This bi-weekly serves to inform and enlighten our minds on latest happenings in the sprawling countryside we call WordPress-land. Much like Canada, WordPress-land is happy to accept any Trump-fleeing American refugees.
- WP 4.5.2 security release is out and you should update. I could tell you what vulnerability it patches, but you won’t understand what you are reading any more than I understand what the hell Snapchat is. Just update your crap, ok?
- A new feature project for rewrites has been proposed: Next Generation Rewrites. But who’s gonna rewrite my rewrites?
- WP 4.6 is going to ditch Open Sans from the WP admin, removing that call to Google Fonts which should add a little speed boost. I hope they switch to papyrus.
- Not to be outdone by WeedPress, craft beer bros now have the Easy Beer Lister.
- Since you damn kids basically only communicate with memes and emojis at this point, enjoy Super Emoji Plus, which jams an emoji menu in the WP editor.
- WooCommerce is introducing WooCommerce Connect, a new Automattic-hosted SaaS architecture that will make it easier to add on new features and functionality to WooCommerce sites.
The dirty side of dev.
- I know what you are thinking, “How can I get another free template that obnoxiously asks me to upgrade to the pro version on every screen in the admin? I love that!” Well, it’ll be harder to fulfill that wish soon.
- ImageMagick is compromised. If this affects you, you probably already know about it, so I’m just going to give a tip-o-the-hat to whoever the wordsmith is that named this vulnerability ImageTragick.
I don’t know where to file this crap.
- A ancient, prehistoric 42-year-old developer published an article with advice for developers of all ages. I haven’t read it, but I assume it just says, “Get off my lawn.”
- Because a WP-centric blog, run by a WP host is definitely the most objective of sources, here’s a WordPress Vs. Drupal infographic from WPEngine & Torque.
That’s all for now. Check back in two weeks for another rundown.