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Last year, I identified key factors that suggested the features-as-plugins first model was falling apart. A lack of communication, direction, buy-in from core developers, and synchronized development between plugins on Github and WordPress.org were some of the contributing factors highlighted. Features-as-Projects WordPress lead developer Helen Hou-Sandí has outlined a new (more…)

Get Your Widgets Ready for WordPress 4.5

WordPress 4.5 is right around the corner with the first release candidate now available for download. It includes 49 changes from the last beta – improvements to the new custom logo feature, a minor update to jQuery, updates to inline documentation, and fixes for various small bugs. The upcoming release (more…)

WordPress Global Translation Day Set for April 24, 2016

The WordPress Polyglots team is planning its first ever Global Translation Day to be held April 24, 2016, in every timezone around the globe. The 24-hour translation sprint will start at dawn in the East and end in the West. In addition to translating strings, organizers are also looking to (more…)

WordPress 4.5 Improves Comment Moderation Screens

Building on the momentum generated from the WordPress 4.4 development cycle, WordPress 4.5 includes a number of enhancements to comments. In a post on the Make Core blog, Rachel Baker explains the changes and what to expect. “WordPress 4.5 includes several ancient bug fixes and a few enhancements in the (more…)

WordPress 4.5 Adds Inline Editing to the Links Modal

Today Andrew Ozz, one of the maintainers on WordPress’ core Editor component, announced some major improvements coming to the links modal in the 4.5 release. Currently, when adding a link to text in the visual editor, a modal launches where you can paste in the URL, add link text, and (more…)