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SMF WP Digest #18

Welcome to the eighteenth installment of the SMF WP Digest. This is the blog version of our internal bi-weekly email which we use to inform, enlighten, and titillate our minds on some of the latest happenings in WordPress-land.

Release News

  • WP 4.5 releases today! I’ve covered much of the release in previous issues, and here’s the field guide for more info on what to expect.
  • One potentially breaking change in WP 4.5 is an update to the packaged versions of jQuery and jQuery Migrate to versions 1.12.2 and 1.4.0, respectively. I’m sure it’s fine. But maybe test it. Don’t be lazy.
  • The feature plugin system is how new features are tested and rolled out in WP. A new post outlining the history of this system and how it can evolve has gone up on Make WordPress Core. Most notable is a shift in priority to give stronger emphasis to discovery and design before development starts building. If that sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’ve discussed product design with a top-notch agency who has strongly advocated for a thorough discovery phase.

Extending WordPress

WP Drama

The dirty side of dev.

Misc

I don’t know where to file this crap.

That’s all for now. Check back in two weeks for another rundown.