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Week in WordPress episode 10

We’ve got a special episode for you today.

First and foremost, Week in WordPress is finally on iTunes! You can subscribe to the channel here: Week in WordPress on iTunes

Now on to the fun stuff!

I’m away on vacation for the weekend so I let Brian Krogsgard run the ship. He invited Brian Richards and Pippin Williamson to join us on the program today. Both are two WordPress luminaries that I have a lot of respect for.

Accompanied as always by our very own Scott Sousa, they produced an amazing show for all of us! Enjoy!

Week in WordPress episode 10

WordPress headlines of the week

Automattic takes on Storify with WordPress Media Explorer for curating tweets and YouTube videos
http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/media-explorer/
http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/08/28/automattic-takes-on-storify-with-release-of-wordpress- media-explorer-tool-bringing-in-tweets-and-youtube-content/

  • Media curation tool – add trending content from Twitter/YT without leaving editor
  • Find tweets by keyword, hashtag, specific user, or location
  • Coming to Jetpack soon (code on github now)
  • “Real time stuff”
  • Other services coming soon? (they’re looking into it)
  • “easier” tweet / youtube embed. discovery feature mostly?

Open Discussion pertaining to non-WordCamp Events
http://make.wordpress.org/events/2013/08/20/organizing-a-non-wordcamp/

  • Come’s about after two previous WC organizers created independent conferences
  • Goal is to come up with best practices for running these events (what is appropriate, boundaries are blurry)
  • Andrea says “diversity and experimentation make the ecosystem stronger” (Scott: couldn’t agree more)
  • Multiple events can coexist peacefully, WC resources should not be used by these organizers, “you don’t have last year stats”, etc..
  • It just makes sense to have these guidelines (or does it???)

Automatic Updates in WP 3.7
http://make.wordpress.org/core/2013/08/28/core-updates-in-3-7/

  • Goal is to update silently (think chrome) on minor updates
  • A plugin called Automatic Updater exists (does more than they need at this point)
  • Only update when it’s a secure connection, etc…
  • Increase stability during these updates
  • E-mail notifications for admins

Speaking of 3.7, Complicated date queries (Alex)
http://www.viper007bond.com/2013/08/27/date-queries-in-wordpress-3-point-7/

  • Allows for selecting all posts before (or after) a certain date
  • Selecting all posts between two different dates.
  • Works with comments
  • All old school date functionality uses his code, but will function normally
  • Think of the endless possibilities

How to submit a trac ticket
http://robertdall.com/2013/08/27/how-to-submit-a-wordpress-trac-ticket/

  • So you’re using 3.7 and you found a bug? What do you do?
  • Do not report potential security vulnerabilities in WordPress in Trac as you will be telling the whole world how to exploit the loophole
  • Trac is open source software that WordPress uses
  • project management
  • bug tracking software
  • part repository
  • Do you feel it is too hard (lack of a better word) for normal WordPress users to submit trac tickets?

Gittip for WordPress
https://www.gittip.com/for/wordpress/

  • Gittip is a way to give small weekly cash gifts to people you love and are inspired by
  • Gifts come with no strings attached. You don’t know exactly where your gifts come from, and the maximum gift from one person to another is $100 per week
  • There is now a WP community on Gittip

FooPros – Another profile directory
http://fooplugins.com/wordpress-professionals-directory/

  • WordPress Professionals Directory
  • Aims to be a valuable resource for both experienced WordPress users, freelancers and agencies looking for clients and those people or businesses looking to hire true WordPress Professionals
  • Free for 60 days
  • It will be promoted through all of FooPlugins network
  • 3 plans, free, $9.99, $19.99
  • Jason Schuller released one silently, too: http://finejobs.co/

 

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