Link Category: WordPress News
PHP 8 Will Include a JIT Compiler!
If you’re neither worried about PHP internals nor PHP 8, skip this.
Core Concepts of WordPress Themes Webinar
Next Thursday, I’m giving a talk at SiteLock. If you’re a person who has thought about learning how to develop WordPress themes for a while and never really gotten around to it, this is the perfect talk for you. We’ll cover things that make the whole of WordPress theming make sense. The idea is that we’ll essentially cover the prerequisites so that you’ll be better able to make sense of the next steps and maybe ever dive right in.
Identifying the Stakeholders of WordPress
The WordPress Governance Project working out who we are.
Sucuri’s 2018 Hacked Website Report
When putting together WordPress Security with Confidence, one of the best sources about actual WordPress site comprises was the Sucuri hacked website report. While a lot of WordPress security content (including my own) is informed by a small number of real and important first-hand exposures to WordPress security issues, in a given year Sucuri has literally thousands.
The Future of WordPress (2019)
“Expert roundup” on what’s next.
Is Josepha Haden Rocking WP Leadership?
I’m not a WordPress core contributor. I don’t write the code, and I don’t make it a priority in my life to be contributing to the Marketting, Accessibility, WP-CLI, Support, Themes, or any other of the volunteer teams that keep WordPress a healthy ecosystem. And I don’t know enough of the people who do that work to claim to have my finger on the pulse of what’s going on for them.
WP&UP: Supporting Mental Health in the WordPress Community
One of the most pleasant surprises of our time at WordCamp US 2018 was that we got to meet Dan Maby. Dan is the founder of WP&UP, a registered charity that exists to support and promote mental health in the WordPress community
2018 year in review
A huge year in review for Pippin Williamson.
Announcing Newspack by WordPress.com — A New Publishing Solution for News Organizations
WordPress.com expands its news offering, with funding from Google.
A CSS-Overload Proposal from Nathan Rice
On his personal blog, Studio Press lead developer Nathan Rice makes an interesting point about the block-derived performance issues that may come from having lots of Gutenberg blocks and lots of CSS rules to style them in WordPress after 5.0. I don’t know how serious the performance degradation will be over time — I don’t know if anyone does. But I do know that it’s worth some consideration that as you load more styles it does indeed impact the waterfall of the site, as Nathan highlights.