WPWeekly Episode 241 – WordCamp Warmup, Jetpack 4.1, and Aesop Story Engine

In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I discuss the news of the week including, Jetpack 4.1, an event aimed at new and introverted WordCamp attendees, Aesop Story Engine, and more. This episode is only 35 minutes in length as I was dealing with severe weather so it should be easy to digest.

Stories Discussed:

Aesop Story Engine 1.7.8 Improves Video and Chapter Component Usability on Mobile Devices
Jetpack 4.1 Adds Telegram and WhatsApp Sharing Buttons, Introduces Untappd Menu Shortcode
bbPress 2.5.10 – Security Release
WordPress Stats Page Redesigned, Adds New Data on Installs by Language
All in One SEO 2.3.7 Patches Persistent XSS Vulnerability
WP Safe Updates Plugin: Test WordPress Plugin Updates in a Sandbox Before Applying
WordCamp Warmup: An Experimental Event Aimed at Breaking the Ice for New WordCamp Attendees

Plugins Picked By Marcus:

WP Post Type Template provides the same kind of functionality that page templates have but within posts.

Activity Reactions For Buddypress adds the ability for readers to react to activity updates similar to Facbook status updates.

Discontinued Products works within WooCommerce to flag a product as discontinued. It removes the product from being added to a cart and provides related functionality such as, adding a product to a wishlist and the option to hide a product from the shop, archive, and search pages.

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  1. Podcast not attached? Or I can’t see it for some reason.


      1. No problem confirmed I can see it now. It part of my weekly routine to listen to the Podcast Friday Mornings here in New Zealand.


      2. That’s awesome! Glad yto have you on board as a listener and part of your Friday morning tradition. How long have you been listening and do you have a favorite episode or one that you’ve listened to more than once?


      3. Not even sure when I started now to be honest at least 2 years. And listen more to sections of podcast again particularly parts that go into detail of changes to plugins or wordpress or new plugin speakers you have on that I don’t use to get a better understanding about what I could use them for. Thing I get really jealous about are all these WordCamps, due to living in NZ and not a major city not many WordPress people around.


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