The hostingHostingA web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. team works to improve WordPress’ end-user experience across hosting environments through industry collaboration and user education.
Open Call for GutenbergGutenbergThe Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ Users
The WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ Marketing team is looking for examples of great work done using Gutenberg! This includes but is not limited to websites, designs, applications and other efforts using Gutenberg.
If you have such an example, please submit your information in the #marketing team Slack channel.
WordPress 5.2 Projected Release in end of April
WordPress 5.2 is scheduled for release on April 30, 2019.
Since WordPress 5.1, users with versions of PHPPHPPHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a general-purpose scripting language especially suited to web development. PHP code is usually processed on a web server by a PHP interpreter. On a web server, the result of the interpreted and executed PHP code would form the whole or part of an HTTP response. <= 5.6 see a dashboard widgetWidgetA WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. suggesting that they update PHP.
WordPress 5.2 takes this further, raising the minimum required version of PHP to 5.6.20. This means that users with lesser versions won’t be able to upgrade to WordPress 5.2 until they’ve updated PHP.
The Health Check PluginPluginA 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party. version 1.3 (pending release) is expected to include a rudimentary PoC for WP-CLIWP-CLIWP CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way.
More info on how to use the new Health Check module found here:
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