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How Can WordPress Core and Plugin Development Maintain A Healthy Working Relationship?

By Bridget Willard | February 13, 2021

Title: How Can WordPress Core and Plugin Development Maintain A Healthy Working Relationship? Keyword plugin development Meta Technical dependencies create a power imbalance. When it comes to open source, assumptions are different. We’re not Salesforce developers; this is plugin development for WordPress. With any software development, you have to take into consideration your technical dependencies.…

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The Four Seasons of WordPress Core Updates — 2021

By Bridget Willard | December 23, 2020

Just when you were getting used to WordPress 5.6 and all of the jQuery issues, you’ve got more work to do, plugin devs. Don’t stop testing your themes and plugins. The next WordPress Core Update (5.7) is coming on March 9, 2021. In fact, there will be four WordPress Core updates in 2021 according to…

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WordPress 5.6 and PHP 8 – Changes [Did] Happen

By Bridget Willard | October 23, 2020

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

By Bridget Willard | October 20, 2020

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!

By Bridget Willard | October 13, 2020

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…