Persistent Object Caching

This post was contributed by Ryan Hellyer. He is from New Zealand, lives in Germany, and works as a full-time WordPress geek for Forsite Media in the Netherlands. He spends his time building WordPress plugins and getting up to mischief in his adopted home of Berlin. I have an issue (more…)

WordPress.com Adds Emoji Support, Coming Soon to Jetpack

Twitter announced today that it has open sourced Twemoji, a set of 872 emoji characters. This means that emoji characters tweeted from phones will now be visible on the web and will look the same across all platforms. Twitter also partnered with Automattic to bring emoji to WordPress.com, and users (more…)

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In this week’s edition of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I get you caught up with the news you need to know. We discuss the changes in Jetpack 3.2, WordSesh 3, and a recent security vulnerability in WP eCommerce. We also discuss whether or not WordPress is a verb. Stories (more…)

10up Open Sources Its Engineering Best Practices

Taylor Lovett, director of Web Engineering at 10up, announced today that the company is open sourcing its engineering best practices. 10up has historically been a leader in contributing to open platforms, most notably being one of the first development agencies to sponsor an employee to work full-time on WordPress core. (more…)

Bulk Deactivate: A New WordPress Plugin Debugging Tool

Entry level WordPress debugging often involves the tedious task of turning plugins on and off to track down the culprit that is breaking something on your site. When seeking help in support forums, users are often instructed to deactivate all of their plugins and activate one of the default themes. (more…)

WPShout Webhosting Survey Featured Image

Choosing a webhost is an important but difficult decision, especially when a lot of reviews contain questionable content with affiliate links. It’s hard to find non-biased information such as real experiences customers have had with a company. One reliable source of information is the WPShout webhosting survey. Despite a goal (more…)

WordSesh 3 Featured Image

The third annual WordSesh will take place on December 20th, 2014 at UTC+0. Organized by Scott Basgaard, WordSesh is like a virtual WordCamp except there is one session per hour for 24 hours. Unlike WordSesh 2, this year’s event will have one track instead of two. As in previous years, (more…)