WordPress 4.9.6 Beta is now available, with 10 bug fixes and 34 enhancements and feature requests. Of particular interest are the additions and changes related to privacy, which were motivated by the GDPR deadline later this month. Developers should start testing with this version now. Assuming all goes well, 4.9.5 should be out on May 15th.
Kevin Ohashi at Review Signal did a deep analysis of its 2018 data that goes well beyond simple load testing at many WordPress hosts. The goal of this new analysis was to determine whether paying a higher price for hosting buys you better performance. Spoiler alert: there does appear to be a positive correlation. There’s a…
Do you want to see the REST API improved? Get the latest on improving DevHub (Developer Docs), image formats, and access to open-source Figma files.
WordPress 4.3 lead Konstantin Obenland has created a kickoff post for the release to highlight some areas of focus. The first meeting for the release will be tomorrow, and the target release date is August 18th. There will be about two months of feature building time, before the feature freeze on July 1st. So while 4.2…
The sixth call for testing has been issued as part of the Full Site Editing Outreach Program. This time there’s a focus on landing pages. If you haven’t been able to participate yet, now is a great time to do so. Time is of the essence as we get close to a 5.8 release. ⏳
I recently discovered this broad overview from Matthew Setter on the state of testing in PHP today. It’s not WordPress specific, but it’s useful. Developers should be testing their PHP code now or making it a goal to do so.
Here’s a handy plugin called WooBuilder that creates WooCommerce product pages using Gutenberg. Delicious Brains has a new post explaining how to decrease your site testing time with automated acceptance testing for WooCommerce.