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.
WordPress 6.1 RC 1 has shipped with a release date of November 1. It’s time to start testing! Check out the Developer Notes, Field Guide, and related team updates.
Help test WordPess 6.1 Beta 3! 🧪 Check out the latest features that are coming in the 6.1 release. 📦 Follow updates about bringing back the Active Install Growth chart. 📈
Big Changes in WP_Query and the Nav Block • Accessibility-Ready Themes • Design Systems and Agency-Client Co-Creation • W3.CSS • WP Plugin Compare • Is Self-Hosted Email Impossible? • Cool Tool: WordPress WebAssembly • Also: Remix Icons, PDFgrep, The only 58 bytes of CSS you need to go to parties, plus an amazing Block Editor trick.
If you need a guided tour through WP_Query (or perhaps you know a developer new to WordPress coding) then Carl Alexander has a well laid out walkthrough of it here.
Term meta has been committed to core in changeset 34529. This is a hugely anticipated change, and will excited a whole lot of developers. I’ve covered term meta a good bit the last several weeks, so I’ll spare the justifications. Instead, I’m sharing the commit message! It actually does a great job on telling us…
Pippin Williamson is doing a new series on building a database abstraction layer that’s sure to be really educational. The first post in the series offers reasons for using custom tables in WordPress plugins. For a long time, the majority of “best practice” advocates for WordPress development screamed against almost all custom table usage. After…
The WordPress REST API is a huge initiative and feature plugin being developed for the core WordPress project. But it can be a bit confusing if you don’t know much about it yet. Let’s discuss what this project is, why it’s important, and how to get involved.
WordPress 3.7 Beta 1 is ready for testing. For such a quick release cycle, there are features in WordPress 3.7 that are going to be big for the platform. Andrew Nacin highlighted a few items in 3.7 Beta 1 that you should know about. The most significant new feature which we’ve known about at least…
Ever need 5 ‘featured’ posts but WP_Query only gives you 2? This tutorial will show you how you can fill in those missing posts.
Understanding how to alter the main query and how to create custom queries in WordPress are two essentials for WordPress developers. You should familiarize yourself with a few things right away: What is the WP_Query class, including creating new custom queries for secondary loops Never use query_posts() Alter queries with the pre_get_posts hook You also…
Some things you just can’t do with WP_Query like get posts in the last 10 days from today. Here, we show you how to do that by using the posts_where filter.
I remember reading this before I started Post Status. It needs to be noted here just how useful this post on classing up your queries is. Brad gives examples for making it easier to extend WP_Query in your projects.
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