This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 127
This is the last episode for 2018. What a year it has been. Thank you so much to those that have taken the time to listen to any or all episodes of this show. I really appreciate it.
WordPress 101 for WordPress 5.0 is now available thanks to the wp101.com folks. They typically have their courses ready for new releases as they come out, but WordPress 5.0’s release date was a bit surprising. One of the coolest part of their announcement post, in my opinion, is that they’ve re-recorded the WordPress 101 videos twenty-five times since 2008.
The annual all-access pass is only $49 for the year. Which is incredibly reasonable, especially for courses that are constantly updated.
David Bisset posted an image on Twitter today that shows exactly what I’ve been dreading since notifications were added to WordPress. It is a picture of nearly a dozen different notifications for plugins and themes letting him know that he should rate them, install additional plugins, configure settings and more. It is really ugly and horribly annoying. I did see that as a response, someone mentioned that they are working on a unified notification interface that should be less annoying.
Over on WPTavern, Chris Van Patten has posted a guest post talking about how WordPress’ minimum PHP version bump makes for happier developers. He talks about the intangible benefits of being able to lean on the new features that have come out which makes for cleaner, more performant code, and reduces the potential support burden and hints that WordPress should really try to be more aggressive in catching up with the times and bump the minimum required version rather than the minimum recommended version as we move forward.
Thinking ahead to twenty-nineteen, what do you want to see happen with WordPress? What about the WordPress community? Let’s try to think positively about what is coming next and make it happen.
That’s it for today’s WP Minute, thank you all for watching. See you in the new year.