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.
Jen Mylo Moves on From Automattic
Jen Mylo, formerly known as Jane Wells, announced she has left her position at Automattic after eight years to pursue other opportunities. Normally, people switching or leaving jobs isn’t news but Mylo is an exception to the rule because of the impact she’s had on the WordPress project and community over those eight years.
From leading the effort to redesign the WordPress 2.7 “Coltrane” backend which was code-named Crazyhorse, to helping WordCamp organizers behind the scenes, to the Kim Parsell travel scholarship. She also facilitated and helped many WordPress lead developers.
Thanks Jen for everything you’ve done and contributed to the WordPress project and its community. I wish and hope for the best for you in your future endeavors.
Generous in Spirit
Carrie Dils reminds us that the WordPress community is generous of spirit. If you haven’t experienced it yet, get in touch with her and she’ll introduce you.
The #WordPress community is so generous of spirit. If you feel disconnected from it and want to be a part, message me & I'll introduce you.
— carrie dils (@cdils) March 31, 2016
How to Protect a GPL Licensed Plugin from Being Copied
There’s a post on the Advanced WordPress Facebook group that asks, what are the best ways to protect a GPL licensed plugin from being copied? The thread has more than a dozen responses with many explaining that copying is at the core of the license. The simple answer is that you don’t.
Comparison: Working from Home vs In an Office
The Onion compares what it’s like to work from home as opposed to working in an office. I think the humorous comparisons ring true for many.
WordPress 4.5 Field Guide
Everything you need to know to prepare for WordPress 4.5 is in the field guide. Thanks to Aaron Jorbin for putting the guide together as it’s a great resource for those not able to keep up with development.
The only thing better than emoji in core is jumbo emoji. Thankfully, there’s a plugin available that turns emoji into almost larger than life emoji.
— george ﬆephanis (@daljo628) March 24, 2016
Gianuu or Italian Wapuu!
In what is a traditional part of this series, I end each issue by featuring a Wapuu design. For those who don’t know, Wapuu is the unofficial mascot of the WordPress project. Gianduu is the official mascot of WordCamp Torino 2016. Gianduu is a mix between Gianuja, a famous carnival mask and Gianduiotto, a Turin confectionery tradition.
That’s it for issue six. If you recently discovered a cool resource or post related to WordPress, please share it with us in the comments.