Jeff Chandler

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There’s a lot of great WordPress content published in the community but not all of it is featured on the Tavern. This post is an assortment of items related to WordPress that caught my eye but didn’t make it into a full post. WordPress Foundation is Taking Submissions for The (more…)

WordPress 4.8.1 Released, Adds Custom HTML Widget

WordPress 4.8.1 is available for download or as an update from the WordPress Dashboard. This release contains 29 bug fixes and improvements. The most notable addition is a dedicated Custom HTML widget. The Custom HTML widget works similar to the Text widget in WordPress 4.7 and below. To see a (more…)

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I start off the show with an adaptation of ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas‘ created by Clement Clarke Moore. Since we didn’t have a guest, Jacoby and I opened up about our personal lives which turned into a conversation about remote working from (more…)

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Last week, you may have noticed that the Tavern was intermittently offline and generating errors. We’ve been experiencing technical issues for the past several months but they peaked last week. After working with Bluehost, they migrated the site from a VPS, to a Dedicated Server that has more powerful hardware. (more…)

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BuddyPress 2.9 ‘La Lombarda’ named after a restaurant established in 1922 in the UK, is available for download. This release contains a handful of small improvements. BuddyPress legacy templates now have Aria labels that improves accessibility to layouts. Group invites are no longer sent to users that have already received (more…)

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When WordPress 4.8 was released last month, it introduced TinyMCE functionality to the Text widget. Unfortunately, this caused issues for those who use Custom HTML as the Visual editor often strips out portions of the code. WordPress 4.8.1 Beta 1 is available for testing and addresses this problem by including a dedicated (more…)

bbPress 2.5.13 Readds Sanitization to Anonymous User Data

The bbPress development team has released bbPress 2.5.13. This release fixes a few bugs, most notably, it readds sanitization to anonymous user data that was accidentally removed in previous versions. Those who allow anonymous users to create topics and replies on their forums are encouraged to update immediately. “This feature is (more…)

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In 2013, iThemes released Exchange, an e-commerce platform that aimed to make selling online as simple as possible. Today, the company announced that AJ Morris, Product Manager at Liquid Web, has taken over the project. “When approached about taking over iThemes Exchange early this year, we wanted to be sure the project (more…)