Over the years, there have been many discussions and debates on whether or not WordPress should have a built-in file editor for themes and plugins. The file editors, while convenient, allow users to easily trigger fatal errors that can be difficult to fix, especially if they don’t have FTP access.
WordPress has it’s own Cron job that helps with automation of some processes, like posts scheduling or similar. It’s not actually a real Cron job like the ones that are executing on the server periodically, yet it’s just a simulation of the real Cron job.
Belgrade, Serbia is the host of the upcoming edition of WordCamp Europe, June 14-16, 2018. Prior host cities include Leiden, Sofia, Seville, Vienna, and Paris.
Chassis Desktop is an application for local WordPress development created by Human Made. Its a Vagrant-based virtual server and a community project that Human Made has commercially supported since 2012. The new desktop app is in early beta version and you can participate by downloading it from their GitHub page.
Spam user registrations can become a real problem when you use open registration. Leland Fiegel, a founder of Themetry, has developed a new plugin called Stop Signup Spam that prevents users from registering an account if their email or IP address is already included in the SFS database.
Shopify’s official plugin for WordPress was removed from the plugin directory this week. The plugin allowed users to create “Buy Buttons” for products from their Shopify stores and insert them into WordPress posts and pages using a shortcode.
Matt Mullenweg announced that the upcoming WordPress 4.8 release will drop support for IE versions 8, 9, and 10. Core contributors have been discussing browser support for the past two months in relation to setting technical requirements for the new editor.
WooCommerce 3.0 have been relased today and its version name is “Bionic Butterfly”. The new version comes with significant improvements to the product gallery and developer tools. This version was supposed to be signed as 2.7 and its first major release since the plugin switched to semantic versioning so developers decided to name it as 3.0
Last week, Wp Tavern highlighted the progress being made by the Theme Review Team in clearing out a 1K+ review backlog. In an effort to determine common problems with themes discovered by reviewers, Carolina Nymark, a member of the Theme Review Team, reviewed 100 tickets from 531 themes that were closed and marked not approved between December and February.
After a couple of months of testings in some open beta style, the new WordPress plugins repository design is set to be the default and if you have access the plugins page on WordPress.org you can notice that the "repo" is now looking different at least.
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