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A Primer on Writing Good Documentation

This post was contributed by guest author Jeff Matson. Jeff is the head of documentation for GravityForms. He is the creator of the Heartbeat Control WordPress plugin and is a fan of the 90s. Often times, documentation is the most underrated piece of the development process. When we look at (more…)

Menu Customizer Tentatively Approved for WordPress 4.3

WordPress 4.3 release lead Konstantin Obenland posted notes from this week’s core development chat, confirming that the Menu Customizer plugin has been conditionally approved to merge. The approval is pending a few conditions that will be required before officially merging it: Complete a11y audit. Address possible blockers. Merge php tests. (more…)

Why Cloudup is Not Replacing the WordPress Media Library

When Automattic acquired Cloudup in 2013, two of the most exciting parts of the announcement was replacing the WordPress media library with Cloudup and the ability to co-edit posts similar to Google Docs. We discussed the concept in early 2014 and readers were concerned about owning their data. Two years later, (more…)

WordPress.org is Testing International Theme and Plugin Directories

WordPress.org is making strides towards fully localizing the project’s official theme and plugin directories. Dion Hulse posted this morning that he has enabled localized theme directories for all Rosetta sites. For example, the Romanian themes directory is available at: ro.wordpress.org/themes/. Theme filters, directory sub-navigation, info and download buttons, and other (more…)

WordPress 4.2.1 Released to Patch Comment Exploit Vulnerability

This morning we reported on an XSS vulnerability in WordPress 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, and 3.9.3, which allows an attacker to compromise a site via its comments. The security team quickly patched the vulnerability and released 4.2.1 within hours of being notified. WordPress’ official statement on the security issue: The WordPress (more…)