Development Update – 23rd week of 2016

This past week, @kovshenin has been focused on creating a new new module for the Budgets pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party, which will allow WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. organizers to manage their actual budgets inside wp-admin. He also developed a workaround for a Core bug that was affecting cron jobs here on make/Community.

I’ve been focused on wrapping up some bug fixes and enhancements for the payment modules in the Budgets plugin, and also got started on the second phase of the project to fix our caching problems.

As a side note, I’ve been talking with the folks over at AdBlock for a few weeks, to see if we could get added to their Acceptable Ads whitelist. Periodically we hear concerns from sponsors and organizers, because the sponsor logos on WordCamp sites are blocked by AdBlock. At first it sounded like we’d qualify for the whitelist, but it turns out that many of our sites don’t meet the criteria, and fixing them would probably be more trouble than its worth.

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