The First Release of WordPress Turns 15 Years Old

This Sunday, May 27th, marks the 15th anniversary of the first release of WordPress. Users are celebrating the occasion across the world with huge cakes, cupcakes, memorable photos, parties, and meetups. Now that’s a cake! #wp15 pic.twitter.com/i8lAr4SLsO— WordPress Cape Town (@WPCapeTown) May 24, 2018 To see if there is an (more…)

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss Adobe’s acquisition of Magento, feedback regarding WordPress 4.9.6, when 4.9.7 might ship, an unofficial WordCamp app for iOS, and whether or not it’s time for WordPress auto updates to occur for every version. I describe what it’s like having poison ivy (more…)

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WordPress 4.9.6 was released last week and was labeled a minor release. Minor releases trigger WordPress’ automatic update system. Shortly after its release, some users began questioning why their sites were not automatically updating to 4.9.6. I wondered the same thing after logging into a site I maintain and discovering (more…)

Unofficial WordCamp for iOS App

Marcel Schmitz, founder of hellodev, has released WordCamp for iOS for free on the App Store. The app utilizes the WordPress REST API endpoints from WordCamp Central and hellodev to display sessions, speakers, and news from an event’s official site. Schmitz used WordCamp Porto to test features within the app. (more…)

WordPress 4.9.6 Released With User Data Export and Removal Tools

WordPress 4.9.6 has been released and is considered a privacy and maintenance release. Traditionally, minor versions contain security and bug fixes. This release is different as it includes a number of privacy related features such as: Privacy Policy page template/creation User Data Request Handling User Data Export and Removal tools (more…)

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While editing this episode, I noticed that my voice routinely goes from quiet to loud. I’m not sure why this is and suspect it has something to do with Windows 10. I apologize for the audio quality and will try to have it fixed by next week’s show. In this (more…)

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WordPress 4.9.6 Release Candidate 1 is available for download and addresses some of the issues that have been reported in beta 1. Since the beta’s release, there have been 30 bugs fixed. Many of the fixes in this release are focused on the new privacy tools that help with GDPR (more…)

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The first WordCamp Retreat was held this past weekend in Soltau, Germany and by all accounts, it was a very successful event. The following is a guest post by Remkus de Vries who recaps his experience attending the event. Remkus is from Fryslân, the Netherlands and is Manager Partnerships at (more…)

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WordPress 4.9.6 Beta 1 is available for testing. It’s the first step in bringing GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) tools to WordPress. In addition to 10 bugs being fixed, this release heavily focuses on privacy enhancements. One of the first changes is the addition of a Privacy tab on the (more…)

Jetpack 6.1, Now With Even More Privacy Information

Jetpack 6.1 is available and is considered a general maintenance release. This version adds two improvements to the WordAds module. Users can now use the [wordads] shortcode to place an inline ad on any post or page. Support for the ads.txt file has also been added. A new filter is (more…)