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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 [...]

Liquid Web Acquires iThemes in Multi-Million Dollar Deal

By | February 6th, 2018|News|

Liquid Web, a managed hosting service founded in 1997, has acquired iThemes. iThemes recently celebrated its 10th year in business. PostStatus reports that it was an all cash deal and sources confirmed to the Tavern that it was a multi-million dollar acquisition. iThemes will continue to operate as an independent unit within Liquid Web. Cory [...]

WordPress 4.9.3 Rescheduled for February 5th

By | February 2nd, 2018|News|

WordPress 4.9.3 is a maintenance release and was originally scheduled to be available on January 30th. However, due to ongoing tickets and a short time frame to test the release candidate, it has been pushed back to February 5th. WordPress 4.9.3 RC 1 is available for testing. This release removes JSHint from the code editors [...]

WooCommerce 3.3 Removed From Plugin Directory Due to Theme Conflicts

By | February 2nd, 2018|News|

Earlier this week, WooCommerce 3.3 was released and among the features was increased theme compatibility. However, soon after release, users of third-party themes reported issues with categories displaying improperly. Despite it being a minor release that should be fully backwards compatible with previous releases up to 3.0, WooCommerce has removed 3.3 from the plugin directory [...]

WPWeekly Episode 303 – Interview With Zac Gordon, Technology Educator

By | February 1st, 2018|News|

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Zac Gordon. We discussed a wide range of topics including, balancing freelance work with educating, an overview of Gutenberg from an educator’s perspective, and potential brand issues if the Gutenberg name was deprecated. We also talked about some of the difficulties involved with creating [...]