Safety First auto Updates

WordPress 4.4.1 is available for download and includes 52 fixes, one of which patches a cross site scripting vulnerability reported by Crtc4L. This release address two severe bugs and updates the polyfill used for emoji to support Unicode 8. Support for Unicode 8 adds new diversity emoji to WordPress. Other (more…)


Earlier this year, WordPress 4.2 added the ability to install and update plugins in-place. This feature is known as “Shiny Updates”. I’m a big fan of this feature because it’s substantially quicker than updating plugins via the updates page. Here’s what it looks like in action. Due to complications near (more…)

JavaScript Books Next to WordPress Books

During Matt Mullenweg’s State of The Word presentation at WordCamp US, he said everyone in the community should make an effort to learn JavaScript deeply. I visited Barnes and Noble today and discovered that some books are heeding Mullenweg’s call and are doing their part to encourage people to learn (more…)

WordPress Reference Guide Featured Image

The WordPress 4.4 field guide is available and covers all of the major features in WordPress 4.4. The guide explains what the features are and more specifically, links to posts that explain how they work. WordPress 4.4: Field Guide While it doesn’t cover every single change, it gives developers and (more…)