-to-use way of protecting user accounts, combining two-factor authentication (2FA) with enhanced…

Women & Nonbinary Release • WP-CLI 2.8.0 • Redesign Update • Build Block Theme

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Courtney Robertson
Make WordPressPlanet
This Week at WordPress.org (April 3, 2023) Women and Nonbinary Release Squad, WP-CLI 2.8.0 Release, Redesign Update🦸🏻‍♀️ Preparing for the Next Women & Nonbinary Release Squad👷🏾 FSE Program Exploration: Build a block theme🟦 Proposal: The Interactivity API – A better…

Build a Block Theme • Theme Performance Improvements * Interactivity API • Why Jazz?

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Courtney Robertson
Make WordPressPlanet
This Week at WordPress.org (April 3, 2023) Build a Theme, Time to First Byte, Jazz, and Interactivity API🦸🏻‍♀️ Preparing for the Next Women & Nonbinary Release Squad👷🏾 FSE Program Exploration: Build a block theme🚀 WordPress 6.2 Performance improvements for all…

WordPress 6.2 “Dolphy” • Gutenberg Phase 3 • Test Plugin Dependencies

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Courtney Robertson
Make WordPressPlanet
This Week at WordPress.org (March 27, 2023) WP 6.2, Plugin Dependencies, Phase 3🚀 WordPress 6.2 “Dolphy”🖥️ Call for Testing: Plugin Dependencies UX🟦 Proposal: The Interactivity API – A better developer experience in building interactive blocks3️⃣ Phase 3: Collaboration🎷 Why Jazz?…

WordPress 6.2 RC4 • Code Generators and GPL

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Courtney Robertson
Make WordPressPlanet
This Week at WordPress.org (March 20, 2023) WP 6.2 RC 4, Code Generators🧪 WordPress 6.2 Release Candidate 4🙋🏾 Help Test WordPress 6.2🗺️ WordPress 6.2 Field Guide🤖 Use of Code Generators Must Remain GPL Compatible News Introducing the WordPress Developer Blog…

WordPress 6.2 RC2 • Plugin Review Team Retirement News • WP20 Giveaway

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Courtney Robertson
Make WordPressPlanet
This Week at WordPress.org (March 13, 2023) WP 6.2 RC2 • Plugin Review Team Announces Mika's Retirement • WP20 Giveaway🧪 WordPress 6.2 Release Candidate 2📺 Your WordPress 6.2 Preview🙋🏾 Help Test WordPress 6.2🗺️ WordPress 6.2 Field Guide👋🏻 Advance Notice of…

Till Krüss on Object Cache Pro, WordPress, Plugins, Testing, and Performance — Post Status Draft 126

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Dan Knauss
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Transcript ↓ Back in August, I had a long conversation with Till Krüss (edited down to <60 minutes here) about his path into WordPress, Laravel, and performance. It's about time we published it as an episode of Post Status Draft!…

Going from Agency to Products: The Story of Barn2 — Post Status Draft 125

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Dan Knauss
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Katie and Andy Keith started out as a WordPress agency almost a decade ago and then tried to break into WordPress products, first with themes and then plugins. Challenges arose with reliable project management on the agency side while they…

WP.org outage notice gets written into plugin user’s salt keys

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Dan Knauss
DevelopmentNotes
Talk about edge cases! On August 8, wordpress.org was down for a few hours after a Chicago data center outage. During the outage, a user of Salt Shaker reported the plugin replaced salt keys with an outage notice, leading to…

A Taxonomy of Access Control

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Dan Knauss
NotesPlanet
Bruce Schneier thinks this idea from Ittay Eyal is brilliant and broadly applicable. Since I like pretty much everything Bruce says (that I can understand) I tried to get my head around this and the discussion it spawned in Post…

Post Status Notes #492

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Dan Knauss
PlanetThe Week in Review
No Content Don't miss David's fresh podcast picks for the week! 🎙️ As usual, Courtney has the week's news from the people making WordPress at .org. 🏗️ Core and Block Editor Updates 📦 Join contributors to WordPress core and other…

Post Status Notes #489

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David Bisset
BusinessDesign
No Content An App Store for WordPress — .com? Donna Cavalier recently announced on the WordPress.com blog that "instant purchases of plugins, themes, and even services" are "coming soon" to WordPress.com. In fact, they are coming "right within" the WordPress.com…

Ashley Rich has written a nice…

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Dan Knauss

Ashley Rich has written a nice article detailing PHP Encryption Methods for passwords and sensitive data. Each encryption method has multiple algorithms or ciphers to choose from, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Ashley focuses on implementing hashing and…

Eric Mann recently announced a side…

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Dan Knauss

Eric Mann recently announced a side project — an "Advanced Passwords" premium plugin. As Eric explains, this project aims to better protect WordPress sites by securing passwords used for authentication and protected content.
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