This is the one you have been waiting for.
WordPress 3.7, one of the better updates released in quite a while, is out for your pleasure!
Matt and Scott are joined by Chris Lema, Tom McFarlin, and Andrew Norcross, as they give their opinions on the new update.
This was an episode for the ages, and it is about time you watched…. or listened.
The Week in WordPress Headlines
Automatic Background Updates
Stronger Password Meter
- Improved search
Better global support with language packs (separate from core)
- Date queries
Automatic updates will be disabled and customers cannot turn them on
Playing it safe
Sarah mentions, it might be safe to assume that anyone who sets a flag in wp-config would know what they are doing- is it really safe to assume this, probably not
Jason Cosper of WPE says: currently feel that the checkpoints we create before and after upgrades to WordPress core offer a better experience to our customers at this time; not a final decision
Why didn’t the White House use WordPress on healthcare.gov?
Many state sites run on WP
Is the “closed-door” approach the problem?
- Lots of backlash in the comments (WP won’t scale, etc…)
Community-powered WordPress news aggregation site (ultimate WP dashboard)
Wanted content to easily be reachable
Launch: 4000 visitors, 400 users, 50 stories submitted per day
Seems to be similar to Reddit (karma, voting, etc..)
Content available offline
Skips the XML-RPC calls and gets right to the point
Functions like Dropbox or iCloud but is platform independent and open source
Mullenweg: try to invest in technologies we think are intrinsically good, regardless of short-term business model. He feels that it will make the Internet a better place (as they roll this out)
Dont let the app store syndrome happen to the WP economy
Let’s keep making a living off of these plugins, instead of investing so much time to maintain and support a $2.99 piece of software
- Compare the two ecosystems (impulse buying)
Talks about acquiring vs creating
WPMods sold to WPHub for $80k
- WPDaily for 1,000,000
- The history of democratization of publishing
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