The Four Seasons of WordPress Core Updates — 2021

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If you’re not subscribed to the Make WordPress Core Blog, then this post is for you. Update 30 Mar 2021 The preplanning for WordPress 5.8 has a timetable and there is now a 21 day RC window (June 29 – July 20). WordPress 5.8 drops 20 July 21. Update 13 Mar 2021 The roadmap has been…

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WordPress 5.6 and PHP 8 – Changes [Did] Happen

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Is your plugin ready for PHP 8? Maybe I should ask if you’re ready for WordPress 5.6? Either way, there will be changes. Breaking ones. Read them all on PHP 8’s GitHub page. PHP 8 comes out on Thanksgiving and WordPress 5.6 comes out 12 calendar days later. So, yay! Not so much? Also, why…

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WordPress and Facebook oEmbed Support

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Many of us who have been blogging for years are completely used to being able to post a link to a Facebook or Instagram post and it magically appearing. That is from the oEmbed support from Facebook’s API. The old oEmbed endpoints end October 24, 2020. They have new Facebook oEmbed endpoints. The developer requirements,…

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Get Your cPanel Updates in Slack!

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How exciting is this news from cPanel? Their new update (90) has a lot of great features, but the one that caught my eye is the ability to use Slack’s webhooks to get notifications. Their release notes say: In cPanel & WHM version 90, you can now send system notifications to one or more Slack…

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