Terry Sutton shares his experience on contributing to WordPress 3.5. I wonder how many other newcomers to WordPress feel the same way or have gone through the same struggles as Terry. Hopefully, most of his issues along with everyone else’s will be addressed in the Core Contributors handbook.
By Jeffro on December 12, 2012
By Jeffro on December 12, 2012
WordPress 3.5 has finally arrived thanks in part to the many people who have volunteered their time to make it happen. Over the next few days, users will be reporting problems and errors that they run into via the WordPress.org support forum. As with every major release, Ipstenu and the support team have put together a master list of issues being reported for WordPress 3.5. This thread is not meant to have any user feedback but is a curated thread that quickly highlights the known issues being reported as well as instructions on how to fix the problem.
As a side note, WordPress 3.5 continues the streak I’ve had in upgrading without any issues.
By Jeffro on December 3, 2012
On what has been a longstanding tradition, Aaron Brazell of Technosailor.com has published his list of 10 things you’ll need to know regarding WordPress 3.5. Unfortunately, he also announced that it would be his last one.
For 7 years, I’ve been publishing these articles every time a new version of WordPress comes out. Since version 2.0. It’s been a long run. It began as a need to fill people in about new features in WordPress (and there were a lot in 2.0). There wasn’t anybody doing these at the time, and certainly WordPress wasn’t nearly as popular as it is now (22% of the internet is powered by WordPress).
But many more people have stepped up in recent releases and have started updating readers with new features and expectations. My job here is done. I’m passing the baton but really the baton has already been passed and I’m happy about that. This will be my final 10 things article. Thank you for sticking around and following along all these years.
I want to personally thank Aaron for putting together those 10 things posts as they were always a highlight to read as well as signaling that the next major release of WordPress was very imminent.
By Jeffro on November 30, 2012
As we near the release of WordPress 3.5, the docs team is looking for your help to insure that the Codex has all of the necessary information pertaining to the new release. So far, there is a hefty list of items that need to be added or amended in the Codex, especially as it pertains to media. You are encouraged to add to the list or if you’re a member of the Codex, to begin adding the necessary information.
By Jeffro on November 27, 2012
Oneextrapixel.com has a list of things that WordPress developers will need to know about concerning WordPress 3.5. However, end users are able to pick up a few things as well, especially the part about settings changes. According to the site, the admin page dedicated to Privacy settings has disappeared. The options on that page have been moved to the Reading Settings area. Also for new installs, the ability to change the Character set has been hidden and will use UTF-8 by default. I think this makes total sense and would like to see similar option UI be removed in the future. Even though the UI will be hidden, you can still access the option via options.php. Going this route seems similar to how FireFox works. While there are things to configure, those who want access to everything can go into About:config.
Over the years, the saying has been, “Decisions, not options“. I wonder when options.php will be renamed to decisions.php.