August 2016 in WordPress
The wait for WordPress 4.6 is over. The newest version was released just a couple of weeks ago. It is codename “Pepper” in honor of jazz baritone saxophonist Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III. If you haven’t updated yet, you can do it right from the dashboard, or download the new version here.
The improvements added in 4.6:
- Streamlined updates.
- Native fonts.
- Inline link checker.
- Content recovery.
- and as always, a lot of under-the-hood improvements.
TL;DR: No more popup ads starting 2017 if you want your website to rank in Google (affecting WordPress and otherwise).
Google seems to be really displeased with any kind of popup advertising on mobile. So much so that they actually went ahead and announced that websites using this form of advertising will be in trouble very soon.
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The fourth edition of WordSesh, the annual online WordPress conference, reached 816 viewers from across the world. The 24-hour long streaming session included talks from the likes of Matt Mullenweg, Noel Tock, Brian Krogsgard, Petya Raykovska, and Brent Shepherd.
The main presented topics were related to WooCommerce development, WordCamp Europe, global WordPress community, Matt Mullenweg session, etc.
Polyglots team reached the record number of translation contributors. In August 2016, the total number grew to 10,059, with 1247 translation editors – 114% growth over the past year and a half.
WordPress 4.6, which was recently released, also comes with support for 50 translations at 100%. To understand how serious this translations thing has become, the latest WordPress version is also translated into Gujarati, an Indian language having around 65 million speakers worldwide.
Is the WordPress core team seeding fear into the people in the community? Is the leadership becoming too rough for theme and plugin developers? Jeff Chandler brings up a number of interesting points on the topic, coming from his conversations with various developers working on WordPress products.
This has become a sensitive topic that generated lots of controversial and contradictory talks among WordPress contributors. It’s also one of those posts where the comments section is perhaps even more interesting than the post itself.
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