WPWeekly Episode 212 – Criticizing Criticism

In this episode, Marcus Couch and I discuss the last two weeks of WordPress news. We go in-depth on what’s coming in WordPress 4.4 and I share a story of how upgrading WP Tavern to WordPress 4.4 beta 4 generated a white screen of death.

We cover what’s new in BuddyPress 2.4 and celebrate the milestone that WordPress is used on 25% of the top 10 million sites ranked by Alexa. Last but not least, we discuss how WordPress may reach 50% and what it means for the web.

Stories Discussed:

WordPress 4.4 Beta 4 Released
WP Remote Is Up for Sale
Pro Plugin Directory Is Seeking a New Owner
BuddyPress 2.4.0 – “Pietro”
More Than 250 Tickets Still Available for WordCamp US
A Quarter of the Top 10 Million Sites Ranked by Alexa Use WordPress

Plugins Picked By Marcus:

Ad Blocking Advisor adds a simple and elegant notification bar to your site that only displays to visitors who are using ad blocking software. The purpose of the notification is to ask (or advise) visitors to whitelist your site.

MatchHeight adds the MatchHeight jQuery plugin to make the height of all selected elements exactly equal.

WP Term Images by John James Jacoby allows users to assign images to any visible category, tag, or taxonomy term using the media library, providing a customized look for taxonomies.

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