Monthly Archives: March 2018


WPWeekly Episode 310 – Community Management, PHP, and Hello Dolly

By | March 29th, 2018|News|

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss the news of the week including, the removal of offensive lyrics in Hello Dolly, a request for plugin developers to stop supporting legacy PHP versions, and changes coming in WordPress 4.9.5. We also talk about community management, the difference between comments and forums, and finally, John [...]

My Gutenberg Experience Thus Far

By | March 29th, 2018|News|

Ive used Gutenberg for several months and during that time, there have been moments where I love it and situations where I've had to disable the plugin because of frustrating bugs. One of the most frustrating aspects of using Gutenberg is the lack of support from the plugins I depend on. Publish Post Preview I [...]

In WordPress 4.9.5, Users Will Be Two Clicks Away From Installing and Activating Gutenberg From the Dashboard

By | March 27th, 2018|News|

At the end of last month, 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. Mullenweg was asked a few times if he could provide a concrete date on when Gutenberg and WordPress 5.0 [...]

Why Gutenberg and Why Now?

By | March 26th, 2018|News|

Tevya Washburn has been building websites for more than 20 years and building them on WordPress for 10. He bootstrapped his website maintenance and support company, WordXpress, that he’s worked on full-time for more than seven years. Late last year he launched his first premium plugin, and presented at WordCamp Salt Lake City. He lives [...]

Noteworthy Changes Coming in WordPress 4.9.5

By | March 22nd, 2018|News|

WordPress 4.9.5 Beta 1 is available for testing and brings with it 23 bug fixes and improvements. A release candidate is scheduled for release on March 20th and a final release on April 3rd. Here are some notable changes you can expect in the release. "Cheatin’ uh?" Error Message is Replaced The "Cheatin’ uh?" error [...]

WPWeekly Episode 309 – All AMPed Up

By | March 22nd, 2018|News|

In this episode, I’m joined by Alberto Medina, Developer Advocate working with the Web Content Ecosystems Team at Google, and Weston Ruter, CTO of XWP. We have a candid conversation about Google’s AMP Project. We start by learning why the project was created, what its main goal is, and the technology behind it. We also dive into [...]

A Plea For Plugin Developers to Stop Supporting Legacy PHP Versions

By | March 21st, 2018|News|

Iain Poulson has published a thoughtful request on the Delicious Brains blog asking WordPress plugin developers to stop supporting legacy PHP versions. He covers some of the benefits of developing with newer versions of PHP, what Delicious Brains is doing with its plugins, and using the Requires Minimum PHP Version header in readme.txt. While we [...]

How to Disable Push Notification Requests in Firefox

By | March 20th, 2018|News|

Have you noticed how many sites ask if you want to enable push notifications? I've answered no to every request but thanks to a tip suggested by Thomas Kräftner, you can disable requests from appearing altogether in Firefox. Last week, Mozilla released Firefox 59.0 and added a new privacy feature that allows users to block [...]

Without Context, Some Lyrics Inside the Hello Dolly Plugin Are Degrading to Women

By | March 16th, 2018|News|

There have been many discussions over the years on whether or not Hello Dolly should be unbundled with WordPress. Seven years ago, it was argued that the lyrics are copyrighted and could potentially violate the GPL license. The latest issue with Hello Dolly is that some lyrics that appear in users dashboards with the plugin [...]

Watch WordCamp Miami 2018 Via Free Livestream

By | March 16th, 2018|News|

Tickets for the event may be sold out, but you can watch the event from anywhere thanks to a free livestream. The stream starts today and covers both the E-Commerce and developers workshops. The stream begins tomorrow at 8:30AM EDT with separate links to morning and afternoon sessions. Source: WP Tavern

Let’s Encrypt Wildcard Certificates Are Now Available

By | March 15th, 2018|News|

In July of last year, Let's Encrypt announced that it would begin issuing Wildcard certificates for free in January of 2018. Although a little late, the organization has announced that Wildcard certificate support is now live. In addition to these certificates, the organization has updated its ACME protocol to version 2.0. ACMEv2 is required for [...]

WPWeekly Episode 308 – Wildcard SSL Certificates For All

By | March 15th, 2018|News|

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss the news of the week including the results from the 2018 Stack Overflow survey, Tech Crunch’s rebuild, and Let’s Encrypt adding support for wildcard certificates. We also talk about Google working towards AMP or parts of it becoming official web standards. I ranted about how the [...]