Don’t Follow WordPress Coding Standards

When I started in WordPress development, I was very lucky that I found good quality tutorials by experienced developers such as Tom McFarlin and Pippin Williamson, who understood the ecosystem well. The more I learned, the more I came to value sticking to “The WordPress Way”. Since I learned plugin…

WP Engine Gets $250 Million Investment from Silver Lake

What began as a blogging platform 14 years ago, has now grown to power everything from ecommerce to enterprise sites. 2017 was a huge year for WordPress, and its growth is in no way slowing down. Every quarter it ticks up powering more and more of the web, most recently…

WordPress 4.9 Release Candidate

The release candidate for WordPress 4.9 is now available. RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.9 on Tuesday, November 14, but we need your help to get there. If…

WordPress 4.8.3 Security Release

WordPress 4.8.3 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.8.2 and earlier are affected by an issue where $wpdb->prepare() can create unexpected and unsafe queries leading to potential SQL injection (SQLi). WordPress core…

The Month in WordPress: October 2017

While this month we focused on building new features for WordPress core, we advanced other areas of the project too. Read on to learn more about what the WordPress project accomplished during the month of October. Take the 2017 Annual WordPress User Survey The annual WordPress User Survey is a…

WordPress 4.9 Release Candidate 2

The second release candidate for WordPress 4.9 is now available. A release candidate (RC) means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.9 on Tuesday, November 14 (just over one week from now),…

WordPress 4.9 Release Candidate 3

The third release candidate for WordPress 4.9 is now available. A release candidate (RC) means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. In fact, we did miss some things in RC1 and RC2. This third release candidate…

WordPress 4.9 “Tipton”

Major Customizer Improvements, Code Error Checking, and More! 🎉 Version 4.9 of WordPress, named “Tipton” in honor of jazz musician and band leader Billy Tipton, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.9 will smooth your design workflow and keep you safe from coding errors….

WordPress 4.9.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.9.1 is now available. This is a security and maintenance release for all versions since WordPress 3.7. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.9 and earlier are affected by four security issues which could potentially be exploited as part of a multi-vector attack. As…