First WordCamp Dublin Set for October 14-15

Following up on the success of WordCamp Belfast last October, the WordPress community in Dublin will be hosting its first WordCamp October 14-15. Both camps began the early stages of planning last year and the two communities have shared some of the same organizers across their teams to help get (more…)

GitHub Partners with Facebook to Release Atom-IDE

GitHub announced the launch of Atom-IDE this week, a new set of packages that extend its open source JavaScript-powered code editor to include IDE-like functionality. This first release includes packages that support TypeScript, Flow, JavaScript, Java, C#, and PHP. “The start of this journey includes smarter context-aware auto-completion as well (more…)

WordPress.org Adds New Support Rep Role for Plugin Pages

WordPress.org introduced a new feature for plugin pages this week that highlights official support representatives. Plugin authors can now find the UI for adding support reps under the Advanced View on the plugin page. Unlike the contributors and developers role, individual support reps do not have commit access and do (more…)

Equifax Launches WordPress-Powered Site for Consumers Affected by Security Breach

Equifax has launched a WordPress-powered website to connect with consumers affected by its recent security breach, which compromised 143 million customers’ personal data. The exposed data includes names, birth dates, social security numbers, addresses, credit card numbers, driver’s license numbers, and other sensitive financial information. The equifaxsecurity2017.com site was launched (more…)

Removing Boxes Stored in The Garage

SWFUpload is an open-source library that was used by WordPress in 2011 and earlier that allowed users to upload files. The library was abandoned and replaced with Plupload in WordPress 3.3, released in 2011. Despite being replaced, WordPress continued to bundle the library for plugins that didn’t migrate to Plupload. (more…)

WordCamp Ann Arbor to Host Second WordCamp WarmUp

WordCamp Ann Arbor, MI, is set to take place October 13-14 and for the second year in a row, organizers will host a secondary event called WordCamp WarmUp. WordCamp WarmUp provides an environment for attendees to break the ice and meet new people before the main event. Janelle Reichman is (more…)

Gutenberg 1.1.0 Adds Autocomplete for Blocks, Developers Elaborate on How New Editor Will Work with Themes

Gutenberg contributors continue marching forward this week on their relentless drive to improve the usability of the controversial new editor that will ship with WordPress 5.0. Meanwhile, discussions about Gutenberg’s timing, implications, UI, architecture, and other aspects of the project continue across the web, as the community grapples with what (more…)