Monthly Archives: February 2018


New Team Forms to Facilitate GDPR Compliance in WordPress Core

By | February 27th, 2018|News|

As May 25th, the enforcement date for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) draws near, individuals and businesses are scrambling to make sure they’re compliant. I’ve read a number of blog posts throughout the WordPress community explaining the GDPR and what needs to be done for compliance and it’s a tough thing to grasp. The [...]

Matt Cromwell Hosts Matt Mullenweg in Q&A Gutenberg Interview

By | February 26th, 2018|News|

Matt Cromwell, Head of Support and Community Outreach for GiveWP and an administrator for the Advanced WordPress Facebook group, hosted a question and answer session about Gutenberg with Matt Mullenweg earlier today. The interview concludes the Advanced WordPress Gutenberg interview series that includes, Joost de Valk, Ahmad Awais, and Tammie Lister. Mullenweg began the session by [...]

WordCamp Orange County Plugin-A-Palooza First Place Prize is $3,000

By | February 23rd, 2018|News|

WordCamp Orange County, CA, 2018 will take place June 9-10. In addition to the regular WordCamp format of speakers sharing their knowledge, there is also a mini-event called Plugin-A-Palooza. This year marks the fourth contest where plugin authors will compete for one of three prizes. First Place – $3,000 cash and 1 Sucuri Business (VIP) license Second [...]

Adding different classes to anchor in WordPress navigation menu

By | February 20th, 2018|Wordpress, Wordpress Docs|

WPWeekly Episode 305 – 10up, JavaScript for WordPress Conference, and Jetpack 5.8

By | February 15th, 2018|News|

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss the news of the week. We also chat about the Winter Olympics, crypto mining in order to access content on the web, and the joys of taking care of a puppy. Last but not least, we talk about Elasticsearch in Jetpack 5.8 and whether or not [...]

10up Turns Seven

By | February 14th, 2018|News|

10up, a web development agency founded by Jake Goldman in 2011, has turned seven years old. In a blog post celebrating the occasion, Goldman reviews the previous year and highlights some notable events for the company. “We welcomed more than 30 new clients to our portfolio in another record sales year,” Goldman said. “We launched [...]

Free Virtual WordPress for JavaScript Conference June 29th

By | February 13th, 2018|News|

Zac Gordon, who launched his Gutenberg development course earlier this year, is organizing a virtual conference called JavaScript for WordPress. The conference will take place June 29th and is free to watch. “Making the event free and online was really important for me so we could have as few barriers to entry for folks wanting [...]

Jetpack 5.8 Adds Lazy Loading for Images Module

By | February 9th, 2018|News|

Jetpack 5.8 is available for download and includes a handful of new features for Professional, Premium, and Personal plan users. In October of last year, Jetpack 5.4 began beta testing a new search module based on Elasticsearch. Jetpack 5.8 concludes the beta and the new search service is available to Professional plan customers. The new [...]

WPWeekly Episode 304 – DesktopServer, Life, and Health with Marc Benzakein

By | February 8th, 2018|News|

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Marc Benzakein, Operations Manager for ServerPress, LLC. We discussed recent updates to DesktopServer and received a progress report on 4.0. Marc also shared some of the struggles the team encountered throughout 2017. We learned what’s new with WP SiteSync and what customers can look [...]

WooCommerce 3.3.1 Released, Addresses Template Conflicts

By | February 7th, 2018|News|

WooCommerce 3.3.1 is available and fixes template conflicts discovered in a handful of WordPress themes that forced the team to revert WooCommerce 3.3. The team reviewed handful of the most common themes running WooCommerce and tested them for compatibility with 3.3.1. WooCommerce developers recommend that theme authors use hooks instead of template overrides to ensure [...]

WordPress 4.9.4 Fixes Critical Auto Update Bug in 4.9.3

By | February 7th, 2018|News|

Hours after WordPress 4.9.3 was released, the WordPress development team followed it up with 4.9.4 to fix a critical bug with the auto update process. The bug generates a fatal PHP error when WordPress attempts to update itself. This error requires WordPress site owners and administrators to manually update to WordPress 4.9.4 by visiting your [...]

WordPress 4.9.3 Released, Fixes 34 Bugs

By | February 6th, 2018|News|

WordPress 4.9.3 is available and fixes 34 bugs. Customizer changesets, the visual editor, widgets, and compatibility for PHP 7.2 highlight this release. You can view all of the changes via the changelog or trac tickets. Most sites will update automatically. However, if you want to trigger the update ahead of time or manually update, visit [...]