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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…)

iThemes Security Upgrade Woes

Last week, we reported the Better WordPress Security plugin would be renamed to iThemes Security. We also shared important details to prepare users for the upgrade. Because of the name change, users needed to re-enable the plugin or risk seeing errors. Despite the beta testing period, the upgrade process hasn’t (more…)

ExperimentWith.com is an idea that’s still at the seedling stage but has the possibilities of being built into a testing platform for various projects. I thought it sounded like a cool idea so I got in touch with James Lane, one of the founders behind the site to ask him (more…)

WordPress 3.3 Beta 1 has finally been released for the curious at heart to get a glimpse as to what’s coming in the final version. There are quite a few visual changes that you should look out for and provide feedback on. Here are a couple things worth noting. New (more…)

Mitcho who is the author of the Yet Another Related Posts Plugin is currently working on a new project called ShrimpTest, sponsored by Automattic. ShrimpTest is a simple, A/B testing plugin that enables users to create various experiments on their site. For example, with ShrimpTest, you can create an experiment (more…)

Back in episode 82 of WordPress Weekly, a round-table discussion took place centered around the topic of the WordPress Beta testing conundrum. In that conversation, we discussed why critical bugs were found only after the so called stable release was offered to the public. The answer to the problem is (more…)

So the WordPress development chat in the dev channel on IRC just took place and here is a brief rundown of the information presented within. WordPress 2.8.1 Beta aimed to be release by the end of this week WordPress 2.9 Target date is October 31st Some fixes to high impact (more…)

Jane Wells who was hired on to the Automattic team because of her usability specialty has published a post on the WordPress development blog initiating phase three, Usability Testing, in her ongoing series, how to contribute to WordPress. In this post, Jane outlines what it takes to conduct a usability (more…)