WordPress 4.9.6 has been released, thanks to the work of more than 70 people who added over 95 updates. Among these updates are the prominent additions of privacy and data handling tools, thanks to the upcoming deadline of the GDPR on May 25.
bbPress 2.6.6 is a minor release that’s available now. It fixes some PHP warnings and notices, “some output formatting bugs and improves a few different moderator experiences,” according to John James Jacoby. 🐛
If you follow PHP development, you might be interested to know that a JIT (“just in time”) engine is coming to PHP 8. This change will present some challenges, but overall the benefit will be increased performance. ⏱️ There isn’t a lot of information about this right now, but there is a good discussion with…
News from WP.org for the week of September 27, 2021.
Gravity Forms 7.1 Beta 1 • the SpinupWP community • Dollie 2.0 • rtCamp’s Easy Engine now with full custom Docker-Compose support • Metorik • Iconic • Do the Woo • Simple Ajax Chat Pro
Joe Watkins has an excellent (and potentially scary) read here on how some major aspects of the PHP project might depend on just a few people. He asks how many people does the PHP project depend on — and he says the answer is just two: Maybe as few as two people would have to…
Elementor acquires Strattic • WP Engine acquires Delicious Brains‘ plugins 🧠 • When the Cathedrals own the Bazaars and Shopping Centers and you’re in a strip mall with a fruit stand… • Jetpack decouples • InstaWP gets seed funding from Automattic 🌱 • Automattic hire #2000 • World-class FSE, how? 🌐 • WCEU by the numbers • Weglot gives back • RoleUp rolls out • Tadlock exits WP Tavern 🍺 • Why ‘why’ matters most • The Big 2-0 next year • All there is to know about core WordPress email notifications, documented ✉️ • System font stack check • Do not follow by default • Museum of Block Art opens 🎨 • Meet Yvonne Doll • Mostly modest WordPress wishlists • WooCommerce Experts to go global • How to do well in a downturn 📉 • Some things we don’t — but ought to — talk about. 🐘 Silent no longer about Sustainability.