Bob puts out so much writing and audio at Do the Woo and has so many different people featured, it’s hard to keep up! These are some recent ones I’ve taken note of but didn’t get into a post or newsletter. Definitely worth a listen:
WordPress 6.1 rolls out on November 1. Help test 6.1 Release Candidate 3 — and the Rollback feature plugin. Be sure to look over the 6.1 DevNotes, Field Guides, and Team Updates.
Get a sneak peek at WordPress 6.1 with Nick Diego. Help test 6.1 Release Candidate 2 — and the Plugin Dependencies feature plugin. Be sure to browse the 6.1 DevNotes, Field Guides, and Team Updates. WP-CLI 2.7.1 is available now.
Fresh off the heels of WordCamp US, here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in the world of design and development in the WordPress space. There were several fantastic talks about design, accessibility, WP-CLI, blocks, and FSE at the event. We’re looking forward to highlighting some videos once they’re online.
What if WordPress, growing as an operating system for the web, spawns distributions and spins, like Linux? What do nine years of Jetpack teach us about Automattic and WordPress — the project and the dot-com? Rethinking how we think about SaaS, hosting, and the WordPress ecosystem…
Very happy to see the release WP-CLI v2.5.0 knowing it was quite the effort. Kudos to the team. This version includes security patches, PHP 8 support, improved MySQL/MariaDB support, new commands for managing automatic updates and creating MO files, and more. Read the release notes for more.
The lead stories this week include GiveWP‘s acquisition by Liquid Web and increasing concerns over the “bus factor” in open source projects. Thankfully WP-CLI has a major release coming up this next week, but the sustainability of this vital project was jeopardized in 2020. Finally, the future of WordPress themes with Full Site Editing made…
The long-awaited 2.5.0 release of WP-CLI is happening Wednesday, May 19th, 2021. Several obstacles converged to slow its progress in 2020.
Carl Alexander has an update about Ymir, the serverless DevOps platform he is building for WordPress. In the process, he explains how to create a WP-CLI command. 👍
WP-CLI 2.4.0 is out, and it supports PHP 7.4. It works great with WordPress 5.3’s improvements to “properly deal with large images” by keeping track of “the original source images … so you can safely rebuild your thumbnails without losing quality.”
WP-CLI 2.3.0 was recently released. Alain Schlesser describes it as an “unspectacular” version because the “previous release was very taxing.” Nevertheless, I’m enjoying new features like the media fix-orientation command. Also new and useful: the ability to skip through groups of tables using wildcards (e.g., ‘wp_post*’) with the –skip-tables flag for search-replace.
David Ryan has written several tutorials to help developers get comfortable with WP-CLI and custom WP-CLI commands even if they haven’t worked much with the command line before. Pascal Birchler‘s Introduction to WP-CLI is a great place to start learning WP-CLI too. 👨🏫
ValetPress uses Laravel Valet and WP-CLI to quickly install and configure WordPress sites for local development and testing.
Developers who use WP-CLI might be interested in this script that renames a theme with a quick walk-through.
If you are interested in adding WP-CLI support to your WordPress plugin, this recent post at wpreset.com explains how. Speaking of WP-CLI, version 2.0 was recently released. It’s a big release: 67 contributors and 364 pull requests with numerous new features and enhancements.
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