wordpress 4.4

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When WordPress 4.4 “Clifford” was released in December of 2015, it turned WordPress into an oEmbed provider. This made it easy for sites running on WordPress 4.4 or later to have its content embedded on other sites. Here’s an example of what content from a WordPress site looks like when embedded in a (more…)

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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…)

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For the last six years, WordPress has been an oEmbed consumer, adding support for services with nearly every major release since 2.9. In WordPress 4.4, it switches roles and is an oEmbed provider. Proposed by Pascal Birchler earlier this year, oEmbeds for posts streamlines how they’re shared across the web. (more…)

WordPress 4.4 Beta 1 Released

After more than eight weeks in development, WordPress 4.4. beta 1 is available for testing. With over 1,600 commits since WordPress 4.3’s release, it’s important that 4.4 be tested by as many people as possible. Commits are bug fixes, additional functions or filters, new features, corrected typos, and anything inbetween. (more…)

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A year after WordPress 4.1 introduced a new way to display titles in themes, WordPress 4.4 will deprecate wp_title(). With the change, plugin authors will be able to check for theme support and use a few new filters to manipulate the title. The new filters are as follows: ‘pre_get_document_title’ short-circuits (more…)

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In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I discuss the death of Alex King who was a pillar of the WordPress project. King passed away a few days ago from colon cancer. We share stories of meeting and discussing WordPress topics with King and describe his many contributions (more…)