WPWeekly Episode 204 – Overview of WordPress 4.3

In this week’s episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I review WordPress 4.3. We discuss the Kim Parsell memorial scholarship and the events that led to its creation. We also discuss Nick Haskins’ rebrand of Lasso. Last but not least, we spread the news that Automattic is hiring.

Stories Discussed:

WordPress 4.3 “Billie” Named After Jazz Singer Billie Holiday Is Available
The WordPress Foundation Begins Accepting Applications for the Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship
Nick Haskins Rebrands Lasso to Editus
Automattic is Hiring

Plugins Picked By Marcus:

WP Remote Multisite Post allows for advanced remote posting from a WordPress master site to many WordPress client sites using XML-RPC.

FB Group Feed is a plugin to display Facebook group posts or a feed on your site in a post or a widget.

WP Webinar System allows you to run webinars within your WordPress website and customize everything around it.

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  1. I totally agree with Jeff about improvements to the editor. It has come a long way, but since it’s core to what a lot of people do with WordPress, it should always be an area of improvement focus. This new version sounds great in that regard.

    I’d really like to see *major* improvements to the comment system. Again, it’s core to what many do with WordPress (i.e.: blogs), and comments are crucial to blogs. And, not to offend anyone (who has probably worked hard on it) if possible, but the current comment system needs a lot of work. I’m always a bit amazed we’re this many years into WordPress and it doesn’t have better core functionality in that regard. (Unfortunately, I’m probably headed to DIsqus, as I’m just sick of waiting, but it is something that so many need badly.)

    And, I agree with Marcus about backup and core. Anything that is a necessity should be in core, at least in some basic usable form.

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