WPWeekly Episode 293 – WordPress 4.8.3, RIP Firebug, and Patreon

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss the news of the week including, a behind the scenes look at how WordPress 4.8.3 was released, WordPress 4.9 RC1, and Patreon launching an app directory along with a free WordPress plugin. We also talk about the difficulties of surveys, from asking the right questions, to organizing the data obtained from them. Last but not least, we pour one out for Firebug.

Stories Discussed:

WordPress 4.8.3, A Security Release Six Weeks in the Making
WordPress 4.9 Release Candidate 1 Released
WordPress 4.9 Will Support Shortcodes and Embedded Media in the Text Widget
Patreon Launches App Directory and Free WordPress Plugin for Membership Sites
Results From the 2017 WordPress User Survey Are Not Guaranteed to Be Shared
Call For Speakers for WPCampus Online
Goodnight Firebug

Picks of the Week:

A Family Well Loved, a HeroPress essay I contributed too about Kim Parsell and her love for the WordPress community.

Transients Manager by Pippin Williamson is a developer’s tool that provides a UI to manage your site’s transients. You can view, search, edit, and delete transients at will. A toolbar option is also provided that allows you to suspend transient updates to help with testing and debugging.

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