WPWeekly Episode 342 – GitHub, Commercials, and Governance

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss what’s new in WordPress 5.0.3. We share insight into a new feature in WordPress 5.1 that will protect users from fatal errors or more commonly known as the white screen of death.

We discuss the WordPress Governance Project and WordPress’ leadership overall throughout the past few years. Near the end of the show, we share our opinions on WordPress.com’s new marketing campaign.

Stories Discussed:

WordPress 5.0.3 Maintenance Release

GitHub Announces Free, Unlimited Private Repositories

WordPress 5.1 to Replace “Blogging” References with “Publishing”

WordPress Governance Project Flagged as Unsanctioned, First Meeting Set for January 15

WordPress.com Launches New “Do Anything” Marketing Campaign

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  1. With regard to the discussion about Pingdom price increases, one alternative I use is Uptime Robot (https://uptimerobot.com/).

    I also use Pingdom and consider it the Cadillac.

    To John’s comment about wp-cron, there are external services that provide this, taking the load from the server. easycron is the one that we use, and there a list of them on Pantheon’s site (https://pantheon.io/docs/wordpress-cron/)


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