WPWeekly Episode 208 – A Nod to the King

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 to WordPress. King will be dearly missed by the WordPress community.

During the second half of the show, we discuss upcoming changes in WordPress 4.4, the lessons I learned moderating comments on WP Tavern, and WordCampus renaming to WPCampus.

Stories Discussed:

Alex King, Founder of Crowd Favorite Passes Away
Alex King’s Final Request
WP Super Cache 1.4.5 Patches XSS Vulnerability
Lessons I Learned Moderating Comments in WordPress
WordCampus Renames Event to WPCampus
WordPress 4.4 to Possibly Rearrange Fields to the Comment Form
WordPress 4.4 Removes the View Post and Get Shortlink Buttons From the Post Editor

Plugins Picked By Marcus:

Contact Form 7 Customizer allows you to alter items like spacing and button size of the contact form using the customizer.

View Admin As lets you simulate what a site looks like from a user with a specific role or capability.

Grayscale Images converts images to gray-scale and displays the colored image hovered over.

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4 responses to “WPWeekly Episode 208 – A Nod to the King”

  1. Hey Jeff,

    Glad to hear you’ll be doing a show on comment moderation next week. We’ve got a few other ideas for Crowd Control that would be fun to bounce back and forth with you. Be in touch.


  2. How sad! At least he left his mark on the world and the people in it. It was good of you guys to commit a little page space to him today.

    PS Wow, did he contribute to a lot of plugins! It’s often too easy to forget that all these amazing things we enjoy are the product of someone’s ingenuity and hard work–and, in the case of WP, often freely given.

    • He deserves more than just a little page space on the Tavern but it’s the least I could do for all of his great contributions to WordPress and other open source projects.

  3. So sad, Alex has left a big mark in the WordPress community. Am just thinking of all the millions of sites running on WordPress today and how grateful they should be to him.


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