WPWeekly Episode 230 – Interview With Mike Schroder WordPress 4.5 Release Lead

In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Mike Schroder who led the WordPress 4.5 release cycle. Schroder tells us what it’s like to release software to millions of websites across the world. We learn about the checklists and processes he went through on launch day.

We discuss the emotional and physical toll on release leads and Schroder tells us if he’s going to take a break from contributing to WordPress. Last but not least are Marcus’ plugin picks of the week. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to lead a WordPress release cycle, this is the episode for you.

Plugins Picked By Marcus:

Gravity Pre-submission Confirmation provides an easy way to add a pre-submission confirmation page to forms created with GravityForms. This enables users to preview data before it’s submitted.

Widget Labels is a simple plugin that lets you control what label is displayed next to each Widget on the Widgets administration screen.

Add-custom-page-template lets you add template files and view a listing for all custom template files in a theme with linked pages via the WordPress backend.

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