WPWeekly Episode 317 – Minor Major Major Minor Release

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss Adobe’s acquisition of Magento, feedback regarding WordPress 4.9.6, when 4.9.7 might ship, an unofficial WordCamp app for iOS, and whether or not it’s time for WordPress auto updates to occur for every version. I describe what it’s like having poison ivy on my face and my continuing woes with lawn care equipment.

Stories Discussed:

Adobe to acquire Magento for $1.68B
WordPress 4.9.7 will include patch to fix an issue that caused fatal 500 errors
You can use the WordPress logo on bakery goods to celebrate WordPress’ birthday
Marcel Schmitz Releases Unofficial WordCamp for iOS App
Music: A Gutenberg-Powered Theme
GDPR for WordPress Developers: Announcing the (Free) Anonymization Addon   
BuddyPress 3.0.0 “Apollo”

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Panic Mode the card game. A cooperative card game of office politics during Disaster Recovery for up to 8 players.

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5 Comments


  1. Nice interview, but just a tip: get to substance right away, not just worthless chat. On this recording, 7 minutes of introductory nothingness is enough to make me move on.

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    1. Why not skip through that part? For me I have gotten to know Jeff and JJJ so I dont mind the banter.

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  2. We’ve decided to shut off Auto Updates until a few weeks after WordPress 5.0 is released. We are very excited about Gutenberg and, we are testing / using the plugin now but,, that release is huge! We just don’t feel comfortable waking up one morning and seeing that all of our client sites are now running WordPress 5.0. We will manually install until then.

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    1. It’s worth noting that WordPress 5.0 will not be pushed out as an auto-update, so there’s no need to disable auto updates of minor releases in preparation. There will be subsequent 4.9.x releases before 5.0.

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  3. Hey team, loved the ep. I wanted to point something out about gutenberg. Yes some of the block styles would be theme dependent but the block authors are responsible for setting the base block styles, this way when you change theme the blocks will still look ok.

    Better yet, I have been using react inline styles for my blocks that way the styling is more consistent and cant clash with the theme. This will undoubtedly bring about a lot of hate though from the ‘3old hats’.

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