Link Category: WordPress News
Check Out WordSesh 2018
WordSesh was the first (at least to my knowledge) WordPress-focused virtual conference. The last one ran in 2016, and since than I’ve from time-to-time heard pining for its return. Brian Richards from WPSessions is doing just that: bringing it back.
Explain Like I’m Five: the GDPR
I get like four emails a day about the GDPR, and because we’re not Facebook, Google, or an ad network, it doesn’t seem world-shaking to what we do. But I wanted to know a bit more, and so I Googled for “ELI5 GDPR,” “ELI5” being short for “Explain Like I’m Five,” Reddit’s awesome format for simplifying complex topics.
Nashville in August? Come to Southeast PHP
I thought Nashville was so fun for WordCamp US last year that I just had to get back before December. ;p
From Torque: “Are WordPress Developers Really Cheaper to Hire?”
Short answer: Yes!
The WordPress Jargon Glossary
The WordPress Marketing team has put together a pretty cool resource: a guide to a lot of the weird lingo you’ll hear casually cast-off in WordPress conversations without context. While I hope that this can move to a more canonical place: jargon.wordpress.org (with a built-in quick-search feature) would be AMAZING, I love the approach that Bridget Willard and the team have taken to break down some of the unintended barriers that new people to WordPress face.
Come Speak at WordCamp Denver
If you’re in and around Colorado, or you just want an excuse to visit, you should come out to WordCamp Denver this year. Rather than just being a supporter, I’m on the organizing team this year.
Life Cycle of a WordPress (or Joomla) Zero-Day
It’s rare that you find good write-ups with evidence-based details on the field of security. (This I learned while working on WordPress Security with Confidence.) This is true for a whole host of reasons, but it’s one of the many reasons that I’m pointing you all at this write-up from Larry Cashdollar.
My Skillshare Course is Live: A Complete Site-Owner’s Guide to Securing Your WordPress Site
A few months ago, Skillshare got in touch and asked me to make a course for them. They’re trying to bulk up on great technical and WordPress content. On a lark, I decided to take them up on it. Flash forward to yesterday, and the course is finally live. It’s called, somewhat grandiosely, “A Complete Site-Owner’s Guide to Securing Your WordPress Site.” It’s really the most-essential subset of the content in WordPress Security with Confidence‘s Site Owner tier.
Caldera Forms Becomes First Major Plugin to Drop Support for Legacy PHP
There’s been some hubbub around PHP version support in WordPress world lately. Most prominently, Iain Poulson of Delicious Brain (makers of WP Migrate DB Pro) published a post telling plugin developers to stop supporting old versions of PHP. Then yesterday, our friend Josh wrote to tell us that he had made up his mind: Caldera Forms is dropping support for PHP versions 5.5 and below. WordPress itself is still written to (and proud to) run on PHP 5.2, although they’ve formally recommended more modern versions for a few years.