WPWeekly Episode 220 – Automattic’s Relationship With WordPress

In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I discuss the latest news in the WordPress ecosystem. On the first episode of 2016, I rant about the conspiracy theorists who believe Automattic owns and controls the WordPress project.

I try to set the record straight and explain why it’s not the case. Later in the show, Marcus explains what AMP is and why site owners need to pay attention to it. Last but not least are his plugin picks of the week.

Stories Discussed:

WordPress 4.4.1 Patches XSS Security Vulnerability
WordPress.org Added 910 New Themes in 2015
63% of WordPress Core Committers Are Not Employed by Automattic
WordCamp Miami 2016 Adds New JavaScript Track, Freelancer’s Workshop, and Kids Panel
LoopConf in 2016

Plugins Picked By Marcus:

IP Login enables you to login from a trusted IP without entering a password by specifying ?bypass_login=username in the browser’s address bar.

Slide Anything allows you to create a carousel where the content for each slide can include, images, text, HTML, and shortcodes.

WP Smart Export (Free Version) is a smart and highly customizable data exporter for outputting posts and user data that you can read.

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