Link Category: WordPress News

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: (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.

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.