WPWeekly Episode 188 – The Nearly Perfect WordPress Role Model

Marcus Couch and I didn’t have a guest on this week’s episode, so we used the time to get you caught up on the week’s headlines. We discussed the release of WordPress 4.2 RC1 and if all goes well, expect to see the release of 4.2 next Wednesday. If you use iThemes Security, you’ll want to update as soon as possible to fix a security vulnerability.

Easy Digital Downloads celebrated its third birthday. We discussed the impacts successful software can have on people’s lives. Marcus and I both agree that Pippin Williamson, founder of Easy Digital Downloads, sets the bar when it comes to being a role model in the WordPress ecosystem. I closed out the show with a rant on how media companies fail to recognize the distinct differences between Automattic, WordPress.com, and WordPress.org.

Stories Discussed:

WordPress 4.2 Release Candidate
iThemes Patches Vulnerability that Affects All Versions of the iThemes Security Plugin
Ionic WordPress App from Scott Bollinger on GitHub
Easy Digital Downloads Turns 3 Years Old
Quick Reference Guide For Those Writing About WordPress

Plugins Picked By Marcus:

Custom Post Type Calculator allows you to create a multipurpose category based calculator and use it to calculate item amounts and values.

Time Lord lets you make modifications to your content based on a set of time parameters. You can show or hide part of a post at a given point in the future, calculate age, and more.

Plugin Groups allows you to organize plugins into groups. For example, if you use a group of extensions tied to an e-commerce plugin, you can group them  together for easy sorting. Read our review of Plugin Groups to see it in action.

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