WPWeekly Episode 286 – Upgrading PHP, Facebook Not Budging, and Merlin WP Onboarding Wizard

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss a new initiative that will help educate users on the benefits of upgrading PHP. We share our thoughts on Facebook denying a request to remove its Patent clause from REACT’s license. We highlight a new onboarding wizard aimed at themes and discuss what Gutenberg means for the future of WordPress.

Stories Discussed:

WordPress.org to Add New Page Educating Users on Benefits of Upgrading PHP
Facebook Isn’t Budging on React’s BSD + Patents License
New Merlin WP Onboarding Wizard Makes WordPress Theme Installation and Setup Effortless
User Experience Tests Show Gutenberg’s UI Elements Can Benefit From Better Timing
Morten Rand-Hendriksen on What Gutenberg Means For the Future of WordPress

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