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PHP Foundation Gains Momentum with $280K Estimated Annual Budget on Open Collective - WP Tavern

At the end of November, prominent members of the PHP community formed a new PHP Foundation as a non-profit organization, “to ensure the long life and prosperity of the PHP language.” The founding members include Automattic, Laravel, Acquia, Zend, Craft… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.9 Beta 1 Released with Detailed Testing Guide - WP Tavern

WordPress 5.9 beta 1 is now available for testing. With just eight weeks remaining until the official release lands, the team is focusing on testing, an important part of the development process that will keep 5.9 on track. Due to… Continue Reading →

ACF Solicits Lifetime License Holders for Contributions, Urging Them to Purchase Annual Subscriptions - WP Tavern

The Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) marketing team at Delicious Brains kicked up a sandstorm over the weekend after it emailed its lifetime license holders, asking them to consider signing up for a discounted subscription. Despite Delicious Brains’ explicit promise that… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.9 Revised Release Date Confirmed for January 25, 2022 - WP Tavern

Last week WordPress 5.9’s release leads found a consensus for delaying the release after missing the deadlines for Beta 1 due to significant blockers. At that time they proposed a schedule for moving forward, and that is now confirmed. Beta… Continue Reading →

GoDaddy Data Breach Exposes 1.2 Million Active and Inactive Managed WordPress Hosting Accounts - WP Tavern

In a disclosure to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that was published today, GoDaddy announced a data security breach impacting its WordPress managed hosting customers. The company discovered unauthorized third-party access to its hosting environment on November 17,… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.9 Delayed Until January 2022 - WP Tavern

photo credit: Tom Woodward WordPress 5.9 has been delayed due to significant blockers that could not be resolved in time for Beta 1, which was previously scheduled to be released November 16. The 5.9 release team came to the decision… Continue Reading →

BuddyPress 10.0.0 Beta 1 Delayed, Stable Release Rescheduled for December 24 - WP Tavern

The upcoming BuddyPress 10.0.0 beta 1 release was scheduled for November 20, but contributors have decided to postpone the beta by two weeks, due to lack of time for adequately testing recent improvements to the planned features. The stable release… Continue Reading →

New Core Web Vitals Technology Report Shows Overall Pass Rate for WordPress Sites Decreases with Newer Versions - WP Tavern

Some new data from a recent Core Web Vitals (CWV) technology report produced by the HTTP Archive shows WordPress sites running newer versions have lower CWV pass rates. The original report was published in July by Rick Viscomi, one of… Continue Reading →

State of the Word 2021 Will Be Broadcast Live from New York City on December 14 - WP Tavern

WordPress executive director Josepha Haden Chomphosy announced today that the 2021 State of the Word will be held on December 14, between 10 am and 12 pm ET/3 pm and 5 pm UTC. For those who are new to the… Continue Reading →

GoDaddy Acquires Pagely to Deploy New WooCommerce SaaS Product - WP Tavern

GoDaddy has acquired managed WordPress hosting company Pagely to expand the company’s expertise in hosting WooCommerce stores. Pagely, co-founded by Joshua and Sally Strebel, has been in business for 18 years, offering hosting for businesses and enterprises at the higher… Continue Reading →

Lemon Squeezy Launches WordPress Plugin - WP Tavern

Lemon Squeezy, a hosted e-commerce platform for selling digital products, subscriptions, and software licenses, launched a WordPress plugin. The plugin allows the platform’s customers to sell their products directly on WordPress sites. Merchants sign up, create products, and manage customers… Continue Reading →

New Block Plugin Displays Post Formats - WP Tavern

Are you using post formats? Now there’s a block for that! WordPress’ post formats feature was introduced in version 3.1 as a way for themes to customize presentation of a post. It allows users to choose the way a post… Continue Reading →

WordPress Polyglots Team Launches New Monthly Newsletter - WP Tavern

WordPress’ Polyglots team has published the first edition of a new monthly newsletter aimed at helping contributors stay informed and engaged with the team’s activities. WordPress has been translated by volunteers for more than 15 years since version 1.2, with… Continue Reading →

AMP Has Irreparably Damaged Publishers’ Trust in Google-led Initiatives - WP Tavern

The Chrome Dev Summit concluded earlier this week. Announcements and discussions on hot topics impacting the greater web community at the event included Google’s Privacy Sandbox initiative, improvements to Core Web Vitals and performance tools, and new APIs for Progressive Web… Continue Reading →

Automattic Acquires WPScan, May Be Rolled Into Jetpack in the Future - WP Tavern

Automattic has acquired WPScan, a ten-year-old service that provides a database for WordPress core, plugin, and theme vulnerabilities. The company has sponsored WPScan for a number of years and has already been white labeling its use in Jetpack Scan. Pricing… Continue Reading →

Birmingham to Host First In-Person WordCamp, February 4-5, 2022 - WP Tavern

WordCamp Birmingham is the first in-person WordCamp on the schedule for 2022. The event will be held at the Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema in downtown Birmingham on February 4-5. It is one of the first cracks in WordPress’ iced… Continue Reading →

WordPress’ Gutenberg Demo Page Is Getting a Redesign - WP Tavern

The official Gutenberg demo page on WordPress.org may soon be getting an update that better reflects the editor’s capabilities and showcases the design creativity available through patterns. Automattic-sponsored designers Beatriz Fialho and Kelly Hoffman have submitted a prototype for consideration… Continue Reading →

WordCamp US Seeks New Host City for 2022 - WP Tavern

The search for a host city for WordCamp US 2022 is now underway with what WordPress community organizer Angela Jin calls “big changes” to the selection process. Unlike previous years where WordPress communities applied after researching venues and demonstrating activity… Continue Reading →

Podcasting During the Pandemic: Castos Sees 300% Growth in New Podcasters - WP Tavern

“My Podcast Set I” by brainblogger is licensed with CC BY 2.0. Podcasting, like many other industries during the pandemic, is seeing a strong shift over the past six months, which has resulted in more shows and fewer listeners. While some avid… Continue Reading →

All in One SEO Pack Plugin Patches XSS Vulnerability - WP Tavern

All in One SEO Pack patched an XSS vulnerability this week that was discovered by the security researchers at Wordfence on July 10. The popular plugin has more than 2 million active installs, according to WordPress.org. Wordfence researchers categorized it… Continue Reading →

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